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March 1, 2021

Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan

In Memory of Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan

Dust of snow,
a wind that chills to the bone,
pinched mourning faces,
collars raised, hats pulled low,
the shiver of death everywhere.
Cardinal Kim Suhwan
is lowered to his final resting place.

February 1, 2021

Fr. Neil Magill and Bishop Paul Grawng with HEC students in Myanmar.

In 1970 I was a theology student at our Columban seminary in Ireland and worked in our book store. I was one of the shop assistants, and one afternoon Bishop John Howe came and asked me to send some theology books every three months to a Paul Grawng in Myitkyina. That was 51 years ago and the first time I heard the name of Fr. Paul Grawng.

February 1, 2021

Bishop Edward Galvin baptizing a baby

The Columban Missionary Society which was originally founded for mission in China finally ordained its first Chinese Columban at the beginning of 2020. This was a truly significant event and a moment of special blessing for the Society that had just wrapped up its centenary celebrations.

February 1, 2021

Resilience and Hope

This video production by Preda Foundation shows the life and recovery of the teenagers who were rescued from human traffickers and the horrors of abuse and sexual exploitation. They live in a happy, therapeutic community having fun and discover their dignity and grow in self-confidence with resilience and hope for a better, happier life. 

January 4, 2021

​The latest letter of Pope Francis, his Encyclical, Fratelli Tuttii “Brothers and Sisters All,” is one that should touch every heart, stimulate our minds, awaken our conscience, warm our emotions and motivate us to do good and make this a happier, just and better world. Can we humans ever unite as one humanity to change the world and together reach out to the downtrodden and the poor...

January 4, 2021

When we look at the scene of the baptism of Jesus as depicted by Christian artists the important figures seem to be Jesus, John the Baptist and the Holy Spirit descending in the form of a dove. The paintings all emphasize the intimate relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


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