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  • cross-celt 30th October 2017

    Reflections on Mission for November

    Week 1, The Spirit of God in Creation
    Week 2, Warped Values
    Week 3, The call to undergo an “ecological conversion”
    Week 4, Mission Spirituality

  • TomO'Reilly 27th July 2017

    NJPN Conference: Unearthing the buried Jesus

    In a workshop at the NJPN Conference last weekend, David Rhodes, Anglican minister and author, spoke of how the Church over time buried Jesus under heaps of dogmas, rituals and institutional structures.

  • Goodfriday,png 24th March 2016

    Lenten journey is coming to an end

    Fr Bill Morton SSC
    Our Lenten journey is coming to an end. Our feet are being washed, we are sharing the bread, we are walking with our weary Lord the bloody steps to Calvary. Did we really shout “Crucify Him!” We did. And our sins are laid bare. By His stripes we are healed. By His wounds we are made whole. By His dying we are reborn.

  • scott-wright 10th February 2016

    REFLECTION: Ash Wednesday – Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

    Scott Wright
    Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent and prepares us for Easter by calling us to a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

  • jason%20antiquiera 26th January 2015

    A Chapter In My Life

    On Wednesday 7th January 2015, Jason Antiquiera was ordained as a Columban missionary priest.  His journey of discernment and preparation began in 2002 and, below, he writes in 2010 of a significant moment on the road.

  • 2-world-cup-fever-spain-from-news (web450) 12th June 2014

    Pentecost and the World Cup

    As the World Cup begins and with the feast of Pentecost still fresh in our hearts and minds, Fr. Tom O’Reilly compares the heightened interest among supporters in the fortunes of their country to the first Pentecost.

  • Popefrancis 13th May 2014

    Pope Francis’ Vision for the Church

    Brian Davies, Birmingham J&P writes: The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium, Nov.2013) is presented as an ‘Apostolic Exhortation’ arising from the October 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation.

  • 00-front-cover-fr-tom-rouse-fiji-web 2nd January 2014

    Building True Communion in 2014

    Fr. Tom O’Reilly, Regional Director of the Columbans in Britain, welcomes the arrival of the New Year and invites all to join in building true communion

  • fr-jim-fleming-ssc 26th November 2012

    The Year of Faith at St Catherine’s, Birmingham

    For the past seven years St. Catherine’s in Birmingham has offered rooms in the presbytery, not only for destitute asylum seekers to live in, but also for different community groups to meet on a regular basis. Fr Jim Fleming, the parish priest, writes:

  • kevin_oneill 24th September 2012

    Columban Homily on the Feast of the Korean Martyrs

    The following homily by Columban Donal O’Keefe – who is based in Korea – was delivered on 20 September in Los Angeles, where the Columbans concluded their General Assembly, which happens every six years. During the Assembly they elected a new Superior General – Australian Fr Kevin O’Neill, who has been working in China.