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Does God allow human suffering?

February 26, 2015 · 

Does God allow human suffering? Fr. Shay Cullen The children were all gathered in the center for street children near the Manila Cathedral when the Pope just finished a mass during which he challenged bishops and priests to be true pastors and imitate Christ and serve the poor. He went into the home where he […]

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The Love That Replaces Violence and Abuse

February 15, 2015 · 

Fr. Shay Cullen February 14, 2015 Working for peace in the world is a thankless task. Peace is elusive, as violence seems to grow despite all the great work of so many peacemakers. The terrible violence with unbridled savagery that we see today on our television screens shows humans descending to the lowest depths of horror. […]

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Pope Denounces “Scandalous Inequalities” in the Philippines

January 25, 2015 · 

Pope denounces  “Scandalous inequalities”in The Philippines Fr.Shay Cullen With the wind blowing around the pope and rain falling as a tropical typhoon again approached Tacloban Pope Francis is speaking  without a written speech in a homily from the heart and reminding all of us that Jesus of Nazareth has endured all the human trials and […]

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The message of Pope Francis to the Filipinos

January 25, 2015 · 

 The message of Pope Francis to the Filipinos Fr. Shay Cullen Mssc. The visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on 15 January this 2015 is greatly awaited and what his message will be to this most catholic nation in Asia is a matter of intense speculation . Of course there will be millions trying […]

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Peace and justice at Christmas

January 13, 2015 · 

December 20, 2014 9:52 pm  WITH Christmas coming, we see the shining stars and message of peace. So many need peace: peace of heart and mind, soul and spirit, in the family and in friendships, in community, and above all  peace to end the violence in the land of Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.  Over […]

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The story of the Christmas lights

January 13, 2015 · 

December 27, 2014 10:43 pm Hiking uphill through the hot tropical afternoon to the Aeta village of Baliwit, San Marcelino carrying our loaded backpacks was a challenge in itself. The happy thought of bringing some Christmas      cheer into the lives of the very poor indigenous people kept us going. Our mission was to […]

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Pope and other religious leaders commit to eradicating human slavery

December 5, 2014 · 

“We [the signers] make this declaration in the name of the victims,” said Francis, who pointed out that human trafficking occurs virtually everywhere, from slums to the world’s wealthiest cities, hidden behind closed doors or in plain sight on streets where women are forced into prostitution.

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Why China's churches are full and communist leaders are furious

December 2, 2014 · 

There are now an estimated 100 million plus Christians in the world’s most populous country, with Catholics alone accounting for about 12 million of this number. Many of these are new converts who, eager to fulfill the Great Commission, are busy evangelizing their fellow Chinese citizens. The Chinese Communist Party has been doing some recruiting of its own in recent years, opening its ranks to intellectuals, business owners, and other previously suspect classes – even capitalists! Still, the 86.7 million formal members of this decaying “faith” – most of whom are Communists in name only – are now outnumbered by a growing and vibrant Chinese Christianity.

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Fair Trade and the social teachings of the Catholic Church

November 19, 2014 · 

Fair Trade and the social teachings of the Catholic Church Father Shay Cullen, mssc One of the most well-known success stories of Preda Fair Trade is its action to alleviate poverty and oppose the evil trade of human trafficking by implementing the social teachings of the Church. Living out in action these spiritual and social […]

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The Values Down-Under

November 5, 2014 · 

Australian Asylum Seeker Protests

Visiting Melbourne and Adelaide in South Australia has
awoken in me a new realization that human nature is the same everywhere in the world but social equality is not.In beautiful,friendly,wealthy and prosperous Australia the goodness and generosity of the people is apparent. It was encouraging and inspiring during my two week daily speaking tour to communities and colleges. In these well-off parishes and colleges I discovered a high sense of social justice in the heart of their Christianity and Catholicism.

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