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Comfort Women – Healing an Old Wound

September 25, 2014 · 

The Vatican announced in March that South Korea will be the first Asian nation to be visited by Pope Francis. His visit will take place from Aug. 14 to 18, which includes a date of critical significance not only for Korean and world history but also for Catholicism.

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Bashar al-Assad implicated in Syria war crimes, says UN

December 3, 2013 · 

UN inquiry finds ‘massive evidence’ that president is responsible for crimes against humanity as conflict’s death toll hits 126,000 Ian Black, Middle East editor the guardian.com, Monday 2 December 2013 18.12 GM   A UN inquiry has found “massive evidence” that the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, is implicated in war crimes as the latest reported […]

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SYRIA – CHOOSING THE LESSER EVIL

September 6, 2013 · 

by Fr. Shay Cullen The attention of the international news media is focused on what the United States will do to prevent the Assad regime from using abhorrent chemical weapons again. The US Senate has given the go signal to President Obama. The alleged war crime and crimes against humanity that Assad and his followers […]

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THE RETURN OF US BASES TO THE PHILIPPINES

August 15, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen, Mssc Subic Bay, Philippines – After 44 years working for human rights and social development in Olongapo city, the former home port of the US 7th Fleet, I have seen the futility of using military violence to solve political and territorial problems. The Korean, Vietnam, and Middle Eastern wars were launched […]

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THE FISHING WARS

May 15, 2013 · 

BY FR.SHAY CULLEN Last week, a Taiwanese fisherman died when a Philippine Coast Guard patrol boat open-fired after one of the four Taiwanese fishing vessels reportedly tried to ram the coast guard vessel. The incident occurred 43 nautical miles east of Balintang Island, in the West Philippine Sea well inside the 200 mile limit. Recently, […]

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REVENGE, FORGIVENESS AND MAKING PEACE

May 3, 2013 · 

by Fr. Shay Cullen The terrible crimes we witness against women and children, bombings against the innocent people in Boston, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere cause us to feel not only pity, but compassion with the victims and their families. Many people feel anger that cries out for revenge and vengeance. The perpetrators are acting out […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS AFFECTING OUR WAY OF LIFE

January 10, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen  Ferocious storms, tornados, incessant rains, floods, bitterly cold winters and drought-ridden summers are the extreme weather conditions that are being experienced all over the world. Climate change is upon us, we can feel it. New York was devastated by hurricane “Sandy”. In Tasmania, Australia, drought and forest fires, the worst in […]

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THE TIPPING POINT THAT HAS BEEN REACHED

January 4, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen There are certain tipping points in history that caused global upheaval and social unrest and political change. A tipping point is when a situation generates so much pressure of human emotion, anger and frustration, it causes an irreversible social reaction that affects a nation, a region or the human race and […]

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What an Obama Win Means

November 15, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

What an Obama Win Means by Fr. Shay Cullen email: shaycullen@preda.org (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) It may be difficult to determine how many Filipino-Americans voted for Obama in the recently concluded elections. One thing is sure, if they have any relatives […]

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TAKING A STAND FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS

October 25, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

TAKING A STAND FOR WOMEN’S RIGHT by Fr. Shay Cullen  Email: shaycullen@preda.org (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.)   Seoul, Korea 24 October 2012 As I stood across the road from the Japanese embassy in Seoul earlier this week a group of Korean catholic […]

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