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A Mission in Life

October 4, 2013 · 

Fr. Shay Cullen We have to have a mission in life, to make it meaningful,with purpose and to live more fully.The mission can be to accomplish any good work,motivated by a spiritual value of compassion, love of justice, care of others,empathy and solidarity with the sick, the oppressed and lonely. These inner convictions and commitments […]

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Church against the government over inhumane deportation of Filipino migrants

August 29, 2013 · 

Tokyo (AsiaNews via CNUA) Japanese bishops accuse the Japanese government of “inhumane” behaviour towards Filipino migrants forcibly deported because they lacked proper papers. “We question and oppose the forced mass deportation of the 75 undocumented Filipino migrants because we found that their human rights were violated and their welfare was disregarded,” said the Catholic Commission […]

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SKIN WHITENERS DAMAGE PEOPLE AND NATIONAL DIGNITY

August 2, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen, Mssc Imagine the scene in a charity clinic where a teenager was brought threatening suicide. Barbara, 17 years old, was crying out in her anguish, beating her clenched fists on the table and screaming, “I can’t live with a face like this, I am better off dead, dead”. She wailed and […]

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New book alleges indiscretions in the Philippine Church

June 13, 2013 · 

 June 11, 2013 Author Aries Rufo at the book launch A book launched on Friday is set to send shockwaves through the Philippines Church, with serious allegations about the behavior of bishops and clergy. “Altar of Secrets: Sex, Politics, and Money in the Philippine Catholic Church,” describes an institution cloaked in secrecy. It claims that […]

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Philippine bishops accused of abuse cover-up

June 10, 2013 · 

 June 4, 2013Catholic bishops in the Philippines are covering up “rampant sexual abuse of children by the clergy,” said a missionary priest who has been working with prostituted children for the past four decades. “We have these bishops who have been covering up so much of this abuse, and we know that it is still […]

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WOMEN DEACONS IN THE PARISH? WHY NOT?

May 7, 2013 · 

OPINION : Thinking the unthinkable (The Tablet via CNUA) Under its new Pope, the Catholic Church begins to feel like an animal that has emerged from winter hibernation, blinking in the sunlight and looking for pastures new. From around the world the signs of this reawakening are becoming visible. For instance, some German bishops are […]

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OUR HEARTS ARE TROUBLED, OUR FAITH IS CHALLENGED

April 16, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen Readers frequently share their comments and opinions, their problems and troubles about many things including the challenge to their faith. Before the resignation of Pope Benedict and the election of Pope Francis I received the letter below. Dear Fr. Shay, I would really appreciate your help. At the moment I feel […]

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HUMANITY, SPIRITUAL VALUES AND THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE

December 28, 2012 · 

by Fr. Shay Cullen The slaughter of twenty children, 6 and 7 year-olds and seven teachers last 14 December, 2012 with a legally purchased high powered semi-automatic assault weapon at The Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut by the 20- year-old Adam Lanza is the worst massacre in modern history of the United States. It […]

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A CHILD SURVIVOR FINDS FRIENDS AT CHRISTMAS

December 19, 2012 · 

One Christmas day during the children’s Christmas party at the Preda Home for Girls, I noticed the youngest group of three little girls (average 9 years old) who are survivors and making a great recovery sitting around; one very sad looking girl is called Angeline. They gave her their miniature stuffed toys that they had […]

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Irish bishops react to expert report, says abortion 'gravely immoral'

December 10, 2012 ·  , John Malhotra Friday, 7 December 2012, 14:56 (IST)

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference on Wednesday replied to the report of the expert group on abortion saying it is “gravely immoral” and the Church considers right to life as the most fundamental of all rights. The expert group’s report came amid the controversy over Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar’s death after she was denied abortion […]

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