A Catholic priest-missionary (Columban Father) originally from the Philadelphia area, spent many years in Japan, a few in Hong Kong, a few in RI IL and NE too!

Malvern, PA
Joined August 2009
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Announced today: Dutch Carmelite MartyrTitus Brandsma, who was murdered by the Nazis in Dachau on July 26, 1942, will be recognized as saint by Pope Francis in Rome on May 15. Killed for his acts of resistance. Fun fact: he will become the first recognized journalist saint.
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Mass in a bomb shelter in Ukraine. Lord Jesus show them mercy
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The UN estimates 4 million people could be forced to flee #Ukraine if the conflict continues unabated. Fr. Vyacheslav Gryneviych is the director of @SpesUkraine, one of our partners o in Ukraine. They are providing meals and shelter for people fleeing the violence.
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Reeling over news of the death of Dr Paul Farmer, 62, co-founder of Partners in Health. Truly a visionary, a prophet, a saint. I was honored to publish his collaboration with Gustavo Gutierrez, “In the Company of the Poor.” ⁦@OrbisBooks
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A school bus driver in Minnesota was shot in the head on Wednesday while young children were on board. In other countries, that would dominate the national news. In America, it’s just another day.
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The decision to try to incinerate cities through firebombing led to the firebombing of Japanese cities which led to the incineration of cities with a single bomb, which led to the fantastically lucrative (for aerospace industry) business of preparing to incinerate the planet.
Today in 1945, the Allies begin firebombing Dresden. 25,000 civilians will perish in the inferno. "The moment has come when the question of bombing German cities simply for the sake of increasing the terror should be reviewed," an uneasy Churchill will later write.
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How To Explain Japan in 7 Words Or Less japan-talk.com/jt/new/7-most…
Join CTU's Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program on February 28 for our annual Tolton Lecture. This year, Dr. Nat Samuel will present a talk entitled, "Philoctete’s Wound: Black Caribbean Religious Art and the (Re)presentation of a Catholic Mysticism." buff.ly/3gEXnBq
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Abraham Lincoln’s Prayer for Our Nation: Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech You that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Your favor and glad to do Your will. Bless our land with honorable… dlvr.it/SJrNTl
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Join the @ColumbanCenter for a webinar on February 15th to discuss what’s really happening on the US/MX border & how people of faith can stand in solidarity with migrants. This webinar begins at 9PM UK time. Register here: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/regi… #Justice #Peace #Advocacy
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An Advent plea for migrants & refugees from #PopeFrancis on Lesbos: "I ask God to rouse us from our disregard for those who are suffering, to shake us from an individualism that excludes others, to awaken hearts that are deaf to the needs of our neighbors."
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Our sports day at the Rebirth Rehabilitation Center was a success. These guys arrived weak and sick from heroin use. Now they are strong and able to play sports, due to good nutritious and regular meals.
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Columban Vigil at COP26.
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Great pic from Saturday's climate mrch through Glasgow.
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Pope Francis at Sunday #Angelus: "This is a warning for all time and for everyone, church and society: never to take advantage of a specific role to crush others, never to make money off the backs of the weakest"
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Mass with three bishops to conclude the 24-Hour Vigil at St Aloysius Parish in Glasgow.
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Columban team at the Glasgow climate march yesterday.
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May the protection of minors be more and more a concrete, ordinary priority within the Church's educational works. May it be the promotion of an open, trustworthy and reliable service, in strict contrast to every form of domination, betrayal of intimacy or silent complicity.
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