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[People] There Was Jonathan-by Fr. Shay Cullen, mssc

There Was Jonathan Fr. Shay Cullen, mssc 28 October 2016 There was Jonathan, a 16-year old teenager. He was from a broken home where love no longer held together a family. There was poverty that kept food from the table and from the mouths of his brother and sisters. Jonathan saw the last of his…

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[People] Welcome the Refugees by Fr. Shay Cullen

Welcome the Refugees Fr. Shay Cullen 22 September 2016 The bombs keep falling and the barrels fall from the sky and burst with a massive boom and searing, burning flames consume the men, women and children.  The chlorine chemical poison spreads among the ruins of Allepo. The people are dead, others are suffering in agony,…

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[People] The Methods of Martial Law by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Methods of Martial Law Fr. Shay Cullen 02 September 2016 The shocking death toll of Filipinos when Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972 sent shivers through Filipino society at the time. Such widespread killing of Filipinos by summary execution had never been seen since the Japanese invasion and their severe occupation. His regime…

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[People] The Just Judge Saves the Innocent by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Just Judge Saves the Innocent Fr. Shay Cullen 23 June 2016 The Philippines is moving away from an ear of compassion and justice to one where the innocent are targets for assassination and wrongful imprisonment on false charges.  In recent weeks dozens of bodies are found shot dead with signs pinned on the bodies,…

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[People] Behind the Drug Culture is Child Neglect by Fr. Shay Cullen

Behind the Drug Culture is Child Neglect Fr. Shay Cullen A society without respect and openness to accept and listen to children and youth is like a land without water- everything dies. Parents, relatives and enlightened community leaders are increasingly alarmed and shocked with the spread and common availability of personality and mind-altering dangerous drugs.…

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[People] The Daily Crime against Humanity by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Daily Crime against Humanity Fr. Shay Cullen I drove from Olongapo City to Subic town recently and pointed to the journalist the row of shuttered, dilapidated and closed-down sex bars that lined the road at Calapandayan, Subic. It is evidence of the success of an anti-trafficking operation conducted by the Preda Foundation social workers…

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[People] Resurrection for Abused Children -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Resurrection for Abused Children Fr. Shay Cullen 22 March 2016 The hope of a new life, “Resurrection,” for abused and traumatized children is what we at the Preda Foundation strive to provide for victims of abuse. Holy Week is about pain and suffering, injustice and new life and hope. That is what the mission of…