[People] Discovering Human Dignity -by Fr. Shay Cullen

#HumanRights #Children Discovering Human DignityShay Cullen9 January 2021 When I see the newly arrived children- all victims of human right violations and sexual abuse- healing and recovering in our Preda Foundation home and striving to be “good,” to be a “better person”, somehow thinking they are “bad,” I and the Preda staff continuously tell them…

[People] Christmas Newsletter for 2020 -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Christmas Newsletter for 2020Shay Cullen19 December 2020 We are sharing with you some of the highlights of the work of Preda Foundation in 2020. We at Preda wish you all a blessed Christmas. Many children savedAs many as a hundred children have been saved and recovered at the five Preda homes for abused children in…

[People] The Empowerment of Women- by Fr. Shay Cullen

#HumanRights #ViolenceAgainstWomen The Empowerment of WomenShay Cullen4 December 2020 The empowerment of women and girls is a most urgent need in today’s world where discrimination, violence and exploitation of women and girls, especially in the developing world, is tearing the heart out of society and family life causing human suffering, exclusion, sickness and death. Education…

[People] Human Trafficking: A Scourge on Humanity -by Shay Cullen

#HumanRights Human Trafficking: A Scourge on HumanityShay Cullen20 November 2020 Human trafficking and child sexual abuse is still alive and thriving in the Philippines. Online sexual abuse of children is everywhere, it seems, and more has to be done by the telecommunication corporations to stop it. That’s why this heinous crime against small children to…

[People]The Explosion of Child Abuse Online -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Explosion of Child Abuse OnlineFr. Shay Cullen02 October 2010 The Covid-19 pandemic is on everybody’s mind, weighs on the spirit and invades the body, paralyzes social life, and cripples the world economy. Yet, people are adapting, surviving, recovering, and are resilient. They, but a few, are coping with the new normal, a reality that…

[People] US and China Spar over the Philippines -by Fr. Shay Cullen

US and China Spar over the Philippines Fr. Shay Cullen 27 June 2019 The fishermen of Masinloc and Sta. Cruz, Zambales had fished the Scarborough Shoal for generations. In the past several years, the Filipino fishing boats have been harassed and prevented from fishing near the fish-rich shoal by the incursion of Chinese fishing and…

[People] When the Light Shines Again -by Fr. Shay Cullen

When the Light Shines Again Fr. Shay Cullen 19 June 2020 It was a happy day for Joshua. He graduated from the Preda vocational training program and proudly held a student’s driver’s license and his graduation certificate while the camera clicked to record the moment and everyone there applauded. It was his day when the…

[People] The Racism that Surrounds Us -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Racism that Surrounds Us Fr. Shay Cullen 4 June 2020 The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is that of social, cultural, economic, political, institutional, legal, and religious discrimination against people of different skin color, social…

[People] Child Abuse over the Internet -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Child Abuse over the Internet Fr. Shay Cullen 28 May 2020 They are the two latest arrivals at the Preda Foundation’s beautiful home for exploited children set in the countryside surrounded by wooded hills beside a small stream. The children are Pedro, 12, and Angelica, 7, victims of online sexual abuse perpetrated by the uncle…

[People] Without a Mother’s Love -Fr. Shay Cullen

Without a Mother’s Love Fr. Shay Cullen 15 May 2020 In many places, people are enjoying the freedom of release from lock-down and so they should in safety and with great care so that they do not infect anyone else if they are asymptomatic. Our lives are changed and our lifestyle has to adapt, adjust,…

[People] We All Want to Live -by Fr. Shay Cullen

We All Want to Live Fr. Shay Cullen What do we recall these holy days but the life-giving love and compassion of one person who changed the world by teaching mankind that justice is more powerful than revenge, that compassion is greater than condemnation, that believing in goodness and truth to overcome evil is a…

[People] What is the Meaning of Life? -by Fr. Shay Cullen

3 April 2020 What a challenging world we live in. Half the people on the planet are cowering inside their homes and shelters. Many are in fear of Coronavirus, too nervous to go out. The poor are hungry, millions are unemployed, the economy is in free fall and people are worried and asking when it…