Fr. Shay Cullen

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Jerry Aspinio, 13, was full of wonder and curiosity at the world as he grew up in Angeles City, Philippines. One day as he and some of his classmates left school, they heard a man calling to them from a house balcony just outside the school gate. “Come on over,…

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The German Bundestag Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development led by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Dr Bärbel Kofler, nominated last February the work done by the Preda Foundation, Father Shay Cullen and his team for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. It…

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Who says children are destroyed for life after being sexually and physically abused? Yes, they are hurt. It is hard for them when their abuser is not punished. They can live a more peaceful and happy life if they can remove the pain and hurt from their hearts. That’s the…

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It was the first time since World War II when the people of the Philippines suffered harsh jackboot oppression and wanton plunder. President Ferdinand Marcos, at the end of his term in 1972, declared nationwide martial law and abolished congress. The sovereign rights of the people were swept away and…

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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have been fleeing the attacks on their villages and the burning of their homes, crossing mountains and jungles in the rain on foot to escape the slaughter of their kind by the Myanmar armed forces. As many as 3,000 Rohingya people have been killed,…

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Ali is a seven-year old boy. He lies with his head bandaged, a needle stuck in his arm and he is breathing with great difficulty. He is close to death lying in a makeshift shelter that is an emergency field clinic in Yemen, where the last of the dextrose is…

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The apparent triumph of evil is what troubles so many in the world today. Reports of crime, bribery, wrongdoing, exploitation and frame-ups appear on almost every news bulletin. Evil reigns supreme when people in power abuse their position for their personal or family gain. In business, in politics, in the…

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The President is having a very successful campaign against suspected drug dealers and drug users. The killing of a 17-year-old Grade 11 student, Kian Loyd delos Santos, by police in an anti-drug operation was just one too many. The police claim that all the dead, including the boy, resisted arrest…

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It was a day of courage and resilience for Isabel, a 14-year old child who could not endure the pain and hurt and fear of sexual abuse by her grandfather any longer. Despite threats against her and her sister, she told her classmate what was happening in the house of…

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How could a child, aged eight, seriously sexually abuse a three-year old if he did not see such lewd acts being performed? Well, that is what happened in a town south of Cebu and it seems that the eight-year old boy had been allowed to surf the internet in a…

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