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  • Sunday Gospel reflection with Fr. Bill Grimm

    May 19, 2017

    Because the Spirit of the Risen Christ is in us we can face our own crosses with confidence that God is still at work, that God's will is done even when it is thwarted, as it so often is.

  • Christians in Cambodia

    May 18, 2017

    As a traditionally Buddhist country, pagodas, monasteries and monks dressed in red or orange robes can be seen everywhere. But the country also has over 2,600 churches and just as with the number of converted Cambodians that number is rising steadily. According to Tep Samnang, executive director of the Evangelical Fellowship of Cambodia, missionaries have been coming to the country for generations. But it hasn't been easy, he says. "First, Christianity was seen as something foreign, then all religion was banned by the Khmer Rouge. It all changed with the peace agreement in 1992," says Samnang. "Soon after that missionaries came to bring the good news." Many Khmer Buddhists, especially those who suffered during the war, have become Christians because they are looking for answers, Samnang explains. This is not the only reason Christianity is gaining popularity. After the horror of the Khmer Rouge — under which an estimated 1.7 million people died — and years of civil war, many Christian aid organizations came to the country. They became involved in education and health projects, and helped fight poverty. In the meantime, they tell those they encounter about the Bible and invite people to attend church. Read more.   (Photos by Enric Catala Contreras)