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Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Tuesday 26 Oct, 2021

Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Tuesday 26 Oct, 2021

October 25th, 2021 | 6:00 AM | E585

Once again, Luke the Evangelist comes to the fore as vivid story teller, providing pictures and images so that weight grasp something more of the deep mystery of the Kingdom and God’s transforming power at work in us - the transforming yeast that works in with the flour to produce the satisfying fulfillment of a batch of bread and the mustard seed that grows into a tree to provide cover and safety for all those blessed to enjoy its reach.
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Homilies: Thirtieth Sunday of the Year (B) Oct. 24, 2021

Homilies: Thirtieth Sunday of the Year (B) Oct. 24, 2021

October 23rd, 2021 | 8:30 AM | E580

The Gospels do not hesitate to put us followers of Jesus in a bad light. We, represented by the disciples, can be so dense that we miss something that evil demons know and that even a blind man can see. That is, that Jesus is the presence of the Reign of God among us.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, October 22, 2021

UCA News Weekly Summary, October 22, 2021

October 22nd, 2021 | 10:30 AM | E583

Religious minorities face hard times amid rising intolerance and anti-minority sentiment in Asian nations.  These and more in this week's weekly summary.
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Observations: World Mission Month? World Mission Church!

Observations: World Mission Month? World Mission Church!

September 27th, 2021 | 11:16 AM | E552

October is World Mission Month, but mission is not just something to think about for a few days out of the year or one among many activities of the Church that other people and groups also do. Mission is the reality of God and our life as God’s people. Father William Grimm, who lives in Japan,  shares some thoughts on this.
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Q&A - The UCA News Interviews - Australian Catholic teacher Garry Mulroy freed from a Cambodian jail

Q&A - The UCA News Interviews - Australian Catholic teacher Garry Mulroy freed from a Cambodian jail

October 20th, 2020 | 1:30 PM | E144

Australian Catholic teacher Garry Mulroy, who has been freed from a Cambodian jail on appeal, has vowed to fight his conviction for indecently assaulting six children. Mulroy claims he was the victim of a racket that extorted up to US$100,000 from him. The World Justice Project ranks Cambodia’s justice system “the worst” in the region, listing it as second from bottom on an index of 113 countries. The prosecution never said how Mulroy assaulted the boys. His release was shrouded in secrecy amid fears of reprisals. In an interview with UCA News’ Cambodia columnist  Luke Hunt, Mulroy tells that the six boys under his care were going to school and learning to play guitar among other activities designed to provide them with life skills. “Those boys were like family to me. They were the sons I never had. They were the biggest losers of this whole affair,” he says. Listen to the full story.
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Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Monday 25 Oct, 2021

Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Monday 25 Oct, 2021

October 24th, 2021 | 6:00 AM | E584

What today’s Gospel underlines is God will not be imprisoned by human laws, conventions or constraints. God and God’s spirit at work in us “can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Hypocrites are those who invoke the name of God and then contain God’s work by the limitations that human restraints place on it. What are we to do? Open ourselves to God and pray “Come Lord Jesus!”
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Homilies: Twenty-ninth Sunday of the Year (B) Oct. 17, 2021

Homilies: Twenty-ninth Sunday of the Year (B) Oct. 17, 2021

October 16th, 2021 | 8:30 AM | E569

Sometimes, being a Christian means going against doing what comes naturally. The whole world does what comes naturally, and that is why it needs salvation.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, October 15, 2021

UCA News Weekly Summary, October 15, 2021

October 15th, 2021 | 10:30 AM | E573

A brave Filipino journalist has won the Nobel Peace Prize in a world of shrinking press freedom. Asian nations are confronting natural disasters, oppressive regimes and extremist forces.  These and more this week.
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Observations: Parish Attendance - Let’s go forward to the first century

Observations: Parish Attendance - Let’s go forward to the first century

August 15th, 2021 | 11:30 AM | E496

We are caught in a whirlwind of change. New realities call for new responses, but where are hints of how to go about them? Perhaps looking at the past will help us move toward the future. But, when we look to the past, what should we hope to learn? Past answers may have been good for past situations, but they can only help us deal with present situations if we view them as process rather than program. Father William Grimm, who lives in Japan,  shares some thoughts on this.
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Q&A - The UCA News Interviews - Shahid Rehmat, YDF, Pakistan

Q&A - The UCA News Interviews - Shahid Rehmat, YDF, Pakistan

September 1st, 2020 | 1:30 PM | E126

With 132 million people aged between 15-33, Pakistan is the fifth largest young country in the world. The Muslim-majority nation also has the second-largest youth population in South Asia after India. However, young people from religious minorities, such as Christians and Hindus, face social discrimination. They have fewer opportunities for education, jobs, and to develop their talents. Organizations like Youth Development Foundation or YDF attempt to bridge this gap through collaborative programs. Shahid Rehmat, YDF, Executive Director in conversation with Kamran Chaudhary.
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