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Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Wednesday 14 Apr, 2021

Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Wednesday 14 Apr, 2021

April 13th, 2021 | 6:00 AM | E327

Today’s Gospel text at Mass is the most cryptic and succinct summary of just what God is doing in Jesus and doing for us in Jesus - saving us. But God’s love focus is sodden and complete That despite God’s generosity and abundance, we still have to respond if we are to benefit. We are free to accept or not what goodness God offers.
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Homilies: Second Sunday of Easter(B) April 11, 2021

Homilies: Second Sunday of Easter(B) April 11, 2021

April 10th, 2021 | 8:30 AM | E336

Living a Christian life takes courage. However, we need not search for it. We have it. Each Sunday when we join the community of disciples we take the greatest risk, that of meeting the Lord.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, April 9, 2021

UCA News Weekly Summary, April 9, 2021

April 9th, 2021 | 11:30 AM | E350

Catholics in Asia joined Christians around the world to celebrate Holy Week and Easter Sunday. The joyful celebration, however, was observed amid the shadows of the Covid-19 pandemic, extremist threats, natural disasters and human rights violations.
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Observations: That passed, this can too

Observations: That passed, this can too

March 17th, 2021 | 8:41 AM | E301

Humankind is resilient. We have survived worse, much worse, than this pandemic. History tells us that we will somehow get through this crisis. We may be changed. We may be scarred. We may have hurts to our hearts and spirits that we will carry to our graves. But we will carry on. We will, like that Japanese woman, laugh in and even at our loss. 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 - Tuesday 13 Apr, 2021

Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Tuesday 13 Apr, 2021

April 12th, 2021 | 6:00 AM | E326

The Gospel of John has an abundance of graphic images that abundantly declare what the message of Jesus is and how he works in us. Today, John utilizes an image from the Old Testament that has the Serpent held up and attracting people to it for the cleansing and purification of all who receive God and declare their faith in the Son of God.
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Homilies: Easter Sunday April 4, 2021

Homilies: Easter Sunday April 4, 2021

April 3rd, 2021 | 8:30 AM | E313

On Easter we celebrate on behalf of all the world God's love that embraces all the world. We celebrate for that boy, for all the dead and for ourselves, the living who are promised a share in the life of Christ who rose.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, March 26, 2021

UCA News Weekly Summary, March 26, 2021

March 26th, 2021 | 11:30 AM | E314

Catholics in many Asian countries have renewed their devotion to Saint Joseph for the Vatican-designated Year of St. Joseph. Human rights violations and abuses against minorities, as well as a resurgence of Covid-19, also made headlines across the region.
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Observations: Reemerging antisemitism — What will the church do about it?

Observations: Reemerging antisemitism — What will the church do about it?

February 8th, 2021 | 9:30 AM | E245

As  Christians we were hurt by the vehemence of their reaction to the mention of Christianity, even if that mention was a tasteless or even stupid one. But as a Christian, we also knew that the hatred the other kids were showing was not unearned. 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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