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Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Sunday 12 Dec, 2021

Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Sunday 12 Dec, 2021

December 11th, 2021 | 6:00 AM | E641

In the early Church, there was quite a contest between the followers of John the Baptist and the followers of Jesus about who was preeminent. But the evangelists used that contest to underline the important things they wanted to emphasize about Jesus in their communities. Whatever John’s Gospel was emphasizing always came back to two things - faith in Jesus and God’s love us and our love of one another.
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Homilies: Third Sunday of the Year (C) Jan. 23, 2022

Homilies: Third Sunday of the Year (C) Jan. 23, 2022

January 22nd, 2022 | 8:30 AM | E658

The Word of God is, or should be, a reminder of God's presence among us. That is the reason we treat a Bible or Lectionary with special respect.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, January 21, 2022

UCA News Weekly Summary, January 21, 2022

January 21st, 2022 | 10:30 AM | E660

Election fever is heating up in Timor-Leste as a former Catholic priest stands for president. Justice and human rights remain major concerns for Christians and other vulnerable groups in Asia. These stories and more in this week’s podcast.
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Observations: Dust off your Bible

Observations: Dust off your Bible

January 20th, 2022 | 10:30 AM | E659

Catholics, including those whose vocation is to proclaim the Word of God, have become strangers to the Word, and by doing so have put the mission and the very existence of the Church in jeopardy. The world needs us to be men and women moved by God’s word, and the only way to be moved by it is to know it.
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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 - Saturday 11 Dec, 2021

Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Saturday 11 Dec, 2021

December 10th, 2021 | 6:00 AM | E640

Jesus birth is attended by various pointers to its significance and meaning for redemption and God’s fidelity to his plan to redeem the human race. One of those concerns Elijah and misrule in pointing to the meaning and significance of the coming of Jesus. But, in the mind of the Evangelists, the Elijah pointing to Jesus is John the Baptist and the people rejected him and Jesus has been rejected, neglected and overlooked.
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Homilies: Second Sunday of the Year (C) Jan. 16, 2022

Homilies: Second Sunday of the Year (C) Jan. 16, 2022

January 15th, 2022 | 8:30 AM | E656

Jesus the Lamb presents us with the wine of peace because he overcomes the sin of the world in his death and resurrection.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, January 14, 2022

UCA News Weekly Summary, January 14, 2022

January 14th, 2022 | 10:30 AM | E657

Catholics in Asian nations offer hope and support to communities in distress amid conflict, oppression and the pandemic. These and much more in this week’s news summary.
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Observations: Post-Christmas homework

Observations: Post-Christmas homework

January 3rd, 2022 | 10:30 AM | E653

The Catholic Church is preparing for a new kind of synod involving all of us. Its roots lie in an ecumenical council 60 years ago, Vatican 2. Looking back to that event can give us the foundation we need to take part in the synodal process.  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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