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Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Sunday 13 Jun, 2021

Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Sunday 13 Jun, 2021

June 12th, 2021 | 6:00 AM | E406

This early in Jesus’ life the Evangelist wants us to know that Jesus is on a mission from his Father, that his eyes are on that mission, that the journey to Jerusalem that is so much part of Luke’s Gospel is foreshadowed in these incidents and that all he is and does are completely focused on  the mission that absorbs him. That’s why he is “about his Father’s business”.
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Homilies: Body and Blood of Christ (B) Jun 6, 2021

Homilies: Body and Blood of Christ (B) Jun 6, 2021

June 5th, 2021 | 8:30 AM | E396

On this feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, we once again say "Amen" to being Christ for the world, confident that his real presence with us will help us act as we truly are, his ongoing real presence for the world.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, June 11, 2021

UCA News Weekly Summary, June 11, 2021

June 11th, 2021 | 10:30 AM | E410

The uphill battle for survival continues for religious and ethnic minorities in Asian nations, while appeals for freedom and rights persist as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the region. These stories and more in this week’s podcast.
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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 - Saturday 12 Jun, 2021

Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Saturday 12 Jun, 2021

June 11th, 2021 | 6:00 AM | E405

Only recorded in Luke’s Gospel, this account of how Jesus becomes a problem to his parents by going off on his own among Temple authorities has a very specific point to make - about Jesus and for us: Jesus is on mission and even his parents need to get out if his way so he can fulfill it. It’s no less the case with uses we seek to know and do the willow God.
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Homilies: Trinity Sunday (B) May 30, 2021

Homilies: Trinity Sunday (B) May 30, 2021

May 29th, 2021 | 8:30 AM | E391

Trinity Sunday reminds us that God can "get into our pocket" and become knowable and lovable not because of what I do, but because God chooses to be known and loved, chooses to be in my pocket.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, June 4, 2021

UCA News Weekly Summary, June 4, 2021

June 4th, 2021 | 10:30 AM | E402

The killing of a former priest has sparked an outcry over the culture of extrajudicial executions in the Philippines. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cast a long shadow over Asian nations while people strive for democracy and rights in repressive regimes.
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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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