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Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Sunday 9 May, 2021

May 8th, 2021 | 6:00 AM | E361

Today’s reading match and balance each other in very complementary ways. But the point at which they cohere is in the way they all point to God being the one who initiates the life of the Spirit in us and grows the life of faith in us.
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Homilies: Fifth Sunday of Easter (B) May 2, 2021

Homilies: Fifth Sunday of Easter (B) May 2, 2021

May 1st, 2021 | 8:30 AM | E339

In the Acts of the Apostles, Saul shows what love calls for. He continues to proclaim the fact that he has met the Lord though no one trusts him and some even want to kill him. That is the basic vocation to which all followers of Jesus are called.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, May 7, 2021

UCA News Weekly Summary, May 7, 2021

May 7th, 2021 | 10:30 AM | E373

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic worsening in India this week, Catholics expressed joy after the Vatican cleared the way for an 18th century martyr to be declared a saint. Religious minorities including Christians continue to face repression in various Asian nations. 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 8 May, 2021

Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly - Saturday 8 May, 2021

May 7th, 2021 | 6:00 AM | E360

Today’s Gospel repeats the Golden Rule of Christianity - love one another. Of course the truly remarkable thing is that Jesus did and does love us, even those among us who care littler nothing for him and his love of us all in our arresting diversity. Our challenge is to emulate him in that indiscriminate all embracing love.
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Homilies: Fourth Sunday of Easter (B) April 25, 2021

Homilies: Fourth Sunday of Easter (B) April 25, 2021

April 24th, 2021 | 8:30 AM | E338

Jesus announces himself not merely as a shepherd, but as the Good Shepherd. He is the one shepherd we can trust because he is the one shepherd who is not a sheep himself.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, April 30, 2021

UCA News Weekly Summary, April 30, 2021

April 30th, 2021 | 10:30 AM | E366

The deadly second wave of Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc in India amid an acute shortage of medical facilities. In other parts of Asia, people carry on their struggles against man-made and natural disasters including conflicts. These stories and more in this week’s podcast.
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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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