Observations: The fading Japanese Church, the growing Church in Japan

Observations: The fading Japanese Church, the growing Church in Japan

May 2nd, 2023 | 8:25 AM | E816
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EPISODE SUMMARY

Japan needs immigrants but is not able or willing to integrate them into the country. Immigrants now predominate in the Catholic Church in Japan. The Church could be a model to Japanese society of a re-creation of what it means to be Japan, but that would require more creativity and effort than the Church’s management is putting forth. Father William Grimm  shares some thoughts on this.

EPISODE SUMMARY

Japan needs immigrants but is not able or willing to integrate them into the country. Immigrants now predominate in the Catholic Church in Japan. The Church could be a model to Japanese society of a re-creation of what it means to be Japan, but that would require more creativity and effort than the Church’s management is putting forth. Father William Grimm  shares some thoughts on this.

Produced by Binu Alex 
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About the Speaker: Father William Grimm, a native of New York City, is a missioner and presbyter who since 1973 has served in Japan, Hong Kong and Cambodia. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, he is the active emeritus publisher of UCA News. Now based in the United States, he regularly contributes columns, some of which have been collected in the UCA News e-book Spoutings. He is also the presenter of popular Sunday homilies telecast by UCA News each week. A collection of those homilies has been published as Dialogue of One.

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John Laurenson, Andre Louis, Father William Grimm, Binu Alex