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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: Ash Wednesday Mar. 2, 2022

Homilies: Ash Wednesday Mar. 2, 2022

March 1st, 2022 | 8:30 AM | E672

Welcome to Lent, a time to reflect on our ashiness and our salvation. From now till the start of the Sacred Triduum we will remember that we are Cinderella sitting in sin.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, February 25, 2022

UCA News Weekly Summary, February 25, 2022

February 25th, 2022 | 10:30 AM | E671

Indian bishops are campaigning to end discrimination against Dalit Christians. It came as violence and rights abuses resonated across Asia. These stories and more in this week’s podcast. 
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Observations: Christians need more sins

Observations: Christians need more sins

March 3rd, 2022 | 4:50 AM | E674

As we enter Lent, we reflect on the role of sin in our lives. But we often – maybe generally – look too narrowly at what constitutes sin. The problem is that we start the reflection by looking at ourselves rather than God. When we focus on God, we realize that our lives and whatever sin infects them are part of a larger reality of community and responsibility.
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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: Eight Sunday of the Year (C) Feb. 27, 2022

Homilies: Eight Sunday of the Year (C) Feb. 27, 2022

February 26th, 2022 | 8:30 AM | E670

Repentance, prayer, reflection and study will remove the obstacles that keep one from being a wise guide and a clear-visioned healer for the wandering children of God looking for a vision of the love of God made real in their lives.
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UCA News Weekly Summary, February 18, 2022

UCA News Weekly Summary, February 18, 2022

February 18th, 2022 | 10:30 AM | E669

A year after the military coup, Myanmar continues to burn as new evidence emerges of the junta’s horrific atrocities. Efforts for justice and peace are being made against a tide of oppression and attacks. These stories and more in this week’s podcast.
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Observations: “Words without thoughts”

Observations: “Words without thoughts”

February 7th, 2022 | 10:30 AM | E665

After every new exposé of abuse in the Catholic Church, bishops, superiors and other managers end any statements with a pro-forma claim that their priority is the protection of vulnerable people. By now, the claims are merely threadbare formulas, empty words that convince no one because repeating them is so often necessary.
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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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