Filipino priest: Pope Francis' visit strengthens the fight against corruption

Friday December 19th 2014
If he is given the "rare opportunity" to meet the Pope during his visit to the Philippines, he will ask him to pray "that our country" be released from the cancer of "corruption that has infected many" of its citizens.

Karachi archbishop calls for prayer and silence in Catholic schools for Peshawar massacre victims

Friday December 19th 2014
"Catholic schools and institutions should observe a minute of silence during morning assemblies and offer prayers for the victims of the barbarous attack in the military-run public school in Peshawar," said Mgr Joseph Coutts, archbishop of Karachi and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Pakistan.

Pope: "Today we are all happy" for the new relations between the US and Cuba

Friday December 19th 2014
"We are all happy today, because we have seen how the two peoples, who distanced themselves from one another for so many years, yesterday took a step towards each other".

Pope Francis strengthens commission for the protection of minors

Friday December 19th 2014
Pope Francis appointed eight new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on Wednesday, completing the ranks of the commission with a balanced geographical representation in doing so.

Sing Sing inmates participate in gift exchange with Pope Francis

Thursday December 18th 2014
Inside the chapel of Our Lady of Hope at Sing Sing Prison, inmates sitting in the penitentiary’s chapel pews were stunned by what they had received from Pope Francis.

Advent Wreaths and Incensing

The rules regarding incensing are mostly found in the missal and the Ceremonial of Bishops

Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Marian Mt

Around 120 parishioners, including Bishop Julius, Fr Phillip Muji, the Good Shepherd Sisters and the Franciscan Sisters commemora....

Orang Asli join in Christmas Concert at SMC

More than 160 Orang Asli from Central and North Perak came to St Michael’s Church (SMC) over the weekend of Dec 6-7 to particip....

Home for the elderly celebrates feast of St Francis Xavier

The St Francis Xavier Home for the Elderly, under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor, celebrated the feast of St Francis ....

Home for the elderly celebrates feast of St Francis Xavier

The St Francis Xavier Home for the Elderly, under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor, celebrated the feast of St Francis ....

We need to take ownership for community building

The Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Brickfields, held its Parish Pastoral Assembly on Sunday November 30.

Interfaith dialogue needed more than ever, say religious leaders

Religious leaders want more interfaith dialogue to promote understanding and mutual respect among Muslims and non-Muslims, in the....

Fifty-nine receive the Eucharist first time

Fifty-nine children received their First Holy Communion at the Church of Our Lady Of Lourdes. Parish priest Fr Francis Andrew tol....

Christ offers healing and peace, Sydney archbishop says after siege

In the aftermath of a hostage situation at an Australian cafe, Sydney’s Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., stressed that the love of Jesus Christ, Pr....

Sydney archbishop calls for prayers amid hostage crisis

The archbishop of Sydney has called for prayers after several people were taken hostage in the Australian city, reminding citizens to not turn on one....

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass draws thousands in LA

More than 25,000 people – including many young people – attended an outdoor Mass in Los Angeles honoring the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Catholic profs told to report opposition to 'gay marriage' as harassment

An anti-harassment training presentation at a Catholic college encourages employees to report critics of “gay marriage” – and could reflect rec....
If he is given the "rare opportunity" to meet the Pope during his visit to the Philippines, he will ask him to pray "that our country" be released from the cancer of "corruption that has infected many" of its citizens.
"We are all happy today, because we have seen how the two peoples, who distanced themselves from one another for so many years, yesterday took a step towards each other".
Pope Francis appointed eight new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on Wednesday, completing the ranks of the commission with a balanced geographical representation in doing so.
The Synod of Bishops announced Tuesday it had released its prepatory document for the 2015 Synod on the Family, asking that bishops avoid formulating pastoral care merely in terms based on doctrine.
If he is given the "rare opportunity" to meet the Pope during his visit to the Philippines, he will ask him to pray "that our country" be released from the cancer of "corruption that has infected many" of its citizens.
"Catholic schools and institutions should observe a minute of silence during morning assemblies and offer prayers for the victims of the barbarous attack in the military-run public school in Peshawar," said Mgr Joseph Coutts, archbishop of Karachi a....
The Synod of Bishops announced Tuesday it had released its prepatory document for the 2015 Synod on the Family, asking that bishops avoid formulating pastoral care merely in terms based on doctrine.
For those of you who aren’t Canadian, perhaps this name might not mean much, but, this past week, Canada lost one of its great cultural icons, Jean Beliveau, a famed athlete. He died and all Canadians, including this Canadian in exile, mourn his p....
If we venture into any mall in town during Christmas, chances are we would be assailed with tinsel decorations and a tall Christmas tree decorated with flickering lights below which lie gift boxes wrapped with colourful paper.
A local business weekly has raised concern that shopping malls in the Klang Valley are recording lower sales, especially in non-essential items, apart from F & B.
Jesuit brothers must live what they preach and be good role models if they want to attract new blood to the vocation: urged a recent Brothers' Circle Meeting themed "Vocation of a Jesuit Brother in a Diverse World”.
Fourteen students attended a Bible Knowledge Seminar on the Gospel of Luke, held from Nov 24 to 27 at the Church of Jesus Caritas Four teachers from the parish took turns to conduct the sessions.
First Bible knowledge is a subject in SPM, and it is crucial for parents to encourage their children to take up the subject in order to help them to be rooted in the Word.
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Editorial

At the Wednesday audience last week, Pope Francis began a series of highly significant talks on family life, in preparation for next autumn’s Synod of Bishops.

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