Malaysian Church News

  • ‘Allah’ ban stays

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Malaysian Catholic Church's fight over the use of the word "Allah" in their weekly publication ended on June 23 after the Federal Court dismissed the church's leave application to appeal the ban.

  • Refer Bible issue to court, sultan orders Jais

    Jun 26, 2014

    Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today ordered the state Islamic department (Jais) to promptly refer the issue of whether to return or destroy the seized 321 copies of the Bible to the prosecutor and court for final determination.

  • Retrial for Indonesian Christian convicted of khalwat in Penang

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Penang Shariah Court of Appeal has ordered a retrial against a Catholic Indonesian reflexologist Halimah for khalwat (close proximity).

  • Southeast Asia Anglican head questions Najib’s silence on seized-Bibles issue

    Jun 26, 2014

    The head of the Anglican Church in Southeast Asia has questioned Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s silence on the seized-Bibles issue and said it appeared to be a political strategy.

  • Tribute to ‘black’ St Anthony at Praya Lane, Melaka

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Portuguese-Eurasian community, as well as the former residents of Praya Lane paid tribute to the ‘Black Anthony’ in conjunction with the Feast of St Anthony of Padua on June 13 at the Assumption Chapel nestled between Banda Hilir and Taman Melaka Raya.

  • Public procession of St Anthony draws thousands

    Jun 26, 2014

    After a hiatus of eight years, a public candlelight procession was held on June 14 in honour of St Anthony of Padua, right after the evening multi-lingual Mass presided over by Fr Peter Anthoney from Banting and con-celebrated by Church of St Anthony Parish Priest Fr Terrance Thomas and visiting Indian priest Fr Anthonysamy.

  • Holy Spirit parishioners urged to Thrive, Thrive, Thrive

    Jun 26, 2014

    This year, the celebrations for Pentecost, the Feastday of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, began on Monday June 2 with a Novena to the Holy Spirit at the Family level.

  • Pentecost Family Rally as preparation for Pentecost

    Jun 26, 2014

    More than 200 people participated in the three-day Family rally from May 30 to June 1 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. The rally and the conference was organised as prelude and preparation for the Feastday, Pentecost.

  • CPC officially opened!

    Jun 26, 2014

    Nestled within the busy Penang Road vicinity and flanked by many hotels and popular eating places stands the Catholic Pastoral Centre (CPC), which was officially opened on June 7, 2014.

  • Update on SMC’s mission

    Jun 26, 2014

    St Michael’s Church has completed many of the targeted tasks in its parish project to help the Orang Asli community in the outskirts of Ipoh.