Malaysian Church News

  • Coming together as one to help the needy

    Feb 06, 2015

    The monsoon which hit the East Coast states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang in December and January caused the worst flooding to hit our country in decades.

  • IJ Sisters visit Infant Jesus Convent in Melaka

    Feb 06, 2015

    It was a memorable occasion for 21 excited Infant Jesus Sisters from Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia when they took a trip to Melaka to experience the neighbourhood and streets where Mother St Mathilde Raclot, the foundress of the IJ missions in the East, lived and walked.

  • Religious Major Superiors from Malaysia and Singapore meet

    Feb 06, 2015

    The Conference of Religious Major Superiors (CRMS) of Malaysia and Singapore held the first of their bi-annual meetings this year Jan 14-16.

  • Gathering space

    Feb 06, 2015

    I am supposing that by “gathering space,” you refer to the narthex, vestibule or porch at the entrance of the church and separated from the body of the church by a wall, railing or screen.

  • Formation and training of catechists and RCIA facilitators in the pipeline

    Feb 06, 2015

    Delegates from the nine Arch/Dioceses of Malaysia met for the yearly Malaysian Catechetical Commission meeting at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre Jan 26-29.

  • Hope the country will ‘open up’

    Jan 30, 2015

    The editor of the HERALD, Fr Lawrence Andrew, has expressed hope that Malaysia will open up and accommodate the rights of religious minorities and minority communities in the country.

  • Three things we learned from: Malaysia’s ‘Allah’ case

    Jan 30, 2015

    Now that the Federal Court has slammed its doors shut on the Catholic Church, it is stuck with the Home Ministry’s 1986 ‘Allah’ ban.

  • Government acting in bad faith

    Jan 29, 2015

    Jerry Dusing, who is president of the Sabah Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) also lamented the Federal Court’s decision. Dusing wondered if the government was not being insincere with the Christian community in Malaysia.

  • Another case with ‘Allah’

    Jan 29, 2015

    On Jan 22, the case of Sarawakian Christian, Jill Ireland, who had her eight CDs containing the word “Allah” confiscated by the Home Ministry, was heard at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

  • In a separate case, Appeal Court says: State Enactments cannot overrule the Federal Constitution

    Jan 29, 2015

    Although Islam is the religion of the Federation in Malaysia, as defined under Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution, it is subject to the limitations of the fundamental liberties of a person, the Court of Appeal ruled today.