Malaysian Church News

  • Celebrating Festa San Pedro

    Jul 11, 2014

    The recent Festa San Pedro (Feast of St Peter, the patron saint of fishermen) at the Portuguese Settlement in Ujong Pasir on June 24 focused on the thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration at the Chapel of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception.

  • Homilies, Written or Not

    Jul 11, 2014

    For many years in the seminary, and now about to finish seminary formation and preparing for apostolate, I have noticed that some priests, even bishops, be it in seminaries or in parish, write out homilies and read them out at Mass. Others preach from the heart.

  • STM conducts PRE for 62 participants

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Church of St Thomas More (STM) successfully conducted PRE 3.0 recently.

  • CMPC Formation and Conference in PD

    Jul 11, 2014

    The CMPC (Catholic Marriage Preparation Course) presenters attended their yearly retreat at the Port Dickson Golf & Country Club on June 21 and 22.

  • Putrajaya under fire for snubbing UN rights official over Allah ban

    Jul 10, 2014

    Putrajaya failed to fulfil its obligations as a United Nations member state when it ignored the UN Special Rapporteur’s letter expressing concerns on freedom of religion over the Allah ban, civil society groups and the nation’s top human rights body said.

  • FSIC nun celebrates silver jubilee as a religious

    Jul 05, 2014

    Sr Appollonia Gumpu fsic celebrated her silver jubilee as a Religious on Friday, June 20. Her theme for the Jubilee was My Soul Glorifies the Lord. Other silver jubilarians included Sr Cecilia Wong fsic and Sr Dorothy Aaron fsic from Kota Kinabalu.

  • Mary is our intercessor and helper

    Jul 05, 2014

    Jesus gave us Mother Mary, who stood at the foot of the cross with John, as our intercessor and helper.

  • Be the light of Christ to others

    Jul 05, 2014

    There’s no mistaking that St John the Baptist knew what his mission was all about. It was clear that he was to herald the coming of the ‘true light of Christ’ for pagan men and women who for so long were living in spiritual darkness. Likewise, we too are called and sent by God to give witness to the ‘light’ in our own way.

  • Council of Churches calls Federal Court ruling on ‘Allah’ issue a ‘regressive move’

    Jul 05, 2014

    More Christian bodies have come out to criticise the Federal Court decision today to dismiss the church's leave application to appeal the "Allah" ban in Herald, with the Council of Churches Malaysia (CCM) saying it was a regressive decision.

  • Situating the ‘Allah’ case in perspective

    Jul 05, 2014

    The word ‘Allah’ is used in the Malay section of the HERALD. to refer to God. The Home Affairs Minister issued an order, a ministerial order, prohibiting the use of the word by the Catholic publication on the grounds that the word is exclusive to Islam and it can only be used by Muslims.