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Things you never knew about us, The Catholic News.* The paper first published in 1935 as the Malaya Catholic Leader.* Over the decades, the name was changed to The Malayan Catholic Newsletter. It later became the Malaysian Catholic News which then evolved into today’s The Catholic News in 1974. * Some of the advertisements in [...]

OBITUARY: Faith Tours founder sparked my interest in pilgrimages

Fr Edmund Chong pays tribute to the late Thomas LuiWhen I count my blessings, I count it twice because of you! [Source: Unknown] I count my God-given blessings when my “love affairs” with pilgrimages were introduced early into my life.It was Faith Tours’ pilgrimages that caught my interest most during my priestly infancy. I must [...]

‘The Holy Spirit will surely guide us’

St Ignatius parishioner JY Pillay says he feels “some trepidation” at being appointed to the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency. “But as George Yeo says, the Holy Spirit will surely guide us,” said Mr Pillay, who is chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers and of Tiger Airways.The Vatican announced on June 5 that Mr Pillay, [...]

Going the extra mile for fishermen

Annabelle Liang, Theodora D’cruz and Danson Cheong fish out the reality of unfairly paid and poorly treated fishermen, and the port chaplains, including Fr Romeo Yu-Chang, who help to improve their lives.Fr Romeo Yu-Chang’s vocation often takes him onboard a Star Cruise.The port chaplain at the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) goes on monthly trips [...]

Church agency helps counsel Myanmar quake victims

A Buddhist monk walks near a temple that was destroyed in the March earthquake in Tarlay, Myanmar. CNS photoTHIRI, MYANMAR – Priests from Myanmar’s Kengtung diocese are reaching out to traumatised villagers in Shan State to help ease their fears following a major earthquake there in March.Fr Stephen Arno, director of Karuna Kengtung Social Services, [...]

Church agency targets at-risk youths

Youth workers Charlene Heng and Philip Ong say they have been stared at by hostile-looking youths when they talk to other young people at a hawker centre or coffeeshop.  Special programme helps YouthReach identify those involved in gang-related activitiesYouthReach, a Church-run youth service agency, is now working with the police to reach out to young [...]