Dioceses shares insights and issues in the new media

Group photo of participants and supporters who attended the Regional Commission for Social Communications Meeting in Sabah.  Photo: ARCHDIOCESE OF KUALA LUMPURThe dioceses in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei will be working closer to exchange information and learn from each other’s experiences in the age of digital communications.The Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur is looking at setting [...]

Creating modern-day parables

Fr Terence Kesavan sharing with participants how to view elements in their daily lives from a different perspective.A social media workshop sent out a call to create new, modern-day parables which people can relate to and discover a correlation with their Catholic faith. The Oct 14 workshop was the second such workshop organised by Volunteers [...]

Chancery Notice – 22 September 2016

APPOINTMENTS 1. Fr Bartholomew Jia Shao Ping CDD has taken up residence at the religious house of the Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord (CDD) as the new novice director. Apart from internal ministry to his religious community, he is also available to serve the Chinese Migrant Community and other ministries on request. 2. [...]

Mt Alvernia Hospital sets up second clinic for needy

Franciscan Friar John-Paul Tan leading the prayer and blessing of the clinic on Aug 20.Mount Alvernia Hospital (MAH), has officially opened its second outreach medical clinic – Mount Alvernia Outreach Medical Clinic (MAOMC) at Agape Village. Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for Health and Communications and Information, was the guest-of-honour at the official [...]

Church sets up communications volunteers team

Ahead of World Communications Sunday 2016, the Archdiocese Communications Office (ArchComms) sent out a call to rally members of the faithful to come forward to use their gifts and talents for the good of the Church and the New Evangelisation. On June 8, ArchComms called for the inaugural meeting of VITA (Volunteers In The Archdiocese), [...]

New department to streamline Vatican media

VATICAN CITY – In an effort to make the Vatican more effective in today’s digital world, Pope Francis established a new Secretariat for Communications, whose aim is to coordinate and streamline the Holy See’s multiple communications outlets.The development of digital media, with its converging technologies and interactive capabilities, “requires a rethinking of the information system [...]

Chancery Notice – 31 December 2015

APPOINTMENTS Fr Benedict Chng has been appointed as Assistant Priest to the Church of St Francis Xavier for a term of three [3] years with effect from the first Sunday of Lent 2016 (14 February 2016). Mr Andre Ahchak has been appointed as the Director of Communications at the Archdiocesan Communications Office with effect from [...]

Committee to help revamp Vatican communications

VATICAN CITY – Seven months after hiring a consulting firm to study the Vatican’s communications structures, the Vatican has set up an 11-member committee – which includes former Singapore Cabinet minister George Yeo – to suggest ways to increase collaboration and cut costs.Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy and [...]

Pope confers knighthood on Malaysian Catholic

ROME – Pope Francis has conferred the title of Knight of St Sylvester on a Malaysian Catholic for his contributions to social communication. Mr Augustine Loorthusamy, the outgoing president of Signis (World Catholic Association for Communication), is believed to be the first Malaysian to receive this award from the pope. […]

Regional communications body grapples with new media

Delegates from Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei brainstorm use of social media for outreachSINGAPORE – When churches set up Facebook accounts to engage members, they could perhaps also include human interest posts featuring people who work behind the scenes in the parish such as the gardener, a social media editor told Church communicators.These could provide a [...]