New Catholics share their faith experiences

Some who joined the Church at Easter tell Jared Ng about overcoming family challenges and finding MaryLed to the faith after passing of their sonWilliam and Angie Lai said that the RCIA has given them a different perspective on life and that eveything is ‘all part of God’s plan.’For William and Angie Lai, their RCIA [...]

Cathedral’s Easter Vigil baptisms

Archbishop William Goh baptising an Elect on March 31. A total of 52 people were baptised at the cathedral after its first RCIA programme. Photo: VITA IMAGESIn a moving Easter Vigil Mass, Archbishop William Goh baptised 52 Elect from the first RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) journey at the Cathedral of the Good [...]

New head appointed for Melaka-Johor diocese

JOHOR BAHRU – Pope Francis has appointed Msgr Bernard Paul, 62, as bishop-elect of Melaka-Johor diocese.Msgr Bernard Paul is currently the parish priest of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and a vicar-general of Penang diocese.He will take over from Jesuit Bishop Paul Tan, who has headed the Melaka-Johor diocese since 2003.Msgr Bernard said that [...]

959 to join Catholic Church this coming Easter

At Rite of Election, Archbishop Goh tells Church to aim for greater growth in number of catechumens“In eight more years, I want to see a minimum of 5,000 catechumens a year.”This was the challenge Archbishop William Goh threw at the archdiocese during a Rite of Election held at the Church of the Holy Family on [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 17 April 2014

Vatican City, 24 April 2014 (VIS) – On Friday 18 the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Rev. Dom Umberto Beda Paluzzi, O.S.B., from the pastoral care of the territorial abbey of Montevergine in Italy, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 15 April 2014

Vatican City, 15 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Rev. Acquirino Francis Kibira as bishop of Kasese (area 3,205, population 610,000, Catholics 292,106, priests 39, religious 66), Uganda. The bishop-elect was born in Kigoto-Bulyansungwe, Uganda in 1958, and was ordained a priest in 1984. He studied sacred scriptures at the Pontifical [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 5 April 2014

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Fr. Bruno Ateba Edo, S.A.C., as bishop of Maroua-Mokolo (area 14,332, population 2,000,000, Catholics 70,000, priests 66, permanent deacons 10, religious 134), Cameroon. The bishop-elect was born in Zoetele, Cameroon in 1964, gave his perpetual vws in 1994 and was ordained a [...]

1,200 set to join Church this Easter

Archbishop Goh urges candidates and catechumens to continue their faith journey after baptism. Darren Boon reports.   Joy, excitement and a sense of anticipation at their upcoming baptism. These were the feelings that some people, preparing to become Catholics this Easter, shared following their recent Rite of Election. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 8, 10 March 2014

Vatican City, 10 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Rev. Michael Fabian McCarthy as bishop of Rockhampton (area 415,000, population 402,654, Catholics 101,715, priests 43, religious 117), Australia. The bishop-elect was born in Toowoomba, Australia in 1950 and was ordained a priest in 1978. He has served in a number of [...]