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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 [...]

Social Mission Conference to focus on integral human development

Conference to address issues such as what an authentic and integral development of S’pore would look likePanel speakers at Caritas’ July 21 conference (from left):  Fr David Garcia, Mr Han Fook Kwang (The Straits Times), Mr John Lim (Ministry of Social and Family Development), Ms Teo Jin Lee (Agape Village Management Committee) and panel moderator [...]

SJI International Elementary gets high-level accreditation

SJI International Elementary School has received International Primary Curriculum (IPC) accreditation at the highest level.The Catholic international school received its certificate of IPC Mastering level accreditation on March 6 at a ceremony on Kuala Lumpur. According to the school, it joins a select group of only 11 schools worldwide to have achieved this status.The IPC is [...]

Letter: Too much singing at Mass?

In recent years, I have observed that there tends to be a lot more singing during Mass, especially during Sunday Mass. Allow me to go back a bit in history. If my memory still serves me, when I was a young boy (I am now in my late 50s), we only sang during the opening [...]

Religious superiors focus on human trafficking

Some 30 Religious from the region visited the Geylang red-light district as part of a congress on human traffickingSeeing girls earning a living as sex workers in Geylang brought sadness to Vietnamese Sr Tin Nguyen.The girls, who were of a foreign nationality, looked “very young” and they looked ashamed, the Sister of Providence of Portieux [...]

Vatican: At Center Of World’s Focus

Vatican City, 12 March 2013 (VIS) – This morning started a little later than usual in the Vatican. At 7:00am the first faithful starting arriving at St. Peter’s on foot. The 115 Cardinal electors were already within the City State’s walls. Each one carried his small suitcase and took the functional but austere room that [...]

Chinese Church leaders hail commission’s focus on lay formation

MACAU, CHINA – A Church observer and members of the clergy say the latest statement from the Vatican’s Commission for the Catholic Church in China was encouraging but there are practical problems that need to be solved.According to Sr Beatrice Leung Kit-fun, a Macau-based political professor, the Vatican has taken the correct approach in consolidating [...]

Interfaith seminar to focus on silence, meditation

Fr Laurence Freeman is scheduled to lead Common Ground, a seminar on the contemplative dimension of faith. CNS file photoAn interfaith programme focusing strongly on silence and meditation will be held over two days in January.Common Ground, the name of the Jan 7-8 seminar, will be led by Fr Laurence Freeman, director of The World [...]