How Zachary overcame the odds for his O levels

Despite severe nosebleeds and bouts of dizzy spells arising from a nose tumour, he persevered through his whole exam in hospital.Zachary Chew with his mother, Mrs Irene Chew (left), and form teachers Mr Edmund Tham and Mrs Tracy Lee.Christopher KhooIt was just two days to his first O level exam paper, and Zachary Chew found himself hospitalised for [...]

Subscribers receive Catholic News late

Dear readers, we understand that some of our subscribers received copies of our December issues late. We fully acknowledge your disappointment and we extend our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. While our team looked into strengthening our internal processes, there were some external factors beyond our control. […]

Shape The Catholic News

Dear Sisters and Brothers in-Christ and all our valued readers, come and be part of the force that’ll shape the future of our Catholic News. Support us by taking part in our first ever online survey! Simply visit and give us your honest opinion. Our survey should take about six minutes of your time, [...]

Help shape The Catholic News

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 [...]

Asian Catholic journalists learn about ‘fake news’

Catholic journalists from Asia recently attended a special meeting for communicators held in Kuala LumpurParticipants listen as Mr Alan John, former deputy editor of The Straits Times, speaks at the SIGNIS meeting. Photo: SIGNISYou may have read it somewhere, but it is untrue. Reports such as that of a Singapore food stall selling plastic rice, and [...]

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), [...]


One tends to think of communication, especially today in terms of the Internet and its associated applications. The traditional media of communication, have, as a consequence, been somewhat neglected and suffered a decline in attractiveness.However, the traditional print media have a certain edge over the electronic variety in that they can influence more deeply the [...]

The Catholic Newspaper

Newspapers are certainly one of the Media of Communication, and the Church which sees the media as tools of Evangelization, does not overlook “newspapers” as a very important tool for achieving its mission. The Catholic News founded in 1935, and its Mandarin counterpart, Hai Sing Pao, founded in 1955 are the two official Catholic newspapers [...]

Changes in The Catholic News

YOU now have in your hands the first issue of The Catholic News in 2002. We hope you will enjoy its improved masthead and eight full colour pages as much as we did editing and laying them out for you.In the forthcoming issues, you can expect more inspiring articles on living our Catholic faith as [...]