The Church online

The way we communicate has changed dramatically in the last two decades.Has our Church done enough to reach out to you in the digital age? How can we improve to serve you better?Tell us, because your opinion matters! Go to

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 [...]

‘Online social networks can help spread GOSPEL’

Excepts from the pope’s message for World Communications Day, June 5The new technologies are not only changing the way we communicate, but communication itself, so much so that it could be said that we are living through a period of vast cultural transformation. This means of spreading information and knowledge is giving birth to a [...]

Parish online donations could be wave of the future

With the chequebook gradually becoming obsolete and more people shopping online, the Catholic Church and its related charities are learning about spending habits. – Mr Michael Murphy of the Washington-based International Catholic Stewardship CouncilWASHINGTON – Within a decade, church collection baskets may be collecting more dust than cash as more Catholics switch to electronic giving.With [...]

Pope: online social networks can help spread the Gospel

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI invited Christians to join online social networks in order to spread the Gospel through digital media and discover “an entirely new world of potential friendships”.At the same time, the pope warned of the limits and the dangers of digital communication, including the risks of constructing a false online image [...]

An “online special” on living the World Cup with Christian virtue

Santiago de Chile (Agenzia Fides) – To support the faithful, parishes, and schools that are organizing events for living the World Cup in their families and communities, the website of the Chilean Bishops’ Conference offers a range of materials and resources from their own creation and from other institutions and the local churches in other [...]

Catholic business directory to go online

(Above) CBN committee member James Tay, talks about the recently unveiled members business database. SINGAPORE – Looking for goods and service providers run by fellow Catholics? One such business directory will be available online from February, the Catholic Business Network (CBN) announced during a recent networking dinner.The directory, which is located at, will contain [...]

Parish posts Masses online for housebound Catholics

SINGAPORE – The Church of St. Vincent de Paul is posting complete videos of its Saturday sunset Masses on its website for parishioners who cannot make it to church.Parish priest Father Michael Sitaram said the videos are mainly to reach out to the housebound.While they receive Holy Communion weekly from a Eucharistic minister, they are [...]