Scheut Missionaries Bishop Wenceslao S. Padilla called to the Lord

Bishop Wenceslao S. Padilla, CICM, of the Scheut Missionaries, passed away on 25 September 2018 in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) due to heart failure. He was 68. Bishop Wenceslao S. Padilla was born in Tubao (Philippines) on 28 September 1949. “Wens”, as he was commonly known, joined CICM and made his first profession in 1972. He was [...]

New priest hopes to help people experience God’s mercy

Fr Cornelius Ching, ordained on Aug 9, shares with CatholicNews his journey to the priesthood“To help people experience the love and mercy of God, to bring the community together,” said Fr Cornelius Ching when asked about his aspirations as a priest.The 39-year-old was ordained on Aug 9 at the Church of the Nativity of the [...]

Newly ordained Jesuit’s ministry to centre on the family

NEWLY-ordained Jesuit Father Charles Sim believes that strong families are the backbone of a strong Church and healthy society. That is why he will be actively involved in family and individual counselling and therapy in the course of his priestly life. He spent the year 2000 studying for his Masters Of Science in family therapy [...]

New bishop ordained for Melaka-Johor diocese

JOHOR BAHRU – Msgr Bernard Paul, formerly a vicar-general of Penang diocese, was ordained a bishop for the Melaka-Johor diocese on Jan 12. Seventeen archbishops and bishops, 200 priests and Religious from the region and 4,000 laypeople attended the ceremony at Persada International Convention Centre in Johor Bahru. Bishop Paul, 62, takes over from Jesuit [...]

1st deaf priest in SE Asia to be ordained

Deaf Franciscan Friar Rowland Yeo will be ordained to the priesthood on Nov 28.He will be Southeast Asia’s first deaf priest, and only one of  25 such priests in the world.The ordination Mass, presided by Archbishop William Goh, will be celebrated at the Church of St Mary of the Angels at Bukit Batok on Nov [...]

Auxiliary bishop ordained for Kuching archdiocese

KUCHING, MALAYSIA – “Today as I stand in front of you as a bishop, it is not about me. It is about the Church gathered here,” said newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop Simon Poh Hoon Seng of Kuching, Sarawak. More than 5,000 Catholics from Kuching archdiocese and other parts of Malaysia attended the episcopal ordination ceremony [...]

In honour of our Jubilarians

CatholicNews gives special mention to priests and Religious celebrating their jubilees this year DIAMOND: 60 YEARS Fr Andre Christophe, Paris Foreign MissionsParis Foreign Missions priest, Fr Andre Christophe, 85, learnt the pipe organ just before entering the minor seminary in 1942. On June 29, 1955, Fr Christophe was ordained a priest. He became an assistant [...]

At Latin Mass, archbishop stresses importance of priestly holiness

“The Immaculate Conception invites us to reflect on the dignity of the priesthood: the priesthood, just like the Immaculate Conception is purely the grace of God,” said Archbishop William Goh during a traditional Latin Mass on Dec 8.He was speaking to Catholics who packed St Joseph Church (Bukit Timah) to celebrate the Solemnity of the [...]

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. […]