M’sian bishop notes ‘rise of laity’ in Church

JOHOR BAHRU – The Catholic Church is now seeing the “rise of the Catholic laity” who “have become as important as the Religious”, says Bishop Paul Tan of Melaka-Johor diocese.However, it is true that “the Church expects the Religious to excel in holiness even though all are called to holiness”.Bishop Tan gave these observations in [...]

Papal envoy makes second visit to Vietnam

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli holding a statue of Our Lady of La Vang, given to him by Catholics in Bui Chu diocese.VIETNAM – The non-resident pontifical representative to Vietnam has urged Catholics to preserve their religious heritage and witness to their faith during his second visit to the communist country.“You should cherish and preserve centuries-old Catholic [...]

Enrolments rise in Australian Catholic schools

Sydney (Agenzia Fides) – According to a report in the daily Australian newspaper, “The Age”, in 2010 Catholic schools recorded a 53% increase in enrolments, equivalent to 2,586 students, with respect to 543 students in public schools and 1,789 in independent schools. This number, confirmed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, reporting that in 2010 [...]