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Tribute to Fr. OC Lim - A Man For All Seasons

It is always hard when we lose someone dear. It becomes harder when that person is Rev. Fr. O. C. Lim, who returned to the Lord on 5th June 2020.

Most in the Catholic Church in Malaysia and senior members in the legal profession in Malaysia will know of his background. Let me nevertheless share a bit of Fr. OC, as he is fondly known. Read more »

Speech By Joseph Lourdes, President of CLS Kuala Lumpur During 2019 Dinner And Dance

It is an honour and privilege to write this message on the joyous occasion of the Catholic Lawyers’ Society’s 25th Anniversary, and we thank Almighty God for guiding and blessing our Society over the last 25 years.

The work of our Society began in the early 90’s with the coming together of the late Cecilia Fernandez, our first President, and the late Sir Dato’ Dr. Peter Mooney with the guidance and support of Emeritus Cardinal Soter Fernandez, and our then Spiritual Director Rev. Fr. O.C. Lim SJ. Read more »

CLS 25th Anniversary Annual Dinner And Dance 2019

The Catholic Lawyers’ Society (“CLS”) held their annual Dinner & Dance in conjunction with its 25th Anniversary on the 5th of October, 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

This year in conjunction with its Silver Jubilee, the Society decided to raise funds for the Positive Living Community (“PLC”). The PLC is a shelter that provides care and support for homeless men stricken with HIV/AIDS. Read more »

Votive Mass of The Holy Spirit (Red Mass) 2019 Sub-Committee Report

The following report was submitted by the Red Mass Sub-Committee.

1. The 25th Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, commonly known as the Red Mass, was celebrated on Saturday, 12 January 2019 at the Cathedral of St John (“St John’s”). Read more »

Speech By Rita Wong, President of CLS Kuala Lumpur During The Red Mass 2019

Following is the full text of the speech given by Rita Wong, President of the Catholic Lawyers’ Society Kuala Lumpur during the Red Mass held recently at the Cathedral of St. John, Kuala Lumpur.

Your Lordship Bishop Richard Ng, Your Grace Archbishop Julian Leow, Your Grace Archbishop Emeritus Murphy Pakiam, Reverend Fathers, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, My fellow lawyers, ladies and gentlemen. Read more »

Red Mass 2019 - Prayer & Humility fundamentals for Christian life

Approximately 70 odd Catholic Lawyers gathered at St John’s Cathedral to begin the legal year with the celebration of the Red Mass.

The main celebrant was His Lordship Richard Ng DD, Bishop of Miri. Con-celebrating at the Red Mass were His Grace Archbishop Julian Leow and Archbishop Emeritus Murphy Pakiam, Rev Fr Jestus Pereira and CLS spiritual advisor Rev Fr Michael Chua. Read more »

Red Mass Kuching 2018

The Red Mass, a mass celebrated annually in the Catholic Church to offer prayers for those in the legal profession, was held at Holy Trinity Church, Kuching, on the 20th January 2018, coinciding with the opening of the new Legal Year in Sarawak.

The Archbishop of Kuching, His Grace Most Reverend Simon Poh celebrated the mass that was attended by lawyers and judges amongst others. Read more »

Red Mass Celebration Kuala Lumpur 2018 - Remain Steadfast To Your Original Goodness

The call to remain steadfast to one’s original goodness was echoed by His Lordship Bishop Bernard Paul during his sermon at the 24th Annual CLS Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit or commonly known as the Red Mass on Saturday, 20th January 2018.

The Red Mass was held at the Church of the Good Shepherd (CGS), Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. Read more »

Father Norbert, "A Gentle, Patient And Loving Spirit" Passes Away...

Our dearly beloved priest, brother, uncle, cousin and friend Fr. Norbert Choong Kai Chong was born on 6 June 1936 in Ipoh, Malaysia.  He was the son of the late Paul Choong Choon Hean and the late Mary Tsung Soo Khuan. 

He was preceded in death by three brothers, George, John and Joseph and two sisters, Magdalene and Elizabeth Choong. Read more »

Red Mass 2017 – “Listen To God’s Voice To Do What Is Right”

His Grace, Archbishop Julian Leow, called on Catholic Lawyers to listen to God’s voice and to do what is right and speak the truth. He encouraged lawyers not to fear man, rather to fear God.

He made this call during his sermon at the Annual Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit (Red Mass) held at the Church of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, Peel Road, Kuala Lumpur. Over 50 Catholic lawyers together with their families and parishioners were present. Also present were several diplomats from various Foreign Missions. Read more »

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