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CFM – Christmas Day Hi-Tea 2017 Speech By Rev Dr Eu Hong Seng (Chairman Of NECF)

A very good afternoon, SALUTATIONS

1. It gives me great joy to welcome so many illustrious religious and community leaders from the various faith, gathered here today to celebrate Christmas.

2. It's always a good opportunity for occasions like this to reiterate that Malaysia is a multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-religious nation as intended by the founding fathers of our nation in 1957, and reaffirmed in 1963. Read more »

MCCBCHST: Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang’s (Hadi) View Is Dangerous, Extreme And Divisive

1. PAS president Hadi is reported to have written in Harakah daily making following assertions (STAR-25-12/2017):

a. Malaysian Government must be led by a Muslim and Malay Bumiputra
b. The head of Government and his cabinet members must profess the religion of Islam and must be from the most influential race.
c. Islam provides more rights to non-Muslims. 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 »

Cardinal Says: “I Am Just Soter”

History has been made. The Malaysian Church has its first ever Cardinal in His Eminence Anthony Soter Fernandez.

There emerges a hope for interreligious harmony and unity among all Malaysians.

Amid a climate of perceived growing Islamisation and racial polarisation, members of the church hope Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez would help foster better unity among Malaysians. Read more »

Till Christ Is Formed…

“The rich man replied, “Father, I beg you then to send Lazarus to my rich father’s house, since I have five brothers, to give them warning so that they do not come to this place of torment…..” (Lk 16:29).

As I reflect on this passage of this Sunday’s gospel reading (Luke 1: 19-31), I reminiscent on the loss of our dear priests and religious recently.

This year alone we have lost Frs Henriot, Phillips Muthu and Peter Kim from our KL Archdiocese and Fr Richard Khoo from the Kuching Archdiocese. Not to forget, Sr Teresa Chong (Carmelite) and many others. Read more »

Here I Am, Here I Stay

These were the words penned on Peter Mooney’s columbarium nestled at the Church of St. Michael, Ipoh.

A Requiem Mass was held at the said church on 21 May 2016 organised by the CLS.

Presiding at the Mass was Rev. Father Peter Kim SJ, who had also presided at Peter Mooney’s funeral Mass on 27 April 2015. Read more »

Seek Justice In Fair, Moderate Manner, KL Archbishop Tells Lawyers

Archbishop Julian Leow urged Catholic lawyers to pursue justice in a "fair and meek manner in the midst of extreme issues facing the country", at the annual Red Mass celebration this morning.

He, however, said he used the term “meek” to mean "moderate", as opposed to being timid or soft. Read more »

MCCBCHST: Cabinet Must Tackle Root Cause Of Problem – Conversion Of Minors By Single Parent

The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) refers to the statement by the Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam that the Cabinet is looking into solving the problem of unilateral child conversion and introducing amendments to related laws.

MCCBCHST hopes that the root cause of the problem, i.e. the unilateral conversion of minors by a single parent would be RESOLVED. Read more »

No Room For Religious And Racial Extremism In Selangor

Selangor Menteri Besar (chief minister) Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali unequivocally stated that there is no room for religious and racial extremism in Selangor.

He said that Selangor is referred to as the epi-centre of people with different races and faith and the State Government is duty bound to protect the harmony and tolerance amongst all races and religious communities in the State. Read more »

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