Malaysia: Anti-Minorities Bill Meets with Resistance from Churches
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Malaysia: Anti-Minorities Bill Meets with Resistance from Churches

Meanwhile, the Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS), an inter-denominational group in Sarawak State, has also expressed “surprise” over Ahmad Marzuk’s announcement about new sharia laws in a statement on Sept. 9. The ACS, headed by Bishop Simon Poh of Catholic Archdiocese of Kuching, said that present or any future attempts to introduce sharia bills affecting non-Muslim religions…

Missiocom Malaysia
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Missiocom Malaysia

The word “Mission” conjures up nostalgic notions of travelling to distant lands to preach the gospel to people who have not heard about Jesus Christ. Up to recently, missionaries were still considered in such a category. They are those who have dedicated their whole lives to taking the good news to a foreign land. In…

Fr Michael Mandagiri MHM Shares Experiences of Mission
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Fr Michael Mandagiri MHM Shares Experiences of Mission

Fr Michael is clearly committed to his ministry and to his new-found community in Malaysia. But he also touchingly reminded us that missionaries leave their homes and families to ignite God’s love throughout the world. When asked what he missed from home, he told us: ‘Mostly my family, and then the food! A good curry…

Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Obituary
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Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Obituary

Your prayers requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Isabel Kelly who died at Franciscan Convent, Blackburn on 28th May 2021 Isabel Kelly was born on 31st January 1934, the eldest of four daughters  of Winifred and William Kelly in Milngarvie, Dumbarton, Scotland.  She is predeceased by her sisters Molly and Helen and…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Imaging the Story of the Mill Hill Missionaries in Borneo
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Imaging the Story of the Mill Hill Missionaries in Borneo

ST. JOSEPH’S HISTORICAL GALLERY IN KANOWIT “Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter” so goes an African proverb. The story of Mill Hill Missionaries in Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei) from 1881 till today is unique and rich. It certainly needs to be…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Sharp Rise in Covid-19 Infections
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Sharp Rise in Covid-19 Infections

Fr. Mathews Olili MHM writes: Here in Malaysia we are all fine, except that the cases continue rising everyday. Last year we in Sarawak, where all our Members are, were spared the direct effects of it. Though movement was restricted and all Church activities suspended, our areas nevertheless largely remained with negative cases. However, this…

Kuching, Malaysia: Archdiocese to Send Aid to Covid-Stricken India
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Kuching, Malaysia: Archdiocese to Send Aid to Covid-Stricken India

Kuching Archdiocese in Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to help pandemic-hit India. Archbishop Simon Poh of Kuching has urged Catholics in Sarawak state and other parts of Malaysia to donate money and pray for people in India where millions are struggling to survive as thousands die each day because of the Covid-19 catastrophe. The prelate made…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Fr. Ravindra Babu, Indian Mill  Hill Missionary, in the Limelight
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Fr. Ravindra Babu, Indian Mill Hill Missionary, in the Limelight

Father Ravindra is passionate about art. He formed a “Mill Hill Team” with three local Catholics led by him to run a catechesis program through art for children in Limbang. Some 90 children registered for the program. Father Ravindra’s mission continues despite challenges including the language barrier, cultural differences and traditional superstitions.  Lapok Parish is composed…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Learning to be a Missionary for all Seasons
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Learning to be a Missionary for all Seasons

What happens when Mission is challenged by unprecedented circumstances? Well, as the English expression goes: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. As a missionary I had to think twice during the COVID 19 lockdown. As a priest, I thought of trying to be functional in some way, despite all the churches being…