Kuching Carmelite nuns moving out of old monastery

The Carmelite nuns posing with the model of their new Monastery
The Carmelite nuns posing with the model of their new concrete Monastery

KUCHING — The Carmelite nuns have moved out from their monastery to their temporary residence to make way for the construction of a new concrete monastery on 3 July. They are currently staying at 28 Deshon Road, Kuching.

The construction of the new monastery is expected to complete in 20 months.

The nuns requested for prayers that the construction would progress smoothly as planned so they could return to their new home sooner.

They welcome anyone who would like to contribute towards their building fund. Cheques are to be made payable to “Archbishop of Kuching – Carmelite Monastery” and sent to: Mother Prioress, PO Box 940, 93718 Kuching. For those in Kuching, the special brown envelop available in the parishes can also be used to submit your donations. For more information, please contact The Archbishop’s Office at +6082-242634.


Today’s Catholic Vol.28 No.4 July 2016

Christian teachers-to-be urged to make a difference

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BATU LINTANG, Kuching — Archbishop John Ha, Fr Francis Lim, SJ and Fr Larry Tan, SJ celebrated a Holy Mass at St Bede Chapel, Batu Lintang Institute of Teacher Education on 10 May.

In the homily, the Archbishop explained the concept of eternal life. He said it is a relationship with the Father as the only true God and Jesus the one whom the Father has sent to us as the Saviour. He pointed out that the concept of eternal life is not only obtained in the afterlife, but also can be experienced while still on earth.  Continue reading Christian teachers-to-be urged to make a difference

Christians should apologise for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Yerevan, Armenia, to Rome June 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-ARMENIA-PLANE June 26, 2016.
Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Yerevan, Armenia, to Rome June 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-ARMENIA-PLANE June 26, 2016.

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ARMENIA — Catholics and other Christians not only must apologise to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against homosexual persons or fostered hostility toward them, Pope Francis said.

“I think the church not only must say it is sorry to the gay person it has offended, but also to the poor, to exploited women” and anyone whom the church did not defend when it could, he told reporters on 26 June.

Continue reading Christians should apologise for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

Fruitful encounter at Regional Social Communications meeting

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KUALA LUMPUR — The three-day annual meeting of the Regional Commission for Social Communications (RCSC) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei ended with participants feeling they have had a fruitful encounter that would bear good fruit in time to come.

The meeting, held at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur from 20-23 June, was attended by a group of 11 representatives from the Archdioceses of Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching and the Dioceses of Brunei, Penang, Malacca-Johor, Miri and Sandakan.

The theme for the meeting ‘Media, a Fruitful Encounter and its Influence in the Family’, which is also the theme for Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day this year, became the focal point that guided the conference proceedings. Continue reading Fruitful encounter at Regional Social Communications meeting

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