“The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word” — The theme for 44th World Communications Day. The Holy Father urged priests to “discover new possibilities for carrying out [their] ministry to and for the Word of God”.
Pope Benedict XVI recalled Pope Pius X during his weekly general audience on Wednesday.
He said St. Pius X taught us all that the basis of our apostolic activity in the various fields in which we operate, must always be an intimate personal union with Christ, which grows and increases day by day.
The Pope mentioned the motto of the saint’s pontificate, “To Renew All Things in Christ”, and pointed out the early years of his tenure were dedicated to the reorganization of the Roman Curia and the drafting of the Code of Canon Law.
Pius X also promoted the reform of the studies for the training of future priests, and the work towards a single catechism. Pope Benedict also mentioned Pius X’s dedication …
KUCHING — More than 400 Catholics in the Archdiocese attended the two full day annual family life conference at the Ecumenical Worship Centre over the weekend of 12-13 June. The conference was conducted in three languages: English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia.
Msgr William Sabang, the Vicar General of Kuching, while celebrating the opening Mass with Fr Henry Siew from Singapore and Fr Patrick Heng, reminded the faithful of “an abiding and guiding spirit sent to the human family”. He quoted Archbishop’s Pastoral letter, “This Christian unity modelled on the Trinity and desired by Christ is realised in the family…”
KUCHING — The 2-day Alpha Conference Kuching 2010, which was held on the 16-17 April at Trinity Methodist Church, received an overwhelming response and was attended by about 1,200 delegates.
The Conference was organised by Alpha Malaysia in partnership with the Association of Churches of Sarawak. This Conference was partly sponsored by the Sarawak Convention Bureau.
In his welcoming address, Bishop Datuk Bolly Lapok, the Chairman of the Association of Churches and the Bishop of Sarawak and Brunei, fully endorsed the Alpha courses and welcomed all present. The Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kuching, His Grace John Ha, upon whose initiation the Conference was brought to Kuching, in his opening address reminded the delegates of the urgency and the need to do something for the spread of the love and Good News of Christ in a world that is now so opposed to God.
KUCHING — The Committee for Social Communication organised a media awareness talk for Sunday School students on Sunday 7 March, held at St Peter’s College AVA hall. More than 50 secondary school students from Form 1-2 attended the 1-hour talk, accompanied by their Sunday School teachers.
The speaker, Stella Chin, Chairperson of the Social Communications Committee, began the talk by showing the students a video clip, followed by the introduction on the various types of media, and focusing on the influence of television and movies. Students interacted actively with Stella as she exposed them to the disadvantages of TV and movies by raising interesting questions and scenarios. Continue reading Media mindfulness becomes a part of sunday school programme→
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