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Pope Francis invites the Church to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week

Pope Francis in a video message invites Catholic communities around the world to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week from 16 to 24 May 2020. In view of the 5th anniversary of the publication of the Encyclical Laudato si', Pope Francis recorded a video message. In it, he addresses Catholic communities around the world. “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who will come after us, to children who are growing up?" Pope Francis asks in the video message. “Motivated by this question”, he says, “I would like to invite you to participate in Laudato Si' Week from 16-24 May 2020. It is a global...

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Laudato Si' Week 2020

2020 Laudato Si' Week "Everything is Connected" Laudato Si’ Week honors the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. The theme of the week is “everything is connected.” This week launches a year-long journey of transformation, as we grow through the crisis of the current moment by praying, reflecting, and preparing together for a better world to come tomorrow. Following Pope Francis’ invitation to join Laudato Si’ Week, Catholics everywhere will reflect and prepare for action 16-24 May. We’ll put our preparation into action during the Season of Creation...

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Church in Kuala Lumpur promotes Care for our Common Home during Lent

  • Francesca Merlo
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In Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur’s Archdiocesan Office for Human Development (AOHD) launches a Lenten campaign on the theme “Caring for our common home” and promotes "Laudato sí" parishes. "Prayer, fasting and alms-giving". According to the AOHD Lenten campaign, these are necessary in order to create space for an “encounter with Jesus”. The season of Lent, reads Kuala Lumpur's Archdiocesan Office for Human Development website, offers us an invitation “for an ecological spirituality grounded in the convictions of our faith”. Action SheetsAlong with their Lenten message, promoting the words of Pope...

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CNY 2020 by Ministry for Children with Special Needs

  • Cheryl Kristine
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Chinese New Year 2020 Photo Gallery Ministry for Children with Special Needs Gallery 01 Gallery 02 Gallery 03 Gallery 04 Gallery 05 Gallery 06 Gallery 07 Gallery 08 Gallery 09 Gallery 10 Gallery 11 Gallery 12 Gallery 13 Gallery 14 Gallery 15 Gallery 16 Gallery 17 Gallery 18 Gallery 19

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Environmental education not a substitute for real action

  • Wong Ee Lynn - Letter to The Star paper
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Environmental education not a substitute for real action Letter written by Wong Ee Lynn to The Star paper on 12 November 2019 KEDAH Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s recent announcement that the state will soon establish 36 “eco-schools” is one that would be received with good cheer by most Malaysians, as this move appears to affirm Malaysia’s position as a country that is pro-science, pro-environment, and serious about climate change. As we applaud this initiative, we must remember that environmental education can never be a substitute for real action. Those with the economic...

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2020 Lenten Campaign

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2020 Lenten Campaign Caring for our Common Home Our willingness to change and our desire to experience the Risen Lord can be fulfilled if we partake in prayer, fasting/abstinence and alms-giving. These tangible actions create space for us to encounter Jesus Christ, who is the reason for our conversion, the reason for us to be the best that we can. The effects of our encounter with Jesus Christ is to renew our faith, and to touch every aspect of our lives and our relationships with others. The season of Lent offers us an invitation “for an ecological spirituality grounded in the convictions...

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3rd World Day of the Poor

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCISTHIRD WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time 17 November 2019 The hope of the poor shall not perish for ever 1. “The hope of the poor will not perish for ever” (Ps 9:19). These words of the Psalm remain timely. They express a profound truth that faith impresses above all on the hearts of the poor, restoring lost hope in the face of injustice, sufferings and the uncertainties of life. The Psalmist describes the condition of the poor and the arrogance of those who oppress them (cf. 10, 1-10). He invokes God’s judgment to restore justice and overcome...

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The "Laudato Si – Caring for Our Common Home" Art Exhibition

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The "Laudato Si – Caring for Our Common Home" Art Exhibition Church of St Francis of Assisi The "Laudato Si – Caring for Our Common Home" Art Exhibition was held at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi (SFA), Cheras on Sunday 13th October from from 8am to 3pm. The Art Exhibition is part of the Lenten Campaign 3-year (2018-2020) theme “Caring for Our Common Home" organised by the Archdiocesan Office for Human Development (AOHD) KL. In the brief introduction, Fr Bernard Hyacinth SJ, Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Human Development, explained that the purpose of the Exhibition is to...

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