Protect Our Earth, Protect Our Children Campaign
Dear Fathers, Deacons, Religious Brothers and Sisters and Heads of Ministries
Peace of Christ. I hope all of you are keeping safe during this pandemic.
I am pleased to share with you the launch of a new 5-year Malaysia-wide campaign by the Creation Justice Commission (CJC) which has been sanctioned by ALL the Bishops of Malaysia. It is called the PROTECT OUR EARTH, PROTECT OUR CHILDREN CAMPAIGN - in short, the "PROTEC" CAMPAIGN.
The PROTEC Campaign is aimed at protecting humankind from self-destruction (LS 79)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...