Social Communications

Pope Francis’ Message for 58th World Communications Day (2 Languages)

Dear brothers and sisters, the development of systems of artificial intelligence, to which I devoted my recent Message for the World Day of Peace, is radically affecting the world of information and communication, and through it, certain foundations of life in society. These changes affect everyone, not merely professionals in those fields......
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Pope Francis’ Message for 57th World Communications Day

Dear Brothers and Sisters, after having reflected in past years on the verbs “to go and see” and “to listen” as conditions for good communication, with this Message for the LVII World Day of Social Communications, I would like to focus on “speaking with the heart”....
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FORMED: FREE ONLINE CATHOLIC FAITH RESOURCES

Registering on FORMED is easier than ever! Download the FORMED App to your phones where you can access the best Catholic audio talks, Christian movies, e-books and study programs at your fingertips to help you grow in your faith, in relationships with family, find deeper peace with God and share your belief with others....
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Pope Francis’ Message for 56th World Communications Day (3 Languages)

Dear brothers and sisters, Last year we reflected on the need to “Come and See” in order to discover reality and be able to recount it beginning with experiencing events and meeting people. Continuing in this vein, I would now like to draw attention to another word , “listen”, which is decisive in the grammar of communication and a condition for genuine dialogue....
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Pope Francis’ Message on 55th World Communications Day

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The invitation to “come and see”, which was part of those first moving encounters of Jesus with the disciples, is also the method for all authentic human communication. ...
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‘A Chapter A Day’ New Testament Audio Project

An audio podcast produced by St Jude’s Parish, Bunan Gega and launched by Archbishop Simon Poh. Beginning from June 2020 – February 2021 (9 months), a daily audio of ‘a chapter a day’ of the New Testament recorded in Bidayuh Serian, is available from the link below. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbkBE_tvR4vNxpmlRq0zNgw Sebuah projek podcast audio yang dihasilkan oleh Paroki St Jude, Bunan Gega, dan dilancarkan oleh Uskup Agung Simon Poh. Bermula Jun 2020 - Februari 2021 (9 bulan), audio harian 'satu bab sehari' dari Perjanjian Baharu yang dirakamkan dalam bahasa Bidayuh Serian dapat diperolehi dari pautan berikut. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbkBE_tvR4vNxpmlRq0zNgwAn audio podcast produced by St Jude’s Parish, Bunan Gega and launched by Archbishop Simon Poh. Beginning from June 2020 – February 2021 (9 months), a daily audio of ‘a chapter a day’ of the New Testament recorded in Bidayuh Serian, is available from the link below. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbkBE_tvR4vNxpmlRq0zNgw Sebuah projek podcast audio yang ...
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Pope Francis’ Message on 53rd World Communications Day

Dear Brothers and Sisters, ever since the internet first became available, the Church has always sought to promote its use in the service of the encounter between persons, and of solidarity among all....
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Merdeka & Malaysia Day Message 2018

Brothers and Sisters, The theme for this year’s 61st Merdeka Day and 55th Malaysia Day celebration “Sayangi Malaysiaku” resonates most deeply with the beating heart of every Malaysian. It also marks a maturity of sorts for our Nation which had witnessed an unprecedented electoral tsunami and most importantly a peaceful transfer of power that took place on 9 May 2018. We offer praise and thanks to God for blessing our beloved country with renewed hope. However, the work of Nation rebuilding is not only for politicians but also for every citizen. Our role in nation-building Our moral duty did not end at the ballot box. In fact, it was just the beginning. Much work is now needed to put our Nation back on the path of national togetherness, where good governance, fairness and justice must no longer be mere slogans but become facts of everyday life. This is only possible if we as faithful and responsible citizens assume the responsibility of fostering this spirit of unity, trust, fairness and accountability in our own daily lives. We must find our strength of action from our faith where civility and mutual respect are deeply entrenched in scripture, in our prayers and in the example of our Saints. It is upon this bedrock of faith that we must manifest our care for each other irrespective of creed or colour and for the vulnerable, the discriminated and the marginalised in society. Every choice that we make, must take us ever closer and in favour of the common good and preserving Malaysia in all its colour, its worship, its diversity and in its uniqueness. For if we are to regard Malaysia as our shared home, we must learn to appreciate each other and learn from one another. We ought to avoid choices that only serve narrow and personal aims that are ultimately destructive to our spiritually, to our social fabric, race relations and our environment: “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful one.” Proverbs 2:6-8 Redefining Nationalism Nationalism isn’t about aligning oneself to the dominant narrative of the day. It is never about tyranny of a majority against a minority. It is never the misappropriation of National resources to the exclusion of others. Perhaps we ought to return to the words of our founding father Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, in the Proclamation of Independence where he said that our Nation: “shall be for ever a sovereign democratic and independent State founded upon the principles of liberty and justice and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of its people and the maintenance of a just peace among all nations”. It is perhaps timely that we reflect, advocate and act upon these founding principles of Nationhood that in time, may break the narrow and selfish Nationalism indoctrinated upon us in the past. Build Bridges Malaysia’s progress as a Nation must include the cultivation of essential values which are integral to the harmony and unity of its people. This translates to building strong bonds of understanding and unity among the various races and religions. Thus ensuring that fair-play and care for all people form the cornerstone of our society. We are Malaysia. The friendships we build across our social boundaries, across our comfort zones and across racial and religious divides are what makes Malaysia the nation that it is. With God as our loving guide, may our love for our neighbour increase and may we continue to celebrate the diversity of this country – a place we belong to each other. Malaysia needs every one of us to build on the good works of the past. Brick by loving brick we must ensure a just society, a bulwark against any future storm. Let us recapture and retain the innocence of that first muhibbah spirit and the feeling of pride for our Nation – the same togetherness and pride our forefathers felt hearing the proclamation of “Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!” Today, let us as one united Malaysia, proudly declare that we ‘Sayangi Malaysiaku’. SELAMAT MENYAMBUT HARI MERDEKA DAN HARI MALAYSIA! Devotedly in Christ, Most Reverend Julian Leow Beng Kim, D.D, Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia on behalf of the bishops of Malaysia Brothers and Sisters, The theme for this year’s 61st Merdeka Day and 55th Malaysia Day celebration “Sayangi Malaysiaku” resonates most deeply with the beating heart of every Malaysian. It also marks a maturity of sorts for our Nation which had witnessed an unprecedented electoral tsunami and most importantly a peaceful transfer ...
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