Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Malaysian Catholic paper told: stop discussing 'Allah' issue
Home Ministry advises editor to abide by court ruling
Picture: Herald Malaysia
- Herald Malaysia
- February 6, 2014
The Home Ministry has advised the Herald against “discussing” the ‘Allah’ issue in line with a court ruling last year barring the Catholic weekly from using the word.
The ministry’s Publication and Quranic Texts Control Division secretary Hashimah Nik Jaafar confirmed that an advisory was sent to the Catholic weekly last month, but added that it was simply a reminder that the paper should respect the Court of Appeal ruling in October last year.
“The ministry has found that the Herald has been discussing the ‘Allah’ issue in their articles. They have to respect the court of appeal ruling.
“It is up to them, we are just advising,” she told The Malay Mail Online when contacted.
Hashimah said that it was ultimately up to the editors of the Herald to abide by the advisory, adding failure to do so won’t result in any action.
The Catholic Church is appealing the Court of Appeal’s landmark decision in October which overturned a lower court’s 2009 decision in its favour.
Malaysia’s highest court, the Federal Court, will hear arguments on March 5 before deciding if the Church is allowed to appeal.
Source: Herald Malaysia