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http://www.youtube.com/v/QVeIjdayKWc&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Citizen journalists Jimmy Leow and Lilian Chan have managed to get the Penang Bishop's views on the controversy over the eviction letters issued to villagers residing on the church's land at St Francis Xavier's Church along Penang Road. Just a...
I used to walk along the aisles of the magnificent Westminster Cathedral, the "mother church" of the Catholic community in the UK, in awe of its unusual Byzantine style, its heavenly choirs and the majestic organ music that reverberated...
Good Friday service at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Penang Christians believe Good Friday is the day Jesus was crucified and died for our sins. But that doesn't answer the question - if he was a good...
Few of us are aware that our country had a thriving system of elections to local councils in the 1950s and 1960s. Back then, we had 373 local authorities - 40 town councils, 37 town boards, 289 local councils...
Pope Francis ditched a chauffeur-driven limousine and took a mini-bus from the Vatican hotel for his first official engagement.  This photo was reportedly taken by a priest, Antonio Spadaro, and posted on his Facebook page. A colleague sent me a...
Malaysia Day eve - Zunar does us proud by becoming the first full-time cartoonist to win the International Press Freedom award by the Committee to Protect Journalists. At the same time, it is an indictment on the state of...
It's not often you get an apology from Najib, much less over racial remarks. But why isn't Ahmad apologising? The next Supreme Council meeting will discuss what "appropriate action" to take against him.  Don't hold your breath. Anyway, this...
This Lunar New Year, remember Aung San Suu Kyi, still imprisoned by the military dictators of Burma. http://images.multiply.com/multiply/multv.swf [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wddOxemJWY&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0] I received this meaningful new year greeting from a colleague and I thought I would share it with you. May the year of...
The Bishop of Rome, Francis, is visiting the Italian town of Assisi, the hometown of the great 13th century saints Francis and Claire, who longed to see a church of the poor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9cCL9jemzM
Here's something that some ex-Xaverians found out when they attended a reunion bash: St Xavier's Institution in Penang is probably the oldest surviving formal school in the land. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvoJyy_shTM?rel=0] The year 1852 inscribed on the school building is...

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