Gradual Resumption of Religious Activities in Phase 1

May 27th, 2020|

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, The Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth (MCCY) has announced that religious organizations may open for private worship after the circuit breaker ends on 1 June. Because of the risks of infection, Phase 1 carries many restrictions and requirements to all religious [...]

The courage to say yes to God’s call

May 27th, 2020|

Sunday, 3 May 2020, marks the 57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It is a day that is set aside by the Church to encourage people to reflect and discern God’s call to them. Over the course of his Pontificate, Pope Francis has spoken [...]

Letting the light of Christ shine forth

May 27th, 2020|

Canossian Sisters find new ways to reach out to the community during this COVID-19 period Leonard Leow The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent circuit-breaker period have impacted many people from all walks of life. For the Canossian Sisters, it was no different. Reaching out to [...]

SJI’s Lenten labour with an environmental flavour

May 22nd, 2020|

Firmin Lee and Eliza Lim As we enter the Easter Octave, students at St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) can look back at their Lenten journey with pride and satisfaction at what they have accomplished. In line with the United Nation’s sustainable goals to create a better [...]

The symbolism of genuflecting

May 21st, 2020|

FATHER IGNATIUS YEO explains the significance behind this practice The word “genuflection” simply means a knee bend and is the most common way Catholics show their reverence for the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the tabernacle upon entering or leaving a church. However, this practice was [...]

Remembering the goal in marriage

May 21st, 2020|

John Grosso and Nicole M. Perone It should come as no surprise to any married or engaged couples reading this, but we’ll say it anyway: Preparing for marriage is hard work. It’s exhilarating to imagine a new life with your best friend, but the milestones [...]

Chancery Notice – 20 May 2020

May 20th, 2020|

This notice is issued with reference to Banns of Ordination CHN/BNN/2020/001 and Chancery Notice CHN/CN/2020/005, regarding Brother Justin Yip’s diaconate ordination. Due to the current circuit breaker measures in place, Brother Justin’s ordination which was scheduled for 25 May 2020 will be postponed until further notice. A second Chancery [...]

Pope: Love the world that persecutes you

May 20th, 2020|

By Christopher Wells Pope Francis in concluding his series of catecheses on the Beatitudes, has focussed on the final Beatitude, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. During his General Audience on Wednesday, 29 April, the [...]

Catholic News has gone digital!

May 19th, 2020|

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Catholic News has gone Digital! The current COVID-19 situation has challenged us and our commitment to bring you the Catholic News regularly! We will continue to bring you the latest updates concerning the Church locally and universally. With personal reflections and articles [...]

Loving selflessly through our suffering

May 15th, 2020|

Monsignor Philip Heng, SJ Inseparable from our human experiences are the pain and suffering of life. However, at deeper levels of our human experiences are experiences of love: for the people we love and most deeply, for the God who loves us. Even when we [...]

We live by the choices we make in life

May 13th, 2020|

Br Clarence Yue Most of us are familiar with the parable of the rich young man who probably lived a righteous life and sought for more. However, when Jesus asked him to sell all he had and follow him, the rich young man went away [...]