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Attending the beatification of Guadalupe Ortiz, the first lay woman member of Opus Dei to be raised to the altar


The beatification ceremony of Guadalupe Ortiz at the Palacio Vistalegre Arena.  

It was with great anticipation that some 30 people from Singapore travelled to Spain for the beatification of Guadalupe Ortiz, first lay woman member of the Opus Dei to be raised to the altars, on May 18, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. 


The atmosphere was magical with a spirit of joy filling their hearts as about 12,000 people welcomed the official announcement at the Palacio Vistalegre Arena located about 30 minutes from the city centre of Madrid. 
The beautiful choir led all gathered in choral music during the Eucharistic celebration presided by Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Psst … The Great Radio Interview


Come June 2, we will be on Air! The CatholicSG Radio app will be launched in conjunction with World Communications Day, at the 10.30am Mass at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.

As you may have read in the last edition of Catholic News, the radio station ran an advertisement calling for volunteers to help with a new initiative, CatholicSG Radio. The news was greeted enthusiastically and spotted in some Whatsapp chat groups were excited people across Singapore asking what this new thing is about!

Numerous enquiries flooded our email with offers of help and others asking for more information. So our grateful thanks to the many who have stepped up and said “YES!” ... not to us, but really to God – to be part of this initiative.

Well before we get overwhelmed, let us give you an idea of what this CatholicSG Radio is all about.
Imagine if you will, this script written as a radio interview. And for those who want to catch this LIVE – check out our Facebook page for the radio (audio) version!

New norms for the whole Church against those who abuse or cover up

Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, "Vos estis lux mundi", establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. It includes the obligation for clerics and religious to report abuse. Every Diocese must have a system that allows the public to submit reports easily.

By Andrea Tornielli
"Vos estis lux mundi”. “You are the light of the world… Our Lord Jesus Christ calls every believer to be a shining example of virtue, integrity and holiness”. The Gospel of Matthew provides the title and first words of Pope Francis’ new Motu proprio dedicated to the fight against sexual abuse committed by clerics and religious, as well as the actions or omissions of Bishops and Religious Superiors that in any way interfere with or fail to investigate abuse. The Pope recalls that “the crimes of sexual abuse offend Our Lord, cause physical, psychological and spiritual damage to the victims and harm the community of the faithful", and mentions the special responsibility of the Successors of the Apostles to prevent these crimes. The document represents another result of the Meeting on the Protection of Minors held in the Vatican in February 2019. It establishes new procedural rules to combat sexual abuse and to ensure that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. It establishes universal norms, which apply to the whole Catholic Church.

Chancery Notice – May 2

Obituary Mr Anthony Yeo Pway Soo, father of Fr Timothy Yeo, passed away on 2 May 2019. He was 93. Mr Yeo’s wake will be held at Block 717, Woodlands Drive 70, Singapore 730717. Night prayers will be held at 7.00 PM (Mandarin) and at 8.00 PM (English). Funeral Mass Date: 6 May 2019 (Mon) [...]

Archbishop William Goh’s message for Sri Lanka victims

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

With the words of the Risen Lord to His fearful apostles hiding behind closed doors in fear, I greet you all, “Peace be with you!”  

It is with deep sadness that you gather today to mourn the loss of the lives of so many of our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, and those who were injured in the terrorist attack on the most holy day of our Christian celebrations. As Christians we believe that because the Lord is risen, death is not the end of everything but a passage to new life. So, in faith and love, we pray for those whose lives had perished, and for their loved ones who are left behind to pick up the pieces and to carry on with their lives, as well as for the speedy recovery of those who have been injured.

Pope Francis’ Easter Message 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter!

Today the Church renews the proclamation made by the first disciples: “Jesus is risen!” And from mouth to mouth, from heart to heart, there resounds a call to praise: “Alleluia, Alleluia!” On this morning of Easter, the perennial youth of the Church and of humanity as a whole, I would like to address each of you in the opening words of my recent Apostolic Exhortation devoted especially to young people:

“Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world. Everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive! He is in you, he is with you and he never abandons you. However far you may wander, he is always there, the Risen One. He calls you and he waits for you to return to him and start over again. When you feel you are growing old out of sorrow, resentment or fear, doubt or failure, he will always be there to restore your strength and your hope” (Christus Vivit, 1-2).

Preparing for the twilight years

SISTER LINDA LIZADA offers a few ideas on finding the balance in life’s journey


Sister Linda, pictured here in a file photo, said self-acceptance is key to living the twilight years meaningfully.

Jared Ng

Growing old can be the most difficult phase of life a person has to come to terms with.

Have I lived life to the fullest? Have I accomplished enough? Did I achieve my goals? Have I been able to leave my legacy behind? Should the answer to these questions be a shrug of the shoulders or a plain and simple “no”, then finding purpose in the latter stages of life may prove challenging.

So how can we meaningfully live the last years of our lives? “It’s all about perspective,” said Cenacle Sister Linda Lizada.

Archdiocese Statement on the mosque shootings in New Zealand

15 Mar 2019 (Friday) –  The Catholic Church in Singapore stands together with the Muslim community here and all peace-loving people to reject the violence in today’s attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. We are deeply saddened by the carnage. Such deeds remind us of the importance of promoting inter-faith dialogues.We must also never [...]

Vatican rolls out 3 initiatives to stop sexual abuse of minors

Three initiatives have been rolled out following the “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting, held in the Vatican from Feb 21-24.

The initiatives – centred around the protection of children and to combat abuse – were announced by Father Federico Lombardi, Moderator of the meeting, at a press briefing.
They are:

- The imminent publication of a Motu proprio (an official order issued by the Holy Father) by the Pope, providing rules and regulations to safeguard minors and vulnerable adults within Vatican City State.