Natural Family Planning – God’s gift to marriages

A couples’ faith journey through Natural Family Planning Bernadette and Matthew Ang are trainee instructors from the Natural Family Planning (NFP) Service.“We were engaged before we knew about the Catholic faith. During that time, we started searching for methods of contraception. However, the search was unfulfilling as we found most contraceptive methods put the burden [...]

How To Win Over Your In-Laws

The family is usually viewed from the outside, as a union of two persons.  But more often than not, it is a collaboration of two families as well. Some people are blessed by having a very good relationship with their in-laws, while others can barely tolerate them. No matter what kind of relationship that you [...]

What’s the point of a Catholic education?

SINGAPORE – It’s that time of the year again in Singapore: Catholic parents will soon be faced with the question of which school to send their children to.Some may also wonder why they should consider a Catholic school.Years ago, there would have been few detractors from the idea of a Catholic child going to a [...]

Pope: Respect for human dignity is obligatory

VATICAN CITY – Respect for human dignity and for human rights is an obligatory result of a natural moral law that everyone is capable of knowing and following, Pope Benedict XVI said.“When natural law and the responsibility it implies are denied, the path toward ethical relativism opens dramatically, both on an individual level as well [...]

Katong Catholics Benevolent Fund Association dissolved

SINGAPORE – The Katong Catholics Benevolent Fund (KCBF) Association is calling its 700 members to claim the funds due to them.This is because the group was dissolved with effect from Apr 21, having obtained approval from the Registry of Mutual Benefit Organisations under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.The closure is due to [...]

Catholic Prayer Society reaches out to office workers

Catholic Prayer Society’s Catholic Alpha Cell member Michael Chiam distributing bookmarks to publicise the group’s Alpha course outside the Amoy Street Food Centre on Jun 14 during lunch hours. Photo by Darren BoonSINGAPORE – “Take the leap and explore the meaning of life”.That was the challenge printed on some 1,000 bookmarks which the Catholic Prayer [...]

FMM Sisters hold Eco-Evening

Angie Ng demonstrates the making of enzyme from orange skins while Sisters and participants try out the herbal drink. Photo provided by the FMM SistersSINGAPORE – “Refuse” and “Relook” – two additional ‘R’s to the oft-heard environmental slogan of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” were highlighted to 60 people gathered at an Eco-Evening held Jun 12 at [...]

Musical hopes to inspire faith and vocations

Cast and crew of “13:34” after the show. Photo by Darren BoonSINGAPORE – As the Year for Priests drew to an end, a musical staged in conjunction with the theme caused many to reflect more deeply about religious vocations.In particular, Archbishop Nicholas Chia expressed hopes that the musical “13:34” would inspire the young generation to [...]

Singapore bids farewell to Apostolic Nuncio

SINGAPORE – Two hundred trips and 19 bishop ordinations in the region – these are the fruits of Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, the former appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand, Singapore and Cambodia, and Apostolic Delegate in Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia and Brunei since Sep 20, 2003.Archbishop Pennacchio has been appointed Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal since [...]