MEP priest called to the Lord

Fr L Danion, who served the Church in Asia, including Singapore and Malaysia, for 54 years, has passed away in France.The French priest was born in August 1914 and joined the Paris Foreign Missions Society (MEP) in 1932.He was ordained in June 1938 and sent to Chongqing, China, where he served until July 1952 when [...]

Vietnamese Church Delegation Visits Singapore

(From left) Auxilliary Bishop Peter Nguyen Van Kham and Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man of Ho Chi Minh City, together with Fr Louis Nguyen Anh Tuan from the city’s Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre, were in Singapore in early April. They visited Catholic migrant workers here and also met up with Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, non-resident Pontifical Representative [...]

Ecosystems, the food chain and nature’s balance

Boys plant mangrove seedlings on the Indonesian island of Nias. The mangroves will grow to provide better habitat for seafood as well as limited protection against tsunamis. CNS file photoSince the beginning of time, God has provided for our every need through creation. We could say that from God, we received the sacred gift of [...]

‘My life as a Catholic’ – May join church choir

Student Bernice Ong says she is considering joining a ministry in which she can use her talent. She enjoys singing and may join a church choir, says the member of the Singapore Manage-ment University’s Catholic group Fides. In her daily life, she says she wants to be more forgiving, bring joy to others, lend others [...]

‘My life as a Catholic’ – Being less judgemental

As a fashion student, external appearances used to be important to Jasmine Wong. After embracing Catholicism, however, she hopes to make an extra effort to “be a more … understanding person who looks at the hearts of people” rather than their appearance. “I hope to be less judgemental and more genuine. I hope eventually when [...]

‘Life in abundance’ and the Easter Vigil

Catholics lighting their candles from the Paschal Candle during the Easter Vigil. CNS photosThe entire salvation story unfolds through the Vigil’s readings which describe the new life that comes from believing in Jesus, says Fr Gerald O’Collins, SJ.RECENTLY, I saw an ad on television for a new housing development. Houses were being sold through the [...]