Values: Of Means, Ends and Morality

In this final article in the series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore, we look at the fundamentals in ethical debates. A TROLLEY car is hurtling down a track. In its path are five people who will definitely be killed unless you, a bystander, flip a switch which will divert it [...]

To Save A Thousand Souls

A Weekend Stay-in Retreat for Young Single Catholic Men (ages 18 to 35) who are interested to discern the Diocesan Priesthood. Conducted by: Father Brett A. Brannen (Author of ‘To Save a Thousand Souls - A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood’) and Father Alex Chua (Vocation Director Archdiocese of Singapore).30 September 2011 [...]

Living in a sacred cosmos

It is important to see with our hearts ‘the whole of Creation as contained within the sacred, as well as God being within all things’. CNS file photoIN THE story of The Little Prince (by Antoine de Saint-Exupery), a fox whom he befriends tells him: “It is only with the heart that one can see [...]

Memories of World Youth Day

Singaporeans posing with other pilgrims.From the Catholic Archdiocesan Youth Centre:I found it very apt that our pilgrimage began in Rome – a place steeped in history and rich in the beauty of our faith. It felt like I was retracing my roots as a Roman Catholic.Some of the places we visited included St Peter’s Basilica, [...]

Seminar guides participants through journalistic process

Participants from Malaysia, Singapore Brunei engage in discussion during a seminar organised by Singapore Church publication Hai Sing Pao.JOHOR-BAHRU – Participants of a Mandarin writing seminar say they have gained greater insights into the journalistic process, and intend to use their newly acquired skills to improve their Church publications.Twenty-five people from Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei [...]

Short plays deal with relationships

The plays Given (above) and Fast Food Love (below) were voted the most popular during Walk on Water Productions’ recent Arts Festival.SINGAPORE – “Love is patient, love is kind.” This is an often quoted passage from 1 Corinthians 13, and it was on these verses that Walk on Water (WOW) Productions decided to base their [...]

New Roman missal DVD helps catechists appreciate Mass better

Fr Ignatius Yeo, chairman of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission, presenting a session during the Basic Catechist Course.The use of a DVD on the new Roman missal helped catechists deepen their understanding of the richness of the Mass, said those who took part in a basic catechist course recently.“Before this course, I was not aware of [...]

Advance preparation helps in use of new Order of Mass

Fr J J Fenelon, parish priest of Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, elaborating on a video presentation on the new missal.The parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea switched to the new Order of Mass during the weekend of Sept 3 and 4.Apart from a few people responding with the familiar [...]

St Ignatius play in Singaporean setting

The Church of St Ignatius is preparing to stage a play on its patron saint that will weave his life experiences into a post-modern Catholic Singaporean family setting.Turning Points, the drama on St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, will be staged on Dec 10 and 11 at the SJI Performing Arts Centre.The play [...]

Art therapy ministry holds 4th art exhibition

Right: The Prayer by Rachel Tan.An art exhibition held at the Church of St Mary of the Angels featured more than 200 artworks from 34 artists.Heartspace@St Mary’s 4th exhibition, entitled Faith.Hope.Love, was held from Sept 2-11 and was an apparent success with many of the paintings sold in the first few days of the exhibition.Some [...]