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Choice Asia looks to future

Members brainstorm new directions for their movementBANDUNG, INDONESIA – Can we forgive those who sometimes love us poorly – the people closest to us, like our brother, teacher, father, mother? How does one live the truth that in this world love and woundedness are never separated.One can, when one keeps reclaiming one’s first love – [...]

Catholic Internet radio station launched in Sri Lanka

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith gives an interview during the radio station’s inaugural broadcast. UCANEWS.COM photoCOLOMBO – The Archdiocese of Colombo has launched the country’s first Catholic Internet radio station in the capital, aimed at providing a platform for young people and for those who are unable to attend church regularly.Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, president of the bishops’ [...]

Letter – About restoring our old churches

Three old Catholic churches have been named in the media as being slated for restoration. They are the Good Shepherd Cathedral, St Joseph’s Church (Portuguese Mission) and recently Sts Peter and Paul.This is really good news for our Catholic community and generally resonates well in Singapore’s landscape. Old buildings are part of cultural heritage, rich [...]

Regional communications body grapples with new media

Delegates from Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei brainstorm use of social media for outreachSINGAPORE – When churches set up Facebook accounts to engage members, they could perhaps also include human interest posts featuring people who work behind the scenes in the parish such as the gardener, a social media editor told Church communicators.These could provide a [...]

Bringing up quintuplets

CatholicNews catches up with the Chin family whose teenage quintuplets recently received the Sacrament of ConfirmationBringing up quintuplets is definitely challenging, but Humphrey and Dorothy Chin say they are thankful to God for His blessings on their large family.Their children – Adriel, Alicia, Annabelle, Amanda, and Andre – who are now 16 years old, received [...]

Support group for foreign spouses formed

17 women sign up for group launched by ACMIACMI, the Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, has formed a support group for foreign spouses of Singaporean men.The Foreign Spouse Support Group (FSSG) was launched on June 15 at a ceremony marking the graduation of these spouses who took English and [...]

St Anthony’s youth go on island-wide adventure

Fun race helps them learn about the saintYoung people from the Church of St Anthony learnt about the life and miracles performed by their parish’s patron saint through a fun race across Singapore.Twenty-five people aged 13-20 and divided into groups of five started their race at their parish on June 12.The activity took them to [...]

Blessed Sacrament turns 50

Blessed Sacrament Church celebrated its 50th anniversary with the launch of an app for both iOS and Android platforms, a special Corpus Christi Mass and gala dinner.The free app allows the user to keep updated on the parish’s upcoming events, listen to homilies, and make prayer requests among other things.The highlight of the golden jubilee [...]

Educational stint in Brisbane

Principals of Catholic preschools attend immersion programmePrincipals of Catholic preschool/childcare centres who attended a training stint in Brisbane, Australia, said they came away enriched by the experience.Mrs Agnes Lee, principal of Holy Family Kindergarten, said she was impressed by the independence of the children of Brisbane archdiocese, some as young as five years old, who [...]

Looking for permanent home

After 16 years in Singapore, the Verbum Dei Missionaries are seeking a permanent home here.The community has lived in five different rented premises since its first missionary, Sr Maria Jose M Egido, arrived in 1997 from Spain. The constant shifting was due to rental increments.One of their former premises had its rent increased from $3,500 [...]