1st Catholic Bible in Thai

Bangkok – The Catholic version of the holy book in Thai, will be presented in a single volume, 16,000 copies of the first edition will be printed in South Korea.The go-ahead arrived on June 30, when at the headquarters of the Thai Episcopal Conference in Bangkok, Msgr Arpondratana Francis Xavier Vira, head of the Biblical [...]

Committee to help revamp Vatican communications

VATICAN CITY – Seven months after hiring a consulting firm to study the Vatican’s communications structures, the Vatican has set up an 11-member committee – which includes former Singapore Cabinet minister George Yeo – to suggest ways to increase collaboration and cut costs.Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy and [...]

Archbishop And Priests Celebrate Together

The Church of the Risen Christ hosted a joint celebration at the Toa Payoh Swatow Restaurant for Archbishop William Goh and several priests who marked important milestones in their lives recently. The June 25 celebration was to celebrate the parish’s assistant priest Fr Louis Loiseau’s 88th birthday (second from left), fellow Paris Foreign Missions (MEP) [...]

Acting out Bible stories

About 50 people gathered at the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea canteen on July 12 to witness Bible passages coming to life through drama.The church’s Bible Sunday celebration saw parishioners taking to the stage, donning colourful costumes and using props. Coming in first place was Jerome and Family, a family of nine [...]

Choir leaders learn from Catholic composer

SINGAPORE – Choir leaders from various parishes attended a workshop on choir leadership from July 7-11 at the Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre (CAEC) at Highland Road. Seventy-six participants from eighteen parishes attended the nightly sessions led by Kevin Allen, a Catholic composer based in Chicago who has been highly regarded as a composer of church [...]

Seminary lecturer named new KL archbishop

KUALA LUMPUR – Fr Julian Leow Beng Kim from the College General Major Seminary, Penang, has been appointed to succeed Archbishop Emeritus Murphy Pakiam of Kuala Lumpur.Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia Archbishop Joseph Marino made this announcement on July 3.Fr Leow, 50, is set to become the fourth archbishop of Kuala Lumpur. The priest of 12 [...]

Pope’s call for Church reform stressed at bishops’ meeting

JOHOR BAHRU – Pope Francis’ call for reform within the Church was emphasised to bishops from around the region during a recent meeting.Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia Archbishop Joseph Marino told the bishops of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei that in the midst of their already demanding work, there is now a new challenge given by the [...]

Old boys reunite as SJI Junior holds 60th anniversary dinner

St Joseph’s Institution Junior (SJI Junior), formerly St Michael’s School, celebrated its 60th year with a gala dinner on the school grounds at Essex Road. The July 5 event took place at the same site which saw its first batch of students reporting to school to be educated in the Lasallian tradition, a point noted [...]

3rd Lourdes Experience to be held in December

The Lourdes Experience will be held this December for the third time.  The Singapore association of the Order of Malta, a lay religious order, is once again organising the event, which will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, Dec 6.  According to the association, hundreds of litres of the water from the [...]