Vatican offers solidarity over flight MH370, Korean ferry tragedies

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has expressed sorrow over Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which went missing with 239 passengers and flight crew on board, and the recent Korean ferry tragedy. Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, in a letter to Fr Eugene Benedict, [...]

Getting to know the French Catholic community in Singapore

The French Catholic community in Singapore started about 20 years ago with only 50 people. Today, it has grown to about 500 families.The current chaplain of the community is Fr Ivan Ponsonnet, 52, a Paris Foreign Missions (MEP) priest. There are currently 11 MEP priests in Singapore.Fr Ivan, who has been in Singapore since September [...]

Canossian Sisters share Easter joy with MP

Easter this year was very special for the Canossian Sisters as Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob was the special guest during the Sisters’ Easter get-together at St Joseph’s Home (SJH) on April 20. She had always expressed her desire to meet the Canossian Sisters ever since she met Sr Theresa Seow, the Provincial Leader at [...]

New Catholics share their faith journey

Several people who were baptised at Easter tell Darren Boon  how they came to embrace the Catholic faith 'God has become my best friend' Mother and two kids baptised at Easter Question from priest set couple thinking Now able to care for people’s feelings Felt tested during Lent Christ’s teachings hit her 'in the gut'

Christ’s teachings hit her ‘in the gut’

The sufferings, illnesses and deaths of people close to her led Ms Chew Shiuan Han on a spiritual search.Face with the passing of her mother-in-law, her sister from illness and a godson in an accident, Ms Chew decided that she needed a new vision on life.A friend brought her to the adoration room at the [...]

Felt tested during Lent

Although English was not her mother tongue, this did not deter Ms Aya Takeda, a Japanese, from learning more about the Catholic faith. Ms Takeda said she knew little of Christianity till she married into a Catholic family. It was through ceremonies such as weddings and funerals she attended that she slowly learnt about the [...]

Now able to care for people’s feelings

Although she had agreed to attend the RCIA programme at the Church of St Stephen, Ms Seraphina Peh said only joined to learn more about the faith and was not looking to be baptised. She attributed this to her stubbornness and her need to be convinced. However, her attitude changed after her parents fell ill [...]

Moved by support from fiancee’s mum

It was the support and care that his future mother-in-law showed towards him that made Mr Zachary Seah want to know more about the Catholic faith. Mr Seah recollected that he accompanied his fiancée to church occasionally, and in the last few years, he had encountered some pressure in his work and studies. His fiancée’s [...]

Question from priest set couple thinking

A simple question from a priest left a deep impression on married couple Desmond Lim and Jenny Teo.Fr Andrew Wong, parish priest of Church of the Holy Spirit, had asked the couple why they decided to send their daughter, Chloe, to a Catholic school for her primary education when they themselves were not Catholics. “Why [...]