R U texting in church? Put the phone down!

Priests and laypeople talk about the distractions of ringing phones and people who text at MassALBANY, New York, USA – Entire families navigate their smartphones while sharing meals at restaurants. Students text in class. Parents take phone calls at their children’s sporting events and plays.It’s no surprise that cellphones affect even the church.It has become [...]

NCCs learn importance of forgiveness, doing mission work

During an Oct 17-19 stay-in retreat in Plentong, Johor, Neighbourhood Christian Communities (NCCs) from Blessed Sacrament Church learned the importance of forgiveness and ways for them to move towards mission work.Upon arrival by coach, retreat master and guardian of St Pio’s Friary and spirituality centre in Ulu Tiram, Johor, Fr Valentine Gompok, greeted the retreatants [...]

Celebrating 5th centenary of birth of St Teresa of Avila

SINGAPORE – To commemorate the 500th year of the birth of St Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite Friars and Sisters organised a series of Novena Masses at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul from Oct 5-13, to prepare for the official celebration vigil of the feast day of the saint on Oct 14.The theme [...]

Corrinne May shares about family life through song

Corrinne May performed several of her Christian-themed songs for the audience during the dialogue event, at one point breaking down in tears, apparently moved by the song.She started off by giving her own rendition of the Hail Mary, while accompanying herself on the piano.  Before singing the next song, Beautiful Life, she shared that the [...]

Conference discusses ways to support families, journey with people

Strengthening marriages, and journeying with divorcees and LGBT people were some issues raised. Lorna O’Hara reports.Divorcees “need a lot of emotional” and “spiritual support”. The Catholic Church must “learn to accept those who are divorced”.Archbishop William Goh made these comments during the first Archdiocesan Catholic Family Dialogue (ACFD) held on Oct 22 at Catholic Junior [...]