New Year: Putting on new perspectives

As we begin the new year, I am sure many of us would ask this basic question, “What will this year be like? Will it be any different from last year or the previous years?” Most, if not all of us, would hope for a “better” year, whether that means one that moves us closer [...]

Empowering family life in the S’pore Archdiocese

Participants at the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family’s fifth anniversary Mass pose for a photo with Archbishop William Goh and priests. Photo: VITA ImagesPatricia AngCatholics are called to bring the light of Christ to their families and to society, and to be witnesses of what it means to be members of the family of God. [...]

Restoring the treasures of the Vatican Museums

   The Madonna della Cintola before restoration (left) and after restoration.Which is more amazing – Michelangelo’s artworks in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel or how the frescoes there were restored? For Father Kevin Lixey, the International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums (PAVM), the restoration process is “almost as fascinating as [...]

Boys take their first step in former convent school

Canossa Catholic Primary 1 boys join the girls on their first day of school.Visibly nervous and shy but the boys soon found their feet after a warm welcome to the new co-ed Canossa Catholic Primary School, as they mingled with the girls.For the girls, this was the first time that they had boys in their [...]

Treasuring the value of each religion

Archbishop William Goh with representatives of different faiths at the Archdiocesan Interreligious Christmas celebration. Photo: VITA Images   Jared Ng It is important for all religions to work together to ensure there is continued significance in the various religious festivals and celebrations. This is in light of secularisation which is sweeping across societies, and posing [...]

“Talk show” helps people understand Catholic faith better

Panellists (from left) Keith Neubronner, Kathleen Sim, Father Terence Pereira and Eric Lam at the Love in the City event.A special “talk show” held a few days after Christmas Day helped some 50 people gain a better understanding of the festival celebrated by Christians all over the world.The event, titled Love in the City, was [...]

Saint Stephen: Sacrifice and Martyrdom

Apostolic Nuncio celebrates Mass on feast day of St StephenArchbishop Marek Zalewski posing with parishioners of the Church of St Stephen.The martyrdom of Saint Stephen has its parallels with Christmas. Jesus and St Stephen both offered themselves for the mission of saving the world.Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, made this point during the [...]