MAY 27, 2018, Vol 68, No 11

Reflection: Why is loving God so hard and demanding?

By Msgr Philip Heng, SJWhy is loving God so difficult and demanding? This question is far more complex than it appears and more so for those who are going through the painful challenges of life.Loving God is difficult. What does this mean? Loving God is difficult if the love we have for ourselves is a [...]

Vesak Day 2018 message

Dear Buddhist friends,On behalf of the Catholic community, we extend to all of you our heartfelt and warmest wishes as you celebrate your most sacred festival of Vesak, remembering the birth, enlightenment and final nirvana of Gautama Buddha.Indeed, enlightenment is what the world needs so desperately today. Greed for power and possessions, whether in politics, [...]

Same-sex unions and their right to marriage

Moral theologian Fr David Garcia comments on the issueIT SEEMS that prohibiting people of the same sex from getting married is a case of blatant, unjust discrimination. Clearly, homosexual persons can love each other just as much as heterosexual persons love people of the opposite sex, and if so, don’t they deserve the same right [...]

Family ministry addresses workplace issues, challenges

Fr Terence Kesavan, the Christian Family and Social Movement (CFSM) spiritual director, was presented with a farewell gift as he is scheduled to go overseas for further studies.Every worker is at his or her workplace for a unique and special purpose, said Mr Francis Mane, president of the Christian Family and Social Movement (CFSM).Speaking during [...]

Neocatechumenal Way members share experience of meeting pope

Members of the Neocatechumenal Way from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand pose for a photo at Tor Vergata, Rome.By Andrew J. Wong About 160 members of the Neocatechumenal Way from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand were in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movement with Pope Francis.The Neocatechumenal Way guides Catholics in an itinerary of [...]

Celebrating marriage and priestly life at ‘Love Matters’ event

Couples renew their marriage vows during the celebration on May 1. More than a hundred couples together with several priests celebrated marriage and the priesthood at the Church of the Transfiguration on May 1.Themed “Love Matters”, it was the third year that the celebration was jointly organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) [...]

Fake news highlighted at Communications Day Mass

The crowd at the World Communications Day Mass held at the cathedral on May 13. By Christopher Khoo Fake news, lies and half-truths. These were the focus of the World Communications Day Mass held at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on May 13. “The Church recognises the role that mass media and communications, play [...]