Friends in the Lord

Deacon Stanley (2nd row, third from the left, with glasses) with companion Jesuits just below the rooms of St Ignatius of Loyola in Rome, Italy where St Francis Xavier received his mission to Asia. Photo: Deacon Stanley Goh, SJ Saint Francis Xavier on friendship and evangelisation Deacon Stanley Goh, SJ Journey through [...]

New cancer centre for Mt Alvernia

Turning the first sod. From L to R: Ms Serena Wee (Icon), Dr Tan Yew Oo (Icon), Dr Karmen Wong (Icon), Mr Ho Tian Yee (MAH), Sister Elizabeth Lim (MAH), Mr Paul Beh (MAH) and Dr James Lam (MAH). Photo: Mount Alvernia Hospital Michelle Tan The groundbreaking ceremony [...]

Charting new pathways, serving with love

Collecting milk powder and diapers for distribution in support of their cause. Photos: St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School (SACSS) has marked 140 years of education serving not only those who are poor financially, but also those who are marginalised and poor in spirit. [...]

Sharing Sunday morning wisdom with shoppers

Fr Eugene with SSVP volunteers manning the shop. Victoria Lim After five years of faithful service and dedication as parish priest of the Church of the Holy Family, Father Eugene Vaz retired from active ministry when he reached the age of 75 this year. But rather than live [...]

Songs from the fount of love

Fr Derrick, Mr Hsu, Ms Chen and Mr Teo. Photo: Pujianto Cemerlang Victoria Lim Music has always had a way of touching hearts and drawing people from different walks of life together. It was precisely that which brought Mr Raymundo Yu, Founder of Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations [...]

Celebrating the feast day of St John Paul II

Ambassador Mrs Bogdziewicz, the Nuncio and the Archbishop before the statue of St John Paul II. Michelle Tan The morning of Thursday Oct 22 dawned grey and rainy, but by the time the Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore Archbishop Marek Zalewski, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland [...]

Why Catholics pray for the dead

The penitent souls being purified in purgatory (left), and the unrepentant souls destined for hell (right). Photo: Wikimedia Commons Michelle Tan Since the earliest times, Christians have been praying for their departed brothers and sisters: ancient pleas have been found etched on tombstones or on the walls of [...]

Living and dying for Christ

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Michelle Tan In Romans 14:7-12, St Paul says, “The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong [...]