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Fake Emails Used to Solicit Money

Beware that persons are impersonating the Archbishop’s email and that of various priests to solicit money and other favours especially during this Christmas season. There is only one genuine email account under the Archbishop, viz [email protected] Archbishop William Goh has no other email accounts. Official Archdiocese email accounts are registered with only @catholic.org.sg. There are no other domains. [...]

A humble and committed priest

Jared Ng It is not how long you are a priest but the commitment, dedication and devotion that goes into your ministry. For Father Vincent Chee, who celebrates his golden jubilee this year, the source of his commitment is “encountering God’s love”, said Archbishop William Goh . “He is one priest who takes the [...]

A calling to serve the poor

Audrey Lee and Cindy Elisabeth Lim For 35-year-old Friar Aiden Peter, who was born into a Christian family in Tawau, Sabah, the thought of entering the priesthood never entered his mind when he was growing up. From young he believed in God, went to church and said his prayers daily. However after he received [...]

Chancery Notice – 4 November 2019

The Chancery has recently received reports that a man known as Benediktus Yakobus Ratuwalu, also known as ‘Benito’ or ‘Beny Ratuwalu’. Ratuwalu has been soliciting donations for impoverished children here in Singapore, claiming to be operating as a priest under the Missionary Society of the Divine Word (SVD). However, Ratuwalu’s [...]

Faith in work and work in faith

Bernadette Lee When work becomes more central to our lives, where does that leave the spiritual aspect of our lives? Drawing a balance between faith practices and the workplace’s mixed secular codes of conduct is a perennial source of difficulty for an increasingly competitive and globalised work environment. This was [...]

“I was in prison and you came to visit me”

Jared Ng The stark reality of being in prison can be a difficult pill to swallow. Many inmates lose hope and fall into a spiral of depression and regret as they wait for the day where they can have their freedom again. Turning to God during this period is [...]

Turning what they learn into action

Raine Seah Inspired by the acts of selfless love of their patron saint, Saint Louis de Montfort, towards the last, the lost and the least, Assumption English School (AES) strives to develop compassionate students also known as Assumptionknights who think beyond themselves, and who are willing to serve others, especially those who may be [...]

Giving hope to refugees with skills training, education

Seventeen-year-old Fareed (not his real name) came to Thailand in 2015 with his mother and three sisters. Back home in Pakistan as a kid, he worked countless hours in a carpet factory, while suffering verbal and physical abuse. When they arrived in Thailand as asylum seekers, they were told to leave immediately, or face [...]