Mary, our Star of Hope

The Gate of Hope at CHIJMES. Photo: Eugene Tan Michelle Tan “Human life is a journey. Towards what destination? How do we find the way? Life is like a voyage on the sea of history, often dark and stormy, a voyage in which we watch for the stars [...]

Celebrating a Christ-centred Catholic200SG

Joseph Tan During the past year, although the infamous “Covid-19 label” has been tagged on to everything e.g. the Covid generation, Covid taskforce, Covid restrictions, it is NOT the centre of our lives. “The Redeemer of man, Jesus Christ, is the centre of the universe and of history.” With the [...]

Befriending the homeless after dark

Volunteers faithfully meeting with the homeless every Friday. Photo: Victoria Lim Victoria Lim The night of Dec 18, 2020, was cool and wet. A light drizzle started to form as a small team of volunteers from Catholic Welfare Services (CWS) Night Mission met outside a 24-hour supermarket at [...]

The Christmas mystery

The Glory of the Newborn Christ in the Presence of the Father and the Holy Spirit (Annakirche, Vienna). Photo: Wikimedia Commons Father John Joseph Fenelon Christmas for Christians is about the Incarnation, God becoming man in Jesus Christ to bring salvation to the world. But Christmas is not [...]

All brothers and sisters

St Francis meets with Sultan Malik-el-Kamal of Egypt by Zacarías González Velázquez. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Points of reflection on Fratelli tutti Father Gerard Louis, CSsR Pope Francis published his latest encyclical issued on Aug 4, 2020 on the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. A year earlier, Pope [...]

Shining with faith at Christmas Ignite 2020

The music directors, Saint Max crew and the four priests (L to R: Fra Derrick, Fr Luke, Fr Valerian and Fr Kamelus) after a recording session at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Photo: Patrick Theng Bernard Lim Christmas Ignite, a virtual Christmas concert to jumpstart Catholic200SG, the 200th anniversary of the Catholic [...]