Attending the beatification of Guadalupe Ortiz, the first lay woman member of Opus Dei to be raised to the altar
The beatification ceremony of Guadalupe Ortiz at the Palacio Vistalegre Arena.
It was with great anticipation that some 30 people from Singapore travelled to Spain for the beatification of Guadalupe Ortiz, first lay woman member of the Opus Dei to be raised to the altars, on May 18, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
The atmosphere was magical with a spirit of joy filling their hearts as about 12,000 people welcomed the official announcement at the Palacio Vistalegre Arena located about 30 minutes from the city centre of Madrid.
The beautiful choir led all gathered in choral music during the Eucharistic celebration presided by Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Come June 2, we will be on Air! The CatholicSG Radio app will be launched in conjunction with World Communications Day, at the 10.30am Mass at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.
As you may have read in the last edition of Catholic News, the radio station ran an advertisement calling for volunteers to help with a new initiative, CatholicSG Radio. The news was greeted enthusiastically and spotted in some Whatsapp chat groups were excited people across Singapore asking what this new thing is about!
Numerous enquiries flooded our email with offers of help and others asking for more information. So our grateful thanks to the many who have stepped up and said “YES!” ... not to us, but really to God – to be part of this initiative.
Well before we get overwhelmed, let us give you an idea of what this CatholicSG Radio is all about.
Imagine if you will, this script written as a radio interview. And for those who want to catch this LIVE – check out our Facebook page for the radio (audio) version!
By Andrea Tornielli
"Vos estis lux mundi”. “You are the light of the world… Our Lord Jesus Christ calls every believer to be a shining example of virtue, integrity and holiness”. The Gospel of Matthew provides the title and first words of Pope Francis’ new Motu proprio dedicated to the fight against sexual abuse committed by clerics and religious, as well as the actions or omissions of Bishops and Religious Superiors that in any way interfere with or fail to investigate abuse. The Pope recalls that “the crimes of sexual abuse offend Our Lord, cause physical, psychological and spiritual damage to the victims and harm the community of the faithful", and mentions the special responsibility of the Successors of the Apostles to prevent these crimes. The document represents another result of the Meeting on the Protection of Minors held in the Vatican in February 2019. It establishes new procedural rules to combat sexual abuse and to ensure that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. It establishes universal norms, which apply to the whole Catholic Church.
Mr Anthony Yeo Pway Soo, father of Fr Timothy Yeo, passed away on 2 May 2019. He was 93.
Mr Yeo’s wake will be held at Block 717, Woodlands Drive 70, Singapore 730717. Night prayers will be held at 7.00 PM (Mandarin) and at 8.00 PM (English).
Date: 6 May 2019 (Mon)
Time: 12.30 PM
Venue: Church of St Anthony, 25 Woodlands Ave 1, Singapore 739064
Note: The cortege leaves at 12.00 PM on 6 May 2019.
The Archdiocese extends condolences to Fr Timothy Yeo and his family in this time of loss and assures them of our fraternal prayers and support.