OCTOBER 02, 2016, Vol 66, No 20

Jason Evert to speak here

Jason and Crystalina Evert.

Renown US Catholic champion of chastity Jason Evert is coming to Singapore next January to give a series of talks to various target audiences.

The much-sought after speaker, who together with his wife, Crystalina, has spoken about the virtue of chastity in many countries to more than one million people, including during World Youth Days in Sydney, Madrid, and two months ago, in Kraków.

Singapore couple Lawrence and Celeste Lai holding up the offertory gift during a special Mass at St Peter’s Basilica. The couple were selected to represent Asia at the celebration organised by Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) Italy.

A special Mass was held on Sept 10 in Rome as part of a pilgrimage during the Jubilee Year of Mercy for the Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) community.

Singapore couple Lawrence and Celeste Lai, selected to represent Asia, brought up the offertory during the Mass at the main altar of St Peter’s Basilica.

The offertory gift they brought was a self-made poster depicting the wedding costumes of the different races in Singapore.
Fr David Garcia said that an alternative to abortion is adoption.

A seminar to discuss and clarify the medical and ethical aspects of Zika infection was held on Sept 17.

The event was organised by the Catholic Medical Guild of Singapore.

Fr David Garcia, its spiritual director, and Dr John Hui, chairman of the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF), were the speakers at the seminar titled “Heart Issues, Hard Decisions: Ethical dilemmas in Zika Virus Infection”.

Ms Michele Tang (second from left) with Catholic High School principal, Ms Magdalen Soh Lai Leng (far left), a school student and staff members at the Istana on Sept 1. Ms Tang was among six recipients of the President’s Award for Teachers.

A Catholic High School teacher was awarded the President’s Award for Teachers (PAT) for her role in inspiring her students and peers.

Ms Michele Tang, was among six recipients to receive the prestigious teaching award conferred by President Tony Tan at the Istana on Sept 1.

The award honours excellent teachers for their role in moulding the future of Singapore.

A panel discussion session during the CANA Film Festival during which participants shared their thoughts on the film, Cart.

A total of 23 films, various panel discussions, workshops and a fringe festival for the whole family. These were just some of the highlights of the second edition of the CANA Film Festival (CFF) held from
Sept 7-13.

The biennial festival aimed to bring noteworthy independent films that espouse the universality of Catholic social teachings through depictions of good versus evil, friendship, hope and disappointment, life, love and loss.