DECEMBER 10, 2017, Vol 67, No 25


CN, Nov 26

I refer to the report, Discussing discrimination surrounding mental illness (CN, Nov 26).

The move by Clarity to create a platform for people to talk openly and share personal stories about mental health issues is a step in the right direction.

More of such discussions and sharings by those who have walked the journey and have stayed resilient in the face of adversity can help a great deal in eradicating stigma, as well as paving the way for family members to embrace caregiving as a noble job.

Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu blessing the nunciature’s oratory.

By Vincent D'Silva

The apostolic nunciature at Jalan Ampang Hilir in Kuala Lumpur was inaugurated on Nov 23, and its oratory blessed by Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Substitute of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See the next day.

Catholic leaders from Malaysia and Brunei, politicians and other guests were present to witness the occasion on Nov 23.

Children dressing up one of their parents during the relay race on Nov 23 at CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School.

By Jared Ng

Always do your best and don’t give up on your dreams.

These were some encouraging words offered by two Singaporean athletes to children from the two student care centres under the Infant Jesus Homes & Children’s Centres (IJHCC) – IJ Galilee Centre and IJ Village.

The athletes were speaking during a sports day organised by IJHCC for the children and some of their parents to spend quality time together.

Items such as rosaries and candles made by people living with HIV and AIDS were on sale at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the World AIDS Day Mass.

“Following the example of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, can we be compassionate in how we treat our brothers and sisters?” asked Fr Kenson Koh.

He was speaking at this year’s World AIDS Day Mass held at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

About 1,500 people attended the Mass on Nov 26.
Hundreds of business leaders and professionals attended a conference on the topic recently


Participants of the panel discussion on Nov 18 (from left): Mr Andre Ahchak (moderator), Mr Stephen Raj, Mr Andrew Lee, Mr Anthony Soo, Ms Marie Boon and Dr Jake Yap.  Photos: VINCENT CHIA and GABRIEL LEE

More than 700 people including business leaders and professionals gathered for a day-long conference on finding one’s spiritual purpose and mission in the workplace.

The sixth Christ@Work2017 Conference was held on Nov 18 at Catholic Junior College and featured distinguished speakers.

They included Mr Peter Seah, chairman of Singapore Airlines and DBS Group Holdings; Mr Christopher Lowney, author of the best-seller Heroic Leadership, and former managing director of J. P. Morgan, New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London; and Dr Jake Yap, a professor at Loyola School of Theology, Philippines.