Intercede for others when you pray

July 14th, 2020|

Pope Francis during his General Audience. Photo: Vatican Media Moses never ceased to belong to the poor in spirit The faithful have been asked by the People to take a leaf from the way Moses prayed when he was asking God to help [...]

Going back to Galilee

July 14th, 2020|

Mount Tabor in the hills of Galilee. Photo: Michelle Tan Michelle Tan During this COVID situation, the struggles we face are compounded and the crosses we have to bear seem heavier than ever be it in our homes or at the workplace. The [...]

Reading Sacred Scripture with the Heart

July 14th, 2020|

The Bible is where Jesus speaks to us to build up a personal relationship. Contemplating the importance of the Word of God We live in a global village where we are easily connected with one another through social media. Why take the trouble [...]

Chancery Notice – 7 July 2020

July 7th, 2020|

This notice is issued with reference to Banns of Ordination CHN/BNN/2020/002, regarding the ordination of Deacon Emmanuel Teo Ming Ti OCD of the Order of Discalced Carmelite Friars, to the Order of the Presbyterate. Due to the current COVID-19 measures in place, Deacon Emmanuel's priestly ordination which was scheduled [...]

Update – Gradual Resumption of Mass

July 5th, 2020|

Dear Brothers and Sisters-in-Christ, We thank you for the positive emails and messages coming through on our channels concerning myCatholic.sg and the Mass Attendance Registration System (MARS). When the Church embarked on this project, her focus was to help enable Catholics to go back to Mass safely, orderly and [...]

God rested. Let’s do likewise

July 2nd, 2020|

By Laura Kelly Fanucci Writing this column almost made a liar out of me. “I’ll write about leisure,” I had decided one morning at Mass, snuggled next to a rarely calm child, soaking in the Sunday quiet. A perfect topic for July’s sultry weather and a gentle reminder of [...]

Facing our tough hours

July 1st, 2020|

Father Ronald Rolheiser Discernment isn’t an easy thing. Take this dilemma: When we find ourselves in a situation that’s causing us deep interior anguish, do we walk away, assuming that the presence of such pain is an indication that this isn’t the right place for [...]

Years of dialogue bringing Christian churches closer

July 1st, 2020|

Bishop Brian Farrell addressing the Global Christian Forum in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo: Vatican News Christians from different churches are much closer today moving towards a situation of trust and confidence and complete openness in their ecumenical dialogues, said Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of [...]

The choices we face every day

June 27th, 2020|

By Father Ronald Rolheiser We all struggle to not give in to coldness and hatred. This was even a struggle for Jesus. Like the rest of us, He had to struggle, mightily at times, to remain warm and loving. It’s interesting to trace this out [...]

Trusting God with courage for He never fails

June 27th, 2020|

God’s unfailing providence and protective love faithfully reaches out to sustain us during our most difficult moments. Photo: VITA Images Monsignor Philip Heng, SJ Reflect on the lives of people around us and in the world for a moment: Migrant workers labouring in [...]

Chancery Notice – 25 June 2020

June 25th, 2020|

APPOINTMENTS 1. Fr Terence Kesavan is appointed to head the Archdiocesan Office for Human Resource (AHR) for a term of two [2] years, with effect from 1 July 2020. 2. The following have been re-appointed to the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD) for [...]

Prayer and discernment during a lockdown

June 25th, 2020|

David Lonsdale During extended periods of isolation, we are likely to be more-than-usually sensitive to changes of mood. Ignatius of Loyola’s  own experience of this led him to develop techniques to respond to feelings of ‘darkness and disturbance’. By exploring Ignatius’s reflections on his experience [...]

The gift of the Rosary

June 25th, 2020|

The rosary helps us to meditate on the life of Jesus and the stories of the Gospels. Photo: VITA Images How much do we really know about this universal prayer? FATHER GERARD LOUIS SHARES MORE Apart from the Mass, the rosary is perhaps [...]