The symbolism of genuflecting

May 21st, 2020|

FATHER IGNATIUS YEO explains the significance behind this practice The word “genuflection” simply means a knee bend and is the most common way Catholics show their reverence for the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the tabernacle upon entering or leaving a church. However, this practice was [...]

Remembering the goal in marriage

May 21st, 2020|

John Grosso and Nicole M. Perone It should come as no surprise to any married or engaged couples reading this, but we’ll say it anyway: Preparing for marriage is hard work. It’s exhilarating to imagine a new life with your best friend, but the milestones [...]

Chancery Notice – 20 May 2020

May 20th, 2020|

This notice is issued with reference to Banns of Ordination CHN/BNN/2020/001 and Chancery Notice CHN/CN/2020/005, regarding Brother Justin Yip’s diaconate ordination. Due to the current circuit breaker measures in place, Brother Justin’s ordination which was scheduled for 25 May 2020 will be postponed until further notice. A second Chancery [...]

Pope: Love the world that persecutes you

May 20th, 2020|

By Christopher Wells Pope Francis in concluding his series of catecheses on the Beatitudes, has focussed on the final Beatitude, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. During his General Audience on Wednesday, 29 April, the [...]

Loving selflessly through our suffering

May 15th, 2020|

Monsignor Philip Heng, SJ Inseparable from our human experiences are the pain and suffering of life. However, at deeper levels of our human experiences are experiences of love: for the people we love and most deeply, for the God who loves us. Even when we [...]

We live by the choices we make in life

May 13th, 2020|

Br Clarence Yue Most of us are familiar with the parable of the rich young man who probably lived a righteous life and sought for more. However, when Jesus asked him to sell all he had and follow him, the rich young man went away [...]

Pray the Rosary in May

May 13th, 2020|

Pope Francis is encouraging the faithful to pray the Rosary during the month of May, “when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary”. In a Letter for the Month of May, published on the feast [...]

Catholic school education: 5 essentials

May 12th, 2020|

How do our Catholic schools continue to remain relevant in Singapore’s rapidly changing educational landscape? How do we ensure that students in our Catholic schools receive that “something extra” which they cannot get from secular schools? Perhaps the best way to address these concerns is [...]

Welcoming the little ones to Mass

May 12th, 2020|

Father Luke Fong If one goes by the letter of the law (as far as Canon Law is concerned), then parents would not be faulted if they simply come to Mass without their children. The laws of the Church only require children who have reached [...]

Chancery Notice – 6 May, 2019

May 6th, 2020|

Archdiocesan Stance on the Virtual Solemnization of Marriages In light of the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures for Solemnization and Registration of Marriages) Bill that was passed in Parliament on 5 May 2020, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore has reviewed our theological, canonical and pastoral understanding [...]