OBITUARYMadam Magdalene Lee, mother of Father Paul Yeo, passed away yesterday on June 17, 2019. She was 79.Mdm Lee's wake is held at Block 127B (Multi-Purpose Hall), Kim Tian Road, Singapore 164127.Funeral Mass Date: 21 June 2019 (Friday) Time: 10.30AMVenue: Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 50 Ophir Road, Singapore [...]
What is our life mission? It is for the spirit of God to empower us, then go beyond! Reach out to others so that the Holy Spirit in your life is known to others.
When others see you joyful, they too know how wonderful it is to be Catholic. The Spirit of God is not one of timidity but of boldness.
During a Pentecost rally held at the Church of Saint Michael, Father Terence Pereira reminded parishioners that they are each called to do great and wonderful things for God. We are all given talents by God. But the question is, do we multiply the 10 or 5 talents that we are given? Or do we bury the 1 that we have?
I greet all of you taking part in this Congress intended to help implement the Synod of Bishops devoted to young people. I thank you for the work you are doing in your respective areas of service, and for your effort to meet and share your experiences. For my part, I would like to point out a few approaches particularly close to my heart. In my Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit, I encouraged young people to “grow in holiness and in commitment to their personal vocation” (No. 3). I likewise encourage you, who work in the so-called “old continent”, to believe that “everything Christ touches becomes young, new and full of life” (cf. ibid., 1).
The three approaches that I would indicate are: holiness, as a calling that gives meaning to one’s entire life journey; communion as the fertile soil for vocations in the Church and vocation itself, as a keyword to be preserved and “conjugated” with others – “happiness”, “freedom” and “together” – and finally “declined” as special consecration.
A great sense of anticipation filled the air at the Catholic Spirituality Centre this morning as more than 200 persons balloted for the coveted seats at the CER #66. Congrats to those participants who were successful in their balloting. Have you gone for your CER yet? Do you feel the [...]
President Halimah visits ABLE to get first-hand account of their activities
President Halimah with family caregivers at a baking session.
President Halimah Yacob, who toured the ABLE centre in Toa Payoh, commended the efforts made to help people with disabilities to re-enter the workforce.
During her visit on May 28, the President saw first-hand how the centre – Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE) – has been reaching out to persons from all walks of life, to enable persons with disabilities to live with dignity.
At a door-stop interview, she urged employers to have progressive employment practices so that they can provide a supportive environment to persons with disabilities. She also urged employers to do their part and “be more receptive of persons with disabilities to work and earn a living and have self-esteem”.
On 4 February 2019, the Chancery issued Chancery Notice CHN/CN/2019/003 seeking information regarding a man named Benjamin Ho, who had claimed to be a Catholic priest and was conducting ministry in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore.
Ho’s ministry was not authorised in the Archdiocese as he was not incardinated here and had not applied for a Statement of Suitability to Minister as a cleric. Ho also did not come under any local church entity which could ensure that he was suitable to teach the Catholic faith as a lay person.
Having met Ho in person and having conducted further inquiry, the Chancery wishes to inform the faithful of the following.
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!
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 [...]
Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, "Vos estis lux mundi", establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. It includes the obligation for clerics and religious to report abuse. Every Diocese must have a system that allows the public [...]
Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, "Vos estis lux mundi", establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. It includes the obligation for clerics and religious to report abuse. Every Diocese must have a system that allows the public to submit reports easily.
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.