Visually-impaired students defy odds to do well in O Levels

Lorna O’Hara speaks to St Anthony’s Aashwini Gunasilan and SJI’s Ian Luke Chan“Having my eyesight gone was as if my life had literally ended, and that there was nothing that I could do,” said 17-year-old Aashwini Gunasilan from St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School.Despite this handicap, she scored seven distinctions in the GCE O Level exams. [...]

2013: pdf issues

2013 issues in PDF are available at this link: http://issuu.com/catholicnews/stacks/5ce7e2ff8d034a779b5765990fd0ad0b

Reaching out to those who stopped attending church

“It’s really good. I like the fact that they don’t push us to come back. They respect our feelings and we have time to think before making a choice.” Mr Richard Pillai, 52, made these comments after attending an event held by Landings, an organisation that aims to reach out to Catholics who have been [...]

Parish orchestra helps hospice

The Risen Christ Youth Symphony (RCYS) performed a charity concert in aid of Assisi Hospice on May 24.Inspired by Fr John Sim, parish priest of the Church of the Risen Christ in January 2013, the RCYS had also performed for the church’s Feast Day celebration  on Easter Sunday last year, as well as a fundraiser [...]

International Meeting On World Youth Day

Vatican City, 4 April 2014 (VIS) – The heads of youth pastoral care from all over the world will meet in Rome, invited by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, from 10 to 13 April. It will be the first international meeting linked to the Krakow World Youth Day, and will offer an opportunity for [...]

Communique On The Diocese Of Limburg, Germany

Vatican City, 26 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today issued the following communique: “With reference to the administration of the diocese of Limburg in Germany, the Congregation for Bishops has carefully studied the report of the Commission instituted by the bishop and by the Cathedral Chapter to undertake further investigations in [...]

Network of community care initiatives launched

Montfort Care aims to serve the evolving needs of the local community Archbishop William Goh officially blessed and launched Montfort Care, a network of initiatives and programmes aimed at improving the lives of individuals, families and the community.The ceremony was held at the @27 Family Service Centre (FSC) in Telok Blangah on Feb 15.Montfort Care’s [...]

Papal And Holy See Highlights For September – December 2013

Vatican City, 13 December 2013 (VIS) – Following are highlights of the activities of Pope Benedict XVI and of the Holy See for the months of September to December 2013. SEPTEMBER 2: Beatification, in Messina, Italy, of Antonio Franco, ordinary prelate of Santa Lucia del Mela who lived between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 2: [...]