IJ student overcomes illness to do well in PSLE

Efforts of teachers, classmates live up to motto to help others in needJoanna Chong with her parents and form teachers Ms Regina Julian and Ms Melina Chua (far right).Christopher KhooHer cheerful demeanour and shy smiles belie the painful physical challenges she has had to endure over the past few years.Thirteen-year-old Joanna Chong was diagnosed with [...]

God’s Mercy – Mystery of Christ’s Passion

Msgr Philip Heng, SJ God’s Mercy and Compassionate Love are a mystery that many struggle to comprehend especially when a person’s pain and suffering are overwhelming and there does not seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. In such situations God seems to be absent.    In suffering, a person could [...]

Archbishop’s vision for restored cathedral

Hopes for it to come alive with activities, religious celebrations catering to a wide range of people The restored Cathedral of the Good Shepherd must be a vibrant place hosting various religious celebrations, and reaching out to youth, the elderly, migrants and expatriates. Catholics from more well-off parishes have a duty to financially support the [...]

Moving forward after the 1987 ‘Marxist conspiracy’

Forgiveness is the only way, says archbishop at Fr Arotcarena’s memorial MassDuring a memorial Mass for the late French priest Fr Guillaume Arotcarena, Archbishop William Goh praised him for championing the rights of migrant workers and his compassion towards the poor and marginalised.“The Church is proud of all of those people who have contributed their [...]

Pope Francis: Do Not Seek The Living Among The Dead

Vatican City, April 2014 (VIS) – “Why do you seek the living one among the dead?”. With this question Pope Francis began his first catechesis following Holy Week, on the feast of St. George, the Holy Father’s name day. He continued, “How often we look for life among dead things, things that cannot give life, [...]

The Pope: Do Not Be Afraid, Think Of The Young Apostles

Vatican City, 28 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father Francis has sent a video message to the young of Buenos Aires for National Youth Day. The message, in which the Pope speaks off the cuff, had been requested in advance by Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli, archbishop of Buenos Aires, and was rebroadcast on Saturday [...]

Mass Of Thanksgiving For The Canonisation Of John Paul II

Vatican City, 28 April 2014 (VIS) – At 10 a.m. today in St. Peter’s Square Cardinal Angelo Comastri, vicar general of His Holiness for Vatican City and archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, presided at a Mass of thanksgiving for the canonisation of John Paul II. The Eucharist was preceded by a greeting from Cardinal Stanislaw [...]

Jesus’ Pain On The Cross Reflects The Pain Of Humanity

Vatican City, 16 April 2014 (VIS) – The suffering of Jesus on the Cross, that reflects the pain of humanity and represents the divine response to the mystery of the evil that is so difficult to understand, was the theme of Pope Francis’ catechesis during the general audience held today, Holy Wednesday, in which the [...]