Laughing with our Lord

Keith Neubronner, 27, speaking during his comedy act at Crossings Cafe. He said that Church-related humour could be a form of evangelisation.“If God clapped his hands together, would it cause a big bang? Guess it’s just a theory.”“You know, if I ever opened a Christian restaurant, I’d call it: The Lord Giveth … and also [...]

PDPA and its implications

Parishes and Catholic organisations review current practices to ensure complianceParishes, organisations and offices under the archdiocese are in the midst of working to comply with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which officially took effect in July this year.Five PDPA workshops have been organised to date by the Chancery office exclusively for the Archdiocese of [...]

Letter: That SMS or call can wait till after Mass

I would like to thank the CatholicNews editorial team for running the article, R U Texting in Church, Put the Phone Down! (CN, Nov 16). I am in total agreement with the article, and I believe that publishing this article will give many people food for thought. While this article was written in the US, [...]

Japanese Storytellers

Storytellers in Japan have quite a unique trade. They go from town to town with their small theatre strapped On the back of their bicycles.When a storyteller comes ol.l a likely looking spot he beats a wooden clapper to summon the childre.n of the neighbourhood. Then, when he gets a good-sized audience, he raises the [...]

Values: Pro-Choice or Pro-life, but Pro-Who?

Today’s article in this continuing series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore looks at the emotionally charged debate over abortion. AUSTRALIAN journalist Melinda Tankard-Reist, who draws upon the experiences of more than 200 women to write about the lasting emotional shock and trauma that follows an abortion, shares this excerpt from [...]

Values: In-vitro fertilisation – Begotten or made?

In this continuing series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore, we examine if in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is truly life-giving and ifit is the only solution for an infertile couple. ANY married couples trying desperately to start a family will say something like this: “We love children. We want to have a [...]

Values: Contraception – Family planning or family avoidance?

In this continuing series on Values, we look at the issue of contraception versus natural family planning (NFP), and their implications on couples and society. IN JUST the last 50 years, contraceptives have changed the world’s perception of birth control. There has been much debate over the use of contraception versus natural family planning (NFP). [...]

Values: premarital Sex – what’s the Big Deal?

In this continuing series on Values by Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore, we look at premarital sex and explain the underlying attitudes behind those who engage in it. It is becoming increasingly common for unmarried couples – youth and adults – to engage in premarital sex. The commonly cited reasons by those who see [...]