Archdiocese Statement on the mosque shootings in New Zealand

15 Mar 2019 (Friday) –  The Catholic Church in Singapore stands together with the Muslim community here and all peace-loving people to reject the violence in today’s attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. We are deeply saddened by the carnage. Such deeds remind us of the importance of promoting inter-faith dialogues.We must also never [...]

Archdiocesan statement on London attack

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Singapore, His Grace Archbishop William Goh, has expressed sorrow over the tragic events that have taken place in London: “We are saddened to hear of the terrorist attack in the heart of London, the symbol of democracy and law. We are outraged at such insane and inhumane [...]

Medical students on mission to Cambodia

We went to a school in Obrum, one of the villages in Cambodia where we ran a mobile village clinic as part of Mission Srolanh.Mission Srolanh, an annual medical mission trip to Cambodia, was initiated five years ago by a group of Catholic medical students from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM) and doctors [...]

Values: Of Means, Ends and Morality

In this final article in the series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore, we look at the fundamentals in ethical debates. A TROLLEY car is hurtling down a track. In its path are five people who will definitely be killed unless you, a bystander, flip a switch which will divert it [...]

Bearing Witness to Faith with Coherent Actions

VATICAN CITY, 15 JAN 2011 (VIS) – Benedict XVI today received members of the General Inspectorate for Public Security in the Vatican in a traditional meeting that takes place every year in January for the exchange of New Year greetings. The Pope expressed his appreciation for “the commitment and professionalism with which the officers of [...]

Vatican actions criticised in WikiLeaks cables

VATICAN CITY – A spate of US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks portray the Vatican as horrified over clerical sex abuse in Ireland but also deeply concerned that the procedures used by Irish investigators of the scandal were “an affront to Vatican sovereignty”.The cables, released Dec 10-12, touched on a wide range of issues, and [...]

Use of human “biological material” of illicit origin

(In a section titled "The use of human ‘biological material’ of illicit origin", the document examined the ethical questions posed for people who, in research or the production of vaccines or other products, deal with cell lines that are the result of a procedure the church considers immoral.) In cases where there is a direct [...]