St Ignatius parishioners pray for Rohingya refugees

Children writing their prayers for the refugees. Photo: Margaret ChooiBy Catherine ChiaParishioners of the Church of St Ignatius were called to unite in prayer for the Rohingya refugees during the month of October. Beginning on Oct 7, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) put up a Prayer Awareness Display over three weekends for parishioners to reflect [...]

Learning about serving the less fortunate in Asia

Redemptorist Br Karl M. Gaspar giving the keynote address at the Humanitarian Forum & Fair organised by CHARIS.By Christopher Khoo More than 800 people listened raptly as people who have served the needy in the region shared their experiences at the recent Humanitarian Forum & Fair.The two-yearly event, organised by CHARIS (Caritas Humanitarian Aid & [...]

Hai Sing students show nuns their school’s robotics programme

A Hai Sing Catholic School Robotics Club student sharing with visiting Franciscan Missionaries of Mary nuns the robotics programmes offered in the school and some of its real-world applications.Global representatives of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) had a close-up look at Hai Sing Catholic School’s robotics and other programmes when they visited the school [...]

President meets pope

President Tony Tan met Pope Francis in Rome on May 28 during his eight-day state visit to Italy and the Holy See.A statement issued by the Holy See Press Office said the meeting was “cordial” and the parties spoke about “the good relations between the Holy See and Singapore, as well as the collaboration between [...]

MEP priest called to the Lord

Fr L Danion, who served the Church in Asia, including Singapore and Malaysia, for 54 years, has passed away in France.The French priest was born in August 1914 and joined the Paris Foreign Missions Society (MEP) in 1932.He was ordained in June 1938 and sent to Chongqing, China, where he served until July 1952 when [...]

What can you do to evangelise China?

Pope John Paul II says in his Apostolic Exhortation, “Just as in the first millennium the Cross was planted on the soil of Europe, and in the second on that of the Americas and Africa, we can pray that in the Third Christian Millennium a great harvest of faith will be reaped in the vast [...]

Charismatic leaders from Asia-Oceania meet in Singapore

ISAO, comprising representatives from the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, met in Singapore on March 15. The meeting was facilitated by ICCRS president Michelle Moran and vice-president Cyril John. It re-looked at existing structures of ISAO to see if it was sufficient to serve the vision of ICCRS, and noted that events like [...]

S’pore couple to lead Worldwide Marriage Encounter

A Singapore couple who have been involved in Marriage Encounter for more than 20 years have been selected to lead the worldwide movement.Daniel Ee and Shelley Ee, together with Filipino priest, Fr Nathanial B Gomez, were selected to be movement’s new International Ecclesial Team. […]

Choice Asia looks to future

Members brainstorm new directions for their movementBANDUNG, INDONESIA – Can we forgive those who sometimes love us poorly – the people closest to us, like our brother, teacher, father, mother? How does one live the truth that in this world love and woundedness are never separated.One can, when one keeps reclaiming one’s first love – [...]