Christian-Taoist dialogue for global ethics

Participants of the Second Christian-Taoist Colloquium held at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Photos: ArchProductionsChristopher KhooWhy is Christian and Taoist dialogue important today? What do we hope to achieve through this dialogue?These questions were posed by Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), during the Second Christian-Taoist [...]

Dispensation from abstinence from meat and fasting on Feb 16

Bishop Sebastian Francis of Penang, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, has issued a letter to all bishops of the conference on abstinence and fasting during Chinese New Year.In the letter dated Jan 15, Bishop Francis said that at the meeting of the bishops’ conference in January 2017, “we have [...]

Thai Catholics learn about catechesis in Singapore

Forty-eight of them learn about RICA, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd during a four-day visit.The Bishop of Chiang Mai, along with priests, Religious and laypeople from 10 Thai dioceses were in Singapore recently to experience some of the catechetical practices here.According to Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana, the aim of the Nov 30-Dec 3 visit [...]

Chancery Notice – 25 July 2016

It is believed that recently until June 2016, an Indian national and layperson named Francis George Thomas had been exercising a “charismatic healing ministry” and accepting donations of money at various locations around the Archdiocese of Singapore. This was one of many visits he has made here, and may make more. During such visits he [...]

St Joseph’s Church parochial house gazetted

104-year-old building conserved to protect Singapore’s built heritageThe parochial house of St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) was gazetted as part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) efforts to protect Singapore’s built heritage.The announcement was officially made at the church on June 30.Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong was the guest-of-honour at the event.In his address, [...]

Pray for the ‘mother of all vocations’

The priesthood is the “mother of all vocations” because the priesthood generates other vocations for the Church, said Archbishop William Goh.“Without the priest, who is going to give you the bread of life? Without the priest, who is going to heal you in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and empower you?” he asked during a Mass [...]

New bishop ordained for Melaka-Johor diocese

JOHOR BAHRU – Msgr Bernard Paul, formerly a vicar-general of Penang diocese, was ordained a bishop for the Melaka-Johor diocese on Jan 12. Seventeen archbishops and bishops, 200 priests and Religious from the region and 4,000 laypeople attended the ceremony at Persada International Convention Centre in Johor Bahru. Bishop Paul, 62, takes over from Jesuit [...]

New head appointed for Melaka-Johor diocese

JOHOR BAHRU – Pope Francis has appointed Msgr Bernard Paul, 62, as bishop-elect of Melaka-Johor diocese.Msgr Bernard Paul is currently the parish priest of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and a vicar-general of Penang diocese.He will take over from Jesuit Bishop Paul Tan, who has headed the Melaka-Johor diocese since 2003.Msgr Bernard said that [...]