My Father: My Hero and Role ModelAs we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family on 31 December, let us turn our focus to an important but often neglected person in the family – the father. Djamila Burgos shares her memories of her late father and how he tried his best to nurture her despite [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

Archbishop William Goh discusses five spiritual reasons why the act of giving is an important aspect of the faith, in this adapted extract of his speech given at a Catholic Foundation Dinner held on 18 October 2017.Many of us do not understand why we give. Very often when we give, we think we are doing [...]

Daily Prayer For Priests

By St Therese of LisieuxO Jesus,I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;for your unfaithful and tepid priests;for your priests labouring at home or abroad in distant mission fields.for your tempted priests;for your lonely and desolate priests;For your young priests;for your dying priests;for the souls of your priests in Purgatory.But above all, I recommend to [...]

Franciscan friars bless animals in relocated sanctuary in JB

JOHOR BAHRU – On Nov 8, Franciscan Friars John-Paul Tan and Derrick Yap from the Church of St Mary of the Angels blessed an animal sanctuary in Malaysia.Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS) was started in Singapore in 1995 by Mr Raymund Wee, a Singaporean Catholic who wanted to help abandoned and abused animals. [...]

May God Bless The Armenian Community, So Sorely Tried Down The Ages

Vatican City, 16 September 2012 (VIS) – At midday yesterday, before having lunch with patriarchs and bishops of Lebanon, and the members of the Special Council for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, in the headquarters of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate at Bzommar, the Pope expressed his thanks for the invitation to His [...]

Pope to Bless Virgin of Monte Mario, Visit Dominican Nuns

VATICAN CITY, 19 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today announced that at 10.30 a.m. on 24 June Benedict XVI will visit the Don Orione Centre located in Rome’s Monte Mario district to bless a statue of the Virgin “Salus populi romani”. The statue, which looks out over the city, has recently [...]

I Bless that God will Bless You

21 Feb 10, Novena Church Bulletin: In the 1st Reading of the Chinese New Year Liturgy, God instructs Moses on how Moss was to bless the people of Israel. We have inherited this blessing when we now say to one another “God Bless and Keep you” or simply, “God Bless”. Each time we use this [...]

What mother “really” want

LOOKING FOR SOME suggestions for what to get Mom this Mother’s Day? (It’s Sunday, May 11!) Here are a few ideas: • Anything the children make themselves. Except a mess. • An end to whatever battles siblings have been waging recently. Or even a truce. • Getting to sleep in. At least until 7.00am. • [...]