Highlighting the realities of poverty in Singapore

The Social Mission Conference discussed ways Catholics can reach out to the poorMr Laurence Lien (far left), the conference moderator, with panellists at the Aug 13 Social Mission Conference: (from left) Assoc Prof Teo You Yenn, Mr Zainal Bin Sapari, Dr Christopher Cheok and Mr Jonathan Chang.Assisting low-wage workers, helping single parents find work-life harmony [...]

Cardinal shares his concerns for Church in Asia

Taking time off his busy schedule on Aug 13, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle spoke with CatholicNews on a number of topics regarding the Church.Asked about his main concerns for the Church in Asia, the Archbishop of Manila said he was worried about the increasing gap between the rich and poor, the degradation of the environment [...]

Learning to be instruments of mercy

Cardinal Tagle with young adults performing an action song at the Young Adults Mission of Mercy Event.Young people who attended the Young Adults Mission of Mercy Event organised by Caritas Singapore Young Adults Committee said they felt empowered to be instruments of God’s mercy to others.“I feel empowered and enriched,” said Ms Samantha Chang, 26. [...]

Upcoming Social Mission Conference to focus on mercy

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila will be the keynote speaker at the Social Mission Conference to be held on Aug 13.Cardinal Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, will speak on the Church’s teachings on mercy and help participants better understand how to reach out to those in need, says Caritas Singapore, which organises the conference [...]

Vatican Secretary of State visits Singapore Church

The first such visit since Singapore established diplomatic relations with the Holy See in 1981The Church in Singapore is called to chart a way forward for herself and in her service to society in the next 50 years.This was a message that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, had for the congregation gathered at [...]

OPEN INVITATION

On the occasion of the visit of His Eminence, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See to the Republic of Singapore, all priests, Religious and laity are invited to a celebration of Holy Mass in St Joseph Church (Victoria Street) on Sunday 16th August 2015 at 10 am, the Solemnity of the [...]

Nazi Attacks On German Catholic Youth Groups

Resort To Violence After Long Effort To Undermine Faith 150 Leaders Jailed Negotiations OF Bishops At Stalemate Amsterdam.’THEIR three-year-long effort to undermine the faith and courage of Catholic Youth groups having failed completely despite constant pressure and the use of many means of persecution and discrimination, the Nazi authorities in Germany once more have reverted [...]

20,000 honour seven blessed Thai martyrs

BANGKOK: ABOUT 20,000 people attended the closing ceremonies of a five-day celebration for the beatification of the Seven Martyrs of Thailand. The celebrations, held in Song Kon, a village in the northeast province of Nakhon Phanom, followed earlier ceremonies at the Vatican at which Pope John Paul II proclaimed the martyrs blessed.The seven martyrs – [...]

Meditation can lead astray – warns Cardinal Ratzinger

VATICAN CITY: EASTERN prayer and meditation, while having positive elements, “is not free from dangers and errors” harmful to Catholic spirituality, said a Vatican document approved by Pope John Paul II.Because of the growing interest in Eastern methods among Catholics, there is an “urgent need” to define the elements of prayer essential for Christianity in [...]

Bishop Chan’s letter

Dear Rev Fr/Brothers/Sisters On behaif of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei, I wrote to the Bishop of Essen making enquiries regarding the official stand of the local church on devotion to the Mother of God under the title "Rosa Mystica". The official reply of the local ordinary (Bishop of Essen) Franz Cardinal Hangsbach is [...]