Archbishop William Goh’s message for Sri Lanka victims

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

With the words of the Risen Lord to His fearful apostles hiding behind closed doors in fear, I greet you all, “Peace be with you!”  

It is with deep sadness that you gather today to mourn the loss of the lives of so many of our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, and those who were injured in the terrorist attack on the most holy day of our Christian celebrations. As Christians we believe that because the Lord is risen, death is not the end of everything but a passage to new life. So, in faith and love, we pray for those whose lives had perished, and for their loved ones who are left behind to pick up the pieces and to carry on with their lives, as well as for the speedy recovery of those who have been injured.

Prayer booklet a gift to Catholics for his 25 years as a priest

Inspired by his 25 years of priestly service to the Church, Fr Henry Siew says he will be releasing a prayer booklet called Encountering the Lord in Daily Life.The booklet contains three different prayers – Consciousness Examen, Lectio Divina and Imaginative Contemplation.Consciousness Examen is becoming aware of God’s presence in one’s daily activities. Lectio Divina [...]

CONCERT REVIEW: Simple melodies, deep messages

Jesse Manibusan’s dulcet tones filled the Church of Divine Mercy on a tranquil Jan 10 evening.The American musician and songwriter, whose forebears were from Guam, spreads the Word through music and song. When not touring, he serves as a youth and music minister in various parishes in the US.During the recent concert here, the father [...]

The Pope Receives The Italian Movement For Life

Vatican City, 11 April 2014 (VIS) – This morning in the Sala Clementina of the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father received 470 members of the Italian Movement for Life. The Pontiff thanked them for their work, especially for the “Progetto Gemma” (a form of prenatal adoption at a distance to assist pregnant women in [...]

The Pope Gives A Pocket-Sized Gospel: Freely Receive, Freely Give!

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – Following today’s Angelus, the Pope prayed a Hail Mary for the Tutsi victims of the genocide that devastated Rwanda twenty years ago. He encouraged the Rwandan people to “continue with determination and hope the process of reconciliation that has already borne fruit, and in your commitment to the [...]

Pope Francis: To Listen To Jesus, Carry The Gospel With You

Vatican City, 16 March 2014 (VIS) – At midday today the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square. On this, the second Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis reflected upon the Transfiguration of Christ and urged the faithful this week to “listen [...]

Pope Francis: Let God Carry Out His Plan

Vatican City, 4 June 2013 (VIS) – After the memorial Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica yesterday afternoon, presided by Bishop Francesco Beschi of Bergamo, Italy, the Holy Father went to the Basilica and, after praying before the urn containing the remains of Blessed John XXIII, met with the two thousand pilgrims from the Diocese of [...]