Engaging Catholics to further deepen the faith


About one third of Catholics attend Mass every weekend. Photo: VITA Images

Audrey Lee

In the United States, for every person joining the Catholic Church, six persons are actually leaving.

This is the startling reality of the state of the Catholic faith in the US and it was revealed at a recent annual spring meeting in June involving the Bishops there.

This and other sobering statistics were shared by Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

S’pore to host deaf conference in 2020

Participants of the 2nd Asian Deaf Catholic Conference in the Philippines.Singapore will host the 3rd Asian Deaf Catholic Conference (ADCC) in May 2020.The Singapore community hopes to inspire many deaf Catholics in Asia to “grow their Catholic faith despite challenges”, said Mr Nathanael Thomas Oswald, President of the Singapore Catholic Deaf Community (SCDC). They expect [...]

Nuns’ workshops help Catholics use digital media responsibly

Sisters Rose Pacatte (left) and Nancy Usselmann speaking at a workshop. Photo: JOHNSON KOHMarie TayEveryone is on social media these days. Many people – from the youth to working adults and retirees – have different social media accounts for work, friends and other social circles. How do we live as Catholics in today’s digital world?Sister [...]

Fostering dialogue between Buddhist and Catholic nuns

The First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns from various parts of the world.Just why did 70 nuns from 15 countries, many travelling across the globe to congregate in Taiwan, meet in a Buddhist monastery?It was a landmark conference indeed for all the nuns who were participating in the First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns, held [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

Thanksgiving Mass held to celebrate generosity in archdioceseArchbishop William Goh, giving his homily during the thanksgiving Mass. Photos: Catholic Foundation.A year since the Catholic Foundation first launched the GIFT (Giving in Faith & Thankfulness) campaign, over $16 million has been raised to support the growth of the Catholic Church in Singapore.On 5 December 2017, a [...]

Catholics learn about Buddhism at monastery

Participants viewing a statue of Buddha at the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on Oct 28.By Jared NgEye-opening, humbling and informative. This was how participants described their visit to the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery on Oct 28.Twelve participants visited the monastery, also the largest Buddhist temple in Singapore, located at [...]

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 [...]

Prayers of unity, repentance at Reformation commemoration

Catholics and Lutherans mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a joint serviceLutheran Bishop Terry Kee and Archbishop William Goh plant a tree together in a sign of unity. Photo: VITA ImagesBy Christopher KhooLutherans and Catholics in Singapore commemorated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a joint service at Jurong Christian [...]