New Year: Putting on new perspectives

As we begin the new year, I am sure many of us would ask this basic question, “What will this year be like? Will it be any different from last year or the previous years?” Most, if not all of us, would hope for a “better” year, whether that means one that moves us closer [...]

Community is a way of life that is lived, not taught

Father Terence Kesavan, studying Catechetics in the US, says young people need mentors that inspire them to grow and live out their Christian life.If you were to ask me about one of the most important yet lacking aspect of the way our faith is lived out, I would say it is community. A faith has [...]

Caritas Singapore gets new Executive Director

Ms Christine Wong (left) takes over the reins as Executive Director from Ms Bernadette Lau.It is the call to share our professional talents and to get closer to God that lead many to work at Caritas Singapore. Caritas Singapore is the social arm of the Catholic Church for about 12 years now, with 27 Catholic [...]

Changes and change

THE dawn of a new year brings hope and expectancy of change – for the better – on a personal level, on the level of society as a whole and the world at large. Changes have certainly come about in the Archdiocese Of Singapore. New postings affecting nearly half of the clergy were announced recently. [...]

Evangelisation won’t happen without prayer: archbishop

Catholics cannot proclaim Christ to the world unless they themselves are converted to the Lord, said Archbishop William Goh.“We must begin with inner conversion,” said the archbishop to about 600 people gathered at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace on Oct 7.Archbishop Goh, apostolic nuncio Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, and about 20 priests were [...]

Don’t label prisoners as ‘goners’, says archbishop

“It can be daunting and frustrating at times when those we seek to help fail to listen and respond,” said Archbishop William Goh during the annual Prisons Week Mass held at the Church of St Mary of the Angels on July 5.But “before we label such people [convicts] as ‘goners’,” said the archbishop, “the Gospel [...]

S’pore Church holds World AIDS Day Mass

“Do things out of the ordinary. Mingle with people you normally would not, such as the poor and marginalised,” said Fr Clifford Augustine at this year’s World AIDS Day Mass, which was held on Nov 30 at the Church of St Mary of the Angels.The Mass, which is held annually, was organised by the Catholic [...]

Archbishop celebrates Mass with prison inmates

Make full use of the time in prison to reform and rehabilitate and spend time in prayer and reflection. Those were some pointers that over 60 inmates received from Archbishop William Goh during a special Mass on July 25. With assistance from 35 volunteers of the Roman Catholic Prison Ministry (RCPM) and officers from the [...]

Pope’s call for Church reform stressed at bishops’ meeting

JOHOR BAHRU – Pope Francis’ call for reform within the Church was emphasised to bishops from around the region during a recent meeting.Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia Archbishop Joseph Marino told the bishops of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei that in the midst of their already demanding work, there is now a new challenge given by the [...]