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Checking Our Wedding Garment

SFX Bulletin, 12 October 2014: At Baptism, all of us received a white garment and a candle.  They are beautiful and meaningful symbols of our adoption as God’s children, “The white garment symbolizes that the person baptised has ‘put on Christ”, has risen with Christ.  The candle, lit from the Easter candle, signifies that Christ [...]

Change in weekends for JB affects parishes

JOHOR BARU – The change in Johor’s weekends from Saturday-Sunday to Friday-Saturday has led to rescheduling problems for churches in catering to parishioners’ worship and faith education needs. The announcement of the changed weekend was made last November by Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar. Churches that are affected are the city parishes where [...]

Now able to care for people’s feelings

Although she had agreed to attend the RCIA programme at the Church of St Stephen, Ms Seraphina Peh said only joined to learn more about the faith and was not looking to be baptised. She attributed this to her stubbornness and her need to be convinced. However, her attitude changed after her parents fell ill [...]

Orphans’ Plight In Red China

HONG KONG, (NC)-What about the thousands of children who have been forcibly deprived of the love and care that once rescued. them when t hey were abandoned to die on the streets? Some inkling of their plight is to be seen in a pathetic little note that one orphan child managed somehow to send to [...]

The Holy See Has Not Changed Its Position On East Jerusalem

Vatican City, 12 June 2012 (VIS) – Given below are extracts from an interview given to Vatican Radio by Msgr. Ettore Balestrero, under secretary for Relations with States, concerning the conclusion of the plenary meeting of the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel. Question: Over recent days there [...]

Resurrection changed world: pope

VATICAN CITY – Jesus’ death and resurrection conquered sin and death for all time, Pope Benedict XVI said on Easter.“If Jesus is risen, then – and only then – has something truly new happened, something that changes the state of humanity and the world,” the pope told tens of thousands of people in St Peter’s [...]

Pope hasn’t changed stance on condoms, say Philippine bishops

MANILA – Philippine bishops said that Pope Benedict XVI has not changed his stand on contraception by saying male prostitutes may use condoms to fight HIV infection. Health activists, however, welcomed the statement. “[The pope] speaks of condoms as a permissible tool, not the primary tool, to arrest further spread of the HIV virus,” the [...]

Our lives have been changed!

Youth volunteers from Church of St. Francis of Assisi doing construction work with GK in the Carmelray Village in Laguna, Philippines. Photo provided by Joachim LiuMichael Tan and Huang Moli share their experience of an overseas mission tripSINGAPORE – We joined nine youths from the parish of St. Francis of Assisi for a Lenten mission [...]