Fellowship, cheer abound in Muslim-Christian celebration

IT WAS a wet and rainy evening on Dec 27. But inside the Singgahsana Hall of the Malay Village in Geylang Serai, fellow ship and cheer abounded as Muslims and Catholics greeted one another warmly. The special dinner, which brought together some 300 members of the Muslims and Christian communities, is believed to be the [...]

Maris Stella case ‘in court’s hands’

“Our prayers are with those affected by this situation,” said Archbishop Nicholas Chia over reports about a former principal of Maris Stella High School being charged for misappropriating funds. Media reports said that Marist Br Anthony Tan was charged in court on May 19 for allegedly pocketing school funds. In his statement to CatholicNews, Archbishop [...]

Lucy Kang Liang Hoi, 1956-2011

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”  (Matthew 5:5)Many people will remember the face and voice that represented the Singapore Pastoral Institute (SPI) for more than thirty years. Lucy Kang worked at SPI since its inception in 1978. Initially assisting Fr Nicholas Chia in running the religious articles shop and doing secretarial [...]

Update on Archbishop Chia

The Archbishop’s Office released the following update on May 31: His Grace, Archbishop William Goh, wishes to thank you for your well wishes, prayers and concern for His Grace, Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia.Archbishop Goh wishes to share with you the following medical update on Archbishop Emeritus Chia:Since his transfer to Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation [...]

Update on Archbishop Chia

The Archbishop’s Office released the following update on Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia’s condition on May 2:His Grace, Archbishop William Goh, is happy to announce that Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia has been making good progress in his recovery. The team of doctors appointed to prognosticate his condition has issued the following statement:“Our Archbishop Emeritus suffered traumatic [...]

Update on Archbishop Chia

singapore – The Archbishop’s Office released the following update on Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia’s condition on April 4:Dear Rev Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As advised in our last communique, Archbishop William Goh has formed a team of doctors to, among other assignments, prognosticate Archbishop Emeritus’ medical condition with a view to recommending the [...]

Archbishop Chia now in St Theresa’s Home

The Archbishop’s Office released the following message on Sept 1: Dear Rev Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Brothers and Sisters-in-Christ,On behalf of His Grace, Archbishop William Goh, this is to update you on Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia’s condition.According to his doctors, Archbishop Emeritus has completed his rehabilitation programme at TTSH-AMK Rehabilitation Centre. His condition remains largely [...]

Update on Archbishop Chia

Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia’s medical condition remains critical but stable, the Archbishop’s Office announced on Feb 24.In an update on his condition, the office said: “The good news is that the bleeding in his head has stopped. However, due to the extent of injury caused by the fall, there is a large blood clot which [...]

Archbishop Chia looks forward to active retirement

Darren Boon catches up with the retired archbishop at his new residence five months after he stepped downFive months after retiring, Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia’s daily schedule now revolves around celebrating Mass at the Catholic Spirituality Centre (CSC), where he now lives, reading, praying and spending time before the Blessed Sacrament.He also corresponds with people, [...]

Praises pour in for Archbishop Chia

Priests, Religious and laypeople have paid tribute to Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia for his leadership of the archdiocese.“He’s been a father to me,” archdiocesan catechetical director Fr Erbin Fernandez told CatholicNews.“When I’ve been in difficulties, he personally helped. He’s been much concerned, involved and supportive in many ways. So I owe him a lot.” [...]