Dance, colour at Child Jesus devotion

Dancers taking part in the Sinulog celebration.Margaret Alforque-UyIt was a sea of colour and festivity as some 2,800 mainly Filipino devotees congregated at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour to honour the Child Jesus.The Festivity of the Señor Santo Niño, held on Jan 27, included a special Mass followed by a special ritual [...]

Saint Stephen: Sacrifice and Martyrdom

Apostolic Nuncio celebrates Mass on feast day of St StephenArchbishop Marek Zalewski posing with parishioners of the Church of St Stephen.The martyrdom of Saint Stephen has its parallels with Christmas. Jesus and St Stephen both offered themselves for the mission of saving the world.Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, made this point during the [...]

Gratitude to Mary for being our Mother

The Church celebrates the feast of Mary, Mother of God on Jan 1. A Religious Sister offers this reflection.Mary my Mother, we would like to wish you a very happy new year, to thank you for your faithful help and to ask for your continued protection and guidance. We won’t wait for Mother’s Day to [...]

Understanding the Church’s teaching on in-vitro fertilisation

Dr Colin Ong explains the moral problems of this method of having childrenThe desire to have a child is one of the most natural of human desires, and when couples have difficulty having babies it is common to seek medical help. In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is often regarded as the only viable option. Not only does [...]

Genevieve takes her audience on a melodious journey

Genevieve inspiring her audience with her songs.Marc TanIt was a Saturday evening concert with a difference for the parishioners of the Church of St Ignatius. Instead of just engaging the audience with a musical presentation, singer and song-writer Genevieve Toh captivated them with her melodious voice and shared her journey to find Christ. Held at [...]

Learning how schools put Catholic values into practice in study trip

S’pore Catholic educators visited Church-run schools in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast recentlyGroup photo at taken at the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.Singapore Catholic educators saw how Church-run schools in Australia integrated the Catholic ethos into the school community and curriculum during a recent visit.Eleven principals and vice-principals of local Catholics schools, ranging from preschool to [...]

Some ethical concerns over Zika infections

Some people have suggested resorting to abortion and contraception in response to the Zika outbreak. Fr David Garcia looks at the issues.Women in the early stages of pregnancy, infected with the Zika virus, seem to have a higher number of microencephalic births. I will not concern myself with the facts of the disease but only [...]

Journey from abortion to forgiveness

A woman shares how she overcame decades of emotional pain after an abortion, and found healing and mercy in the ChurchBACK in 1974, a year after abortion was fully legalised in the United States, Katherine White (not her real name) was enjoying her senior year of college. Her parents were proudly anticipating her graduation; she [...]


Will the Catholic family still be relevant tomorrow? For the Tan and Long families, praying together not only allows them to lift their petitions to God, but also helps them to learn more about each other. Through prayer, they learn about the issues that worry them and the things that they are thankful for. Amidst [...]