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Praying as one body in Christ

Christian unity has certainly come a long way in Singapore. It started from humble beginnings back in 1990 when the first Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service was initiated by the late Jesuit Father John Wood at the Church of St Ignatius. Today, a passionate community of Christian leaders continue to foster ecumenical relations.Along [...]

Christian-Taoist dialogue for global ethics

Participants of the Second Christian-Taoist Colloquium held at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Photos: ArchProductionsChristopher KhooWhy is Christian and Taoist dialogue important today? What do we hope to achieve through this dialogue?These questions were posed by Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), during the Second Christian-Taoist [...]

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 [...]

Ambassadors of peace visit archbishop

Members of Roses of Peace (from second left, Ms Noor Hanisah Binte Noordin, Mr Wan Muhammad Fazlan Nordin and Mr Mohamed Irshad) presented Archbishop Goh with a ‘Letter of Peace’. Also in the photo are Mr Andre Ahchak, director of communications, Archbishop’s Office (far left); Msgr Philip Heng and Mr Gerald Kong from the Archdiocesan [...]

Fr John Baptist Tou called to the Lord

Fr John Baptist Tou (1929-2017) Fr John Baptist Tou, a diocesan priest in Singapore, passed away on 7 December 2017. He was 88. This was also the year of his diamond jubilee as a priest. John Baptist Tou was born in Siping, China, on 17 March 1929. His father taught Chinese to foreign missionaries in [...]

On being ‘courageous’ as an educator

An art-making session during the programme. By Karen Tan S. E.A hundred and ten educators, including teachers, principals and school board members, learnt what it meant to be a “courageous” Christian educator at a recent faith formation programme.The Aug 25 and 26 programme, held at Catholic Junior College, was organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for [...]

Bible Sunday 2017: Pastoral use of the Bible

A message for Bible Sunday which falls on July 9 this yearBy Sr Sandra Seow, FMVD“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) Divine Revelation as God’s self-revelation Our Catholic faith is based on divine revelation. Before Vatican II, the concept of “revelation” was [...]

Building communion, hospitality in parishes

Parish leaders learned about these and more at a recent conferenceParish representatives praying at the New Wine Conference on Sept 17.How can parishes build greater communion among their members? This was a major question tackled during the New Wine Conference held at SJI International on Sept 17.About 400 representatives from parishes across the archdiocese attended [...]

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 [...]