Learning about purity and being a Christian leader

One of the new topics that the School of Christian Leadership (SOCL) camp dealt with was personal purity.Participants at the camp, held from May 27 to June 4, learnt about the dignity that God has assigned to men and women, the consequent respect and responsibility that each gender has towards each other, expressed through modesty [...]

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 [...]

Archdiocese issues message for Vesak Day

Dear Buddhist Friends,I greet you warmly in your celebration of Vesak Day as you commemorate three significant events in the life of Gautama Buddha, namely, his birth, enlightenment and final nirvana. May you and your families be blessed with deep peace, joy and love.Buddhists are well known for their cultivation of wholesome values such as [...]

Pope appeals to Catholic newspapers

VATICAN CITY - John Paul II appealed to Catholic newspapers to be agents of the "civilization of love.""The contribution of Catholic journalists is more precious than ever today both at the pastoral as well as the cultural and social level," the pope said during an audience with 200 participants from the assembly of the Italian [...]

The Church, Mother of Vocations

Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, April 17Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is my great hope that, during the course of this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, all the baptised may experience the joy of belong- ing to the Church and rediscover that the Christian vocation, just like every particu- lar [...]

Questions on the Faith: About cremation

Q: During Bible Study, we discussed what our resurrected bodies would look like and this led to the subject of Catholic burial. Some of us do not understand the Catholic Church’s stand that the cremated ashes of a Catholic can only be kept or deposited on holy ground which today means in a church columbarium. [...]

The heart of the CHRISTIAN FAITH

Benedictine Fr Laurence Freeman offers a reflection for the Easter season My favourite reading in the Easter Season – and perhaps of all time – is by an anonymous “ancient author” in the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday. It is the Risen Jesus speaking to us on this strange day of waiting between the [...]

Members of Christian communities gather for ecumenical Easter lunch

The Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Ecumenical Dialogue (ACCED) held its third Easter lunch for pastors and pastoral staff of various Christian churches and communities on March 31 at Crossings Café at Waterloo Street. The informal gathering was to allow members of ACCED and some Catholics who have assisted in past events as well as members [...]

Madonna’s Concert – What About It?

Archbishop William Goh issues message on the concertMadonna’s concert, Rebel Heart, which is touring Singapore next Sunday on 28 February 2016, is causing a stir amongst Catholic and other Christian communities here.Many have expressed their concern and even outrage at the performer’s disrespectful use of Catholic and other Christian symbols during her performances. Social media [...]

Upcoming meditation retreat

Benedictine Fr Laurence Freeman will lead a weekend meditation retreat for the Singapore chapter of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM).The retreat will be held at Catholic Junior College on March 12 and 13 from 9am-5pm daily. The retreat is open to all. The theme for the retreat is Milestones, Stages of Life in [...]