Archdiocese’s message for Vesak Day 2015

Dear Buddhist Friends,We rejoice with you in your celebration of the feast of Vesak recalling the birth, enlightenment and final nirvana of Gautama Buddha. May your celebration be a very joyful and peace-filled one. It is a fitting occasion for us to remember and reflect on the poor, needy and marginalised who suffer so much [...]

Mercy, compassion stressed at Mass to mark pope’s 2nd year

If you want to win the world over, “it is through the way of mercy and love”, said Archbishop William Goh.He was speaking at a Mass to mark the second anniversary of the pope’s election at St Joseph’s Church, Victoria St on March 15.Archbishop Goh noted that Pope Francis is immensely popular not only within [...]

Angelus: Jesus’ Compassion Is Like A Mother’s Love

Vatican City, 9 June 2013 (VIS) – Pope Francis appeared at the window of his study at noon today to pray the Angelus with the thousands of faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square. He first noted that the month of June is traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, “the greatest human expression of [...]

Catholics attend talk on Buddhism

  SINGAPORE – Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, who was born 500 years before Christ, some 150 Catholics learned at a talk titled, "Love of God, Love of My Buddhist Neighbour" by Brother Michael Broughton. Brother Michael drew similarities and differences between Buddhism and Catholicism during the talk. Buddhists believe in impermanence, he said. [...]

Mercy Relief launches book on compassion of Singaporeans

By Sister Wendy Ooi, fspSINGAPORE – Mercy Relief, a non-governmental humanitarian relief organization, launched a book "Heart of a Lion", at an Apr 9 charity dinner organized by Mercy Relief at the Marina Mandarin Hotel. The Catholic community took two tables to show its support for the Mercy Relief project.On the board of Mercy relief, [...]