At Latin Mass, archbishop stresses importance of priestly holiness

“The Immaculate Conception invites us to reflect on the dignity of the priesthood: the priesthood, just like the Immaculate Conception is purely the grace of God,” said Archbishop William Goh during a traditional Latin Mass on Dec 8.He was speaking to Catholics who packed St Joseph Church (Bukit Timah) to celebrate the Solemnity of the [...]

Communique On Congregation Of Children Of The Immaculate Conception

Vatican City, 19 February 2013 (VIS) – After Archbishop Filippo Iannone's apostolic visit to the Congregation of Children of the Immaculate Conception on 15 February, the Holy Father has decided to entrust the regulation of that religious institute to Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, president of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, naming [...]

Values: Pro-Choice or Pro-life, but Pro-Who?

Today’s article in this continuing series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore looks at the emotionally charged debate over abortion. AUSTRALIAN journalist Melinda Tankard-Reist, who draws upon the experiences of more than 200 women to write about the lasting emotional shock and trauma that follows an abortion, shares this excerpt from [...]

The Immaculate Conception and the Power of Divine Grace

“Holy Scripture, shows us that the origin of all evil lies in disobedience to God’s will, and that death holds sway because human freedom has succumbed to the temptation of the Evil One. But God does not renounce His plan of love and life. By a long and patient journey of reconciliation He has prepared [...]

Bishops advice people of Kenya to reject proposed Constitution which includes clause that shifts the beginning of life from conception to birth

AFRICA/KENYA – Bishops reject proposed Constitution: “To vote for the constitution is to vote for all of it, including its good and its bad provisions. It is impossible to separate them.”Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) – “We therefore repeat our advice to the people of Kenya to reject this proposed Constitution of Kenya,” affirmed the Bishops of [...]

Protecting Life From Conception Until Natural Death

VATICAN CITY, 24 MAR 2010 (VIS) - At the end of today's general audience in St. Peter's Square, the Pope addressed a special greeting to Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, archbishop of Santiago de Chile, and to Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic of Rancagua, president of the Episcopal Conference of Chile, who are currently visiting Rome [...]

Father Joseph Hii Teck Kwong appointed Auxiliary Bishop Sibu

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI appointed Father Joseph Hii Teck Kwong, parish priest at Mary Immaculate Conception parish in Kapit, (Malaysia) as auxiliary Bishop of the diocese of Sibu in East Malaysia. The diocese has a population of 745,000 of whom 90,000 are Catholics. There are 17 priests and 31 religious there. The new [...]

An embryo must be treated as a person

VATICAN CITY – “Dignitas Personae” forcefully states that although there is no certainty about when a human being receives a soul an embryo is to be treated as a person from the moment of conception. That means all human embryos deserve recognition of fundamental human rights, including the inviolable right to life, the document said. [...]

Multitudes honour Mary at Lourdes Experience 2008

SINGAPORE – The Lourdes Experience, which was estimated to cost $120,000 and involved 1,500 volunteers, was organised by the Singapore Order of Malta and the Archdiocese of Singapore to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mary’s appearance to St. Bernadette in Lourdes. The amount was raised from donations from individuals and institutions. The Lourdes Experience began [...]