Changes and change

THE dawn of a new year brings hope and expectancy of change – for the better – on a personal level, on the level of society as a whole and the world at large. Changes have certainly come about in the Archdiocese Of Singapore. New postings affecting nearly half of the clergy were announced recently. [...]

Catholic, other religious leaders concerned about embryo research

THE Catholic Medical Guild (CMG), moral theologian Fr Bernard Teo and some religious leaders have voiced concern about human embryonic research being done here in Singapore to produce stem-cells for commercial purposes.On Aug 16, the Straits Times reported that six cell lines, which produce stem-cells indefinitely, are “owned” by a Singapore-backed Australian company, ES Cell [...]

Pope Saddened And Concerned At The Massacre In Houla

Vatican City, 29 May 2012 (VIS) - Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. today released the following declaration. "The recent massacre in the Syrian town of Houla in which around one hundred people, including numerous children, lost their lives, is a motive of great sorrow and concern for the Holy Father and [...]

Christian leaders concerned over Aquino-rebel talks

MANILA – A “secret” meeting between Philippine President Benigno Aquino and Moro rebel leaders has not gone down well among Christian leaders, who say transparency and consultation is the way to lasting peace in the country.Mr Aquino met Al Haj Murad Ibrahim, chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), in Tokyo on Aug 4 [...]

Church concerned over Myanmar clashes

MANDALAY – Church authorities in the north of Myanmar are voicing concern over the safety of people fleeing clashes between government troops and ethnic Kachin rebels near the Chinese border.The first priority is for parishes to coordinate their efforts and assist refugees in getting to safety; the second is providing aid to those coming to [...]

Vatican commission concerned over China

Chinese Catholics pray during Mass in Xi’an, China. A Vatican commission says it hopes ‘there will not be new wounds to ecclesial communion’ in the country. CNS file photoVATICAN CITY – A Vatican commission on China expressed deep concern over worsening relations with the Chinese government and appealed to authorities there to avoid steps that [...]