Community is a way of life that is lived, not taught

Father Terence Kesavan, studying Catechetics in the US, says young people need mentors that inspire them to grow and live out their Christian life.If you were to ask me about one of the most important yet lacking aspect of the way our faith is lived out, I would say it is community. A faith has [...]

Deepavali message 2018

Photo: PIXABAYDear Hindu Friends,Happy and blessed Deepavali! We share your joy at this time of festival – may the light of the Diyas illuminate your hearts and homes, and those of your families, friends and communities in the year ahead!On 15 May 2018, an interfaith conference was held in Rome which brought Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, [...]

Archbishop calls for workplace equality for migrants

Children from the Vietnamese Families in Sengkang putting on a dance. Photo: JAMES TANThe Church of the Transfiguration in Punggol Central is certainly not the usual place to attract foreign workers on their day off. But on Sept 23, it was a special day for these foreigners as they turned up in force to celebrate [...]

Vesak Day 2018 message

Dear Buddhist friends,On behalf of the Catholic community, we extend to all of you our heartfelt and warmest wishes as you celebrate your most sacred festival of Vesak, remembering the birth, enlightenment and final nirvana of Gautama Buddha.Indeed, enlightenment is what the world needs so desperately today. Greed for power and possessions, whether in politics, [...]

Holy Spirit lectors visit synagogue

Rabbi Mordechai Abergel speaking to participants of the Sept 18 synagogue visit.Lectors and their family members from the Church of the Holy Spirit visited the Maghain Aboth Synagogue to learn more about the Jewish faith. The visit on Sept 18, organised by the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD), also sought to give the [...]

Migrants honoured in special celebration

More than 1,000 migrants attend Migrant Sunday eventThe Migrant Sunday celebration organised recently by the Church here represented “unity for all the races”, said Ms Rhodora, 51. “Everybody cheered for each other,” said the Filipino domestic worker, “we feel like we belong”. Ms Rhodora was one of more than 1,000 migrant workers who gathered at [...]

Let kids discern vocation, parents urged

The current number of Singaporean men joining the seminary is insufficient to replace priests who leave active service due to old age or sickness. Yet the need for priests in Singapore is great because it is through them that Christ comforts and guides His people through the Word and sacraments.Vicar General Msgr Ambrose Vaz made [...]

Various religions play sports in Harmony Games

Catholic youth and young adults from the Church of St Joseph’s (Bukit Timah) Football Club participated in this year’s Harmony Games with people from other races and religions.Shamir Robinson, 19, said that “even though we were representing the Catholic Church, there were no barriers in interacting with others from different faiths”.He was part of a [...]

The Red Catechism

Immediately after the Reds take over control of any country they are so polite and obliging that many people, even Catholics who should know better, are led to believe they can live on good terms with them, or even co-operate with them. Profiting by the experience of China, let’s not have any illusions of this [...]