Book a year ahead for your wedding

A wedding is for a day but a marriage is for life. There is much to be done for marriage. However quite often much is done for the wedding. Sometimes the stress of planning for the wedding drives a wedge between the couple so much so that by the time they exchange vows, they are [...]

PM’s blasphemy-law decision disappoints Pakistan’s Catholic leaders

(Left) Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore walks from his residence. He expressed regret that the country’s leadership ruled out any amendment to Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law. CNS PHOTOBANGALORE – Catholic officials in Pakistan expressed disappointment after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani reiterated there would be no amendment to the country’s blasphemy law, which makes insulting [...]

We Made The Decision To Love

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Singapore (ME) Weekend programme has helped more than 4,000 happily married couples celebrate their marriage, deepen their spousal love and re-ignite their commitment to a life-time journey together. ME is conducted on the first Friday of each month in English and quarterly in Mandarin. Register yourselves now or present a ME Gift [...]

Pope responds to criticism on Lefebvrite decision

  “That the quiet gesture of extending a hand gave rise to a huge uproar, and thus became exactly the opposite of a gesture of reconciliation, is a fact which we must accept. But I ask now: Was it, and is it, truly wrong in this case to meet half-way the brother who “has something against [...]

Acknowledging God’s presence

Looking back, I have always been surrounded by God’s blessings – an interesting childhood, a great husband, friends, smooth sailing studies and a rewarding career. But I was always too proud and busy to acknowledge his existence in my life even though I always had an impression that there was someone greater and bigger above [...]

How much is a human kidney worth?

THE CHURCH HAS stubbornly maintained that “the human person” should be at the centre of all ethical decisions. Doesn’t this imply that the morality of organ trade depends on how many human persons may benefit with it?Some think that legalizing organ trade will solve the problem of shortage of kidneys and save the lives of [...]

Advance Medical Directives and you

MANY PEOPLE TODAY fear that their lives will be unreasonably prolonged in a way that will add to their suffering both physically and emotionally, in the most crucial moments of their lives – the end. Having seen the long and painful dying of others and the futility of using life-support systems, more and more people [...]