The Logic Of God Is Different From The Logic Of Man

“A key point in which God and man are different is pride: God has no pride, because He is absolute fullness, and is completely given to love and the giving of life. In us, on the other hand, pride is deeply rooted and requires constant vigilance and purification. We, who are small, desire to appear [...]

Values: Homosexuality – Different or disordered?

This is the first of two articles on the debate over homosexuality, in the ongoing series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore. Today, we examine social dogmas underlying the current perceptions. There has been a noticeable shift in public opinion on the much-discussed issue of homosexuality. Where once homosexuality was considered [...]

Pope: Catholic papers can foster dialogue among different social sectors

Catholic newspapers ‘perform an irreplaceable formative function,’ says the pope.VATICAN CITY – The Catholic press has an irreplaceable role in forming Christian consciences and reflecting the Church’s viewpoint on contemporary issues, said Pope Benedict XVI.Despite the crisis in print media today, the Catholic newspaper still has a vital role to play in diocesan communications, he [...]

Different faiths observe International Day for Peace and Mid-Autumn Festival

Adrian Long from the Taoist Federation explains the origin and significance of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Photo by Darren BoonSINGAPORE – About 40 representatives of different faiths, including several Catholics, observed the International Day for Peace on Sep 21.According to the United Nations (UN), the International Day for Peace was established in 1981 by the UN [...]

Dialogue and Collaboration among Different Religions

VATICAN CITY, 17 SEP 2010 (VIS) – At midday today in St. Mary’s University College at Twickenham, the Holy Father met with leaders from the main Christian confessions and from other religions present in the United Kingdom: Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs. “The presence of committed believers in various fields of social and economic life [...]

We’re not different… just that we’re Mandarin-speaking youth

Mandarin-speaking youth in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during their youth camp. Photo by John ChanSINGAPORE – A certain unspoken, unofficial divide exists between English-speaking church youth and their smaller group of Mandarin-speaking peers. Just ask them.Maria Ng, 15, who comes from a Mandarin-speaking family and worships at Church of the Holy Trinity, says some [...]

Catholic charities: What makes us different

Volunteers of the Archdiocesan Crisis Coordination Team (ACCT) work on house-building projects together with the non-Catholic Habitat for Humanity. Here, they are at work on a November 2008 mission to Jogjakarta, Indonesia. ACCT’s Catholic roots are reflected in the formation sessions held before, during and after the mission trips, allowing volunteers to think about their [...]

Connecting youths of different faiths

By Leonard YeoSINGAPORE – About 150 youths from various religious organizations and schools gathered at the Singapore Management University (SMU) on Jan 27 for a forum to connect youths of different religions and give them a better understanding of the different faiths. The Singapore Inter-Faith Youth Forum 2007, was initiated by Cell Lim, a Buddhist [...]