Promoting human dignity in all aspects

Cardinal Peter Turkson shares his thoughts on integral human developmentCardinal Peter Turkson: “I’ve always believed that in life, you don’t leave anything the same way you found it … you always have to be able to change something for the better.” Photo: ARCHPRODUCTIONSThe human being is endowed with the dignity that comes from God. And [...]

Mandarin workshop on Theology of the Body

The Chinese Department of the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS) has for the first time organised a Mandarin workshop on the Theology of the Body.The May 27-29 workshop saw Dr Bosco Ning, a lecturer in moral theology from Taiwan, expounding on the key themes of St John Paul II’s seminal work. The Theology of [...]

No Longer Slaves, But Brothers and Sisters

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE, 1 JANUARY 2015 NO LONGER SLAVES, BUT BROTHERS AND SISTERS 1. At the beginning of this New Year, which we welcome as God’s gracious gift to all humanity, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to every man and woman, to [...]

Work as expression of a person’s dignity

There needs to be a change in the way work is viewed. Work must be an avenue for self-realisation, a platform to make the world a better place.Fr Terence Pereira made this point in his talk on work and the Church at the Church of the Holy Cross on Aug 2.A constant obsession with cost [...]

Being Godly People

SFX Bulletin, 17 August 2014: Every human being is made by God.  God unceasingly calls everyone – including non-Christians – into relationship with Him.  This unbreakable bond between the divine and the human opens the Catechism, “The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God…God [...]

Catholic social teachings to take centrestage at film fest

CANA the Catholic Centre will be organising an inaugural CANA Film Festival (CFF) for both adults and children this year. To be held on June 7 and 8, the film festival will focus on the universality of Catholic social teachings. During the festival, documentaries, shorts and independent feature films of diverse origins outside the Catholic [...]

The Virtue Of Religion

The virtue of religion makes us courageous and willing to offer to the Divine Majesty due veneration. By means of this virtue we honour the Lord Our God inasmuch as we acknowledge and proclaim His greatness, majesty and dominion over us, and at the same time confess our own littleness, lowlness and dependence upon Him. [...]

Pope Francis: Without Work, Human Dignity Is Wounded

Vatican City, 20 March 2014 (VIS) – Today Pope Francis again emphasised the primary importance of work and the need for creativity and solidarity to face the economic crisis, receiving in audience the employees and managers of the Italian “Acciaierie di Terni” steelworks, accompanied by the bishop of the diocese and a group of faithful, [...]

The Pope Urges Action Against Human Trafficking

Vatican City, 5 March 2014 (VIS) – Pope Francis has sent a message to the faithful in Brazil on the occasion of the annual Lenten “Fraternity Campaign”, which this year takes on the theme of “Brotherhood and human trafficking”, and whose slogan will be “For freedom Christ has set us free”. “During the next forty [...]