Encounter, love and live Jesus!

André AhchakDo you remember the first time you were head-over-heels in love with someone When the girl in the lift you see every morning on your way up to the office finally catches your eye and she smiles at you? Or the guy you’ve regularly noticed at the far end of the food court walks [...]

God never promised you a rose garden, archbishop tells priests

“What happened to that zeal when we were first ordained? Where’s that joy?” Archbishop William Goh asked priests on June 11.At least 100 priests and Religious attended the Day of Prayer for Sanctification of Priests at St Joseph’s Church (Victoria St). The three-and-a-half hour event comprised spiritual input by the archbishop, Holy Hour which included [...]

There is blessing in what I have gone through

Fr Luke Fong speaks about his two-year journey with leukemia in a conversation with Mel Diamse-Lee.   CN: Nothing prepares us enough for the kind of ordeal you went through. What do you think prepared you?FR LUKE: Seeing the reality that so many people suffer from this kind of bad news is enough reason for [...]

Young people who don’t attend church

Clara Lai speaks to some young people who have not been going to Mass regularly, as well as Fr Brian D’Souza for the Office for Young People’s response to this issue.What would make you go back to church?I don’t know where and how to start, I haven’t gone in such a long time that it’s [...]

Pope Francis Expresses Concern For The Unemployed

Vatican City, 23 April 2014 (VIS) – Following today's general audience, the Holy Father launched an appeal for the workers of the Lucchini steelworks in Piombino, which closed down a few days ago causing mass layoffs. Pope Francis urged them not to despair, remarking that “when human hopes are extinguished, the divine hope that never [...]

Don’t act as if Medjugorje happened: Bishop

BISHOP RATKO PERIC (photo) of Mostar-Duvno told youth and parishioners at a confirmation Mass he presided at in Medjugorje not to behave as if the alleged Marian apparitions reported in the parish were real, the Catholic News Service reports.The bishop posted an Italian translation of his June homily on his diocesan website in late September, [...]

Want to come home to the Church but don’t know how?

SINGAPORE CATHOLICS WHO have left the Church and wish to come back may not know how to or are too embarrassed or nervous about it. Not to worry. Here’s a bit of advice and encouragement from four priests. “They need to move away from the preoccupation with one’s sins and failures, and come to realise [...]

How dads can help raise strong daughters

  DR MEG MEEKER, who has practised pediatric and adolescent medicine, as well as teen counselling, is the author of "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know". In this interview, Dr Meeker, talks about the profound role a father plays in his daughter’s life, whether he knows it or not.  Q: A [...]