Putting fun into preschool education

Preschool educators doing a Zumba workout.When 75 Catholic preschool educators congregated at Catholic Kindergarten, a preschool managed by the Marist Brothers, it was to learn about the educational approaches and practices of the kindergarten. It was for them to deepen their professional knowledge.But in learning, there should also be an element of fun. And, the [...]

CHARIS, CFC rebuild homes for Haiyan victims

For five days, volunteers from Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) and Couples for Christ (CFC) Singapore joined hands to help rebuild the homes of Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Bogo City in Northern Cebu, Philippines.From Aug 29 to Sept 2, the 36 volunteers comprising many  first-timers, took part in house-building and spent time [...]

Priests learn how to engage with media

Communications professionals give advice on the do’s and don’ts of media relationsWhen facing media queries in the wake of a Church-related crisis, silence is “not a strategy”, some 40 priests learnt during a seminar.Engaging the media at such a time would allow the Church’s voice to be heard and its version of the facts to [...]

Church workers learn how to engage with media

Left: Mr Robert Conceicao (left) and his son Reuben conducted the Heard or Hurt in a Changing Landscape seminar on Nov 15. Communications Office rolls out first in series of training programmesChurch workers should not fear journalists and social media practitioners. Rather Church personnel should learn to find common ground and work with these people.This [...]

Faith leaders engage in soul searching at Assisi

Religious leaders hold oil lamps during the interfaith gathering for peace outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi. From left: Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury; Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople; Pope Benedict XVI; Rabbi David Rosen, representing the chief rabbinate of Israel; and Wande Abimbola, representative for the traditional religion of Nigeria’s Yoruba [...]

Catholic Junior College develops mature young adults

SINGAPORE – An Aug 8 article in The Straits Times, "JC students to learn all about love" said that the Social Development Unit had called for a public tender to "design, conceptualize, produce and launch a youth relationship programme" for junior colleges. Is this necesssary? And how is this need being met at Catholic Junior [...]

Cloning, etc

Human cloning, whether done to produce embryos for stem cells or to define the genetic identity of an individual person, is a form of biological slavery, and is condemned. Couples need to be aware that techniques such as pre-implantation diagnosis, which is used in artificial fertilisation and leads to the destruction of embryos suspected of [...]