‘Follow Mary’s example of faith’

… says Msgr Philip Heng at closing centennial Mass of Our Lady of FatimaThe statue of Our Lady of Fatima being carried in procession on Oct 13 at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.By Jared NgThere was a strong sense of anticipation among the 2,500-strong crowd gathered for the closing centennial Mass of Our Lady [...]

Angelus: Joseph, Example Of Freedom And Openness To God

Vatican City, 23 December 2013 (VIS) – At midday the Pope appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, and reflected on the Gospel reading of this fourth Sunday of Advent, which relates the events preceding the birth of Jesus from the point of [...]

St. Josaphat, Example Of Brotherly Love And Unity In The Church

Vatican City, 25 November 2013 (VIS) – “St. Thomas Aquinas teaches us that each person will love his neighbour as he loves himself, and will therefore enjoy his neighbour’s goods as if they were his own. Thus, the joy of one will increase inasmuch as the joy of others increases”. With these words, this morning [...]

Pope Francis Recalls Benedict XVI’s Example

Vatican City, 30 June 2013 (VIS) – Jesus’ steadfast decision to set out on the path to Jerusalem, his final destination and the place where He fulfilled His mission of salvation, and His freedom of conscience were the themes of the Pope’s final Angelus in the month of June, prayed with tens of thousands of [...]

Bishops Must Set an Example through Sanctity of Life

“We must always bear in mind the fact that the gifts of the Spirit – be they extraordinary or simple and humble – are always given freely for the edification of all. The bishop, as a visible sign of the unity of his particular Church, has the duty of unifying and harmonising the charismatic diversity [...]

Pope Presents Elderly People with Example of John Paul II

VATICAN CITY, 18 SEP 2010 (VIS) – At 4.40 p.m. today the Holy Father travelled to St. Peter’s old people’s home which lies eleven kilometres from the apostolic nunciature in London. The institution, which houses seventy-six elderly people including nine priests and religious, is run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order that [...]

Pope encourages Asian Catholics to share faith through example

VATICAN CITY – Lay members of Asia’s tiny Catholic minority can be effective witnesses of the Christian faith by being models of married love, defending human life, helping the poor and showing their willingness to forgive those who hurt them, Pope Benedict XVI said.“Asia’s Catholics are called to be a sign and promise of that [...]