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Things you never knew about us, The Catholic News.* The paper first published in 1935 as the Malaya Catholic Leader.* Over the decades, the name was changed to The Malayan Catholic Newsletter. It later became the Malaysian Catholic News which then evolved into today’s The Catholic News in 1974. * Some of the advertisements in [...]

Seminary, CTIS to share academic programme

Fr James Yeo, the rector of the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore, has released the following announcement:As from the first semester of 2016, the St Francis Xavier Major Seminary and the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS) will share a common academic programme. This means that the seminarians will study at CTIS, having laypeople as [...]

Laudato Si’ – A Franciscan perspective

By addressing Laudato Si’ to a universal audience, Pope Francis continues the tradition of Pacem in Terris (1963), which was the first papal encyclical addressed not only to Catholics, but to “all people of goodwill”, and which was applauded as a universal voice of conscience. In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis addresses many elements of our [...]

God’s revelation on marriage

Q: How are we to explain the fact that in the Old Testament several notable men are said to have had many wives, whereas we Christians consider polygamy to be a sin, and we Catholics do not even permit divorce and remarriage?A: lt is indeed true that the practice of polygamy was a common and [...]

Singapore’s Housing Problem

“Housing is the first essential in Singapore today. The population is increasing at an ALARMING rate. Every year there is an increase of from 25,000 people and this surplus population has to be provided with homes. It is a gigantic task. However the problem can be solved by proper sensible planning.” These are some of [...]

Pope Francis: Human Trafficking Is A Wound To Humanity

Vatican City, 10 April 2014 (VIS) An open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity: the Holy Father thus described human trafficking in his English-language address to the participants in the Second International Conference on Combating Human Trafficking: Church and Law Enforcement [...]