New instances of impersonation of emails

The Archdiocese of Singapore has received reports that new email spoofing incidents are being sighted by the faithful. These new spoof emails, which are attempts of online money scams, are mimicking emails addresses that may look like those used by the priests and religious in our Archdiocese.This is a repeat of similar incidents which took [...]


My Father: My Hero and Role ModelAs we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family on 31 December, let us turn our focus to an important but often neglected person in the family – the father. Djamila Burgos shares her memories of her late father and how he tried his best to nurture her despite [...]

Bible Sunday 2017: Pastoral use of the Bible

A message for Bible Sunday which falls on July 9 this yearBy Sr Sandra Seow, FMVD“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) Divine Revelation as God’s self-revelation Our Catholic faith is based on divine revelation. Before Vatican II, the concept of “revelation” was [...]

Jesus Youth recognised as global Church organisation

VATICAN CITY – The Jesus Youth movement, which is present in Singapore, has received a decree of recognition as an international association of the faithful.Jesus Youth is a Catholic lay movement that began in Kerala, India, in the early 1980s and has now spread to 35 countries around the world.The new status, conferred by Bishop Josef Clemens, Secretary [...]

The Church, Mother of Vocations

Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, April 17Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is my great hope that, during the course of this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, all the baptised may experience the joy of belong- ing to the Church and rediscover that the Christian vocation, just like every particu- lar [...]

Obtaining an ‘indulgence’ during the Year of Mercy

Fr Ignatius Yeo explains the meaning of indulgences ahead of the launch of the special year on Dec 8.1. What does the Church teach about “Indulgences”?The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), the official synthesis of the essentials and fundamentals of our faith, states that: “An Indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal [...]

Prayers for Sabah earthquake victims

The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission has issued prayers for possible use for the Day of National Remembrance for victims of the Sabah earthquake:The commission also offered additional Prayers of the Faithful for the families of the quake victims, that they may find “comfort”, “compassion” and “understanding”.Another prayer is “for those who are still grieving for the [...]

Prayers for victims of the Sabah earthquake

The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission has issued prayers for possible use for the Day of National Remembrance for victims of the Sabah earthquake: Lord our God, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy,the Sabah earthquake victimswere suddenly [and violently] taken from us.Come swiftly to their aid,have mercy on them,and comfort their family and friendsby [...]

Archbishop William sends condolences to PM Lee & family

Dear Prime Minister and Mrs Lee,The Roman Catholic Church in Singapore and I are with you in your pain as you mourn the loss of your beloved father and father-in-law.Your father was not only a great statesman. He was also a good and upright man who lived passionately his calling in life, which was to [...]