Symposium on divorce, separation, annulment

Can divorced Catholics receive Holy Communion? How should one relate to a brother or sister in Christ who has undergone, or is going through, the pain of divorce?To help the Catholic community have a better understanding of the Church’s teachings on marriage, divorce, separation and annulment, the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) is organising [...]

New year, new leadership for Caritas

Leaders representing Caritas Singapore and its 27-member organisations after the annual Mass.Recognising that the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life, the Caritas Singapore family gathers annually to celebrate Mass to give thanks for the past year as well as to begin a new year with blessings and faith.And this year on [...]

New Year: Putting on new perspectives

As we begin the new year, I am sure many of us would ask this basic question, “What will this year be like? Will it be any different from last year or the previous years?” Most, if not all of us, would hope for a “better” year, whether that means one that moves us closer [...]

Empowering family life in the S’pore Archdiocese

Participants at the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family’s fifth anniversary Mass pose for a photo with Archbishop William Goh and priests. Photo: VITA ImagesPatricia AngCatholics are called to bring the light of Christ to their families and to society, and to be witnesses of what it means to be members of the family of God. [...]

The church that was once only a make-shift hut

Catholic News features the Church of the Holy Family in this series on parish communities.The church serves up to 5,500 parishioners every weekend.Jared NgDuring the Octave of Christmas, Catholics around the world celebrated the feast of the Holy Family. The feast, celebrated on Dec 30, teaches us about Jesus, Mary and Joseph – and about [...]

1st batch of students graduate from UK catechetical courses

Graduates of the Maryvale Institute courses at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.It was a celebration of the courage and dedication of some 30 men and women who completed special catechetical courses despite the challenges of caring for new babies, children studying for the PSLE, work stress and health issues.On Nov 9, Monsignor Ambrose Vaz [...]

The Choice Weekend: a journey of self-discovery

Participants praying at the start of the weekend.The Choice Weekend is about helping people live out their authentic selves and acting on the values they’ve learnt from their families, in catechism classes or from the Catholic school they studied in, shared Mr Lawrence De Silva, 45, a member of the newly commissioned Choice leadership team.Choosing [...]