‘Don’t give up, because life is more than an exam’

Johanna Therese, who is dyslexic, shares how she coped with the PSLEJohanna Therese, 12, seen here with her parents, Mr and Mrs Rala. Despite being dyslexic, Johanna scored well enough to be eligible for the Normal Academic stream in secondary school.By Jared NgJohanna Therese often has to read a question several times for fear of [...]

CJC students’ initiatives highlight human trafficking

Catholic Junior College (CJC) students recently held an exhibition on human trafficking.Partnering with EmancipAsia, a local non-governmental organisation, the exhibition was displayed at the school foyer from June 27-July 15 and was an initiative of 21 CJC students to raise awareness of the issue.It aimed to underscore the relevance of human trafficking to Singapore and [...]

Yearning to share your faith?

The Office for the New Evangelisation was set up to offer help Evangelisation is a word that evokes fear in many Catholics. The thought of going out to share the faith is a daunting task for many.To some, faith is a personal thing with it being up to the individual to live the faith the [...]

Assumption English School looks forward to new building

Assumption English School (AES) students can look forward to better facilities and more educational resources when they return to their Bukit Timah campus, a move scheduled for next June.The school is presently at its temporary location in Queensway, having moved there in December 2012.The Catholic secondary school is currently undergoing PRIME, the Education Ministry’s Programme [...]

Mass “In Cena Domini” At The Don Gnocchi Centre

Vatican City, April 2014 (VIS) – At 5 p.m. the Holy Father left the Vatican for the St. Mary of Providence Centre of the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, where at 5.30 p.m. he celebrated Holy Mass “in Cena Domini”, with which the Easter Triduum begins. This Maundy Thursday celebration includes the announcement of the commandment [...]

Eradicate Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking

Vatican City, 17 March 2014 (VIS) – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the “Global Freedom Network”, an agreement between the representatives of the great world religions to eradicate modern forms of slavery and human trafficking, in collaboration with the Walk Free Foundation. The speakers at [...]

Pope Francis Close To The Victims Of The Mafia

Vatican City, 15 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father will visit the parish of San Gregorio VII in Rome on Friday 21 March to meet with the participants in a meeting organised by the “Libera” Foundation, presided by Don Luigi Ciotti. The meeting is dedicated to relatives of the victims of the mafia and [...]

Centesimus Annus Foundation’s First “Economy And Society” Prize

Vatican City, 11 April 2013 (VIS) – This morning in a press conference held in the Holy See Press Office, Cardinal Domenico Calcagno, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, presented the first winners of an international competition on “Economy and Society”. The prize for this first edition was awarded jointly [...]