Religious in formation urged to be role models

Be role models so that others may glorify God.This was one message emphasised at a day of recollection for Religious aspirants and those in their initial levels of Religious formation.Redemptorist Fr George Puthenpura challenged the 18 young men and 14 young women gathered at St Patrick’s School on July 17 to be joyful people who [...]

Committee to help revamp Vatican communications

VATICAN CITY – Seven months after hiring a consulting firm to study the Vatican’s communications structures, the Vatican has set up an 11-member committee – which includes former Singapore Cabinet minister George Yeo – to suggest ways to increase collaboration and cut costs.Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy and [...]

CATHOLIC SOLDIERS IN S’PORE. Celebrate St. George’s Day

Sermon By Mgr. A. DevalsThe Solemnity of St. George was celebrated last Sunday by the Catholic soldiers of Malaya at a joint Church Parade from all stations, held in the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. A Solemn High Mass comm Pontifice was sung by Fr. E. J. Green M.M., the military chaplain, assisted by Fr. [...]

George Yeo appointed to new council to study Holy See practices

VATICAN CITY – Former Singapore cabinet minister George Yeo has been appointed to the Vatican’s new Council for the Economy together with six other laypeople and eight cardinals.The new council was established on Feb 24 by Pope Francis to study the policies and practices of the Holy See and devise appropriate policies and best practices. [...]

Double happiness for Our Lady of Lourdes parish

SINGAPORE – The year 2008 is special to the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ophir Road. The church is celebrating the 120th year of its building (1888) and the 150th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Lourdes in France. The parish’s year-long celebrations began last Dec 8 with a rededication of the grotto and [...]