Gratitude to Mary for being our Mother

The Church celebrates the feast of Mary, Mother of God on Jan 1. A Religious Sister offers this reflection.Mary my Mother, we would like to wish you a very happy new year, to thank you for your faithful help and to ask for your continued protection and guidance. We won’t wait for Mother’s Day to [...]

Advent: Renewing our relationship with Jesus

Father Jovita Ho“Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.”I am going back home to Singapore for Christmas, and though my departure date is approaching, my ticket was purchased in end-February and my luggage all packed [...]

Reflection: From homelessness to light, life and love

What is it like to be “homeless”? Countless of people are “homeless” this Christmas. The Advent season of Peace, Hope, Joy and Love now explodes into the Light that offers the gift of “Salvation” to all peoples at Christmas. Yet, people continue to live in the darkness of their pain and suffering. The “homeless” are [...]

Reflection: Prayers to help the departed seek eternal life

Fr Ignatius Yeo It has become quite common practice for Catholics to display flowers or candles to remember their loved ones who have passed on. This gesture is done almost instinctively to honour their memory and perhaps even as a way of offering a prayer for them. It is expected for all to want to [...]

Understanding the Church’s teaching on in-vitro fertilisation

Dr Colin Ong explains the moral problems of this method of having childrenThe desire to have a child is one of the most natural of human desires, and when couples have difficulty having babies it is common to seek medical help. In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is often regarded as the only viable option. Not only does [...]

God’s Mercy – Mystery of Christ’s Passion

Msgr Philip Heng, SJ God’s Mercy and Compassionate Love are a mystery that many struggle to comprehend especially when a person’s pain and suffering are overwhelming and there does not seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. In such situations God seems to be absent.    In suffering, a person could [...]

‘Id al-Fitr message

Dear Muslim friendsHari Raya Aidil-Fitri! We rejoice with you as you celebrate the end of your holy month of Ramadan with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Indeed, these are wonderful signs of your desire to be holy through a life of obedience and charity and reverent worship of God, and a great witness to the world [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

Archbishop William Goh discusses five spiritual reasons why the act of giving is an important aspect of the faith, in this adapted extract of his speech given at a Catholic Foundation Dinner held on 18 October 2017.Many of us do not understand why we give. Very often when we give, we think we are doing [...]

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 [...]