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Things you never knew about us, The Catholic News.* The paper first published in 1935 as the Malaya Catholic Leader.* Over the decades, the name was changed to The Malayan Catholic Newsletter. It later became the Malaysian Catholic News which then evolved into today’s The Catholic News in 1974. * Some of the advertisements in [...]

Ambassadors of peace visit archbishop

Members of Roses of Peace (from second left, Ms Noor Hanisah Binte Noordin, Mr Wan Muhammad Fazlan Nordin and Mr Mohamed Irshad) presented Archbishop Goh with a ‘Letter of Peace’. Also in the photo are Mr Andre Ahchak, director of communications, Archbishop’s Office (far left); Msgr Philip Heng and Mr Gerald Kong from the Archdiocesan [...]

Why visionary leadership is vital for Charismatic groups

The head of the international Catholic Charismatic renewal addresses this and other issues at recent ralliesMr Jim Murphy, president of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, speaking to members of Charismatic prayer groups’ core and service teams.The most significant aspect of leadership in the Charismatic renewal is to give vision to others, members of Charismatic [...]

Charities Week 2017 campaign raises $6.07 million

Source: Caritas SingaporeThis year’s Archdiocesan Lenten campaign, Charities Week 2017, has raised $6.07 million, exceeding the amount raised last year by $241,000.Caritas Singapore, the archdiocese’s social mission arm, noted that despite Singapore’s uncertain economic outlook, many Catholic families, friends, businesses and schools donated generously in support of the charities and groups that come under Caritas’ [...]

Stations of the Cross for married couples at OLPS

Couples praying during the special outdoor Stations of the Cross on March 24.A romantic candlelight dinner, an exchange of gifts, or even a short getaway without the children are just some of the conventional ways couples celebrate a wedding anniversary.However, Mr Stephen Manlapig and his wife, Mabel, parishioners of the Church of Our Lady of [...]

District Masses, cathedral tours

Mr Jevon Liew, a cathedral volunteer, conducting a tour of the cathedral.“It’s important to understand what hospitality means. It is simply seeing to the one who is in need,” said Fr Peter Tan, from the Church of St Michael.Hospitality is about serving the person who “comes to us knocking at our door”, and even going [...]

Parish promotes active lifestyle for elderly

A vibrant Filipino community and a youth cafe are among the features of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, in this ongoing parish seriesWelcoming elderly parishioners to the church grounds to participate in spiritual, physical and mental activities.This initiative, known as the Golden Circle, is one of the unique characteristics of the Church [...]

Putting together the Singapore Archdiocese’s response to the Tsunami crisis

SINGAPORE – The Asian tsunami has been a major disaster. The Catholic Church in Singapore has responded by collecting donations in the weekend following the event, and conducting services in remembrance of the victims including Masses in all parishes on January 14Archbishop Nicholas Chia has also appointed an Archdiocesan Crisis Coordination Team (ACCT) to further define and coordinate the [...]

Bible course helps people go deeper in faith

A few people took up the challenge to run a special Bible programme at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace seven years ago. Since then, close to 600 people, including people from other parishes and non-Catholics, have attended it.Many said the programme, called The Bible Timeline (BTL), boosted their faith.“I share Bible readings [...]