Sharing SG50 joy with migrant workers in Singapore

While Singapore celebrated the nation’s 50th anniversary on Jubilee Weekend, a group of Catholics came together to commemorate the occasion with the migrant community in Singapore.On Aug 8, 300 Catholics visited the WestLite Dormitory at Mandai to bring food packets to some 5,300 resident migrant workers.  The packets comprised essential items such as rice, noodles, [...]

There is blessing in what I have gone through

Fr Luke Fong speaks about his two-year journey with leukemia in a conversation with Mel Diamse-Lee.   CN: Nothing prepares us enough for the kind of ordeal you went through. What do you think prepared you?FR LUKE: Seeing the reality that so many people suffer from this kind of bad news is enough reason for [...]

ME flash mob returns

Over 250 people took to Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza in Orchard Road on Feb 14 to show passersby that long-lasting marriages and strong families are possible today. Holding signs stating the number of years they have been together, married couples and their children held their poses for five minutes in a freeze flash mob. [...]

S’pore team builds toilets for plantation workers

Fifteen volunteers from Singapore spent a week in Sri Lanka building toilets for tea plantation workers and giving them art therapy sessions.The group, comprising missionaries from the Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) and three art therapists, visited three estates in Deniyaya from Jan 26-Feb 1.There they helped in the building of 50 [...]

Don’t put yourself down

A HEALTHY spirituality is one that joyfully surrenders to God’s Will, offering all sufferings and humiliations in a spirit of reparation so that even the downside of life is seen as a blessing. This surrender to God includes die way we accept ourselves and our own life. Let’s face it, some lives are messier than [...]

A Little Bit Of Heaven

What’s it like in Heaven? Everyone would like to know the answer to that one. But as we grow older our vision of Heaven tends to become more and more abstract. So much so that many people have the idea that Heaven might be just a tiny bit boring. To redress the balance a little [...]

Letter: About young people who stop attending Mass

The reasons given by young people who have not been going to Mass regularly, as reported by Clara Lai (Young People Who Don’t Attend Church, CN, June 15), make for interesting reading. They are not that insurmountable. If the Catholic Church wants to lead those who have left back to the fold, she has to [...]

“MARYMOUNT” not a dull place

TO MANY the word “convent” brings to mind a picture of austerity and silence, of gloomy .repression, of long grey corridors along which the nuns, heads bowed, glide unsubstantially wrapped in perpetual contemplation of the spirit.They remember perhaps subconsciously the Victorian lithograph, which showed a wan and wistful nun lifting her eyes from her book [...]

Easter Monday: Maria, Mother Of Hope

Vatican City, 21 April 2014 (VIS) – At midday today, on “Monday of the Angel”, the Pope appeared at the window of his study to pray the Regina Coeli – the prayer that substitutes the Angelus at Easter time – with the thousands of faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Francis wished all [...]