Saint Stephen: Sacrifice and Martyrdom

Apostolic Nuncio celebrates Mass on feast day of St StephenArchbishop Marek Zalewski posing with parishioners of the Church of St Stephen.The martyrdom of Saint Stephen has its parallels with Christmas. Jesus and St Stephen both offered themselves for the mission of saving the world.Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, made this point during the [...]

Italian Catholic community celebrates Christmas

Archbishop Marek Zalewski and Fr Timothy Yeo together with members of the Italian Catholic community at their special celebration. This time of the year brings excitement and joy to many. Lights, ribbons and decorations are seen everywhere and cheerful songs fill the air. But is this really what Christmas is all about? This was raised by [...]

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 [...]

Archdiocesan statement on London attack

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Singapore, His Grace Archbishop William Goh, has expressed sorrow over the tragic events that have taken place in London: “We are saddened to hear of the terrorist attack in the heart of London, the symbol of democracy and law. We are outraged at such insane and inhumane [...]

famfare!

When Christmas will never be the same againWhile most of us are caught up with the baking and the decorating, the shopping and the wrapping of presents, some families out there and in our midst are grappling with the stark and painful reality of having to face a Christmas (perhaps for the first time) without a [...]

famfare!

When Christmas will never be the same againWhile most of us are caught up with the baking and the decorating, the shopping and the wrapping of presents, some families out there and in our midst are grappling with the stark and painful reality of having to face a Christmas (perhaps for the first time) without a [...]

Questions on the Faith: Why did God ‘harden’ Pharaoh’s heart?

Q: I would like to pose the following question in the Questions on the Faith section of CatholicNews. Why did God harden the following characters in the Bible which contradicted His gift of free will? God hardened Pharaoh’s heart which resulted in many dying from devastating plagues (Exodus 9:12). God hardened the hearts of Gentile [...]