‘She’s my eyes, I’m her ears’

Former CHIJ classmates with disabilities share how their friendship helped them for O levelsLeah Tee (left), who is visually impaired, and Laura Lee, who has hearing loss, have been classmates since Primary 1.One is visually impaired while the other suffers from hearing loss. However, through each other’s support and encouragement, Leah Tee and Laura Lee [...]

Helping islanders get clean water

CHARIS volunteer Joseph Chong training the local community chief on how to assemble the pipe components for the bio-sand tank.Ten volunteers from Singapore spent about a week in central Philippines helping people there get access to quality drinking water.The Oct 23-30 mission trip to Romblon was organised by CHARIS, the overseas humanitarian arm of the [...]

Bishops’ Conference’s Migrant Sunday message

Bishop Bernard PaulGreetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ!   His Holiness Pope Francis invites us to reflect on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees’s theme “Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us. The Response of the Gospel of Mercy”. How do we view the foreign workers and refugees amongst us? Just like the [...]

Cardinal shares his concerns for Church in Asia

Taking time off his busy schedule on Aug 13, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle spoke with CatholicNews on a number of topics regarding the Church.Asked about his main concerns for the Church in Asia, the Archbishop of Manila said he was worried about the increasing gap between the rich and poor, the degradation of the environment [...]

Living by giving the best of yourself to God

As a Singaporean missionary priest with the Verbum Dei Missionaries, I have been missioning outside Singapore for about 15 years now, mostly in the Philippines. I work mostly with youths, couples and families, attempting to bring them to see the greatness and beauty of their Christian calling and in living fully their mission in Christ.In [...]

An alternative way of living out her calling

At 21 years old, she was taking a secretarial course after her GCE A Level examinations when she felt the call to join the Religious life.Jane Chong went to speak to Canossian Sr Marilyn Lim, and also attended retreats by the Canossian Sisters as the “call was very strong” and she “wanted to find out [...]

Conference to help working Catholics witness to their faith

SINGAPORE – A well-known American lay Catholic and a Singapore Member of Parliament are among several people speaking at an upcoming seminar for working adults.The Christ@Work Conference 2013 aims to examine the role each Catholic needs to play in being true witnesses to their faith in the marketplace.The event, jointly organised by the Catholic Business [...]

Pope Francis: Journalists, Help Me Work For The Good Of Society

Vatican City, 23 July 2013 (VIS) – During the flight from Rome to Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis personally greeted the seventy media representatives who accompanied him on the aircraft. On this, his first international apostolic journey for World Youth Day 2013, he expressed his gratitude and, thanking those present, explained the meaning of his [...]

Harmony Games help build bonds

Young Catholics who took part in this year’s Harmony Games said it was a great way to make friends with people of other faiths.“Being on the same team with people of other religions was like being with a group of old friends as we all just came together to compete and have fun,” said 16-year-old [...]

Catholic singles groups help people find their match

Social networking groups for single Catholics have had some success in helping people find their life partners.Catholic Singles and Catholic Connection, both run by volunteers are, have seen at least one couple getting married from each group.“I do know of quite a number of instances when the activities led to dating and, later, relationships,” said [...]