Creating modern-day parables

Fr Terence Kesavan sharing with participants how to view elements in their daily lives from a different perspective.A social media workshop sent out a call to create new, modern-day parables which people can relate to and discover a correlation with their Catholic faith. The Oct 14 workshop was the second such workshop organised by Volunteers [...]

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 [...]

Questions on the Faith: About cremation

Q: During Bible Study, we discussed what our resurrected bodies would look like and this led to the subject of Catholic burial. Some of us do not understand the Catholic Church’s stand that the cremated ashes of a Catholic can only be kept or deposited on holy ground which today means in a church columbarium. [...]

Christmas gift ideas

Running out of gift ideas for loved ones? Or wondering how you can meaningfully share your year-end blessings with others? Here are some suggestions from Mel Diamse-Lee. […]

Workshop helps participants find God in popular music

Is it possible to find God in all things – including songs by Madonna, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer?In a one-day workshop titled Grooved: Finding God in Popular Music held at CANA on Waterloo Street on July 26, 20 participants of various ages focused on a few popular songs to find out.Jesuit Fr Mark Aloysius [...]

Pope Francis: Do Not Seek The Living Among The Dead

Vatican City, April 2014 (VIS) – “Why do you seek the living one among the dead?”. With this question Pope Francis began his first catechesis following Holy Week, on the feast of St. George, the Holy Father’s name day. He continued, “How often we look for life among dead things, things that cannot give life, [...]

Lent Challenges Our Routine And Sets Us On A Path Of Conversion

Vatican City, 6 March 2014 (VIS) – Yesterday, Ash Wednesday, the Holy Father presided over the traditional procession of penitence from the Church of St. Anselm on the the Aventine Hill to the Basilica of Santa Sabina, on the same Roman hill. Numerous cardinals, archbishops and bishops take part, along with the Benedictine monks of [...]

St. Gabriel Of Our Lady Of Sorrows, An Inspiring Example

Vatican City, 26 February 2014 (VIS) – In his greetings in various languages, the Pope mentioned that in two days’ time the World Rare Diseases Day will be celebrated, and he addressed the participants in the congress that is to take place on the day. “I hope that patients and their families will be adequately [...]

Mary Helps Us To Be Surprised By God

Vatican City, 13 October 2013 (VIS) – More than one hundred thousand people attended the Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square this morning, celebrated by the Holy Father Francis before the statue of the Virgin of Fatima, on the occasion of the Marian Day. The Pope’s homily focused on three points: God surprises us, He [...]

‘Big sister’ helps international students in Australia

The first Australian missionary I knew was Fr H A Myers, CSsR, from Novena Church when I was a teenager many years ago. He was also my vocation director who guided me in my pursuit of religious life and supported me through the rocky journey that the call entailed.Little did I expect that after 40 [...]