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Treasuring the value of each religion

Archbishop William Goh with representatives of different faiths at the Archdiocesan Interreligious Christmas celebration. Photo: VITA Images   Jared Ng It is important for all religions to work together to ensure there is continued significance in the various religious festivals and celebrations. This is in light of secularisation which is sweeping across societies, and posing [...]

Balancing Work and Family

Is your New Year resolution to strike a better balance between work, family and various other commitments? If so, a good starting point is to be clearer about your key roles. Each of us has multiple roles – for example at different times, I am husband, father, son, brother, relative, friend, employee, worker, supervisor, volunteer. [...]

Fellowship, cheer abound in Muslim-Christian celebration

IT WAS a wet and rainy evening on Dec 27. But inside the Singgahsana Hall of the Malay Village in Geylang Serai, fellow ship and cheer abounded as Muslims and Catholics greeted one another warmly. The special dinner, which brought together some 300 members of the Muslims and Christian communities, is believed to be the [...]

The Catholic Newspaper

Newspapers are certainly one of the Media of Communication, and the Church which sees the media as tools of Evangelization, does not overlook “newspapers” as a very important tool for achieving its mission. The Catholic News founded in 1935, and its Mandarin counterpart, Hai Sing Pao, founded in 1955 are the two official Catholic newspapers [...]

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. [...]

‘Give hope to people, be merciful, compassionate’

Archbishop Goh launches the Year of Mercy as he opens the Holy Door at Divine Mercy Church“May the doors of our hearts be wide open to His call and may the doors of all our parishes be open to all who seek the living God,” said Archbishop William Goh as he launched the Jubilee Year [...]

Religious in formation urged to be role models

Be role models so that others may glorify God.This was one message emphasised at a day of recollection for Religious aspirants and those in their initial levels of Religious formation.Redemptorist Fr George Puthenpura challenged the 18 young men and 14 young women gathered at St Patrick’s School on July 17 to be joyful people who [...]