Vatican rolls out 3 initiatives to stop sexual abuse of minors

Three initiatives have been rolled out following the “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting, held in the Vatican from Feb 21-24.

The initiatives – centred around the protection of children and to combat abuse – were announced by Father Federico Lombardi, Moderator of the meeting, at a press briefing.
They are:

- The imminent publication of a Motu proprio (an official order issued by the Holy Father) by the Pope, providing rules and regulations to safeguard minors and vulnerable adults within Vatican City State.

Ambassadors of peace visit archbishop

Members of Roses of Peace (from second left, Ms Noor Hanisah Binte Noordin, Mr Wan Muhammad Fazlan Nordin and Mr Mohamed Irshad) presented Archbishop Goh with a ‘Letter of Peace’. Also in the photo are Mr Andre Ahchak, director of communications, Archbishop’s Office (far left); Msgr Philip Heng and Mr Gerald Kong from the Archdiocesan [...]

Cathedral holds 24-hour prayer event

People praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament during the ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ event.A special “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative was held recently to offer Catholics an opportunity for both Eucharistic adoration and sacramental confession.Held at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on March 9, 6 pm, to March 10, 6pm, the [...]

Sec 3 youths take part in Project G.O.D.

Newly confirmed youths from the Church of the Holy Cross distributing meals as part of a social mission project.Teenagers from the Church of the Holy Cross cooked meals for the needy and helped raise funds for a charity serving them as part of an Advent project.The parish’s Sec 3 confirmands visited Willing Hearts a few [...]

Reaching out to migrants, needy, those who have left church

A look at how some parishes are celebrating Advent and Christmas this yearChurch of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour parishioners picking out gift requests, in the form of star-shaped notepads. The parish started an initiative to reach out to the less privileged in their community. Photo: ISAAC LEOChurch of Our Lady of Perpetual SuccourWhen it [...]

Caritas marks anniversaries, celebrates at Agape Village

Activities to mark Caritas’ 10th anniversary and Agape Village’s first included visitors participating in an activity by Alzheimer’s Disease Association.Caritas Singapore, the social mission arm of the Singapore archdiocese, marked its 10th year with a Mass and open house at Agape Village.The celebration, held on Nov 19, also marked the first anniversary of Agape Village, [...]

Empowering Marriages builds the Pillars for Family

A sharing by Dennis and Grace from the Church of St Anthony and an Invitation   When we got married 15 years ago, we were hardly prepared for what marriage had in store for us. In retrospect, our journey looked like a game of chance survival – like newly hatched turtles trying to make their [...]

CatholicNews to increase in price

Dear Readers,Greetings of hope and peace!As the year comes to a close with the celebration of Our Lord’s Birth, let me take this opportunity to wish all of you, on behalf of the staff of CatholicNews, a joy-filled Christmas and blessed New Year. I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that [...]

Network of community care initiatives launched

Montfort Care aims to serve the evolving needs of the local community Archbishop William Goh officially blessed and launched Montfort Care, a network of initiatives and programmes aimed at improving the lives of individuals, families and the community.The ceremony was held at the @27 Family Service Centre (FSC) in Telok Blangah on Feb 15.Montfort Care’s [...]