The Church Is Rooted In The Apostles But Looks To The Future

Vatican City, 16 October 2013 (VIS) – After considering the unity, holiness and catholicity of the Church, as defined by the Creed, the Holy Father today addressed her apostolic nature. During the catechesis of the Pope’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square, he stated that “to profess that the Church is apostolic means underlining her [...]

Archbishop Chia looks forward to active retirement

Darren Boon catches up with the retired archbishop at his new residence five months after he stepped downFive months after retiring, Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia’s daily schedule now revolves around celebrating Mass at the Catholic Spirituality Centre (CSC), where he now lives, reading, praying and spending time before the Blessed Sacrament.He also corresponds with people, [...]

Choice Asia looks to future

Members brainstorm new directions for their movementBANDUNG, INDONESIA – Can we forgive those who sometimes love us poorly – the people closest to us, like our brother, teacher, father, mother? How does one live the truth that in this world love and woundedness are never separated.One can, when one keeps reclaiming one’s first love – [...]

Pope looks back on 2011

The pope said the World Youth Day in August was a ‘remedy against faith fatigue and one that held lessons for the Church’. CNS file photo VATICAN CITY – Knowing one is loved by God gives life meaning and gives one the energy to live with joy, even in difficult situations, Pope Benedict XVI told [...]

ACCS looks ahead to New Year

Father Timothy Radcliffe giving his talk at St. Patrick’s School. Photo by Don GurugaySINGAPORE – The Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS), whose mission is to “assist Catholic schools in developing whole persons for God in society”, is embarking on a larger number of events for 2010, as compared to previous years.There will be a [...]

Church of St. Bernadette looks ahead at its Golden Jubilee

SINGAPORE – In the River Valley area, the old constantly gives way to the new. Where the Great World Amusement Park once stood is a shopping mall today. Gone, too, are the single-storey houses and attap huts, replaced rapidly by modern and taller apartment blocks.But the Church of St. Bernadette along Zion Road is one [...]

5 worst looks for Christians

By Elizabeth Lev   THE END OF summer has parents and kids dashing around the malls as they stock up on back-to-school gear. New clothes for a new academic year have long been one of the few perks for young men and women as they pick up notebooks, pencils and backpacks. […]