Chancery Notice – Obituary

Mary Elizabeth Pansy Poh, mother of Fr Peter Koh, passed away yesterday afternoon on 7 June 2018. She was 92.    Her wake is currently held at the Chapel of Resurrection, St Joseph’s Church (Bukit Timah). The church is located at 620 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678116. Details of Funeral Mass Date: 11 June 2018 Time: 10.30AM [...]

Journey from abortion to forgiveness

A woman shares how she overcame decades of emotional pain after an abortion, and found healing and mercy in the ChurchBACK in 1974, a year after abortion was fully legalised in the United States, Katherine White (not her real name) was enjoying her senior year of college. Her parents were proudly anticipating her graduation; she [...]

Prayers for victims of the Sabah earthquake

The Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission has issued prayers for possible use for the Day of National Remembrance for victims of the Sabah earthquake: Lord our God, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy,the Sabah earthquake victimswere suddenly [and violently] taken from us.Come swiftly to their aid,have mercy on them,and comfort their family and friendsby [...]

Experiencing support in death and grief

A wife, a mother and a son share about how God and the faith community helped them cope in their pain and grief Transformed in the face of death Madam Germaine Yeo was 49 when she was diagnosed with stage fourcolorectal cancer in 2008. She was told she had three months to live. At this [...]

Letter: Rotate priests regularly

I was happy to read the Chancery Notice dated Dec 8, 2014, published in CatholicNews, Dec 28, informing that some priests have been assigned to certain parishes.The notice specifically stated a term of six years for three parish priests, perhaps indicating that such term is optimal, or is a marker for future appointments. If so, [...]

The Eclipse of God Leads to a Loss of the Sense of Sin

“Many people do not accept the very word ‘sin’ because it presupposes a religious vision of the world and of man; and indeed it is true that if we eliminate God from the horizon of the world we can no longer speak of sin. … The eclipse of God necessarily involves the eclipse of sin. [...]