Praying as one body in Christ

Christian unity has certainly come a long way in Singapore. It started from humble beginnings back in 1990 when the first Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service was initiated by the late Jesuit Father John Wood at the Church of St Ignatius. Today, a passionate community of Christian leaders continue to foster ecumenical relations.Along [...]

Visually-impaired students defy odds to do well in O Levels

Lorna O’Hara speaks to St Anthony’s Aashwini Gunasilan and SJI’s Ian Luke Chan“Having my eyesight gone was as if my life had literally ended, and that there was nothing that I could do,” said 17-year-old Aashwini Gunasilan from St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School.Despite this handicap, she scored seven distinctions in the GCE O Level exams. [...]

New archbishop of KL stresses ‘4Ls’ as his priorities

Archbishop Leow wants to reach out to ‘the lost, the little, the last and the least’KAJANG, MALAYSIA – Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim, the new Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, aims to reach out to Catholics who have strayed from the Church and enhance the catechesis of the young, among other priorities.“I want to bring back [...]

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, [...]

The Study Of History, One Of The Paths To The Truth

Vatican City, 12 April 2014 (VIS) – “The study of history indeed represents one of the paths for the impassioned search for the truth, which has always pervaded man’s soul”, said the Pope in his audience with the participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, which celebrates its 60th anniversary [...]

Appeal For An End To The Violence In Venezuela

Vatican City, 26 February 2014 (VIS) – Following today's catechesis the Pope commented on the events of recent days in Venezuela, and made an appeal for the cessation of violence and hostilities. He expressed his hope that “that the entire Venezuelan population, beginning with political and institutional leaders, will take steps to ensure national reconciliation, [...]

No Prayer Is Ever Lost

Vatican City, 12 September 2012 (VIS) – During his general audience, held this morning in the Paul VI Hall, Benedict XVI focused his catechesis on prayer in the second part of the Book of Revelation in which, he noted, attention moves from the interior life of the Church “to the entire world, because the Church [...]

Indigenous population has lost rights to territory, natural resources

Port Moresby (Agenzia Fides) – Papua New Guinea’s indigenous people have lost their right to challenge developers and the state over deals involving their land and resources. Numbering some six million people, Papua New Guineans – comprising hundreds of ethnic groups – own 97 percent of the country’s land. “This raises huge human rights issues,” [...]

We will never be Lost

24 Jan, The Apostles: One day, a young girl visited her elderly auntie. Then, a police car pulled up in front of her auntie’s house and both of them hurried out to find out what has happened. A young and polite policeman explained that an elderly gentleman and two of his friends said that they [...]

Helping People Who Have Lost the Sense of God

In a Message addressed to the annual meeting promoted by the Taizé Community, the Pope called on the young participants “to go and meet men and women who have lost the sense of God, who seek uncertainly for Him, sometimes without realising it. They need to encounter true witnesses, so that the face of Christ [...]