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Maris Stella case ‘in court’s hands’

“Our prayers are with those affected by this situation,” said Archbishop Nicholas Chia over reports about a former principal of Maris Stella High School being charged for misappropriating funds. Media reports said that Marist Br Anthony Tan was charged in court on May 19 for allegedly pocketing school funds. In his statement to CatholicNews, Archbishop [...]

Birth Control (1950)

The strict attitude of the Catholic Church in condemning the practice of birth control acts as setback to many, and especially to intelligent non-Catholics. The official declaration- of Protestant sects have been so bewildering and contradictory in this matter that Protestants in general get no sense of direction whatever from these sources. Propaganda for birth [...]

Statement Of The Holy See Press Office – 24 April 2014

Vatican City, 24 April 2014 (VIS) – This morning the director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., issued the following statement: “Several telephone calls have taken place in the context of Pope Francis’ personal pastoral relationships. Since they do not in any way form part of the Pope's public activities, no [...]

A matter of familiarisation

… say local priests about adapting to the changes in the missalFr Michael Arro: Explained to parishioners the reasons for updating the translation.The new translation of the Roman Missal will take some getting used to and care would be needed when using the prayers, say priests in Singapore.They note that the parts prayed by the [...]

Pope: Eucharist Unites, Strengthens

ROME – The Eucharist has the power to unite people, strengthen them and remind them that only God is worthy of worship, said Pope Benedict XVI at a Mass marking the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. The May 22 Mass at Rome’s Basilica of St. John Lateran was followed by a traditional [...]

How much is a human kidney worth?

THE CHURCH HAS stubbornly maintained that “the human person” should be at the centre of all ethical decisions. Doesn’t this imply that the morality of organ trade depends on how many human persons may benefit with it?Some think that legalizing organ trade will solve the problem of shortage of kidneys and save the lives of [...]