Priests are human beings, not ‘mini-gods’

Archbishop talks about the impact of unfair criticism and lack of appreciation in the lives of priestsDuring the annual Chrism Mass, Archbishop William Goh highlighted why priests sometimes lose their passion for their ministry, and what they can do to address this. “When we were newly ordained,” said Archbishop Goh, “we were full of joy [...]

Archbishop addresses priests’ ‘woundedness’ during Chrism Mass

Archbishop William Goh acknowledged the challenges that priests face in their ministries and gave them words of encouragement during the annual Chrism Mass.Sometimes the joy of sharing the Good News “gets taken away because we [priests] are disillusioned”, said Archbishop Goh at the Mass held on Maundy Thursday morning at the Church of Our Lady [...]

Washing of feet on Maundy Thursday (Apr 27)

I refer to the article on Holy Week celebrations (April 30, 2006 edition of the Catholic News). Article 51 of "Paschales Solemnitatis" (Jan. 16, 1988) states "The washing of the feet of chosen men which, according to tradition, is performed on this day, represents the service and charity of Christ, who came 'not to be [...]