How to prepare for the coming of Christ

Advent is a time of penance, anticipation and joyFather Ignatius YeoCatholics may find some similarities between the season of Advent and the season of Lent. For a start, both seasons employ the use of purple vestments, a “rose” Sunday (Gaudete in Advent and Laetare in Lent), and the elimination of the Gloria in Mass – [...]

Community is a way of life that is lived, not taught

Father Terence Kesavan, studying Catechetics in the US, says young people need mentors that inspire them to grow and live out their Christian life.If you were to ask me about one of the most important yet lacking aspect of the way our faith is lived out, I would say it is community. A faith has [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

Archbishop William Goh discusses five spiritual reasons why the act of giving is an important aspect of the faith, in this adapted extract of his speech given at a Catholic Foundation Dinner held on 18 October 2017.Many of us do not understand why we give. Very often when we give, we think we are doing [...]

Can faith and work coexist?

Young adults gain insights on the topic at a workshopDominican Friar David Garcia speaking to participants at The Spirituality of Work event held on May 27.By Pius Lee and Celeste WeeHow can Catholic Social Teaching (CST) be lived out in the workplace?This is what more that 80 young adults between the ages of 21 and [...]

Catholic Youth Day to celebrate life of faith in Singapore

The Office for Young People (OYP) will host a Catholic Youth Day on its premises at 2 Lorong Low Koon from July 2-3.It will be an overnight celebration open to all young people in Singapore.The event aims to celebrate the Christian life of faith in Singapore and to signal what it means to be part [...]

Pontiff warns against ‘prosperity’ Gospel

VATICAN CITY – Salvation has nothing to do with the “theology of prosperity” some people claim to see in the Gospel, thinking material well-being comes with faith, Pope Francis said.In fact, he said, those who proclaim salvation must live simply, in accordance with Jesus’ instruction to his disciples to “take nothing for the journey but [...]

Hai Sing Pao marks 60 years

When Hai Sing Pao, the archdiocesan Chinese newspaper, was set up 60 years ago, “I was not even born!” remarked Archbishop William Goh. “We cannot but thank our forefathers who initiated this project for the archdiocese, which was then part of Malacca.”Archbishop Goh was speaking at a special Mass at the Church of St Bernadette [...]

Exodus, a fundamental experience of Vocations

April 26 is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pope Francis, in his message, explains what it means to be called to the priestly or Religious life.   Dear Brothers and Sisters,The Fourth Sunday of Easter offers us the figure of the Good Shepherd who knows His sheep: He calls them, He feeds them and [...]

Launch of mission awareness campaign

A mission awareness campaign will be launched on Sept 21, about a month prior to World Mission Sunday.Organised by the Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE), the campaign called One Family On Mission: a Joy Shared, invites every baptised person to share the joy of Christ.To prepare for World Mission Sunday on Oct 19, mission [...]