Letter: I agree, Church needs to speak up more

I refer to the article entitled S’pore Church Needs to be More Visible and Vocal (CN, Dec 4) which reported Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli’s frank comments on the current state of the Catholic Church in Singapore.In respect of being more vocal, I couldn’t agree with him more.One way in which we could [...]

‘S’pore Church needs to be more visible and vocal’

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli celebrating the special Mass at the cathedral with priests on Nov 20…. says the apostolic nuncio during a Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of Blessed John Paul’s visit to SingaporeThe Catholic Church in Singapore needs to continue flourishing as a community, “united and spiritually vibrant”.It also needs to find “new strength [...]

Letter: Issue needs to be addressed

There appeared in the recent CatholicNews a letter questioning the rationale of using Mass time to propagate other church events. This, it was pointed out, extended the Mass time to 20 or 25 minutes.The argument was that the Mass schedule was to celebrate and meet an obligatory duty set by the Church. The point in [...]

Haven for people with special needs

A camp organised by the Faith and Light community.Faith and Light Singapore supports people with intellectual disabilities and their familiesPeople with intellectual disabilities and their families say they are grateful for the much needed support a community has been providing them.The Faith and Light Singapore community, established in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual [...]

‘Church needs blogs, bloggers need Church’

Bloggers share views at Vatican meetingLONDON – Egyptian police must act more quickly against Muslim rioters, a Catholic bishop said after 12 people were killed and two churches burned in a night of violence.Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza said Egypt would descend into anarchy if such acts were allowed to go unpunished.“The police need [...]

Viewpoints: Mandarin-speaking community needs priests

I would like to highlight the needs of the Mandarin-speaking Catholic community.According to the website of the Commission for Apostolate of Mandarin-Speaking in Singapore, there are currently 21 parishes in Singapore that hold Chinese Masses regularly.The issue at hand is: Are there enough Mandarin-speaking priests within these 21 parishes to not only celebrate Chinese Masses [...]

Church needs to give sexuality education

Dr Timothy F. Hogan has spent much of his professional life exploring what we can do to better teach young people about human sexuality so that they may live lives filled with healthy relationships.When asked what the Catholic Church could do to improve its education of young people about human sexuality, Hogan offered these thoughts: [...]

Boys’ Town needs your help

(Top) The wash area. (Bottom) The dormitory. Photos provided by Boy’s TownSINGAPORE – Boys’ Town Singapore plans to hold a carnival to raise funds for its $15-million building project.The Catholic charitable institution’s executive director, Mrs Irene Loi, says the generosity of donors is needed to help the boys build a new future.One urgent need is [...]

Humanity Needs a New Exodus

“The Christian people, having emerged from the waters of Baptism, is sent out to the whole world to bear witness to this salvation, to bring to all people the fruit of Easter, which consists in a new life, freed from sin and restored to its original beauty, to its goodness and truth. … The Church [...]