Nurses have hands blessed, commended for dedication

Singapore – More than 250 Catholic nurses and healthcare professionals gathered at Divine Mercy Church on Aug 23 for their annual Mass to celebrate Nurses’ Day, and also to mark SG50.Msgr Ambrose Vaz, who was the main celebrant for the Mass, commended the nurses for their commitment and the important role they play in Singapore [...]

Nurses urged to follow Christ in their work

“It is the loving God who has called you to this important service to the sick and the infirm,” Archbishop Nicholas Chia told more than 200 nurses gathered for the annual Catholic Nurses’ Day Mass.Therefore, the Catholic nurse “cannot follow Christ on her own terms,” choosing to do what she likes, he said in his [...]

Asian Catholic nurses to gather for Congress

(From left) Maria Chia, Iris Koh, Father Johnson Fernandez (Spiritual Director of the CNG), Cecilia Leong, Ann Yin, Patsy Lim, Betty Chua, Laura Tan, Susan Loh and Theresa Cheong. Photo provided by CNGSINGAPORE – Catholic nurses from parts of Asia will be gathering in Singapore in September to discuss how they can move together to [...]

Catholic nurse’s suits allege abortion violated her conscience rights

WASHINGTON – A Catholic nurse is suing New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital and some members of its medical staff, charging that her conscience rights were violated when she was compelled to help with a late-term abortion last year.A lawsuit filed Apr 29 on behalf of Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo alleges that the nurse’s conscience rights under state [...]

How Archbishop Emeritus Gregory Yong lived and died

In the morning of Saturday Jun 28, Canossian Sister Rosalia Yeo came to Archbishop Gregory Yong’s room to give him Communion, which he took very reverently, as usual. But on this morning he responded, "May the Body of Christ bring me to everlasting life". Archbishop Yong would normally look enthusiastically to Saturday because it would [...]

Mount Alvernia Hospital pioneer dies

SISTER ANGELA MCBRIEN, an FMDM pioneer to Singapore and who who initiated the birth of Mount Alvernia Hospital, died on Nov 22 in La Verna, an extension of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood Motherhouse in England. The Memorial Service for Sister Angela was held on Dec 7 at Mount Alvernia Hospital Chapel. The [...]