Inspire the young, Religious told

“Certain congregations could close down if no one is taking over their charisms,” said Archbishop William Goh. “With the support of the laypeople, our Religious men and women must be role models in every possible example to inspire the young.” These were the parting words Archbishop Goh had for those gathered for the closing Mass [...]

Why The Transfiguration

SFX Bulletin, 1 March 2015 Most of us can relate to many of the events in Jesus’ life.  We can relate to his temptations in the desert, his rejection by various groups of people and his abandonment by his apostles for we, too, encounter such trials although not to such intense degrees as Jesus did [...]

“Let It Be Done To Me…”

SFX Bulletin, 21 December 2014 We celebrate today the fourth and last Sunday of Advent. With the preparation season of Advent coming to a close and the vigil celebration of   the Nativity of Our Lord just three days away, we are invited today to consider if our spiritual preparation are in tandem with the change [...]

Chrism Mass: Anointed With The Oil Of Gladness

Vatican City, 17 April 2014 (VIS) – At 9.30 this morning, in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Holy Chrism Mass which is celebrated today, Holy Thursday, in all Cathedral Churches throughout the world. The Holy Father concelebrated with the Cardinals, Bishops and priests (diocesan and religious) present in Rome. During the Eucharistic [...]

Jesuit Father Colin Tan makes fourth vow

  SINGAPORE – Exactly 20 years after entering the Society of Jesus, Father Colin Tan renewed his perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and professed his fourth vow of obedience to the Holy Father in mission on Feb 24 at the Church of St. Ignatius at a Sunday evening Mass concelebrated by 20 priests. [...]

On obedience to church teaching (CN, Jan 7)

CHRISTIAN TEACHING IS handed down to us through the bishops, who received it from the apostles, who received it from Jesus.So, if somebody asks, "What is your stand on women ordination?" I would reply that the church has not approved it. If the person asks, "Why does the church not approve it?" I think it [...]