Whether Seal of Confession was broken in film

We understand that emails and WhatAapp messages have been circulated questioning whether the Seal of Confession was breached in the dramatisation of the confession of Catherine Tan Mui Choo in the local film entitled Sister. Some have postulated that what was “seemingly revealed” in the confession scene (from 4:30 to about 7:30 mins) should have [...]

Encounter, love and live Jesus!

André AhchakDo you remember the first time you were head-over-heels in love with someone When the girl in the lift you see every morning on your way up to the office finally catches your eye and she smiles at you? Or the guy you’ve regularly noticed at the far end of the food court walks [...]

Creating modern-day parables

Fr Terence Kesavan sharing with participants how to view elements in their daily lives from a different perspective.A social media workshop sent out a call to create new, modern-day parables which people can relate to and discover a correlation with their Catholic faith. The Oct 14 workshop was the second such workshop organised by Volunteers [...]

Learning about ministering to ethnic and religious diversity in Australia

Two Singaporean educators (right) observing students at the ecumenical Emmaus CollegeEight principals and teachers from Singapore Catholic schools learnt how their Australian counterparts integrate the Catholic ethos in their schools’ curriculum and community during a study trip.Two schools stood out in particular for the visitors during the June 4-10 trip to Brisbane and its outskirts, [...]

Archbishop comments on state of catechesis in S’pore

Archbishop Goh said he was unhappy with the state of catechesis (children, youth and RCIA) as it had failed to bring people to an encounter with Jesus Christ.Catechists from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association pose for a photo with Archbishop William Goh and catechetical director Fr Erbin Fernandez at the launch of the [...]

Chancery Notice – 22 September 2016

APPOINTMENTS 1. Fr Bartholomew Jia Shao Ping CDD has taken up residence at the religious house of the Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord (CDD) as the new novice director. Apart from internal ministry to his religious community, he is also available to serve the Chinese Migrant Community and other ministries on request. 2. [...]

Educators receive faith formation

Participants engaging in a creative session during the faith formation programme conducted by the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.Thought-provoking and rejuvenating. This was how educators from Catholic schools, who attended a recent faith formation programme conducted by the Brisbane Catholic Education Office (BCE), described their experience.Forty-five supervisors, principals, vice-principals and Religious Education (RE) coordinators of primary [...]

Inspiring, challenging moments of WYD

Reflections from the Office for Young People, which led a group to WYD accompanied by Archbishop Goh and local priests Praying the Divine Office in the field with Archbishop William Goh (right).The Office for Young People (OYP) contingent for World Youth Day (WYD) was the official contingent of the Singapore archdiocese led by OYP chaplains Fr Jude [...]

Service to Country, Heart for the People

His Grace Archbishop William Goh and the faithful of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore are saddened to learn of the passing of former President S. R. Nathan last night (22 August 2016).  Known to come from humble beginnings himself, President Nathan was always known to have a heart for the less privileged in society. [...]