Revamped website for archdiocese

The archdiocesan website has been revamped. Archbishop William Goh announced the move in a letter sent out to priests, Religious, and Catholic organisations,The revamp took about a year to complete and was done by the archbishop’s communications team. The archbishop said that the website was part of the Singapore Church’s efforts to “evangelise more people”.The [...]

3rd Lourdes Experience to be held in December

The Lourdes Experience will be held this December for the third time.  The Singapore association of the Order of Malta, a lay religious order, is once again organising the event, which will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, Dec 6.  According to the association, hundreds of litres of the water from the [...]

Singapore’s Housing Problem

“Housing is the first essential in Singapore today. The population is increasing at an ALARMING rate. Every year there is an increase of from 25,000 people and this surplus population has to be provided with homes. It is a gigantic task. However the problem can be solved by proper sensible planning.” These are some of [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 17 April 2014

Vatican City, 24 April 2014 (VIS) – On Friday 18 the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Rev. Dom Umberto Beda Paluzzi, O.S.B., from the pastoral care of the territorial abbey of Montevergine in Italy, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 29 April 2014

Vatican City, 29 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Joseph Anthony Toal of Argyll and the Isles, Scotland, as bishop of Motherwell, (area 1,178, population 703,000, Catholics 164,586, priests 103, permanent deacons 13, religious 75), Scotland.

Other Pontifical Acts – 16 April 2014

Vatican City, 16 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski of Siedlce, Poland, as bishop of Legnica (area 7,080, population 851,500, Catholics 776,700, priests 475, religious 279), Poland. He succeeds Bishop Stefan Cichy, whose resignation upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 15 April 2014

Vatican City, 15 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Rev. Acquirino Francis Kibira as bishop of Kasese (area 3,205, population 610,000, Catholics 292,106, priests 39, religious 66), Uganda. The bishop-elect was born in Kigoto-Bulyansungwe, Uganda in 1958, and was ordained a priest in 1984. He studied sacred scriptures at the Pontifical [...]

How Well Do You Know Your Diocese? 27 August 1950

The vocation of a priest comes from God as Aaron’s did; nobody can take upon himself such a privilege as this (Heb. 5: v: 4): But any man, and as we saw last week, any woman, may accept the general invitation to consecrate himself or herself entirely to God provided that they are not bound [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 4 April 2014

Vatican City, 4 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop Michel Aupetit, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Paris, as bishop of Nanterre (area 175, population 1,568,000, Catholics 940,000, priests 332, permanent deacons 48, religious 637), France. […]

The Church Has An Important Role In Reconciliation In Rwanda

Vatican City, 3 April 2014 (VIS) – National reconciliation and the role the Church may play in this task twenty years after the genocide that devastated the nation were the central themes of Pope Francis’ address to the bishops of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Rwanda at the end of their five-yearly “ad limina” [...]