Learning how to overcome setbacks

Taking a cue from piecing broken ceramicsA Brisbane Catholic principal guiding local educators on how to mend broken art pieces during their retreat.  Photos: ACCSKaren Matilda Tan The next time you feel broken or experience hopelessness, well don’t despair. Take a leaf from the Japanese art of kintsugi, where by repairing broken ceramics you are [...]

Much loved former CJC principal called to the Lord

Sr Deirdre O’Loan passed away on Aug 13.Sr Deirdre O’Loan was a much loved and inspiring principal who was always concerned about the welfare of the students and staff of Catholic Junior College. Her students in her home tutorial group, A5 of 1975/76, treasure her as a great teacher who loved her students and inspired [...]

Values: Are kidney patients dying because of a principle?

In this continuing series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore, we examine the difference between organ donation and organ trading. On June 27, 2008, an Indonesian Sulaiman Damanik pleaded guilty in a Singapore Court for trying to sell his kidney to retail magnate Tang Wee Sung for $23,700. The broker of [...]

PALESTINE: Catholics Affirm Principle Of Their Rights.

Rights, Recounting Official Promises by Mandate Power.(Jerusalem Correspondent, N.C.W.C. NEWS SERVICE.)By Dr. Alexander Mombelli, Jerusalem, Dec, 7. 1935A statement of principle with regard to the rights, franchises and privileges granted to, and enjoyed by, Catholics in Palestine has been set forth by the Superiors of the various religious communities in the Holy Land following a [...]

AWARE and the Principle of Participation

Do the recent calls to separate religion from civil society contradict the social teachings for Catholics to participate actively in improving society?For several weeks recently, Singapore was abuzz with what came to be referred to as the AWARE saga. A new team had taken over the 25-year-old Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) [...]