Community is a way of life that is lived, not taught

Father Terence Kesavan, studying Catechetics in the US, says young people need mentors that inspire them to grow and live out their Christian life.If you were to ask me about one of the most important yet lacking aspect of the way our faith is lived out, I would say it is community. A faith has [...]

Helping an employee who was riddled with debt

One of his employees had threatened to take his own life after losing all his money through gambling. After hearing of the man’s problem, Mr Alvin Yapp decided to help him as best he could.“Whatever your problem is, I will solve it for you,” Mr Yapp, 45, told the man.Mr Yapp, director of BusAds, a [...]

Birth Control (1950)

The strict attitude of the Catholic Church in condemning the practice of birth control acts as setback to many, and especially to intelligent non-Catholics. The official declaration- of Protestant sects have been so bewildering and contradictory in this matter that Protestants in general get no sense of direction whatever from these sources. Propaganda for birth [...]

All About Boys’ Town

Post-War Youth The Big Problem No one doubts that in Singapore to-day one of our greatest educational and social problems is that of our post-war youth. War has mowed down heads of families, it has created an over-age class among boys and, though existing schools and homes have displayed a magnificent and heroic effort to [...]

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 [...]

To The Simon Wiesenthal Centre: Face The Problem Of Intolerance Together

Vatican City, 24 October 2013 (VIS) – This morning Pope Francis received a delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, an international Jewish organisation for the defence of human rights, and praised its work in fighting “every form of racism, intolerance and anti-Semitism, preserving the memory of the Shoah and promoting mutual understanding through education and [...]

‘No problem serving in Australia’

Fr Michael Lim will serve in Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.Despite being a Singaporean Chinese, Fr Michael Lim says he has no problem ministering to the Australians in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.The newly ordained priest, who has spent the last two years in Australia, said that his sharing of how he converted to [...]

Paedophilia a worldwide issue, not a priest problem

Founder of protection agency laments media lobbiesROME – The founder of a children’s protection organisation laments that paedophilia only makes the news when it is linked to priests, which misses the point that it is a worldwide problem.Father Fortunato Di Noto of the Meter association noted this deficiency in an interview with H2Onews.Paedophilia is not [...]

St. Teresa parish holds forum on problem gambling

(From left) Parish priest of St. Teresa, Father Michael Arro; National Addictions Management Service counsellor, Lawrence Tan; and Director of National Council on Problem Gambling, Charlotte Beck. Photo by Daniel TaySINGAPORE – Nine years ago, James (name has been changed) was a software developer in Cebu, Philippines, who, while highly paid, had barely enough to [...]