Canossian students learn about leadership in symposium

President Halimah Yacob poses for a photo with Canossian assistant head girls (from left) Alessandra Anthony, Hannah Tan and Kok Xiu Min.Canossian school students learnt what it meant to be a leader from President Halimah Yacob and other speakers at a recent leadership symposium.Leadership is first and foremost about service to others, Singapore’s first woman [...]

Balancing Work and Family

Is your New Year resolution to strike a better balance between work, family and various other commitments? If so, a good starting point is to be clearer about your key roles. Each of us has multiple roles – for example at different times, I am husband, father, son, brother, relative, friend, employee, worker, supervisor, volunteer. [...]

New head appointed for Melaka-Johor diocese

JOHOR BAHRU – Pope Francis has appointed Msgr Bernard Paul, 62, as bishop-elect of Melaka-Johor diocese.Msgr Bernard Paul is currently the parish priest of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and a vicar-general of Penang diocese.He will take over from Jesuit Bishop Paul Tan, who has headed the Melaka-Johor diocese since 2003.Msgr Bernard said that [...]

Update on Archbishop Chia

singapore – The Archbishop’s Office released the following update on Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia’s condition on April 4:Dear Rev Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As advised in our last communique, Archbishop William Goh has formed a team of doctors to, among other assignments, prognosticate Archbishop Emeritus’ medical condition with a view to recommending the [...]

Looking at womanhood through God’s eyes

Busyness pulls women away from God. Juggling multiple roles, such as, being co-provider of the family, wife, mother, daughter caring for elderly parents, sister, grandmother and friend can make one feel harried, fatigued and drained of energy. Faced with this daily, the tendency is to limit or deny the need to spend time with the [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 8 April 2014

Vatican City, 8 April 2014 (VIS) ? The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop William Terrence McGrattan, auxiliary of Toronto, Canada, as bishop of Peterborough (area 25,900, population 437,300, priests 83, permanent deacons 8, religious 104), Canada. He succeeds Bishop Nicola De Angelis, C.F.I.C., whose resignation upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 5 April 2014

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Fr. Bruno Ateba Edo, S.A.C., as bishop of Maroua-Mokolo (area 14,332, population 2,000,000, Catholics 70,000, priests 66, permanent deacons 10, religious 134), Cameroon. The bishop-elect was born in Zoetele, Cameroon in 1964, gave his perpetual vws in 1994 and was ordained a [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 4 March 2014

Vatican City, 4 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Msgr. Peter Leslie Smith as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Portland (area 85,541, population 1,379,000, Catholics 207,300, priests 168, permanent deacons 42, religious 347), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in 1958 and was ordained a priest in 2001. He [...]

Priests, volunteers in supporting roles

THE MUSICAL IS not a completely lay effort, for how can a Year for Priests musical not include priests? Participating in the evening’s performance will be Fathers Luke Fong, Michael Sitaram, J. J. Fenelon, Ignatius Yeo, Erbin Fernandez and Franciscan Friar Derrick Yap, who will be ordained a priest May 28.Father Luke plays the role [...]

Pray for both our natural and spiritual fathers

AS WE PREPARE to celebrate Fathers’ Day we should reflect a bit on what a father is. Today I’m afraid that there are a large number of people who can no longer relate to the reality or the concept of a father. This was not always the case as most marriages never suffered from the [...]