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Singapore couple appointed to Vatican Dicastery

Daniel and Shelley Ee, the Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s global leaders, have been appointed members of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.Singaporean couple Daniel and Shelley Ee have been appointed members of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. The announcement was made by the Vatican on Oct 6.The couple, who have [...]

Sisters serve up ‘Taste of Heaven’

The Daughters of St Paul are releasing a cookbook containing various recipes from the Sisters.Titled Taste of Heaven, the cookbook was scheduled to be launched on Aug 13 at a fundraising dinner, to aid the building fund for a new convent for the Sisters.The book offers recipes of local delights, ranging from Peranakan to Teochew [...]

Chancery Notice – 1 July 2016

OBITUARY Mdm. Martha Zhang Pinxian, mother of Fr Peter Zhang CDD passed away on 30 June 2016 in Beijing at 1.20pm Beijing local time.She was 71 years old and had been admitted to hospital for the past month. Fr Peter Zhang CDD had taken home leave to be with his mother this past month. In [...]

Learning about purity and being a Christian leader

One of the new topics that the School of Christian Leadership (SOCL) camp dealt with was personal purity.Participants at the camp, held from May 27 to June 4, learnt about the dignity that God has assigned to men and women, the consequent respect and responsibility that each gender has towards each other, expressed through modesty [...]

Celebrating the joys of marriage and priesthood

Married couples, priests honoured during their vocation anniversariesSeventy married couples and four priests celebrated their milestone anniversaries on May 21.The event, themed LOVE MATTERS, was for the first time, jointly organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for The Family (ACF) and its Family Partners, in conjunction with Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) Singapore’s anniversary celebrations.The celebration took [...]

Spinal condition no barrier to altar service

Jeremiah Liauw, who suffers from spina bifida, served at his first Mass recentlyJeremiah Liauw, who suffers from a spinal condition, served his first Mass in a wheelchair at the Church of Divine Mercy on May 14.“Jerry” as he is often called, suffers from spina bifida, a condition that affects the spine. The backbone that protects [...]

CALLED TO THE LORD: Jesuit Fr Antoni Ponnudurai

Fr Antoni Ponnudurai, SJ, of the Kingsmead Jesuit community in Singapore has passed away.  He had been admitted to hospital after a heart attack on Sept 17 and returned to the Lord in the early morning of Sept 23. He was 83.Fr Ponnudurai was born on March 22, 1932, as the eldest of five children. [...]