Priests field questions on the faith at public forum

The Ask Me Anything series on interfaith discourse is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Community and YouthChristopher KhooFrom divorce between married Catholic couples, to gays and if they could still go to heaven, to infant baptisms and why we do not practise contraception – these were a few of the burning questions put to [...]

Social Mission Conference to focus on integral human development

Conference to address issues such as what an authentic and integral development of S’pore would look likePanel speakers at Caritas’ July 21 conference (from left):  Fr David Garcia, Mr Han Fook Kwang (The Straits Times), Mr John Lim (Ministry of Social and Family Development), Ms Teo Jin Lee (Agape Village Management Committee) and panel moderator [...]

Thai Catholics learn about catechesis in Singapore

Forty-eight of them learn about RICA, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd during a four-day visit.The Bishop of Chiang Mai, along with priests, Religious and laypeople from 10 Thai dioceses were in Singapore recently to experience some of the catechetical practices here.According to Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana, the aim of the Nov 30-Dec 3 visit [...]

Understanding ‘death’ in various faith traditions

Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Muslim and Taoist representatives speak on the topic      Speakers (from left): Mr Anand Chandrasekar, Venerable You Guang, Master Chung Kwang Tong, Ustaz Zulhilmi Mohamed and Jesuit Msgr Philip Heng.By Christopher KhooHow do some of the major religions view death? This was what an interfaith sharing session aimed to find out.Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, [...]

Students, parents bond in school’s Lenten retreat

A St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School student praying over her parents during the school retreat.A hundred and twenty students of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School (SACPS) together with 80 parents came together for a Lenten retreat organised by the school.The March 31 retreat, which was focused on Faith, Hope and Love, was in line with [...]

Jason Evert event: More tickets available

Mr Jason Evert and his wife, Crystalina. Tickets are still available for his series of talks on chastity and sexuality on Jan 14.There are more tickets available for the Jason Evert ‘LIVE’ in Singapore event on Jan 14. Having moved from the original venue at Catholic Junior College to the MAX Pavilion, the organisers told [...]

Jason Evert event: More tickets available

Mr Jason Evert and his wife, Crystalina. Tickets are still available for his series of talks on chastity and sexuality on Jan 14.There are more tickets available for the Jason Evert ‘LIVE’ in Singapore event on Jan 14. Having moved from the original venue at Catholic Junior College to the MAX Pavilion, the organisers told [...]

Vincentians gather to learn to care for Friends-in-Need

It was an enlightening day for Society of St Vincent De Paul (SSVP) members as 95 of them from different parishes learned how to better understand and help their beneficiaries or Friends In Need (FINs). The one-day training session, titled Dissecting a FIN’s DNA – A Social Perspective, was held at Agape Village on Jan [...]

Mandarin conference on the Face of Mercy

An academic conference on the papal document, Misericordiae Vultus (The Face of Mercy), the official proclamation of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy issued by Pope Francis, was held in Mandarin on Jan 17.It was organised by The Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS). The conference, held at the institute, was attended by about 90 faculty [...]

Mental health charity turns five

It wasn’t your usual fundraising dinner.For one thing, it began with a short talk on meditation and the 250 guests were even invited to enter into silence for 10 minutes.However, the session – at the fifth anniversary fundraising dinner of mental health charity Clarity Singapore – was welcomed by many.“I thought that to keep quiet [...]