Singapore youth at World Youth Day

EXPERIENCING THE UNIVERSALITY OF THE CHURCH: The Novena Church contingent from Singapore with young people from Argentina at World Youth Day 2019 in Panama. The contingent, led by Redemptorist Father Francis Vijayan, were in Panama from Jan 19-29 to share their faith with thousands of other pilgrims. […]

Int’l Charismatics meet to plan, share ideas

Charismatic representatives from Singapore at the UAE conference (from left): Mr Leroy Goh, Fr Charlie Oasan, Ms Jessica Francisco, Mr Gerard Francisco and Mr Charles Lim.It was an international Catholic Charismatic conference attended by 1,700 people. And the venue was the United Arab Emirates.The 4th ISAO Conference, held from Nov 30-Dec 2 at St Anthony [...]

Encounter, love and live Jesus!

André AhchakDo you remember the first time you were head-over-heels in love with someone When the girl in the lift you see every morning on your way up to the office finally catches your eye and she smiles at you? Or the guy you’ve regularly noticed at the far end of the food court walks [...]

Why do some young people fall out with the Church?

Our young people are constantly bombarded by messages contradictory to Christian beliefs and they face challenges everywhere: social media, music, school, friends, family and even within the Church itself.With all these distractions, some find their faith to be “irrelevant”. Others, who Catholic News spoke to, shared some reasons on why they left their youth communities.“I [...]

Building bridges

Catholics and Muslims take part in interfaith seminar on life and human dignityFr David Garcia speaking at the Building Bridges Seminar as fellow presenter, Ustaz Mahmoud Mathlub Sidek (far right), and moderator, Ms Liyana Rosli Asmara, look on.By Christopher KhooA recent interfaith seminar saw Catholics and Muslims sharing on the topic, “Religion, Sanctity of Life [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

Archbishop William Goh discusses five spiritual reasons why the act of giving is an important aspect of the faith, in this adapted extract of his speech given at a Catholic Foundation Dinner held on 18 October 2017.Many of us do not understand why we give. Very often when we give, we think we are doing [...]

Message for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Dear Muslim brothers and sisters,In solidarity with you all during this special time of prayer, fasting and good works, where you strive to deepen your relationship with God and neighbour, I wish you God’s abundant blessings. We are most fortunate in Singapore to be able to share in and express our solidarity with one another [...]

famfare!

When Christmas will never be the same againWhile most of us are caught up with the baking and the decorating, the shopping and the wrapping of presents, some families out there and in our midst are grappling with the stark and painful reality of having to face a Christmas (perhaps for the first time) without a [...]

famfare!

When Christmas will never be the same againWhile most of us are caught up with the baking and the decorating, the shopping and the wrapping of presents, some families out there and in our midst are grappling with the stark and painful reality of having to face a Christmas (perhaps for the first time) without a [...]