Bringing out the best in each young person

Archbishop William Goh with the newly commissioned principals (from left): Ms Pauline Fun, Mdm Rachel Ang, Ms Ow Yang Jing Yi, Mrs Karen Tan, Mdm Rebecca Ng, Ms Loh Sing Huay and Mr Martin Tan. Photo: VITA ImagesPatricia AngCatholic educators should be proud of themselves if they are able to transform the lives of students, [...]

Treasuring the value of each religion

Archbishop William Goh with representatives of different faiths at the Archdiocesan Interreligious Christmas celebration. Photo: VITA Images   Jared Ng It is important for all religions to work together to ensure there is continued significance in the various religious festivals and celebrations. This is in light of secularisation which is sweeping across societies, and posing [...]

Kids learn about the Mass at Bible camp

Kids from the West District holding information cards on a saint at the camp’s Faith Station.Lesley Goonting The Mass came alive for 120 children during the fifth annual West District Kids Bible Camp held recently.During the Nov 27-Dec 1 camp, held at the Church of St Ignatius, they learnt more about the Eucharistic celebration through [...]

S’pore to host deaf conference in 2020

Participants of the 2nd Asian Deaf Catholic Conference in the Philippines.Singapore will host the 3rd Asian Deaf Catholic Conference (ADCC) in May 2020.The Singapore community hopes to inspire many deaf Catholics in Asia to “grow their Catholic faith despite challenges”, said Mr Nathanael Thomas Oswald, President of the Singapore Catholic Deaf Community (SCDC). They expect [...]

Nuns’ workshops help Catholics use digital media responsibly

Sisters Rose Pacatte (left) and Nancy Usselmann speaking at a workshop. Photo: JOHNSON KOHMarie TayEveryone is on social media these days. Many people – from the youth to working adults and retirees – have different social media accounts for work, friends and other social circles. How do we live as Catholics in today’s digital world?Sister [...]

Christian-Taoist dialogue for global ethics

Participants of the Second Christian-Taoist Colloquium held at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Photos: ArchProductionsChristopher KhooWhy is Christian and Taoist dialogue important today? What do we hope to achieve through this dialogue?These questions were posed by Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), during the Second Christian-Taoist [...]

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 [...]

S’poreans reach out to needy young people in Pattaya

Catholics from Singapore interacting with teenagers with disabilities in Pattaya during their mission trip.Some 50 Catholics, mostly from the Church of Christ the King, travelled to Pattaya, Thailand, and visited various Catholic charity institutions there in early December.Redemptorist Fr Simon Pereira and parish priest Fr John Sim led the group, which included parents and their [...]

Why visionary leadership is vital for Charismatic groups

The head of the international Catholic Charismatic renewal addresses this and other issues at recent ralliesMr Jim Murphy, president of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, speaking to members of Charismatic prayer groups’ core and service teams.The most significant aspect of leadership in the Charismatic renewal is to give vision to others, members of Charismatic [...]

The Catholic Charismatic renewal is a ‘current of grace’

This was a major theme of the recent ISAO Healing Rally which saw Charismatic representatives from Asia and Oceania praying over participants.ICCRS president Jim Murphy (front), together with ISAO participants praying over the crowd during the rally.By Christopher KhooIt was an afternoon of prayers, praise and healing for the hundreds who attended the ISAO Healing [...]