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 [...]

Italian Catholic community celebrates Christmas

Archbishop Marek Zalewski and Fr Timothy Yeo together with members of the Italian Catholic community at their special celebration. This time of the year brings excitement and joy to many. Lights, ribbons and decorations are seen everywhere and cheerful songs fill the air. But is this really what Christmas is all about? This was raised by [...]

Choir shares joys of Christmas, raises funds for needy

The Cathedral Choir of the Risen Christ performing at St Andrew’s Cathedral.“Joys of Christmas 2018”, the theme of the Christmas presentation by the Cathedral Choir of the Risen Christ, received rousing receptions as it played to packed audiences at the Anglican St Andrew’s Cathedral on Dec 2 and the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Chancery Notice – 19 December 2018

Appointments  1. Fr. Benedict Eom Ki Sun has been appointed as the Spiritual Director of Spring of Joy Korean Curia for a term of two [2] years with effect from 15 November 2018. 2. Fr Damian De Wind is appointed Parish Priest of the Church of Divine Mercy for a term of six [6] years with [...]

IJ student overcomes illness to do well in PSLE

Efforts of teachers, classmates live up to motto to help others in needJoanna Chong with her parents and form teachers Ms Regina Julian and Ms Melina Chua (far right).Christopher KhooHer cheerful demeanour and shy smiles belie the painful physical challenges she has had to endure over the past few years.Thirteen-year-old Joanna Chong was diagnosed with [...]

OBITUARY: Fr William Lim called to the Lord

Fr William Lim (1952-2018).Fr William Lim, a diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Singapore, passed away on Saturday, 8 December 2018. He was 66.Fr William Lim was born on 18 March 1952. He was ordained a priest on 20 May 1990. Fr William served as an assistant parish priest in the Church of the Holy [...]

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Things you never knew about us, The Catholic News.* The paper first published in 1935 as the Malaya Catholic Leader.* Over the decades, the name was changed to The Malayan Catholic Newsletter. It later became the Malaysian Catholic News which then evolved into today’s The Catholic News in 1974. * Some of the advertisements in [...]