Symposium on divorce, separation, annulment

Can divorced Catholics receive Holy Communion? How should one relate to a brother or sister in Christ who has undergone, or is going through, the pain of divorce?To help the Catholic community have a better understanding of the Church’s teachings on marriage, divorce, separation and annulment, the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) is organising [...]

New Year: Putting on new perspectives

As we begin the new year, I am sure many of us would ask this basic question, “What will this year be like? Will it be any different from last year or the previous years?” Most, if not all of us, would hope for a “better” year, whether that means one that moves us closer [...]

S’porean illustrates life of Pope Francis for comic book

Many people draw inspiration from Pope Francis, but how many actually draw him?Singapore manga artist Sean Lam is the illustrator of the 48-page paperback Pope Francis: I Believe in Mercy, which was published last year by US company Manga Hero. Lam, 35, who has previously illustrated for other Catholic-themed manga such as Pope Benedict XVI, [...]

Prayer in Situations of Violence, Intolerance, and Suffering

VATICAN CITY, 5 DEC 2010 (VIS) - After praying the Angelus, Benedict XVI asked for prayer during this Advent season "for all the situations of violence, intolerance, and suffering in the world, so that the Coming of Jesus might bring consolation, reconciliation, and peace". "I am thinking," the Pope said, "of the many difficult situations [...]

Authentic Witnesses to Jesus Christ in All Situations

“Authentic witnesses to Jesus Christ are needed, above all in those human situations where the silence of the faith is most widely and deeply felt: among politicians, intellectuals, communications professionals who profess and promote a mono-cultural ideal, with disdain for the religious and contemplative dimension of life. Such circles contain many believers who are ashamed [...]

World AIDS Day Mass

THE WORLD AIDS Day Mass will be celebrated on Nov 29, 6.00pm at Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. The service includes a music interlude and a poetry recital. The theme of the Mass is "Returning to Hope" which exhorts and encourages all to focus on the silver lining in every setback, and on the good [...]