Obituary: Fr Ignatius Huan called to the Lord

Fr Ignatius Huan (1941-2018)Father Ignatius Huan Kin Kwang, a diocesan priest of the Diocese of Malacca-Johor passed away this morning, 3 December 2018, on the Feast of St Francis Xavier. He was 77. Fr Ignatius had been instrumental in the formation of seminarians in Malaysia and Singapore as the Spiritual Director of College General, Penang, [...]

God’s Mercy – Mystery of Christ’s Passion

Msgr Philip Heng, SJ God’s Mercy and Compassionate Love are a mystery that many struggle to comprehend especially when a person’s pain and suffering are overwhelming and there does not seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. In such situations God seems to be absent.    In suffering, a person could [...]

Learning to be instruments of mercy

Cardinal Tagle with young adults performing an action song at the Young Adults Mission of Mercy Event.Young people who attended the Young Adults Mission of Mercy Event organised by Caritas Singapore Young Adults Committee said they felt empowered to be instruments of God’s mercy to others.“I feel empowered and enriched,” said Ms Samantha Chang, 26. [...]

Questions on the Faith: About signing an AMD and ACP

Q: I have two questions on the Catholic faith in connection with AMD (Advance Medical Directive) and ACP (Advance Care Planning):1) Does signing an AMD goes against Catholic teaching?I have signed that document a few years ago because I do not want my life prolonged in the case of terminal disease with no hope of [...]

Sharing about missionary experiences at forum and fair

The biennial CHARIS Humanitarian Forum and Fair saw several speakers sharing their experiences of mission trips.About 780 people attended the event titled, One Mission. Many Borders. Love Multiplied, which was held at the Catholic Junior College auditorium on May 30.In his opening address, Archbishop William Goh said that “a man must experience poverty to know [...]

There is blessing in what I have gone through

Fr Luke Fong speaks about his two-year journey with leukemia in a conversation with Mel Diamse-Lee.   CN: Nothing prepares us enough for the kind of ordeal you went through. What do you think prepared you?FR LUKE: Seeing the reality that so many people suffer from this kind of bad news is enough reason for [...]

Christians “Think” Cross

SFX Bulletin, 31 August 2014: How often must a Christian pray or think about God?   St. Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390AD) said, “We must remember God more often than we draw breath”.    The Catechism elaborates by saying, “Prayer is the life the new heart.  It ought to animate us at every moment.  But we tend to [...]