Uniting the community through rosary

It was an example of the rosary’s power to unite people from different ethnic groups.Close to 300 parishioners of the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea prayed the rosary during an outdoor rosary and candlelight procession on June 13, with each decade being said in Tagalog, Tamil, Chinese, Malayalam and English.A statue of [...]

Filipinos, S’poreans unite to aid typhoon victims

St Vincent de Paul Church holds special Mass as Filipinos mobilise to help countrymen. Darren Boon reportsParishes across Singapore prayed for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan and collected funds and material aid to send to the survivors of one of the worst storms in the Philippines.“Every one of us is a brother and sister in [...]

Communication in digital spaces needs to unite, not divide

I love the digital world, the Internet, by whatever name.This morning, I paid bills, made an airline reservation, refilled a prescription, communicated with my physician and planned for a visit from longtime friends coming to town. That was before draining the second cup of coffee.I’d rather suffer outage of the telephone and cable. I have [...]

Launch of Initiative to Unite Believers and Non-Believers

VATICAN CITY, 27 JAN 2011 (VIS) - On 24 and 25 March, the Pontifical Council for Culture, the president of which is Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, will launch a new permanent Vatican structure to be known as the "Courtyard of the Gentiles", the aim of which is to promote dialogue and encounter between believers and non-believers. [...]

Vatican says Christians, Muslims should unite against poverty

VATICAN CITY – Christians and Muslims share concern and compassion for those suffering in poverty and can find common ground to work toward eradicating both the causes and the problems it creates, the Vatican said.In its traditional message to Muslims at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, the Pontifical Council for [...]

Franciscans unite in common cause

Members of the Franciscan family gathered for a meeting in Bangkok, pose for a photo.SINGAPORE – It was an historic event for the Franciscan family when over 50 members (religious and lay, Catholics and Anglicans) from 35 entities from Asia and the Pacific assembled in Bangkok in early July. Over four days, the assembly deliberated [...]