Religious in formation urged to be role models

Be role models so that others may glorify God.This was one message emphasised at a day of recollection for Religious aspirants and those in their initial levels of Religious formation.Redemptorist Fr George Puthenpura challenged the 18 young men and 14 young women gathered at St Patrick’s School on July 17 to be joyful people who [...]

Marking Pope Francis’ 1st year

Pope Francis, just like St Joseph, is a man of “fortitude” and “integrity”, and a protector of the Church, Archbishop William Goh told some 1,000 people at a Mass to mark the pontiff’s first anniversary as leader of the Catholic Church.The Holy Father is a man who has both “pastoral” and “personal authority”, said Archbishop [...]

NCCs urged to make Christ known

It is paramount that each and every Catholic lay person seek holiness in the professional and social life as it is there that Christ needs to be witnessed.This was the core message in Fr Eugene Vaz’s address to participants of the Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) Day held at Catholic Junior College on Oct 12. The [...]

Young people urged to desire ‘lofty objectives’

VATICAN CITY – God’s love is unconditional yet demanding, asking all to choose how they will live their gift of life, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said in a message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.The message was released before he resigned as pope.“The love of God sometimes follows paths one could never have [...]

Catholic doctors urged to see Christ in the faces of their patients

“God has no hands but yours,” Archbishop Nicholas Chia told Catholic medical doctors, medical students and their families, who came together to celebrate the Catholic Medical Guild’s (CMG) 60th anniversary on Oct 21.In his homily during the Mass, held at the Hotel Grand Pacific, Archbishop Chia told those present that medicine was not a career, [...]

Reach out during Faith Year, educators urged

Reach out to students under your care “so that this Year of Faith will really come alive through you for them”.Archbishop Nicholas Chia made these remarks to about 400 Catholic-school educators gathered for the Teachers’ Day Eucharistic Celebration and tea at Catholic Junior College. […]

CHIJ students urged to reach for their dreams

A look at Singapore’s CHIJ schools and their recent forum as the Infant Jesus order marks its 350th anniversary this yearSeven hundred students from the 11 Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) schools came together for a forum featuring some of the institutions’ most notable alumnae.The Sept 15 event, titled Women as Agents of [...]

Nurses urged to follow Christ in their work

“It is the loving God who has called you to this important service to the sick and the infirm,” Archbishop Nicholas Chia told more than 200 nurses gathered for the annual Catholic Nurses’ Day Mass.Therefore, the Catholic nurse “cannot follow Christ on her own terms,” choosing to do what she likes, he said in his [...]

Aid urged for victims of natural disasters

CASTEL GANDOLFO, ITALY – Pope Benedict XVI has asked Catholics around the world to pray and offer material assistance to flood victims in the Philippines and China and to people affected by an earthquake in northwestern Iran.The natural disasters have caused death and injury and left thousands of people homeless, the pope said on Aug [...]

US Catholics urged to resist unjust laws

WASHINGTON – American Catholics must resist unjust laws “as a duty of citizenship and an obligation of faith,” a committee of the US bishops said in a statement on religious liberty.The 12-page statement by the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty also calls for “a fortnight for freedom” from June 21, the vigil of the [...]