When God Has Other Plans For YouBy Wendy Tan My world fell apart 15 years ago when I found out that my husband was having an affair and had fathered a child with this woman. It felt as though a sword had pierced through my heart and whatever trust I had in him was destroyed. [...]


NFP: Just another form of contraception?Contrary to popular belief, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is not “Catholic Contraception” like it is commonly misconstrued. It isn’t the outdated “calendar rhythm method” either, where a woman estimates when her fertile period is, based on information gleaned from her previous six cycles. This method is quite unreliable indeed. So [...]

Looking at womanhood through God’s eyes

Busyness pulls women away from God. Juggling multiple roles, such as, being co-provider of the family, wife, mother, daughter caring for elderly parents, sister, grandmother and friend can make one feel harried, fatigued and drained of energy. Faced with this daily, the tendency is to limit or deny the need to spend time with the [...]


If a woman aching and at death's door from the tortures of an incurable cancer may be eased out of life by her doctor at the request of her husband, why may not any man or woman afflicted with physical or mental agony call upon a doctor for a death drug? And that he or [...]

The Sacrament Of Marriage, Icon Of God’s Love For Humanity

Vatican City, 2 April 2014 (VIS) – Pope Francis concluded his series of catechesis dedicated to the Sacraments by speaking about marriage. “A sacrament that leads us to the heart of God’s plan, which is a plan of alliance with his People, with all of us, a plan of communion”. To explain this, he quoted [...]

Stellar one-woman show enthralls audience

REVIEWDressed in a Carmelite habit and using only a wooden chair as a prop, actress Eva Hernandez brought St Therese of Liseux to life with her convincing, animated portrayal of the famous nun.The 450-strong audience at the Church of the Holy Spirit on Sept 8 watched in rapt attention as Hernandez switched personas effortlessly – [...]

Mary Of Nazareth: Woman Of The Total “Here I Am” For God

Vatican City, 18 May 2012 (VIS) – This afternoon in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father attended a viewing of “Mary of Nazareth”, a coproduction of RaiFiction, Lux Vide, BetaFilm, Tellux, Bayerischer Rundfunk, and Telecinco Cinema directed by Giacomo Campiotti. At the end of the screening the Pope addressed a few [...]

Sr Jo: A woman for others

IJ Sr Josephine Healy passed away on Dec 17. A memorial Mass will be held for her on March 17.Infant Jesus (IJ) Sister Josephine Healy passed away peacefully at the IJ Sisters’ nursing home in Cork, Ireland, on Dec 17, 2011. She was 92.The Infant Jesus Sisters are inviting all who know Sr Josephine, who [...]

Eucharistic Congresses: a Woman’s Intuition

VATICAN CITY, 13 SEP 2011 (VIS) – Given below are excerpts taken from the article “A woman’s intuition” by Lucetta Scaraffia, published recently by “L’Osservatore Romano” to coincide with the Pope’s visit to Ancona for the closure of the twenty-fifth Italian National Eucharistic Congress. “The first Eucharistic congress was held in the French city of [...]