Fostering dialogue between Buddhist and Catholic nuns

The First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns from various parts of the world.Just why did 70 nuns from 15 countries, many travelling across the globe to congregate in Taiwan, meet in a Buddhist monastery?It was a landmark conference indeed for all the nuns who were participating in the First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns, held [...]

Verbum Dei founder called to the Lord

Fr Jaime Bonet was called to the Lord on June 25.Rev. Fr Jaime Bonet, founder of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, died on 25 June 2017 in the Henares University Hospital in Coslada, Madrid. He was 91 years old and had been battling a deteriorating illness for a long time.Fr Bonet was born in Alqueria Blanca, [...]

Journey from abortion to forgiveness

A woman shares how she overcame decades of emotional pain after an abortion, and found healing and mercy in the ChurchBACK in 1974, a year after abortion was fully legalised in the United States, Katherine White (not her real name) was enjoying her senior year of college. Her parents were proudly anticipating her graduation; she [...]

Pontifical Mission Societies’ directors discuss Pope Francis’ message

Directors of the region’s Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) reflected on Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Sunday during their recent annual meeting.The PMS is the official missionary arm of the Catholic Church charged with the work of evangelisation and charitable works throughout the world.In his message for World Mission Sunday, which will be celebrated on [...]

CJC students’ initiatives highlight human trafficking

Catholic Junior College (CJC) students recently held an exhibition on human trafficking.Partnering with EmancipAsia, a local non-governmental organisation, the exhibition was displayed at the school foyer from June 27-July 15 and was an initiative of 21 CJC students to raise awareness of the issue.It aimed to underscore the relevance of human trafficking to Singapore and [...]

Gender theory: a questionable view of the human person

Nick Chui looks at gender theory and what Pope Francis says about it“It’s every man’s right to have babies if he wants them. Don’t you oppress me.” “I am not oppressing you Stan, you haven’t got a womb!” – From the movie Life of Brian“My boy, he loves all things elephant and wants to be [...]

Prayer for Vocations

Our Loving Father, source of all goodness,we turn to you with trust and confidence, followingyour Son’s instruction to pray for more labourersto bring in the harvest.Bless your Church with families and communitiesof faith and love, and from among them produce menand women dedicated to a life of holiness and service.Guide those you have called to [...]