Jesuit leader visits S’pore, discusses issues facing Church

Fr Arturo Sosa met with Jesuits and their lay collaborators during his first visit to this part of the worldFr Arturo Sosa meeting parishioners of the Jesuit-run Church of St Ignatius after Mass.By Fr Gregory Tan, SJIt was an exciting time for the Jesuits of the region and their partners in mission as Fr Arturo [...]

Message for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Dear Muslim brothers and sisters,In solidarity with you all during this special time of prayer, fasting and good works, where you strive to deepen your relationship with God and neighbour, I wish you God’s abundant blessings. We are most fortunate in Singapore to be able to share in and express our solidarity with one another [...]

Learning about serving the less fortunate in Asia

Redemptorist Br Karl M. Gaspar giving the keynote address at the Humanitarian Forum & Fair organised by CHARIS.By Christopher Khoo More than 800 people listened raptly as people who have served the needy in the region shared their experiences at the recent Humanitarian Forum & Fair.The two-yearly event, organised by CHARIS (Caritas Humanitarian Aid & [...]

Church’s response to queries on imam incident

Imam Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel Abdul Malik was convicted of committing an act prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious groups and was fined $4,000.The Roman Catholic Church in Singapore has given the following responses to media queries on the incident:Q: What does the Singapore Catholic Church think of this incident, which has [...]

Archbishop’s Christmas message: The Gift of God

The adoration of the Magi is depicted in a 14th-century painting by Giotto di Bondone. CNS photoTHE people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness, a light has dawned (Isaiah 9:2).Is this not true for us today? We are ever more connected via social media [...]

Archbishop’s Christmas message: The Gift of God

The adoration of the Magi is depicted in a 14th-century painting by Giotto di Bondone. CNS photoTHE people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness, a light has dawned (Isaiah 9:2).Is this not true for us today? We are ever more connected via social media [...]

Inspiring, challenging moments of WYD

Reflections from the Office for Young People, which led a group to WYD accompanied by Archbishop Goh and local priests Praying the Divine Office in the field with Archbishop William Goh (right).The Office for Young People (OYP) contingent for World Youth Day (WYD) was the official contingent of the Singapore archdiocese led by OYP chaplains Fr Jude [...]

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 [...]