Some thoughts on the ‘prosperity gospel’

Moral theologian Fr David Garcia dissects the notion that God wants people to be rich “Good actions are all that matters. The best good action is charity. The best kind of charity is giving money. The best thing to give money to is the Church. So hand us over £10,000 and we will see you [...]

When prayers go ‘unanswered’

  Fr Henry Siew delves into the issue and the whole meaning of prayer THERE are many needs in life and we desire to satisfy them all. And when we are confronted with difficulties and problems, we spontaneously turn to God, asking for His assistance, hoping that the problems can be resolved.However, we do not [...]

Values: Of Means, Ends and Morality

In this final article in the series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore, we look at the fundamentals in ethical debates. A TROLLEY car is hurtling down a track. In its path are five people who will definitely be killed unless you, a bystander, flip a switch which will divert it [...]

‘Wrong ideas about sex abuse’

A US report highlights misperceptions about clergy sex abuse and gives recommendations on prevention.WASHINGTON – Several commonly held assumptions about clergy sexual abuse of minors are actually misperceptions, says a major study on the problem in the United States.The study, released at the headquarters of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington on May [...]

Beijing 2008

SO, THE FOOTAGE of the "footprint" fireworks was digitally inserted in the TV coverage of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. And Lin Miaoke, the adorable nine-year-old "singer", was miming the Ode to the Motherland, as seven-year-old Yang Peiyi’s voice floated over the 90,000-person crowd and was transmitted across the world. Peiyi wasn’t pretty [...]