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Things you never knew about us, The Catholic News.* The paper first published in 1935 as the Malaya Catholic Leader.* Over the decades, the name was changed to The Malayan Catholic Newsletter. It later became the Malaysian Catholic News which then evolved into today’s The Catholic News in 1974. * Some of the advertisements in [...]

Solidarity Mass for Nepal quake victims

A solidarity Mass will be held at the Church of St Ignatius to pray for all who have been affected by the recent Nepal earthquake.The Mass will take place on May 10 at 12.15 pm and will be celebrated by Jesuit Fr Colin Tan, spiritual director of the Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore [...]

Revamped website for archdiocese

The archdiocesan website has been revamped. Archbishop William Goh announced the move in a letter sent out to priests, Religious, and Catholic organisations,The revamp took about a year to complete and was done by the archbishop’s communications team. The archbishop said that the website was part of the Singapore Church’s efforts to “evangelise more people”.The [...]

Coming up: CHARIS’ Humanitarian Forum and Fair

For Catholics who wish to know more about the Church’s overseas humanitarian and disaster relief efforts, there will be a Humanitarian Forum and Fair (HFF2015) on May 30.The forum will take place from 1 pm-8.30 pm at Catholic Junior College, and is themed: One Mission. Many Borders. Love Multiplied.The two-yearly event will have a forum [...]

Gift of brotherly / sisterly love to the needy

Delight loved ones by donating on their behalf. And if you are feeling generous towards the less fortunate, consider  giving to the following Catholic non-profit organisations. Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE)   ABLE helps youth and adults from low-income households suffering from muscular dystrophy or needing therapy to be able to perform basic daily [...]

Old boys reunite as SJI Junior holds 60th anniversary dinner

St Joseph’s Institution Junior (SJI Junior), formerly St Michael’s School, celebrated its 60th year with a gala dinner on the school grounds at Essex Road. The July 5 event took place at the same site which saw its first batch of students reporting to school to be educated in the Lasallian tradition, a point noted [...]

Decoding accusations against Pope Benedict

A veteran Vatican watcher describes culture of clerical sex abuse, reportingA few miles outside Rome there is a village called Rignano Flaminio. For more than three years, it has been wracked by accusations of sexual abuse of children. The incidents are alleged to have taken place in a day care center, by three teachers and [...]

25 great things you can do for Lent… besides giving up chocolate

Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, the 40 days of preparation for the Easter season when Christians are called to renew their commitments to spriitual practices like prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Lent is an annual opportunity to grow in our faith, which means it’s about much more than giving up unhealthy foods or treats, [...]

Organization for NTU Catholic graduates formed

SINGAPORE – Lumina, an alumni of the NTU Catholic Students’ Apostolate, has been inaugurated. Lumina aims to be a network for alumni members, most of whom have lost touch with their batch mates, through forums, outings and Masses, said its president, Augustin Bong. For more information, visit www.csa-alumni.org. - By Jonathan Khoo

ACMA invites entries for Mission Photo Competitiion

SINGAPORE – In its ongoing endeavours to further sensitize Catholics to their role in bringing the Good News of salvation to all stratas of life, the Archdiocesan Commission for Missionary Activity (ACMA) has organized a Mission Photo Competition as part of this year’s World Mission Sunday celebration activities. Mission Sunday is celebrated on Oct 19 [...]