Giving hope, love to those on death row

André Ahchak and Jared NgDuring the seven years Sister Gerard Fernandez spent counselling and journeying with Catherine Tan in death row, “God was always right by our side … Listening, loving and forgiving.” “Christ was so present in that prison,” recalled the Good Shepherd Sister (RGS), who turns 81 in February.The nun met Catherine and [...]

Chancery Notice – 23 January 2019

Appointments  1. The following are the new leadership team of the Congregation of the Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) that were elected in the quadrennium 2019-2022 with effect from 1 January 2019: a. Gerard Louis CSsR – Vice Provincial b. Joseph Stephen CSsR – Vicarc. Eugene Lee CSsRd. Francis Vijayan CSsRe. Glenn de Cruz CSsR […]

New Year: Putting on new perspectives

As we begin the new year, I am sure many of us would ask this basic question, “What will this year be like? Will it be any different from last year or the previous years?” Most, if not all of us, would hope for a “better” year, whether that means one that moves us closer [...]

Chancery Notice – 19 December 2018

Appointments  1. Fr. Benedict Eom Ki Sun has been appointed as the Spiritual Director of Spring of Joy Korean Curia for a term of two [2] years with effect from 15 November 2018. 2. Fr Damian De Wind is appointed Parish Priest of the Church of Divine Mercy for a term of six [6] years with [...]

IJ student overcomes illness to do well in PSLE

Efforts of teachers, classmates live up to motto to help others in needJoanna Chong with her parents and form teachers Ms Regina Julian and Ms Melina Chua (far right).Christopher KhooHer cheerful demeanour and shy smiles belie the painful physical challenges she has had to endure over the past few years.Thirteen-year-old Joanna Chong was diagnosed with [...]

Obituary: Fr Gerard Keane, SJ, called to the Lord

Fr Gerard Keane, SJ (1926-2018)Fr Gerard Keane, SJ, of the Society of Jesus passed away yesterday on 27 November 2018 at Assisi Hospice, Singapore. He was 92. Fr Keane was the last of the Irish Jesuits who served in the Region of Malaysia-Singapore.He was born in Limerick, Ireland on 2 November 1926. Fr Keane once observed [...]

Chancery Notice – 19 November 2018

Appointments 1. Mgr Francis Lau is reappointed a Tribunal Advocate for a term of two [2] years with effect from 18 October 2018. 2. Fr James Yeo is reappointed Spiritual Director for the Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT) for a term of two [2] years with effect from 18 October 2018.3. Fr John-Paul Tan OFM is [...]

Why do some young people fall out with the Church?

Our young people are constantly bombarded by messages contradictory to Christian beliefs and they face challenges everywhere: social media, music, school, friends, family and even within the Church itself.With all these distractions, some find their faith to be “irrelevant”. Others, who Catholic News spoke to, shared some reasons on why they left their youth communities.“I [...]

Fr Loiseau called to the Lord

Fr Louis Loiseau (1926-2018).Fr Louis Loiseau, MEP, of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris (MEP) in Singapore, passed away today, 26 January 2018. He was 91. Fr Loiseau was born on 25 June 1926, as the second of five children. He was raised in an environment of faith and later said that “only one [...]

Chancery Notice – 28 August 2017

APPOINTMENTS  1. Ms Melissa Lim has been appointed to the Board of ABLE SEAS for a term of two [2] years with effect from 10 July 2017. 2. The following have been appointed to the Archdiocesan Commission for Tamil Speaking (ACTS) for a term of two [2] years with effect from 1 August 2017 with [...]