Messages on Current Events from The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore
Today, we celebrate Singapore’s 53rd National Day. To celebrate National Day is to celebrate nation-building, which is the work and participation of every citizen. How often do we take our nation for granted, just as many of us take our family for granted, and Church as well! We fail to realize that the nation, our family and our Church are what they are today because countless individuals and communities, past and present, have poured their sweat, blood and tears into building these institutions. Without each individual’s contribution, big and small, from every area of life, expertise and interest, our nation would not be so prosperous, efficient, happy, peaceful and progressive.
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, I would like to encourage us to pray for the upcoming US-North Korea [...]
Unity and peace among peoples is one of the most important aspirations of every human person and community. We desire to live in a place and a community where there is fraternal love, concern and charity towards each other. Without peace, there can be no security, progress and a future for humanity.
This is a very divisive world we live in. There is so much disagreement on all fronts - economic, political, religious, moral, ethical and social. We have extreme religious fundamentalism at one end, and hostile secularism at the other.
Recently, Archbishop William shared his thoughts on how we should protect our community from radical ideology. Click [...]
This year we celebrate our 51st National Day. In the last 50 years, we, together with our leaders, have been focusing on building a progressive society with proper infrastructure and transparent governance.