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.
THEME: INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARCHDIOCESE This morning I have been asked to share about integral development in the Archdiocese. But before I share with you what the archdiocese is doing in the work of human development, I need to lay down the theological foundations for the thrust the archdiocese is taking. In Populorum Progressio, [...]
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, I would like to encourage us to pray for the upcoming US-North Korea Summit. Heavenly Father, we ask for the outpouring of Your grace on the momentous US-North Korea Summit here in Singapore on 12th June. We all desire to live in a world where there is peace, [...]
What is the cause of rejoicing that seems to break the somber mood of the season of Lent? What is the cause of rejoicing as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the installation of our Holy Father? What these two celebrations have in common is that both share the same message of giving hope to a broken humanity that is searching for peace, mercy and compassion. Both these celebrations proclaim in a nutshell, the joy of the gospel. Both proclaim the gospel of hope, forgiveness and mercy.
In early February Archbishop William Goh will be in Rome together with his Brother Bishop’s from Malaysia and Brunei to present themselves to Pope Francis.
We must continue the path of fraternal communion, sharing in the one faith, one baptism and one Lord, walking with courage and determination towards an ever fuller unity. This journey of course requires us to listen to the common Spirit given to us at baptism and our Lord’s call to unity. We must root all initiatives in Christ, through dialogue, collaboration and in prayer.
Recently, Archbishop William shared his thoughts on how we should protect our community from radical ideology. Click on picture to read the full story. Follow Archbishop on his Instagram! Insta handle @archie.will
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, this world is really ironical. The dignity of the human person is something that the Church has always championed even until today. Every person is unique, is an individual, irreplaceable. This is one of the more important social teachings of the Church, alongside [...]
“O Come let us adore Him.” That was the theme for this year’s Combined University Retreat (CUR), and 250 young people gathered to do just that from Dec 16-19. Organised by the Office for Young People (OYP) and held within its compound at Lorong Low Koon, the Advent-themed retreat aimed [...]
As I complete the last day of the third year of my episcopate as the Archbishop of Singapore, I want to praise and thank God for guiding me through all these years. Every year in office has been a challenging year without exception. Without His grace and mercy I would not have been able to discharge my office responsibly with passion and enthusiasm.