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Advent Penitential Services & Simbang Gabi 2018

Advent Penitential Services 2018 CITY DISTRICT CATHEDRAL OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD No Penitential Service ST JOSEPH'S CHURCH No Penitential Service CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES Sunday 9 December, 8.45am & 5.30pm (both in Tamil) Tuesday 11 December, 8pm (English) CHURCH OF STS PETER & PAUL Monday 10 December, 8pm CHURCH OF ST [...]

Advent Penitential Services & Simbang Gabi 20182018-12-03T16:00:25+00:00

Deepavali Message2018

Dear Hindu Friends, Happy and blessed Deepavali! We share your joy at this time of festival - may the light of the Diyas illuminate your hearts and homes, and those of your families, friends and communities in the year ahead! On 15 May 2018, an interfaith conference was held in Rome which brought Christian, [...]

Deepavali Message20182018-11-05T14:01:02+00:00

Religion and Politics, Church and State

The Church is often accused of "interfering in politics" when she speaks on issues that affect society. What should the relationship between religion and politics be? This article explores the distinct but complementary relationship between Church and State. Right from the outset, we must be clear that there is a distinction [...]

Religion and Politics, Church and State2018-10-14T19:46:40+00:00

Pastoral Letter on S377A to Catholics

S377A - TO REPEAL OR NOT TO REPEAL: A CONSCIENTIOUS DECISION A Pastoral Letter to Catholics in Singapore Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, There is much debate today, even among Catholics, as to whether Singapore should repeal S377A of the Penal Code. Some feel the law should be retained to avoid normalising [...]

Pastoral Letter on S377A to Catholics2018-09-19T00:04:34+00:00

New Instances of Impersonation of Emails

We've received reports that new email spoofing incidents are being sighted by the faithful. These new spoof emails, which are attempts of online money scams, are mimicking emails addresses that may look like those used by the priests and religious in our Archdiocese. This is a repeat of similar incidents which took place in [...]

New Instances of Impersonation of Emails2018-09-17T14:43:12+00:00

Pastoral Message on the Recent Clerical Sex Abuse Scandals Abroad

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, You must be wondering what is going on in the minds and hearts of the Archbishop and his priests with regard to the revelation in August 2018 that some 300 priests had sexually abused over a thousand minors in Pennsylvania over the last 70 years.  Like you, [...]

Pastoral Message on the Recent Clerical Sex Abuse Scandals Abroad2018-09-01T20:57:59+00:00

National Day Message 2018

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.

National Day Message 20182018-08-09T14:26:19+00:00

The revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC #2267) on the death penalty

On 1st August 2018 the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in a Letter to the Bishops announced Pope Francis' approval of a revision to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) paragraph 2267 that opposes use of the death penalty.

The revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC #2267) on the death penalty2018-08-04T10:59:25+00:00

Opening Address at Social Mission Conference 2018

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, [...]

Opening Address at Social Mission Conference 20182018-07-23T03:52:23+00:00

‘Id al-Fitr Message 2018

Dear Muslim friends, Hari Raya Aidil-Fitri! We rejoice with you as you celebrate the end of your holy month of Ramadan with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Indeed, these are wonderful signs of your desire to be holy through a life of obedience and charity and reverent worship of God, and a great witness to [...]

‘Id al-Fitr Message 20182018-06-15T14:00:58+00:00