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, [...]
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 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 [...]
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, [...]
Dear Buddhist friends, On behalf of the Catholic community, we extend to all of you our heartfelt and warmest wishes as you celebrate your most sacred festival of Vesak, remembering the birth, enlightenment and final nirvana of Gautama Buddha. Indeed, enlightenment is what the world needs so desperately today. Greed for power and possessions, [...]
Faith in the resurrection of our Lord means that we no longer have to live in our tombs of unbelief and fears. As Church, are we risen in faith and in love? Let us not remain in our tombs.
"Indeed, as we watch this video we have much to thank God for. So many things and events have happened in our lives in 2017; for all these blessings, we want to give praise and thanks to God! Let us continue to work hard together as One Church. We have much to do for [...]
Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. (Lk 2:11) This is the news of great joy that we are called to share with all of humanity. This is what Christmas is all about, the birth of Christ, our Saviour and Lord.
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.