Dear Muslim friends, May abundant blessings be upon you all as you celebrate 'Id Al-Fitr! We rejoice with you that the holy month of Ramadan has come to an end, and that its spiritual disciplines of fasting, prayer and charitable works have left you once again spiritually rejuvenated and renewed. 2019 is a very [...]
My dear Catholic educators, brothers and sisters in Christ, Br Rogers, Fr Danker, Mr Koh, thank you for inviting me this morning to address you all at this conference on Catholic education.Recently I met someone who is high in the government service and we had a long chat. He was from a Christian school before, [...]
Dear Buddhist friends, It is with great rejoicing that we, on behalf of all Catholics, send you our warmest greetings and heartfelt best wishes as you celebrate the sacred feast of Vesak in commemoration of the three great events in the Buddha's life - his birth, enlightenment and his final nirvana. May your celebration [...]
In this current climate of challenges for the Church, the Lord is also asking us, as He asked Peter and the disciples, “‘Do you also wish to go away?’” Will we, “like many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him”, or be like Simon Peter and say to Him, “‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life..."
Christmas tells us that our faith is a personal faith in God who comes to us in Christ at the incarnation so that we can relate to Him in a personal way. By looking at the baby Jesus, we see the peace and love of God in Him.
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, [...]