Dear Cardinal-elect Anthony Soter Fernandez, It is with great joy that Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia and myself together with the Archdiocese of Singapore rejoice and congratulate your Grace, Most Reverend Anthony Soter Fernandez, Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur on your elevation to Malaysia’s first Cardinal by His Holiness Pope Francis on 19 November 2016 in [...]
Today, the Church rejoices as we reach the climax of the Easter Season by celebrating the Feast of Pentecost. The cry of Pentecost is to renew the face of the earth. Having been given New Life in Christ, it is time now for the Church to share the Good News of Jesus the Risen Lord and [...]
It is difficult to be a Christian in the world today. We are living in a time where there is a sense of hopelessness; in a world that seems so divided, where people are lacking meaning, purpose and direction in life.
We have just inaugurated the Jubilee Year of Divine Mercy. Celebrating Christmas is truly a celebration of God’s mercy for humanity. We were once living like orphans in exile, without knowing our true identity and our destiny.
Alleluia! Christ our Lord is Risen! This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad! Indeed, we say, “Paschal triumph, paschal joy, only sin can this destroy!” “This is our message to the world that is on the brink of despair and hopelessness.
Advancement in science and modern technology has led to breakthrough discoveries and improvement in many spheres of our lives. We know more about the universe than we have ever known before. Modern medicine has made it possible for people to live longer, look ageless and even replace parts of our body that are not functioning or deemed to be less than perfect.
As we contemplate with joy the wondrous scene of the manger in Bethlehem – I am praying for each one of you to take Mary as your Mother and model in the work of the New Evangelisation for the year 2015.
The feast of the Incarnation invites us to contemplate on the wondrous beauty of God’s love. This God humbly reached out to us by assuming our humanity. He was born to share our fragile human condition. He came as a little baby without power or strength.
“Adventus” is the Latin translation of the Greek Word “Parousia” – The Lord is coming. The First Coming of Christ has historically passed and Advent prepares us for the Second Coming of Christ.
Alleluia! Christ, our Lord is risen! In our celebration of Easter, we are reminded once again that through the Paschal mystery, His death and resurrection has given us a certain hope of new life.