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  • Ninety-nine receive Confirmation on parish day

    May 13, 2022

    In conjunction with St Catherine’s parish day and Archbishop John Wong’s pastoral visit to the parish, 99 candidates were conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 24.

  • Who are the four women being canonised this weekend?

    May 13, 2022

    Pope Francis will preside over the first canonizations in more than two years this weekend.

  • A Catechesis on Old Age: Be prophets against corruption

    May 13, 2022

    The Bible narrative — with the symbolic language of the time in which it was written — tells us something shocking. God was so embittered by the widespread wickedness of humans which had become a normal lifestyle, that He thought He had made a mistake in creating them and decided to eliminate them.

  • St Margaret of Cortona

    May 13, 2022

    Margaret was born of farming parents in Laviano, Tuscany. Her mother died when Margaret was seven; life with her stepmother was so difficult that Margaret moved out.

  • St Bernardine of Siena

    May 13, 2022

    Most saints suffer great personal opposition, even persecution. Bernardine, by contrast, seems more like a human dynamo who simply took on the needs of the world.

  • Jordan’s royal couple receives Path to Peace Award

    May 13, 2022

    Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania were honoured with the annual Path to Peace Award from the foundation that supports the work of the Vatican Mission to the United Nations (UN).

  • Cardinal Zen’s arrest will test effectiveness of Vatican-Beijing agreement

    May 13, 2022

    The arrests of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun and four pro-democracy activists on charges of alleged “collusion with foreign forces” pose a direct challenge to the Holy See and the effectiveness of its recent controversial efforts to work more closely with Beijing.

  • Catholic News Service to cease domestic operations at year’s end

    May 13, 2022

    The US Conference of Catholic Bishops announced to staff on May 4 a dramatic reorganisation of its communications department, including the closure of the Washington and New York offices of Catholic News Service.

  • Pope: Church's mission to show love to refugees has no limits

    May 13, 2022

    The need to assist all forced to flee in the midst of a world wrought with war and crises was at the center of a press conference presenting Pope Francis’ Message for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 25 September, on the theme “Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees.”

  • Migrants & Refugees: The Pope asks us to build the future together

    May 13, 2022

    A video produced by the Migrants & Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development marks the release of Pope Francis‘ Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.