Singapura

SSPX in Upper Thompson

Finally made it to Society of Pope Pius X priory in Upper Thomson Road to hear Latin mass. Last time I did was in St. Jerome in Alabang when traditional Latin Mass was still part of their parish’s schedule. The SSPX Priory in Upper Thompson is a modest church built inside a two storey house. Literally […]

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The Week for Thoughts…in Singapur

While waiting at  the bus stop a few days ago I overheard this old man, his English heavy accented (imagine Rex Navarette skits), conversing with a child that spoke to him in typical Singlish. Their brand of English that at first is difficult to understand, but once you get the hang of it, becomes easy to follow […]

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Diary of a Doctor, Rizal in Singapore

Jose Rizal (1861-1896), fondly remembered as the founding father of the modern Philippines, was one luminary who formed favourable impressions of Singapore. In May 1882, Rizal left the then Spanish colony of the Philippines on his way to Spains for further studies in medicine. As a keen 21 year old leaving home for the first time, nhe meticulously recorded […]

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Plans to Repair Oldest Catholic Church in Singapore

One thing that has always impressed me about Singapore is seeing how architectural heritage, churches and colonial era buildings, are conserved and maintained. And they do so with efficiency and organization. The moment they see a problem is the time they get their act together. A friend told me that this is their collective attempt to […]

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Popeless Days

No Catholic could have foreseen a Pope resigning. Not even Cardinals. “Like thunder that gives no notice” Cardinal Arinze said after Pope Benedict announced his abdication from the seat of St. Peter. Considered the Church’s most respected contemporary theologian, this Pope must’ve planned this ahead, and there were signs that he did. The process of […]

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