This story was originally published by Catholic News Singapore on 20 January 2007. Republished with permission. By Daniel Tay SINGAPORE – To mark the opening of the new legal year together with thanksgiving for the past year, the Catholic Lawyers Guild celebrated the Red Mass on Jan 4 at Church of St. Alphonsus (Novena Church). The Mass and the dinner which followed were attended by lawyers, academics, students and others in the legal profession. The custom of a special Mass for the Bench and Bar arose in the early 13th century, with......