How to evangelise? Go FISH-ing!

Daphne Leong We often hear our Catholics bemoan the fact that while they are aware of the need to evangelise, there is little clarity on how to go about it. In our previous three instalments of this four-part series, we have examined the why, what and when of evangelisation. In [...]

My brothers, my Church

Sharing the love in the on-site living areas. In his new encyclical Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis calls us to acknowledge, appreciate and love each person, regardless of physical proximity and of where he or she was born or lives. Luke Yeo shares how St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) [...]

Acting for our imminent future

Clockwise from top left: Mr Wilson Ang, Fr Derrick Yap, Mr Mark Tang and Mr Joseph Teo. Photos: ArchComms Michelle Tan It was no small talk about climate change that took place on Saturday, Oct 3. The 90 minutes of solid and insightful input from the three guest [...]

Parents are missionaries too!

Faith begins at home. Photo: Estella Young Estella Young As a Catholic mom or dad, we promised at our wedding, and during each child’s baptism, to raise our children in the faith. Our parish priests remind us time and time again that “you are your child’s first catechist.” [...]

6 ways to seek Jesus daily

Photo by Maya GM on Unsplash. Clare Lee Now that working from home has become the norm, we save time and energy on our daily commute – can we commit to devoting this additional time each day to God? Develop a habit of daily prayer It’s much easier [...]

Uplifting students the Montfortian way

APS hairdressing students serving the elderly joyfully pre-Covid-19. Photos: Assumption Pathway School “Those whom the world rejects must move you the most.” (Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Assumption Pathway School’s patron saint) The above quotation hangs visibly in our school hall as a reminder to the school [...]

Singing the beauty of singlehood

Photo: Jo Ann Low Grace Teo In Pope Francis’ address on World Mission Sunday 2020, he wrote, “Let us ask ourselves: are we prepared to welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, to listen to the call to mission… in all the everyday events of [...]

Affairs of the heart

ADVERTORIAL Hale and Hearty How tiny coils clear blockages in arteries Sept 29 is World Heart Day. According to the World Heart Federation, of which Singapore is a member, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death globally. CVD generally refers to conditions of narrowed or blocked blood [...]

Breast cancer, the most common cancer for women

ADVERTORIAL Hale and Hearty October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The incidence of breast cancer, which is the most common cancer among women, has tripled since the ’70s. However, the mortality rate has not risen as much, and this is in part due to the diagnosis of more early-stage disease [...]

St Therese of Lisieux, patroness of the missions

A stained glass panel in the Shrine of St Therese of Lisieux, Pasay, Philippines. Photo: Michelle Tan Cloistered nun becomes one of the greatest missionaries Michelle Tan In 1927, just two years after her canonisation and 30 years after her death at the age of 24, Pope Pius [...]