Clarity Singapore hosts BRAVE 2020

November 5th, 2020|

Finding freedom in Christ. Photo: VITA Images Louis Aquinas Tan Bringing a Catholic perspective to mental well-being BRAVE: Catholic Youth Mental Health Festival 2020 was held from Oct 10-31 in conjunction with World Mental Health Day. Held virtually on Zoom, BRAVE stands for [...]

Pope Francis’ Statement in the Documentary “Francesco” Explained

November 5th, 2020|

The Secretariat of State (Vatican City), upon specific request of His Holiness, asks to share this clarification with all Bishops for their Pastoral perusal. English translation text: Some statements contained in the documentary “Francesco” directed by Evgeny Afineevsky have recently raised different reactions and interpretations. The following useful points, [...]

Boys’ Town YouthReach celebrates 10 years of outreach

November 5th, 2020|

Boys’ Town YouthReach celebrates 10 years of outreach Victoria Lim With the prevalence of social media applications such as Instagram and TikTok among the young, fewer youth are spending their time on the streets. Consequently, the team from Boys’ Town YouthReach have begun [...]

Enabling people, changing lives

November 4th, 2020|

ABLE celebrates its 10th anniversary En-ABLE-ing with joy. Photo: ABLE Singapore Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE)’s 10th anniversary year has been an eventful one. With the outbreak of Covid-19, our mission to help those with disabilities to live dignified and independent lives remains important, perhaps now [...]

Songs from the fount of love

November 4th, 2020|

Fr Derrick, Mr Hsu, Ms Chen and Mr Teo. Photo: Pujianto Cemerlang Victoria Lim Music has always had a way of touching hearts and drawing people from different walks of life together. It was precisely that which brought Mr Raymundo Yu, Founder of [...]

Celebrating the feast day of St John Paul II

November 2nd, 2020|

Ambassador Mrs Bogdziewicz, the Nuncio and the Archbishop before the statue of St John Paul II. Michelle Tan The morning of Thursday Oct 22 dawned grey and rainy, but by the time the Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore Archbishop Marek Zalewski, and the Ambassador [...]

Why Catholics pray for the dead

November 2nd, 2020|

The penitent souls being purified in purgatory (left), and the unrepentant souls destined for hell (right). Photo: Wikimedia Commons Michelle Tan Since the earliest times, Christians have been praying for their departed brothers and sisters: ancient pleas have been found etched on tombstones [...]

Living and dying for Christ

November 2nd, 2020|

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Michelle Tan In Romans 14:7-12, St Paul says, “The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that [...]

All Saints Day, our family celebration

October 30th, 2020|

The saints triumphant in heaven. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Michelle Tan In the Catholic liturgical year we remember particular saints by name on their feast days, but on All Saints Day, a Day of Obligation, we remember and celebrate the lives of the many [...]

Modern missionaries we can model

October 28th, 2020|

Fr Tom visiting a school while on mission in Kenya. Photo: Fr Tom Curran Victoria Lim As a layperson, I have often cowered at the word ‘mission’. For a long time, I held the understanding that mission was reserved for the priests, nuns [...]

How to evangelise? Go FISH-ing!

October 22nd, 2020|

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 [...]

My brothers, my Church

October 22nd, 2020|

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 [...]