Online together as one

April 29th, 2020|

Jared Ng During this period many of us would only have on one thing on our minds – COVID-19. We wonder when this pandemic will end and when some semblance of normality can be resumed. We worry about our livelihoods and our future. However, amid [...]

Speaking what God wants His people to hear

April 29th, 2020|

Growing up as a shy boy, public speaking was one of my greatest fears. In fact, whenever someone suggested the priesthood to me, I would use this fear as a reason why God could not be calling me to be a priest. Thankfully as I [...]

Sniffing out a humble person

April 29th, 2020|

Father Ronald Rolheiser According to Isaac the Syrian, a famous seventh century bishop and theologian, a person who’s genuinely humble gives off a certain scent that other people will sense and that even animals will pick up, so that wild animals, including snakes, will fall [...]

How churches can heal the world

April 28th, 2020|

Father Ronald Rolheiser Most of us are familiar with Pope Francis’ comment that the Church needs to be a field hospital. What’s implied here? First, that right now the Church is not a field hospital, or at least not much of one. Too many churches of [...]

Discernment – God of surprises

April 28th, 2020|

Monsignor Philip Heng, SJ In today’s secular world, we live a hectic life that is driven by targets, status and financial rewards. “Initially, the excitement and challenges kept me going.” The achievements lured Katie (not her real name) to hunger for more, but after some [...]

Evangelising through the media

April 28th, 2020|

Audrey Lee Did you know that among the Religious orders, there is a congregation known as the Daughters of Saint Paul whose unique mission is to use the most modern means of communication to share the Gospel with all people? For Sister Wendy Ooi, who [...]

A safe home for abused women, children

April 27th, 2020|

Patricia Ang Several years ago, Kathy (not her real name) had to run away from her home due to spousal violence. She took shelter at Marymount Centre with her daughter who was then in Secondary 1 and her son in Primary 4. She lost her [...]

Discovering God’s will amid trials

April 27th, 2020|

Every person longs to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. For us Catholics, we also recognise the fundamental need to anchor this to God’s will for us, as we say in the Our Father prayer that we pray daily, as Jesus taught us. As such, [...]

On Earth Day, Pope urges solidarity with most vulnerable

April 26th, 2020|

Vatican City – Commenting on the celebration of Earth Day during his general audience recently, Pope Francis urged people to show solidarity with the weak and vulnerable and to protect humanity’s common home. According to Pope Francis, Earth Day “is an occasion for renewing our [...]

Remaining steadfast in the Faith

April 25th, 2020|

Patricia Ang Father Eugene Vaz, Parish Priest of the Church of the Holy Family in an interview with the Catholic News, said: “I was very sad when I received the news that the celebration of Masses on Sundays and weekdays would be suspended indefinitely. I [...]

Seeking an authentic encounter with God

April 24th, 2020|

Audrey Lee Young people need to seek an authentic encounter with God instead of adopting a morally relativistic outlook on life. Around the world, various “forms of alternative religiosity are on the rise” both within and outside of the Church. This notion of faith versus [...]