“If it doesn’t spark joy, remove it from your life”

Is it good to apply this to all aspects of our lives, asks FR LUKE FONG. There is a current wave of interest and popularity, thanks in part to both Netflix and social media, in the philosophy of Marie Kondo, an “organising consultant and author”. This demure 34-year-old Japanese lady has her own Netflix TV [...]

Give your child a head start in the Catholic faith

Harvey WeeThere are many scholarly studies that attest to the fact that a child’s personality and development is very much influenced by the home environment. The child’s beliefs, attitudes, emotions, behaviour are formed through his experience and interaction in the home as much as, if not more, than the school environment. Some parents clamour to [...]

Archbishop gives advice for improving catechesis

Archbishop Goh speaking at the celebration marking the start of a new catechetical year.The state of catechesis in Singapore is sobering. There are people who leave the Church after Confirmation and the RCIA process, said Archbishop William Goh.Speaking at the annual celebration marking the start of a new catechetical year on Jan 6, Archbishop Goh [...]

New Year: Putting on new perspectives

As we begin the new year, I am sure many of us would ask this basic question, “What will this year be like? Will it be any different from last year or the previous years?” Most, if not all of us, would hope for a “better” year, whether that means one that moves us closer [...]

Advent: Renewing our relationship with Jesus

Father Jovita Ho“Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.”I am going back home to Singapore for Christmas, and though my departure date is approaching, my ticket was purchased in end-February and my luggage all packed [...]

So, how can we live forever…

Archbishop William Goh’s thoughts on this subject throws some interesting insights on how we should search ourselves in the way we lead our lives and therein lies the answer Learning about faith: Neophytes from various districts listen to Archbishop Goh speaking on the topic, Body of Christ, at the Church of the Holy Trinity.No one [...]

The Catholic Charismatic renewal is a ‘current of grace’

This was a major theme of the recent ISAO Healing Rally which saw Charismatic representatives from Asia and Oceania praying over participants.ICCRS president Jim Murphy (front), together with ISAO participants praying over the crowd during the rally.By Christopher KhooIt was an afternoon of prayers, praise and healing for the hundreds who attended the ISAO Healing [...]

Students dress up as saints, learn about work of Canossian nuns

St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School students dress up as saints to celebrate All Saints’ Day.By Perpetua HoStudents of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School dressed up as their favourite saints and learnt more about the work of the Canossian Sisters at two separate events recently.About 250 parents, students, Canossian Sisters and staff came together to celebrate [...]