Holistic reading of the bible

In the last 50 years, there has been a renewed interest in biblical studies both in the Catholic and the Protestant circles. More progressively the current direction of the Catholic Church seems to point towards her desire to have theological, spiritual and ecclesiastical roots planted deeply in the Word of God.The three-volume publication of the [...]

Baptism Is The Starting Point Of A Lifelong Path To Conversion

Vatican City, 13 November 2013 (VIS) – In the catechesis of this Wednesday’s general audience, the Pope continued his reflection on the articles of the Creed. This time he spoke about the only explicit reference to a Sacrament in the profession of faith: “I believe in one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins”. In effect, [...]

The “Point” of Jesus’ Death

SFX Bulletin, 16 June 2013: Meditating on Jesus’ passion and his brutal crucifixion sometimes forces us to return to a rational question– what was the point of Jesus’ death?   In today’s second reading, St. Paul addresses this head-on: “…if the Law can justify us, there is no point in the death of Christ” (v.21).  [...]

Homilists urged to get to the point in 8 mins

NEW ORLEANS, USA – For eight days at Loyola University New Orleans, three American priests and five deacons absorbed the cool mathematics and internal symmetry of good preaching.Just as Moses descended from Mount Sinai with Ten Commandments chiselled on two stone tablets, the rules laid out by Fr Roy Shelly and Ms Deborah Wilhelm of [...]

What’s the point of a Catholic education?

SINGAPORE – It’s that time of the year again in Singapore: Catholic parents will soon be faced with the question of which school to send their children to.Some may also wonder why they should consider a Catholic school.Years ago, there would have been few detractors from the idea of a Catholic child going to a [...]

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Daughters of St. Paul Sisters sell religious items at Jurong Point

SINGAPORE – The Daughters of St. Paul Sisters will be selling books and religious items at the Jurong Point mall until Dec 20.Opened from 11.00am-9.00pm daily except Mondays, the kiosk is located on level one. Prices for books range from $3-$20, and 40 cents-$100 for religious items and articles.This is the seventh year that the [...]