About Humanae Vitae and Natural Family Planning

Dr Gabriel Seow shares about the wisdom behind the papal encyclical, Humanae Vitae, as a physicianHumanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”) is an encyclical issued by Blessed Pope Paul VI 50 years ago on July 25, 1968. Subtitled “On the Regulation of Birth”, it reaffirms the constant teaching of the Church regarding abortion, contraception and other [...]

Reflecting on life after 50

How do people past their 50s see their personal and societal role?This was a question explored by 11 participants at a workshop-cum-day of recollection on Oct 24.Titled God’s Gift of Years, the first workshop of its kind at the Jesuit-run Kingsmead Centre saw participants spending quiet time to discover their unique gifts and wisdom. They [...]

Celebrating 5th centenary of birth of St Teresa of Avila

SINGAPORE – To commemorate the 500th year of the birth of St Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite Friars and Sisters organised a series of Novena Masses at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul from Oct 5-13, to prepare for the official celebration vigil of the feast day of the saint on Oct 14.The theme [...]


Future Catholic child students might do well to analyse from the standpoint of educational psychology some of the great heritage of proverbs concerning the training of little children which are found in Catholic countries. Here are a few from a hundred that have been collected from many lands.Up to his fifth year, the child is [...]

Francis Begins A New Series Of Catechesis On The Holy Spirit

Vatican City, 9 April 2014 (VIS) – In today’s general audience Pope Francis began a series of catechesis dedicated to the Holy Spirit, which “constitutes the soul and the vital lymph of the Church and of every Christian”. The Holy Spirit is “God’s quintessential gift”, and in turn “communicates many spiritual gifts to those who [...]

Personal stories, spiritual wisdom at priests’ retreat

More than 80 diocesan priests together with a few Religious priests attended their annual retreat at the St Francis Xavier Major Seminary from July 9-13.The retreat master, Dominican friar Timothy Radcliffe (above, left), preached on the theme, I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full (John 10:10).Sharing personal [...]

Bow to God’s Wisdom

Albert Einstein, widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time, revolutionised our thinking and understanding about time, gravity and the conversion of matter to energy. But he was clueless when it came to understanding the creation of the universe.20 Feb 11, The Apostles: He explained it this way: “We are in the [...]