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Author Archive: Noel Ethan Tan

Noel is a Singaporean working as a rehabilitation counsellor at ACC(S) Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre. He is currently doing a part-time Masters Program in Counselling and Guidance at NTU, Singapore.

In his church ministry, Noel is currently serving in a young adults' Catholic community called Anawim that does Bible Exegesis. Noel is also pursuing a Certificate in Theology at the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore.

His favorite Bible verse is 1 Peter 3:15 — “In your hearts, reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it with gentleness and reverence.”

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Challenging God

June 20, AD 2018 0 Comments
Challenging God

James 4:13-17, Psalm 49, Mark 9:38-40 God cannot be an object of our concepts. We are His creatures, not the other way round. St. James writes: “What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” (Jas 4:14). Indeed, we are nothing; and yet — we all have […]

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Hell

June 13, AD 2018 0 Comments
Hell

James 5:1-6, Psalm 49, Mark 9:41-50 Hell is not just a theoretical possibility according to the Gospel reading on 24 May and many more passages in scripture. “The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can […]

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Divorce

June 6, AD 2018 0 Comments
Divorce

James 5:7-12, Psalm 103, Mark 10:1-12 The Gospel on 24 May teaches a Hard Truth about Divorce. I’m going to spell it out because I won’t distort the Church’s teaching: Divorce, understood as the dissolution of a marriage, is NOT possible between two baptized persons. Guess who said this? Jesus Christ Himself (c.f. Mt 19:6, […]

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The Visitation

May 31, AD 2018 0 Comments
The Visitation

Zephaniah 3:14-18, Isaiah 12:2-6, Luke 1:39-56 Today, the Church invites us to recall the visitation of our Blessed Mother (pregnant with Christ) to her cousin Elizabeth (pregnant with John the Baptist). This visitation cannot be overlooked because it reveals to us why Catholics have always believed that Mary is the NEW Ark of the Covenant. […]

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Child of God

May 30, AD 2018 0 Comments
Child of God

Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. (Mk 10:15). One of my favorite verses from the synoptic Gospels. What does Jesus mean when He says we must be like a ‘child’? The short answer: “A child is a more complete human being […]

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

May 27, AD 2018 0 Comments
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Deuteronomy 4:32-40, Psalm 33, Romans 8:14-17, Matthew 28:16-20 CCC 234: “The Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the MYSTERY OF GOD in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential […]

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Pentecost

May 27, AD 2018 0 Comments
Pentecost

Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 104, Galatians 5:16-25, John 20:19-23 Catholicism sprouted from Judaism. The Church has always promulgated that because well; Jesus chose to be born into a Jewish family and was faithful to the Jewish traditions of his time. So my Catholic friends, always be proud of your Jewish roots because its a sign of […]

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Two Charcoal Fires

May 17, AD 2018 0 Comments
Two Charcoal Fires

There are only two charcoal fires (Greek: anthrakia) mentioned in the whole Bible, and they are both in the Gospel of John. The first anthrakia mentioned was in the high priest’s courtyard, where the gatekeeper said to Peter, “You are not one of this man’s disciples are you?” and Peter says, “I am not.” Questioned […]

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