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Do We Interpret the Bible Literally?

April 4, AD 2018 0 Comments
Do We Interpret the Bible Literally?

During Religious Moral education (RME) lessons in school, the question was asked: “Do we take the Bible literally? If we don’t take the Bible literally, then does it mean that it’s not true?” I replied inviting the students to compare the following texts: “Looking into a patient’s eyes can provide a doctor with a wealth […]

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Bringing Good out of Evil

April 3, AD 2018 0 Comments
Bringing Good out of Evil

After going to Confession at the Cathedral, on several occasions my boyfriend and I have been blessed to be able to bring blessings to others there. For instance, we met a middle-aged man who had suffered two strokes and found it very difficult to walk, but he perseveres in going to Confession and Mass every […]

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Human Brotherhood

March 30, AD 2018 0 Comments
Human Brotherhood

In Matthew’s Gospel (5:20-26), Jesus urges us to seek true resolution and reconciliation in our anger, always maintaining a spirit of brotherhood toward others and not allowing that anger to fester. Sometimes we read this passage and think it means we’re supposed to be completely at peace all the time, never having an ounce of […]

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Movie Review: Paul, Apostle of Christ

March 28, AD 2018 0 Comments
Movie Review: Paul, Apostle of Christ

I was excited when I learned that the life of Saint Paul was going to be made into a movie. Among the saints, Saint Paul is one who has a movie-worthy life:  his dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus, a daring escape plan that involved being lowered down the window in a basket, preaching […]

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Beatitudinem quaerens – a joyful album of modern Latin hymns

March 27, AD 2018 0 Comments
Beatitudinem quaerens – a joyful album of modern Latin hymns

Italian musician Beppe Frattaroli has produced an album in Latin, Beatitudinem quaerens: “Looking for Bliss”. By turns joyful, reflective, and gloriously stirring, Beatitudinem quaerens brings the Latin language to life, imbuing it with the emotive qualities of Italian music while preserving its linguistic integrity. Frattaroli combines modern instruments and vocal effects with this ancient tongue […]

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Politician’s wife healed of cancer – credits Our Lady of Guadalupe

March 26, AD 2018 0 Comments
Politician’s wife healed of cancer – credits Our Lady of Guadalupe

Singapore is a secular state, so it was with pleasant surprise that I read the news on one of our secular sites: Former Foreign Minister George Yeo and Jennifer Yeo are on their way back to Singapore, after more than six months in Houston, United States. Jennifer Yeo, who was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive […]

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Truth Is a Person

March 25, AD 2018 0 Comments
Truth Is a Person

The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.” Jesus […]

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Lent is not about what you are doing for Lent

March 21, AD 2018 0 Comments
Lent is not about what you are doing for Lent

By now, you’ve probably been asked, “What are you doing for Lent?” And, whether you’re willing to share, you likely have an answer. You probably know what you did last year for Lent and may even be able to recall the most memorable or challenging thing you ever did for Lent. But what if the […]

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#AllforJan: Slovakia mourns a young Catholic journalist

March 20, AD 2018 0 Comments
#AllforJan: Slovakia mourns a young Catholic journalist

After Laetare Sunday Mass, a fellow parishioner asked me: “Have you heard of the protests in Slovakia? They are the largest since the fall of Communism! 50,000 people marched in the streets of Slovakia on Friday, and 25,000 on March 2, not to mention even more people gathering in cities across Europe. A 27-year-old investigative […]

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With All Your Heart

March 16, AD 2018 0 Comments
With All Your Heart

Sixteen years ago today, I stood in a white robe before the bishop as he anointed me with chrism and spoke the words of Confirmation: “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.” I still remember the joy I felt walking into the church that day, feeling the presence of so many saints rejoicing […]

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Death is Not the End

March 15, AD 2018 0 Comments
Death is Not the End

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain, Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain; Love lives again, that with the dead has been: Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green. — John M. C. Crum, Now the Green Blade Rises A number of my young friends have […]

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Lost and Found

March 13, AD 2018 0 Comments
Lost and Found

One Saturday morning I reached for my watch, my saint bracelet, my ring and my necklace — only to realize that the necklace wasn’t there. “I’ve lost my necklace!” I cried in dismay over the phone to my boyfriend. “It’ll turn up, it’s there somewhere,” he said comfortingly, which only served to increase my annoyance. […]

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