Nick Chui

Nick Chui is happily married and teaches history and Religious Education in a Catholic secondary school in Singapore. He has a Masters in Theological studies from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne.

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Respect devotees of KFC; don’t put the statue of Colonel Sanders in Church

Suppose a Catholic loves Kentucky Fried Chicken and talks about it incessantly. His fellow co-religionists may find it odd, worry about his arteries, but would likely consider him harmlessly eccentric. Suppose KFC Catholic decides to take it one step further. He carries the statue of Colonel Sanders in procession, places it on the altar, and …

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Still Life with Bible, Vincent van Gogh (1885)

Nietzsche, Barney the Dinosaur & the Word of God: On catechesis for young people

Friedrich Nietzche was reported to have said that if Christians wanted him to believe, they had to “sing him better hymns”. Whether Nietzche would have converted if he had the opportunity of hearing Mass in B minor conducted by Karl Richter is of course a debatable question. Nevertheless, the point which Nietzsche is making, whether …

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The New Evangelization: What’s new, why now?

Evangelization: Why is the Gospel good news? The word “evangelization” comes from the Greek “Euangelion” meaning the announcing of good news. St Paul and the apostles were excited about the person and message of Jesus. They had encountered Jesus as a Savior, who by His cross and resurrection, has triumphed over sin and death, and …

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August Wilhelm Roesler, Music in the Monastery

Losing my religion: How Church music causes unbelief

Imagine for a moment you are an enemy of the Catholic Church. You wish everybody could just leave this horrible institution. Yet you know that a full frontal intellectual attack on the tenets of Catholicism would probably only provoke a defensive reaction. Rather, your method has to be more sophisticated. It has to be something …

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