Lent is a season for soul-searching, reflection and repentance. So what has penance got to do with our baptism? What is the relationship between the two?
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CHN/CN/2019/004 Fr William Heng, CSsR of the Redemptorists in Singapore passed away peacefully on 15 February 2019, surrounded by his family. He was 64. Refer to the complete notice for more details. Subscribe to CatholicSG on Telegram to get first-hand information.
Elena Fernandez shares tips on how to survive festive seasons as a separated or divorced person.
An old man's cold prediction of a sword thrust through her heart; a rough journey to Egypt with her newborn; losing her boy on the road from Jerusalem to Nazareth; meeting her bloodied son on the road to Calvary; watching him die; a gratuitous lance in his side; the laying of his [...]
God really has only one will – that all creation respond positively to his invitation to eternal life and love with him for eternity.
Prayer, St John Damascene says, is the unveiling of the mind before God. How do you pray better?
"Ordinary does not mean mundane or mediocre! Ordinary time is Kingdom time!" So our parish priest used to thunder at the beginning of every year. When the Christmas crib and decorations are stored away after the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, one can almost hear the congregation heave a collective [...]
There is a wide range of teachings and life dictums that each disciple of Christ is called to embrace and emulate, even if one finds great difficulty in doing so. The call to be generous, charitable, forgiving, and loving are just some that easily come to mind. While many of these are [...]
"Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses." - Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, No 41 Witnessing by our Lives "Do you and Clare come from the same house? Are you staying together?" Years ago, when I catechised my Level 8 [...]
In 1992, the monarch of England, Queen Elizabeth II used a Latin phrase "annus horribilis" in her Christmas message. Meaning "a horrible year", the Queen made references to several events that happened in the United Kingdom that year, as well as a great personal and national loss when part of Windsor Castle [...]