In general, fake news refers to the spreading of false information based on non-existent or distorted data which is meant to deceive and manipulate the reader, on digital online platforms or in the traditional media. In order to Counter Fake news more effectively, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese has launched a Counter Fake News microsite [...]
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On 7 June 2017, Catholics in Singapore woke up to the news that Fr. William Heng CSsR had passed away. Spreading like wildfire from one Whatsapp group to another, the announcement unleashed an outpouring of grief from those who had known and loved him. There was just one catch: It wasn’t true. By 11am, [...]
In early February 2018, a photo of Pope Francis delivering a speech while holding hands with a young girl with Down Syndrome went viral on Facebook. It’s easy to see why. The caption claimed the girl had disrupted “a regular Mass” by wandering up to the Holy Father, and that when Papal security intervened, [...]
On 6 March 2017, a local Catholic posted photos on his Facebook wall claiming that the life-size Pieta (statue of Mother Mary holding the crucified body of Christ) at the Church of Saints Peter & Paul had been vandalized with a hammer. The photos, showing a shocking gash down Mother Mary’s head, drew angry [...]
“The Truth will set you FREE” (JN 8:32) No time to read the Holy Father’s message for World Communications Day? Here’s a summary: “Fake news often goes viral, spreading so fast that it is hard to stop… because it appeals to the insatiable greed so easily aroused in human beings.” “There [...]
Jesus says He himself is the Truth Did you know that over half of the mentions of the word “truth” in the New Testament, are found in St. John’s Gospel? Jesus tells us not only that He knows the truth, but that He himself is the truth. What could this mean? [...]
Do you need a patron saint to guide your actions online? Ever find yourself grappling with what to say or how much to share on social media? Tempted to post mean comments or get into cyber-squabbles? Maybe what you need is a patron saint to guide your actions online. Here are five of [...]
It’s a jungle out there on social media, and spiritual traps await the unwary! God’s Word reminds us how we can shine Christ’s light when interacting with others on social media: “Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is [...]
Here is the Livestream Schedule for 2018 Chrism Mass and Paschal (Easter) Triduum. Please share with those who are house-bound and their caretakers so that they may participate from home. For complete parish schedule go to https://goo.gl/guqTid Is this message real? www.check.catholic.sg