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The Joy of being Called

There is a Latin phrase that goes: Deus adest et vocat te. God is here and calls you. ‘To what is He calling me to?’ you might ask. Everyone has a specific vocation in life, unique to each individual.

The Joy of being Called 2017-10-13T21:36:06+00:00

From Darkness into the Light

In my late teens, I started having religious OCD (scrupulosity OCD). I had intrusive thoughts that cursed God, Mother Mary and Jesus (OCD is an anxiety disorder; sufferers experience severe anxiety as the thoughts are completely opposite of their belief system and volitional will.

From Darkness into the Light 2017-09-29T18:15:44+00:00

How to Be a Virtuous Date

Virtue is one of those words that sounds a bit lame and unromantic. Dating tends to make us think of words like: passion, excitement, love and connection… Date with virtue (wha-wha-wha). Buzz kill.

How to Be a Virtuous Date 2017-09-20T15:29:21+00:00

Our Lady’s Faithful Knight

Some friendships are forged for eternity. Today, Marie remembered Uncle John, a kindly Indian gentleman from Nativity church.

Our Lady’s Faithful Knight 2017-08-31T10:35:41+00:00

My Mother and I

I spent most of my life not truly knowing Mary, even though I knew all of her prayers by heart. But a personal relationship with her only began a year ago, when I was struggling deeply with my history with men.

My Mother and I 2017-08-15T16:38:18+00:00

National Day Message 2017

This is a very divisive world we live in. There is so much disagreement on all fronts - economic, political, religious, moral, ethical and social. We have extreme religious fundamentalism at one end, and hostile secularism at the other.

National Day Message 2017 2017-10-17T11:21:50+00:00

Young artist with a cause

She started painting when she was just 4 years old. Now 12, Ashley Tan is using her art to raise funds for good causes. She has already donated a number of her original works to charities and to the Archdiocese.

Young artist with a cause 2017-08-23T16:49:48+00:00

Loving him the way he needs to be loved

Recently D and I had celebrated our 10th anniversary. D and I had a vow renewal ceremony at church and just like 10 years ago, the mass was still the best part of the day.

Loving him the way he needs to be loved 2017-07-28T10:59:35+00:00

Seven Myths About Catholic Evangelisation

Although evangelisation is a core activity of the Catholic life, a lot of Catholics today don’t understand what it entails. Having been involved in Catholic evangelisation for a quarter of a century, I’ve encountered many evangelisation-related myths. There’s seven common ones you should definitely know, and how to bust them, too.

Seven Myths About Catholic Evangelisation 2017-07-17T16:13:04+00:00