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The Making of the Holy Family

by Genevieve Especkerman  My dear brothers and sisters, the season of Advent is here! And what an exciting and joyful time it is. Unlike Lent, this season of Advent is not a season of penance, but of wholehearted and joyful preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas! In John 3:16-17, it says for God

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Where is God in the Waiting?

by Cheong Jiarong At every day, hour and second, we are waiting for God to reveal His plans for us. When we call out to Him in our prayers and frustrations, we are waiting for a direction from Him. In our struggles, we await His response. Perhaps we may think we are not necessarily waiting

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The Struggle is Real

by Micaela Arriola  No one can escape the experience of suffering. When we first learn composition writing, our teachers introduce a story arc – Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution -, and in every story, the struggle (Rising Action) is essential. We learn that it is absolutely necessary for making a story good, so

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What is Christian Leadership?

by Benjamin Neo  When we hear this question, most of us respond in one of two ways; to embrace it and fight for it or to flee from it. At the heart of either response, is the question of whether you are committed to the cause that you are called to stand for. I too

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On Environmental Stewardship

by Melissa Foo and Regina Vanda “Why bother with stewardship? At the current rate that human beings are consuming and producing waste, the earth won’t survive. Aren’t we all going to die eventually? How can one person’s actions make a difference?” These are examples of questions sceptics have asked, as if we’ve lost hope and

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The Gift of Vulnerability

By Natasha Lye  How often are we asked “how are you?” and we instinctively say “I’m okay”, even though there is a secret longing to pour our heart out and to be loved at our weakest? Has anyone ever told you to “just be strong”?  Have you been laughed at for crying because “real men

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Befriending Your Desires

By: Aldrin Relador On a friend’s recommendation, I finished a film titled ‘Lars and The Real Girl’ a couple of months ago. The film centers around an awkward young man named ‘Lars’. Lars meets a quiet girl named ‘Bianca’. The twist: Bianca happens to be a life-sized doll. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Lars’ family and friends sustain his

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Faith Stirs Faith

By Mitchell Han “These retreats are useless, they only give you a short spiritual high and then it doesn’t last.” It’s an oft-repeated story: A Catholic goes for a retreat and enters into a deep communion with Jesus. However, he doesn’t know what to do with all that energy and emotion once he exits the

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Catholic Youth Day 2019 (Part 2): The Heart of Service

By Johannes Tjendro As our faith grows, God calls us to go out into the world to proclaim his name and invite the rest of God’s children home. It may bring us discomfort, but as we have received freely, we are called to give freely (Matthew 10:8). 22-year-old choir member Sabrina Lee “jumped” at the

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Catholic Youth Day 2019 (Part 1): Fullness of Life in Christ

By Johannes Tjendro What am I living for? I believe most of us will have asked this question at least once in our lifetime. Sometimes we hit a wall in our life and find it hard to move on. Other times, we scale the heights of worldly success, yet still feel a gnawing discontent in

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