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Love is More than Just a Feeling

John and Jane (not their real names) share their story of forgiveness and healing in their marriage through the Retrouvaille Weekend, and rediscovering God in their lives.   When John and Jane were dating, every moment with each other was sweet and romantic. In the first year, they met up every single day, no matter how busy they were. At

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Steer Clear of Modern Society’s Narcissistic Tendencies, Says Pope

Youth from the Catholic Shalom Community received a piece of advice to avoid narcissism from Pope Francis during an audience on 4 Sep. Calling it a vain “illness”, the Holy Father encouraged them to concentrate on helping others and on developing a healthy ability to laugh at themselves. “One of the characteristics of youth and of the eternal youth of

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That We may be One

By Corrinne May   In John 18:21, Jesus prays that we may “all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me”. The Lord yearns for our unity, for the Body of Christ to be one. God’s love is unitive. Satan,

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New Distance Learning Course Focused on Marriage and the Family comes to Singapore

St John Paul II said that we “are created for love and communion”. But as the institution of marriage and the foundations of the family come under increasing threat, it is of paramount importance for Catholics to know and understand the teaching of the Catholic Church on these matters. A Catechesis on Marriage and Family is a new course that

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Jubilee for 160th Marriage Anniversary of Couple Saints to take place next July

A Jubilee marking the 160th anniversary of the marriage of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin will open on 7 to 8 July 2018 and close on 13 to 14 July a year later. The Jubilee was announced on 15 August, the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, by Bishop Jacques Habert of Seez. It is set to take

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Iceland’s fights Down Syndrome … by killing Babies who have it

A report by CBS News claims that 100 percent of pregnancies tested positive for down-syndrome were terminated ever since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s. Since then, an average of only one or two children with down-syndrome are born each year, sometimes only because of inaccurate test results. “Babies with Down syndrome are still being

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Pope-inspired Children’s Charity turns One

Motivated by Pope Francis’ visit to Paraguay in 2015, a local parish created a charity in his name that helps feed children from underprivileged families. Recently on 8 August, the charity celebrated their first anniversary. Located in the rural town of Natalicio Talavera, The Pope Francis Children’s Dining Hall by the Virgin of the Rosary Parish serves children aged one

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Pope Pays Tribute to Grandparents on Saints Joachim and Anne’s Feast Day

Pope Francis paid special tribute to grandparents through on 26 July, the feast day of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. The Holy Father tweeted via his @Pontifex_it account: “How important grandparents are in the life of the family, to communicate the patrimony of humanity and faith essential for every society!” This is not

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Roadmap to Couple Spiritual Growth

In Spanish-speaking countries, there are signs along the road that say “Retorno”. It means “to get off the path and check where you are going”. As the word alludes, Marriage Retorno, a couple spirituality programme, is an opportunity for married couples and even the religious to check their spiritual “road map”.  The road map is the Word of God as

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Families, become what you are

Newlyweds Jeremy and Pearlyn speak to Theodore and Ramona Olsen (married for 35 years) and Gerard and Wendy Lim (married for 28 years) to find out the secrets to a happy and fulfilling family life.   “I was not a good Catholic father, not a good Catholic husband,” Theodore would repeat throughout the interview. “In the past, I would go out with

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One Bread, One Body

By Corrinne May   Back in May, Mary’s month, our little family of three, Kavin, Claire and myself, decided to pray the family rosary every night before going to bed. No matter how tired we were, nor how much Claire protested about being too sleepy and only wanting to say one decade of the rosary, we soldiered on through all

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United families are the key to societal progress, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis met with the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations (FAFCE) on 1 June for the 20th anniversary of their organisation. In his address, the Holy Father stressed that families play instrumental roles in society, saying “Your relationships as spouses, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, make it possible for every person to find a place in

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Learning to be the man that God created me to be

I am married and experience same-sex attraction (SSA). Yes, my wife knows about my attractions. No, I don’t have a secret boyfriend behind my wife’s back. And yes, it’s a heterosexual marriage. While marriage isn’t the cure or redemption to SSA, I could only give of myself entirely in marriage after a long process of redemption, conversion and surrendering my

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Supporting fellow Catholics with Same-Sex Attraction

What is it like to be a Catholic who experiences Same-Sex Attraction (SSA)? My interest in this hidden community within our church led me to embark on an artistic project in my final year of university. As part of the research process, I had the privilege of interviewing 15 female Catholics with SSA in Singapore. Some of them shared their

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Cardinal: Family ministries should aim to build exemplary Christian families in every parish

“Families need conversation and exchange of ideas, not friction”, said Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell. Recently, in honour of National Day for Life, celebrated by the Italian Church, the Cardinal sat down with an Italian newspaper to talk about the many aspects of family, and even discussed topics such as the

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