n these three readings I see that there is something in common: it is movement. In the first reading, movement is the journey [itself]; in the second reading, movement is in the up-building of the Church. In the third, in the Gospel, the movement is in [the act of] …

Brothers and sisters, good evening. ou all know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone almost to the ends of the earth to get him… but here we are. I thank you for the welcome that …

  ere in Singapore, we are used to complaints that young Catholics care little for the faith. Indeed, many young people admittedly find it hard to connect with our faith. What we hear much less is that there are also many young Catholics who have a deep love for the …

  eryl Streep observed of the Catholic sisters who shaped the education systems of America: “The responsibility they had at that time was just incredible… Think about it: this was like running a major business corporation. And at the time you just couldn’t find a woman running a whole corporation …

  he Examen of Consciousness is a prayer where we try to find the movement of the Spirit in our daily lives as we reflect on our day. This prayer can be made anywhere: on the beach, in a car, at home, in the library. Many people make the Examen twice …

The pilot issue of PortaFidei Magazine contains 148 pages of great reading, featuring the following: Features Raised to the Altars Take a look at the lives of our newly Canonised Saints. Choosing Life There are far too many reasons for the decline of birthrates in Singapore, but choosing life is …

  ne morning, I spent some time at a café at the Botanic Gardens eating my delicious plate of pancakes with gula melaka and people-watched to wile my time away. A group of German mothers sat at the table next to mine chatting away with their babies on their laps …

  nna was born on 18 Feb 1882 in Bavaria, Germany. Anna’s mother taught her shy little daughter how to love God dearly and devoutly. On the day of her First Holy Communion, Anna offered herself completely to God. She was determined to become a missionary, so upon completion of …

  any non-Catholics – and even a number of Catholics – shy away from the idea of venerating things, even if these things belonged to a faithful person who once lived in our history. Perhaps there is a slight discomfort in mixing something material with what is spiritual. But there …