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Singapore archbishop calls for Friday fasting and prayer to boost the New Evangelisation
Mgr Goh stressed the example of Jesus, who "prepared his ministry" by going into the wilderness to fast. The latter is needed to beat "a hostile secularism" and the attack on the "universal values" of "truth and love." Abstinence from food is not a ritual unless it is accompanied by "mercy and charity."
Archbishop of Singapore: Praying at work, a sign of Christian witness
Archbishop William Goh invites the faithful to pray the Liturgy of the Hours (even) in the office and at school. Prayer is the way to "encounter" God and proclaim "the joy of the Gospel." The prelate proposes meeting weekly for Bible study and an annual retreat for five days.
22/03/2016 19:19:00 SINGAPORE
Easter in Singapore: festivity for many new Catholics and a commitment to do better and better
The city-state is still one of the most fertile grounds for the Christian faith in the whole of Southeast Asia. More than 1,100 catechumens will be baptised at Easter. “This means an increase of 17 per cent over last year,” said Mgr William Goh Chye Seng. However, the goal is “Not to reach a number, but to spread the Gospel’s message of love and mercy."
For archbishop of Singapore, Advent is a special time "to pray and contemplate with Mary"
In a pastoral letter, Mgr William Goh says that 'Bearers of the Good News' is the theme of Advent. The prelate calls on the faithful "to follow" the Virgin's example and proclaim the Gospel among the people. He also calls for action to take care of those who suffer and are without hope.
09/08/2016 14:51:00 SINGAPORE
Archbishop of Singapore calls for independence celebrations, but mercy makes a nation great
On the 51st anniversary of the city-state’s birth, Mgr William Goh tells the nation to show charity to others. Technological and economic progress are not enough, “compassion and understanding” are needed for success. From one’s neighbour to young people and poor Asian nations, “The truth of the Good News of God’s love must be proclaimed without compromise.”
Archbishop of Singapore: at Easter the Risen Christ defeats relativism and gives eternal life
In his message to the faithful, Mgr Goh says that Jesus conquers “death". Love, not hate, is "the last word", and his "resurrection is our victory over sin and eternal death.” The prelate calls on believers to "live as free men and women in Christ" in a world "that is on the brink of despair” and is a slave to "relativism" that empties hearts.
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