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“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.”

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Note to readers: This post falls under a new category, which comprises reflections that I have begun writing for the Manna, my parish’s (Church of St Francis Xavier) newsletter. These reflections are based on the readings (usually one Old Testament, one New Testament, and one Gospel passage) for that particular Sunday. Two other writers and […]

Note to readers: This post falls under a new category, which comprises reflections that I have begun writing for the Manna, my parish’s (Church of St Francis Xavier) newsletter. These reflections are based on the readings (usually one Old Testament, one New Testament, and one Gospel passage) for that particular Sunday. Two other writers and […]

I remember how LOG began. On 12 September 2004, our batch met up the day after Confirmation. We sat in a big circle, with Youth Works (as they were then, now MSC) facilitating our discussion. Everyone was excited, everyone was on fire. But the discussion was going nowhere. Someone stood up then and took charge. […]

(N.B.: Full Metal Alchemist spoilers alert.) I identify with Greed in Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood). FMA Wikia states that Greed wants all that life has to offer “because Greed didn’t [know] exactly what he wanted, which fuels his desire to have it all.” I, also, don’t know what I want. I want both the hearth of […]

In the Catholic Church of Singapore, same sex attraction (SSA) seems to be theoretical. Catholics in Singapore! (Unofficial guide)1 argue about repealing Section 377A, catechists cite (with ambivalence) Pope Francis’ media spectacles, the Archbishop’s Office preaches a defensible but also unspecific personalistic norm.2 For the rest of us, even weighing in on the Pink Dot vs […]

How one priest built a system of belonging for abandoned children (A condensed version of this post was first published in our parish bulletin The Manna, and a full version was published on our parish website.)  “NBS is my alma mater. I grew up there.” This is Raymond, the 22-year-old boy on the right. Cyril is […]