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Answers to Difficult Faith Questions for Teens

Fr Mike Schmitz is known to be an excellent communicator who can connect easily with teens and I have compiled a comprehensive playlist of his Youtube videos here which I believe would resonate with teens today. 

The playlist contains talks that cover a wide range of topics affecting today's teens, including difficult questions on suicide, relationships, prayer, love and even God Himself!

"After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions." Luke 2:46

"Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you." Matthew 7:7
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The Ultimate Spiritual Resource

We all want to avoid suffering but we know that suffering is inevitable, for both believers and non-believers. The ageless question of "Why does a good God allow suffering?" has baffled many over the centuries but actually, the answer became crystal clear ever since the coming of Christ...

As a Leukemia survivor, Fr Luke Fong is no stranger to suffering and shares with us his personal experience as well as what the Church has taught us since the dawn of Christianity on how to "offer up" our suffering for the reparation of sins and conversion of souls - in fact, suffering is a spiritual resource that is greatly under-tapped by Christians:

"He who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me." Matthew 10:38
"For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake." Philippians 1:29
"More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces enduranc…

Stories on the Power of the Rosary

We all love a good story especially one with heroes fighting villains against impossible odds and then finally triumphing against them! 

And so, heeding the call of Fr Terence Kesavan to share stories of faith in accordance with the Storytelling theme of this year's World Communications Day (#WCDweavingstories) on 24 May 2020, I would like to share personal stories as well as my favourite stories on the power of the Rosary here.

I first witnessed the power of the Rosary during my university days. There was once I was totally unprepared for an exam and tried desperately to find help the night before the exam. I was really very stressed because if I fail even one exam, I might lose my scholarship and even have to pay back a huge sum of money!

My mom noticed my anxiety and did what she normally do when in trouble: she took out her Rosary and prayed throughout the night for me. Somehow, miraculously, help came to me that very night and I not only passed the exam, I scored a "B"…

Divine Preaching

Is Fasting still Relevant?

These days, I often hear Christians say things like "better to fast from bad habits" or "more important to be kind" whenever the topic of Fastingcomes up. True, we should not neglect being kind and must always avoid sin but that does not mean fasting is no longer useful for our spiritual growth.

In the days of Jesus, fasting is an important practice and Jesus Himself encourages it (Matthew 6:16-17). In fact, He fasted for 40 days before beginning His ministry. So there must be something very beneficial (besides slimming down!) for our soul when we fast!

On Ash Wednesday this year, I fasted the Catholic way: couple slices of plain bread + plain water. It was not easy, so I ate a little rice with vegetables at dinner time; I was surprised how yummy the simple meal tasted!!

So for me, fasting helps to remind me not to take things for granted and to appreciate the countless blessings that I received daily! The hunger pains also enable me to better empathise with those who…

There Is No Wrath in God