Tag Archives: Singapore

Christian Life Is A Response To Love – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (12 Sep 2019)

The foundation of Christian faith is not laws. It is not about fulfilling laws because no matter how much we try, we will not be able to fulfill all the laws. Sometimes when we follow the laws, it is also motivated by pride because we are doing all these things as if others cannot do… Read More »

Social Media Policing – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (13 Sep 2019)

If we want to judge, what must we do? First, we need to examine ourselves. We need to judge ourselves. Because the judgement we render to others actually is a reflection of who we are. A good man and holy man will always react with compassion, with understanding, with forgiveness. So the first thing we… Read More »

Called To Be An Apostle Of Mercy – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (09 Sep 2019)

What this world needs most today is mercy and compassion. Unfortunately, this world is filled with wounded people, broken people, hurtful people. People are just retaliating against one another. You read the social media, full of angry words. It is not about helping you, it is not about encouraging you, it is not about uplifting… Read More »

Going Back To The Heart Of The Gospel – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (02 Sep 2019)

The Gospel is essentially about transforming lives, healing lives, empowering people, give people hope, give people purpose, help people to find orientation in life, help people to understand how to live their life meaningfully. And so, there are many people that cannot connect with the Catholic Church today. We are not responding to their needs.… Read More »

Address at Catholic Church SG50 Mass

The Most Reverend Monsignor William Goh, Archbishop of Singapore His Excellency Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, the Papal Nuncio Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia Distinguished guests Ladies and gentlemen I am very happy to join you today – I am very very happy to join you today for this Thanksgiving Mass to commemorate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. I thank… Read More »

Eliminating Evil Without Destroying Man – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (03 Sep 2019)

In our attempts to eradicate evil from society, very often we want to eradicate not just evil, but even the evil person we want to eradicate. You can see this very clearly even in social media, where when someone does something wrong, we just want to destroy the person. Don’t give the person any face… Read More »

Making Progress In Our Spiritual Life – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (30 Aug 2019)

Very often, we take for granted our spiritual life. Holiness is an ongoing process. Holiness is not something that we achieve once and for all. Holiness is a journey that we take. There is no question of “I maintain my state of life”. If you lose zeal in your mission, if you lose zeal in… Read More »

Humility Is The Key To Letting Go – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (18 July 2019)

So long as we are in this life, we will always have burdens. It is how we handle our burdens. All of us have burdens. God knows how much we can carry. God knows how broad our shoulders are. He will give us the right burdens, the amount we should carry. And that is the… Read More »

Discontentment – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (24 July 2019)

Contentment is very rare in most people’s lives. It is very true that in life, we can never be happy with material things. No material possessions can ever give us contentment. How can we find satisfaction in life? How can you find contentment in life? Contentment requires wisdom in looking at life. Contentment requires wisdom… Read More »

Integrity In Leadership – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (28 Aug 2019)

Very often, people have a mistaken understanding of what is leadership. They think a leader is to command, a leader is simply to lead, and to tell people what to do, and to order people around, and to get people to serve them. This is not leadership. This is being dictatorial. In fact, the greatest… Read More »