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Upcoming Forum – Heart Issues, Hard Decisions

This forum addresses an issue that couples and families may face: “subfertility”. Many Catholic couples are painfully aware that IVF is ‘not allowed’ by Church teaching. Are there options then for couples in this situation that are worth their consideration?

Join us in this forum to better understand both the wisdom on which this teaching is grounded, as well as explore with us the lesser known but nonetheless effective – and importantly –ethical options respectful of the gift of fertility and sexual intimacy, that Catholic couples may avail themselves to, such as the Billings Ovulation Method and NaproTechnology.

Date: Saturday 19 Jan 2019
Time: 2 – 4.30 pm
Cost: Love Offering
Venue: Level 3, Cana – The Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954

Our Speakers:

  • Moral Theologian Fr David Garcia
  • Obstetrician Dr Douglas Ong
  • NFP Medical Consultant Dr John Hui
  • NFP Instructor Andy Wee

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A big thank you to all the participants who joined us at this conference on 14 July 2018!

It was indeed heartening to see so many of us gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Humanae vitae. 

We wish to thank also:

1. Msgr Ambrose Vaz, Vicar General, Pastoral Care, who graced the conference and prayed with us. 

2. Fr James Yeo, Rector, Catholic Theological Inatitute of Singapore, who gave us the first keynote speech on “Humanae vitae – the deeper significance”, 

3. Fr David Garcia, Moral Theologian and lecturer at the St Francis Xavier Major Seminary, who gave us the second lecture on “The Difference between NFP and contraception”

4. The team from the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family office who helped us greatly with the organisation of this conference. 

As mentioned at the conference, there are a few more sessions that have been organised to follow up on this conference. You may find them at

The more immediate ones are:

1. An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: by Mr Andrew Kong, on Saturday evenings from 15 September till 6 October 2018.

2. NFP Introductory Session for New Couples & Enquirers on 23 August 2018

3. Catholic Theology Network – Veritatis Splendor Series exploring Pope St John Paul II’s landmark encyclical on the moral life, on the third Tuesday of each month from August to October. Enquires and registration at or call Nick at 97843682

You will also find most of the lectures and couple sharings here, as well as photos from the event here.

We hope you will join us at some if not all of these follow up sessions. Share this with your friends too!

But most importantly do continue to join us in prayer for the truth, goodness and beauty of the teachings found in Humanae vitae, indeed all of Christ’s teachings, to be proclaimed and lived by individuals, couples and families everywhere, so that we can all become who we are meant to be, living images of the eternal exchange of love that is the Holy Trinity. 

May God’s Kingdom come and all glory be His forever and ever!

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