The Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT) was set up as a non-profit lay apostolate organization in 1994. Its first mission, conducting seminars at parishes, came about as a result of a Congress in 1994, organized by the Singapore Senatus of the Legion of Mary to help Legionnaires become more effective apostles and to deepen their spiritual life. The Apostolate promotes, proclaims and defends the truths of the Catholic Faith, its doctrines and practices as taught by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. This is also known as the theological science of Apologetics. The late Father Alfred Chan facilitated the group in organizing its direction and apostolate, and was its first Spiritual Director. ACT’s three founding members were Lawrence Ho, Kelvin Chia and Andrew Kong.
ACT conducts seminars, talks, workshops, retreats and study sessions periodically. They also publish articles and study material. More frequently, ACT’s mission is carried out by its members in their own lives and initiatives, in proclaiming the truths of their Faith. ACT believes, as once said by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, that “there are not over a hundred people who hate the Catholic Church, but millions, who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church – which is quite a different thing. If then the hatred of the Church is founded on erroneous beliefs, it follows that the basic need of the day is instruction.”
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