Since I was a child, our family normally have few statues of saints placed on our home makeshift altar, the place where members of the family gather together and pray to God and seek the intercession of the Blessed Mother , the Saints and even the Angels in heaven. Our mother would ask all of us including our father to pray with her particularly during Angelus time, that is, at 6pm evening. It was in my grade school when I got my own first small statue of a saint as a reward for a correct answer in one of our … Continue reading Double Pope Canonization: How Are Saints Helpful To Us?
In one of my previous CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) classes for middle school kids, I asked them to write down things they would “give up” for God during the season of Lent. Majority of the boys and girls promised the more traditional things such as giving up their ice cream and chocolate cravings, leaving their video games (with the condition that it would be during school days only for the 40-day period) and doing good things for their school and play mates and at home with their parents and siblings, among others. But what particularly struck me about was … Continue reading Living A Holy Life: A Lenten Challenge
September 11, 2001 was the day when two local commercial planes started crashing into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. I recall vividly this day, I was in my home country when the said tragic incident happened. Coming from a grueling work-related meeting that day, I decided to relax a bit, turned on the TV before going to bed. To my dismay however, I wasn’t able to sleep early and well after being glued on TV until the wee hours of the morning watching live via CNN the two planes flying strangely low and hitting the twin towers … Continue reading A Memorial Mass and Peace Concert – A Tribute to 9/11 Victims, Relatives and Survivors
While discussions on any related sex education issues can be quite complex and challenging to some ordinary people like me, I just couldn’t sit down and keep mum about it especially when it’s being widely debated by various sectors of society in third world and developing economies. Originating from a developing country and as part of my responsibility in the blogosphere, I felt I should share my thoughts on the subject with the end view of providing practical tips on how matured individuals, parents in particular, can discuss and educate the young ones about the “s” (short term for sex) … Continue reading Sex Education in Elementary and High Schools – Useful Tips and Thoughts