Rethinking the (Long) Pinoy Christmas Season
A call to live Ordinary Time and Advent properly and meaningfully, so that in due time, Christmas can be trulyRead more.
Divine Providence and Taxis: No Wish is Too Small
In an era before Grab and Uber, getting a ride was not as easy a feat. I remember our familyRead more.
Half-Lessons from Cancer
Rather predictably, I cried when my brother doctor told me the news. “Stage 3, Ate,” he said. Then, I expectedRead more.
Revisiting the HP Dilemma: What’s A Parent to Do?
I hesitated writing this post for my friend because almost every single discussion I’ve seen or been in online aboutRead more.
Musings on My Stinky Veil
A few months ago, while in St. Louis to help care for my Papa who was dying, we attended MassRead more.
An Open Letter to Priests at a Time of Scandal in the Church
Having spent a week in Rome, I’m moved over and over again by my encounters with holy priests. (Yes, theyRead more.
Isang Araw sa Buhay ng Isang Musikera ng Simbahan
Alas-tres ng madaling araw. Maririnig mo nang tumutunog ang celphone/alarm clock mo. Ang sarap pa sana matulog, pero ayawRead more.
Raising Future Astronomers: How to Get Your Kids Interested in Astronomy
A fellow-amateur astronomer once joked that we amateur astronomers tend to promote our hobby with quasi-religious zeal. Indeed, when theRead more.
I Wanted To Be A Cool Mom
Everything was going according to plan – or so I thought. At a pretty young age I decided I wantedRead more.
Crazy Rich Asians: A Movie Review
In all honesty, I was skeptical about this movie. I’ve seen books like Crazy Rich Asians before. To me, booksRead more.
Viva Cristo Rey
On trembling knees I offer thee my King no price of gold of studded ring no fragrant oil fromRead more.
Blessed and Beautiful
A guest post by Alma Alvarez. KAIROS — this is the special time appointed by God. It is the Lord’s IN-THE-MEANTIME, pansamantalangRead more.
A Character Report Card for Catholic Homeschoolers
We’ve been using this character report card sporadically for a while now. We updated it recently so we can useRead more.
An Associate of Opus Dei in the Middle of the World
Opus Dei is a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church whose aim is sanctity in the middle of the world.Read more.
Further Along The Road Less Touched
by The Former Sapphist Instead of saying, “That person gets on my nerves, think, that person sanctifies me.” — St. Josemaria EscrivaRead more.
Even Sporadic NFP Use Has Many Untold Benefits
My husband and I were one of those Catholic couples who got married not knowing about Natural Family PlanningRead more.
How to Trust Like Mary
Tradition holds that Mary was in the midst of prayer when the Archangel Gabriel came with his message. At thatRead more.
Is Contraception Really What Filipinas Want?
This past week, I ran across three interesting posts online, from three different Pinays. The first comes from aRead more.
A Few Favorite Moms in Movies and Books
by Cristina Montes It is yet another indicator of how little we appreciate mothers. When we in the Pinay VoicesRead more.
Warning Behaviors To Watch Out For In A Relationship
If you’re in a relationship and observe these behaviors constantly in your significant other, beware. It may be a signRead more.
A Time Tested Way of Growing in Wisdom
by Cristina Montes One common complaint about the millennials is that they resist mentoring. To be fair, it isRead more.
Wala na Pong Spare Parts
by Marcia Miral. I was whipping white frosting for my mom’s birthday cake when I heard my 27-year oldRead more.
The Body Beckons
by Candice Tolentino. Lest you think this is another one of those the-spirit-is-more-important-than-the-body Catholic articles, please read untilRead more.
Better For Parents To Divorce Than For Kids To Witness Fighting? Lessons from Unhappy Marriages
You’ve seen the argument many times: better for parents to divorce than for the children to keep seeing themRead more.
A Children’s Book on the Dignity of the Body: an Interview with Nica Katigbak
Have you heard about Theology of the Body? If you haven’t (or even if you have), you’re in for aRead more.
“Do The Next Thing”: A Curriculum
“Classical relaxed unschooling” sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But it describes our CURRENT style of homeschooling so well.Read more.
A Mother’s Heart is a Strange Thing
A guest post from Marcia Miral. A mother’s heart is a strange thing. It holds a newborn in its arms,Read more.
Of Suffering, Safety Nets and Kings
Over the past few weeks, PinayVoices has been hopping because of our posts on divorce. It can be draining. It’sRead more.
These Are Holy-days, Not Just Holidays
by Tina of TrulyRichandBlessed Today, Holy Thursday, marks the beginning of the Easter Triduum. We Catholics consider these daysRead more.
Hope After Abuse
A guest post from Elizabeth B. I’m sharing my story because I want people to know there IS hopeRead more.
Counseling Centers and Shelters for Women in Crisis, Maternity Homes
Click on the arrow/icon on the upper left of the map, to see a list of the centers.Read more.
God First, Family Second: Reflections from a Solo Date With God
A guest post. I was able to say all twenty decades of the rosary and I was able to followRead more.
On Divorce and/or Marriage Dissolution
I’m imperfect and my marriage is likewise imperfect. And because of these imperfections, I recognize that I needRead more.
Learning To Love Each Other Again
A guest post. I used to be pro divorce bill five years ago because I wanted a divorce too. AnnulmentRead more.
A guest post from Jade Vargas-Pulido. Today I was Facebook chatting with my Mom. We have been doingRead more.
Marry Someone Who Isn’t There To Be Satisfied
On the Topic of Divorce and Abuse in the Philippines by Candice Tolentino Yep. You read that right! But beforeRead more.
Health Claims and Seniors
A guest post. Image: Todd Cravens If you are a distributor of food supplements, especially those expensive kinds, please be carefulRead more.
We Are Deeply Loved
by The Rambling Catholic “Law came in, to increase the trespass; but where sin increased, grace abounded all theRead more.
Intentional Prayer Time
A guest post from Michelle Siaotong Llaban. My deepest desire this year is to be closer to God, be atRead more.
If there’s any piece of advice I’m taking myself this year and giving to others, it would be this:Read more.
How I Organize My Life, Part 2
Part 1 is here. Time to talk about materials. I used to buy a new planner every year, often tryingRead more.
A Critique of a critique on Moira Dela Torre’s song ‘Titibo-tibo’
by The Former Sapphist This morning, I woke up to a message calling my attention to this article by JohnRead more.
An open letter to LGBTQs who wish to find Love
by The Former Sapphist “Hear the other side.” — St. Augustine Dear Catholic gay/lesbian, I shared the same sentiments you have, whenRead more.
Let Not The Manger Remain Empty
There is no Christmas tree. There is no creche. There is no Advent wreath on the table, nor St. NicksRead more.
Call Us Conservative for Our Choice, But It Is Our Choice
A guest post from Laika Pantaleon. I wrote this status some time ago after we attended the LGU’s pre-marriageRead more.
Do You Want To Be Humble?
An Advent Rambling by Candice Tolentino Are you humble? Do you want to be? Then this article is for you! IRead more.
Tracing and Recording One’s Family History: A Worthwhile Holiday Project
by Cristina Montes Holidays mean more time with extended family relations whom one sees only this time of year. ThisRead more.
How I Organize My Life, Part 1
Organization is such a personal thing, I hesitated quite a bit before writing this. If you knew me in person,Read more.
Book Review: Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette
by Cristina Montes My sister is getting married next year. As part of her preparations, she is reading Emily Post’sRead more.
The Worst Dating Advice and How To Respond to Them
Listen up, ladies. At the request of a friend, I’m writing this article to call your attention to the worstRead more.
Here’s why I hate late
by The Former Sapphist. I seem to have a knack for attracting habitual late-comers. While I am also, onRead more.
#MeToo, In the Time of 50 Shades and GoT?
Last week, Alyssa Milano reignited a decade-old campaign to raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault. HerRead more.
Cultivating the Habit of Reading in Your Children
One of my favorite quotes about reading is Ray Bradbury’s “You don’t have to burn books to destroy aRead more.
Raising Catholic Kids: An Observation
by Candice Tolentino Last week we were asked to give a talk about “Strengthening the Christian Families” which means weRead more.
Christina Mamaril on Chasing Beauty
When I first got on Instagram, a friend dutifully warned me that it was the place for shallow people, mostlyRead more.
The Wonders of Snail Mail
by Cristina Montes Even in this Internet age, I still send snail mail. My attachment to this dying form ofRead more.
Christ’s Teachings Are the Vegetables Of Our Lives
One of the reasons I love cooking so much is that it’s often meditative for me. Peeling, chopping, mincing, crushing,Read more.
What Rocks a Marriage and What Makes a Marriage Rock
By May A by May A. The Survey of Marital Generosity (www.stateofourunions.org) was published in 2011 and was a summaryRead more.
Heaven and Homeschooling
by Candice Tolentino When I was an expat in Cincinnati 11 years ago, I met this weird family. They wereRead more.
How to DIY Your Child’s Homeschooling Curriculum Part 2: BOOKS!
In Part 1, I talked about “my process” for designing my child’s homeschooling curriculum. Because we’ve been homeschooling forRead more.
In Paris with a Broken Camera
by Cristina Montes Exactly five years ago, at this time of the year, I was counting off days beforeRead more.
Nadine Lustre, Cohabitation, and the Demand for Approval
First of all, YES. Nadine Lustre and James Reid are adults and they can make their own decisions. ButRead more.
Cohabiting and the Worn Out Moral Fiber of the Youth
Youth is wasted on the young — George Bernard Shaw by The Former Sapphist This is not the first time I’ve comeRead more.
Is living-in now a good idea because ‘it’s 2017’? A Reply To Nadine Lustre
by Anna Cosio Yesterday, I stumbled upon the news about local actress Nadine Lustre addressing circulating rumors that she wasRead more.
How to DIY Your Child’s Homeschooling Curriculum
It’s that time of year — the most exciting, for every DIY homeschooler mom!! It’s curriculum-designing time. We’ve been homeschooling for ~18Read more.
Why Read the Old Testament?
A recent discussion with a loved one set me thinking. He asks, why read the Old Testament? It’s supposedlyRead more.
Wonder Woman is Pregnant — with meaning
by The Former Sapphist. I had to wait a few days to let it simmer. Otherwise, it would’ve been justRead more.
Ten Reasons to Leave Facebook in 2017
Just to be clear right off the bat, I’m not leaving Facebook, not yet anyway. I’ve finally found a goodRead more.
On Cassocks and Conduct and Modernizing the Church
by The Former Sapphist. A continuation of a series, until the lewd #metroseminarian poster is removed. It has beenRead more.
This Is Your Marriage On Social Media
I wish I were clever and resourceful enough to come up with a commercial similar to the one below, toRead more.
On Metro Seminarians, Cassocks and Conducts, and Modernizing the Church
by The Former Sapphist THESE ARE THE KINDS OF STUNTS that give millennials the reputation they have. After a longRead more.
Single but Full of Love
by Cristina Montes Judging by the varying reactions to us women who remain single by choice or by necessity, weRead more.
Sailing Through Rough Seas
by The Rambling Catholic. Dark clouds blanketed the sky as a tiny boat traversed over the great waters.Read more.
Birthing A (Firstborn) Adult
Despite maintaining a fairly public profile, I don’t like writing about personal stuff, especially about current issues that we areRead more.
Musings on a First Friday mass
by The Former Sapphist. A transgendered woman who’s well in his 60s sat about five rows in front of me.Read more.
What Not to Say to a Repentant Homosexual
by The Former Sapphist. It’s been a good 18 months since I renounced homosexuality. For someone who had exhibitedRead more.
Catholic Podcasts to Deepen Your Knowledge of Our Faith
A guest post from Sheryl Ebarvia Coronel. Dear all, if you’re looking for Catholic podcasts to deepen your knowledge ofRead more.
Teaching Your Kids How to Love House Chores
by Sigrid Perez. I love doing house chores! That may sound weird since house chores are always associated withRead more.
Poetry Begins At Home
by Cristina Montes. My favourite parts of the movie The King Speech are when the character Lionel Logue recitesRead more.
A Ladder to Heaven: Lectio Divina
by The Rambling Catholic As an agnostic revert, I found it difficult at first to understand Scriptures. My primaryRead more.
Finding Joy In The Kitchen
Two things: a story on how I fell in love with baking and a simple recipe for delicious banana bread.Read more.
Instead of Glory Be…
There are three days within the year when, instead of praying the Gloria/Glory be, we substitute another vocal prayer moreRead more.
Depression, Suicide in the light of Judas’ Betrayal, Despair & Suicide
The gospel reading on Holy Wednesday is about Judas’ betrayal and subsequent despair and suicide. The Bible and homiliesRead more.
Sago’t Gulaman for Holy Thursday and Other Traditions
by Cristina Montes. Year after year, our family has been celebrating Holy Week the same way for as longRead more.
Easy Easter Gift Ideas for Filipino Kids
by Tina of #TrulyRichandBlessed It’s already Holy Week here in the Philippines and many Filipino families are already gearing upRead more.
Female Friendships Sans Drama
by Cristina Montes. While I was living in Pamplona in Spain, I shared a flat with two other women:Read more.
On the Concept of Human Dignity
by The Rambling Catholic. One only needs to drive around big cities like Manila and see billboards of half-dressedRead more.
Rising from the Depths of Pornography
A guest post. Let me tell you a side story of my life… As a child around five orRead more.
Road to forever: Her Story
by Dana Altura To be honest, it feels like it was only yesterday that I was greeted by the bestRead more.
Letter to My Daughter on Her Graduation
A guest post. A guest post. This was a letter I wrote for my daughter’s career guidance portfolioRead more.
Marriage: Contract vs. Covenant
Graphic by Anna Cosio. Why Marriage Is A Covenant, Not Just A Contract “When God makes a covenant with us,Read more.
Considering Beauty in 2017
Today marks the end of National Woman’s Month. For the past 30 days I’ve been musing about what being aRead more.
A different mindset on reproductive health
by Joy Antonio My reproductive system reproduces. Say whaaaaaaat? My reproductive system, given the right conditions, reproduces the species amazingly.Read more.
From Fairytale Romance to Passionate Service
by Deanne B. Dimacali It’s a hackneyed idea we all too often fall for: that marriage means being whisked awayRead more.
Money Mistakes and Finding Freedom
Money Mistakes and Finding Freedom by Candice Tolentino. Shortly after getting married, I was given the rare opportunity toRead more.
Hidden Figures: A Girl Power Movie with a Heart
Behind NASA’s great achievements in the Space Race are the unrecognized contributions of the West Computers, a group of African-AmericanRead more.
Let’s Meet in Barcelona
by Kate Garbino. Imagine that you had saved enough money to go travel on your own. And let’s just sayRead more.