Visitation
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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 the
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Annunciation
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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 wanted
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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, books
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Viva Cristo Rey
  On trembling knees I offer thee my King no price of gold of studded ring no fragrant oil from
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Musings
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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, pansamantalang
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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 use
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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.
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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 Escriva
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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 Planning
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How to Trust Like Mary
Tradition holds that Mary was in the midst of prayer when the Archangel Gabriel came with his message. At that
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Is Contraception Really What Filipinas Want?
  This past week, I ran across three interesting posts online, from three different Pinays. The first comes from a
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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 Voices
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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 sign
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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 is
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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 old
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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 until
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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 them
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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 a
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“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.
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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,
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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’s
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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 days
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Hope After Abuse
A guest post from Elizabeth B.   I’m sharing my story because I want people to know there IS hope
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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.
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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 follow
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On Divorce and/or Marriage Dissolution
    I’m imperfect and my marriage is likewise imperfect. And because of these imperfections, I recognize that I need
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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. Annulment
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Marriage Redeems
A guest post from Jade Vargas-Pulido.     Today I was Facebook chatting with my Mom. We have been doing
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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 before
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Health Claims and Seniors
A guest post. Image: Todd Cravens If you are a distributor of food supplements, especially those expensive kinds, please be careful
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We Are Deeply Loved
  by The Rambling Catholic “Law came in, to increase the trespass; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the
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Intentional Prayer Time
A guest post from Michelle Siaotong Llaban. My deepest desire this year is to be closer to God, be at
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Know Thyself
  If there’s any piece of advice I’m taking myself this year and giving to others, it would be this:
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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 trying
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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 John
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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, when
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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. Nicks
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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-marriage
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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! I
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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. This
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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,
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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’s
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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 worst
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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, on
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#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. Her
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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 a
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Raising Catholic Kids: An Observation
by Candice Tolentino Last week we were asked to give a talk about “Strengthening the Christian Families” which means we
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The Wonders of Snail Mail
by Cristina Montes Even in this Internet age, I still send snail mail. My attachment to this dying form of
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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,
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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 summary
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Heaven and Homeschooling
by Candice Tolentino When I was an expat in Cincinnati 11 years ago, I met this weird family. They were
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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 for
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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. But
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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 come
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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 was
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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 ~18
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Hearts of Jesus and Mary
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Why Read the Old Testament?
  A recent discussion with a loved one set me thinking. He asks, why read the Old Testament? It’s supposedly
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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 just
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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 been
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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 long
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Single but Full of Love
by Cristina Montes Judging by the varying reactions to us women who remain single by choice or by necessity, we
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Sailing Through Rough Seas
    by The Rambling Catholic. Dark clouds blanketed the sky as a tiny boat traversed over the great waters.
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Birthing A (Firstborn) Adult
Despite maintaining a fairly public profile, I don’t like writing about personal stuff, especially about current issues that we are
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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.
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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 exhibited
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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 of
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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 with
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Poetry Begins At Home
  by Cristina Montes. My favourite parts of the movie The King Speech are when the character Lionel Logue recites
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A Ladder to Heaven: Lectio Divina
  by The Rambling Catholic As an agnostic revert, I found it difficult at first to understand Scriptures. My primary
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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.
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Instead of Glory Be…
There are three days within the year when, instead of praying the Gloria/Glory be, we substitute another vocal prayer more
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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 homilies
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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 long
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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 up
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Female Friendships Sans Drama
  by Cristina Montes. While I was living in Pamplona in Spain, I shared a flat with two other women:
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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-dressed
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Rising from the Depths of Pornography
  A guest post. Let me tell you a side story of my life… As a child around five or
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Road to forever: Her Story
by Dana Altura To be honest, it feels like it was only yesterday that I was greeted by the best
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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 portfolio
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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 a
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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.
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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 away
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Money Mistakes and Finding Freedom
Money Mistakes and Finding Freedom   by Candice Tolentino. Shortly after getting married, I was given the rare opportunity to
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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-American
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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 say
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