Category: Health

  • 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 panahon kung saan kahit hindi natin nakikita, may ginagawa Sya sa buhay natin. That is where I am right now.   I believe that my present state of life is where the Lord wants me […]

  • 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 (NFP). We planned to have kids right away and were ultimately shooting for six kids (five for a basketball team and one “extra” for a sub). By the time our first child was born, however, […]

  • 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 single woman studying at one of the top universities in the Philippines. In it, she tells Facebook that she is for contraception.   What message does this send? Some probable responses: she’s modern she’s progressive […]

  • 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 this is not the spouse you’re looking for. It should go without saying, but if you’re planning on marriage, it’s best that you have enough time to get to know each other well. Some of […]

  • 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 the end. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and I am in no way working in the health industry. Anything I say here related to health is just based on my reading corroborated by observation. […]

  • What To Do If You Are Being Abused

  • Abstinence or Chastity Education and the Prevention of HIV/AIDS

    My friend AJ posted this: My other friend Dr. Ryan Borja Capitulo (an OB-Gyn) commented this: Here’s what’s going on. The studies that say abstinence education does not work, if you look more closely, are usually funded/controlled/conducted by those who DO NOT WANT abstinence education taught in schools. So doon pa lang, meron nang confirmation […]

  • When Condoms Fail: An Alternative Approach To HIV Prevention

    by Anna Cosio. Although the Philippines currently has one of the lowest HIV prevalence rates in the world at 0.10% and ranks 108th according to CIA 2016 data, there has been a reported surge in the number of cases recently.[1] But instead of resorting to knee-jerk reactions, let us consider what could have possibly caused […]

  • 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 of clergy past and present are grace-and-Spirit-filled, and thus, of great help to one’s growth and development. But let me share this from the point of view of psychotherapy or psychology. According to Whiston, S. […]

  • 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 six years of age, I was inadvertently exposed to visual pornography by careless adults — including my alcoholic father, who watched videos thinking I was already fast asleep on the couch — or who left their magazines just lying […]