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Why the Body of Jesus remains on the Catholic Cross?

As a Protestant before, I was told that Catholics crucify Jesus again and again since his body is still on the crucifix even He had already risen to Heaven. For this reason, non-Catholic Christian communities have crosses in their churches, but you would never see the “corpus” or the representation of Christ’s body on it. […]

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Try the “Stations of the Rosary.” My students did, and they loved it.

As a Religion teacher, I had to think of creative ways to effectively engage my Grade 8 students in class to maximize their participation and learning experience. Apart from using my mnemonics or acronyms, videos, zen slides, exams with interactive love stories, and automated quizzes, I decided to try giving a different take on an […]

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Here’s my simple Christmas wish for you.

My friend, Merry Christmas! Whether you see this season as a spiritual celebration or a wonderful family tradition, I’d like to let you know that you are loved. Love is the reason for this season. That’s why I wish that you may enjoy the love of your family and friends today. Above all, I hope and […]

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Can I ask for a little favor?

Hi, my friend! Starting tonight until Sunday, I will be in my annual closed retreat at Makiling Conference Center in Laguna. It is my much-awaited opportunity to unplug and reconnect to God through prayer and meditation.  Now, here’s the favor that I’d like to ask from you: could you pray for me? I have special personal intentions for this […]

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Why I Asked Mom to Burn the Statues of the Saints and the Three Things I Realized

“Aren’t you scared of what you are saying? Have you already lost your respect to God and your grandparents?”

My mom was in tremendous shock when I came home one day and told her to burn all our religious statues.

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How my student’s question during recess made me rethink my life. You’ll rethink yours, too.

A student asked me how come his classmate always gets ahead of him. What follows are realizations about life.