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Jan 7, 2017: The Origin of the Song "12 Days of Christmas"

The 12th day of Christmas is the Feast of the Epiphany, traditionally on January 6.

Oct 12, 2017: "I Heard a Rumour" of a Reunion

For those who are into the 80's music...

Jul 12, 2017: World's Best Islands

No. 1 three years in a row, as posted on July 11, 2017 by Travel+Leisure. See also #6 and #3 in the list. Click on the photo below or check here for the list from Travel+Leisure.

Mar 1, 2017: The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday

"In this video, Dr. Pitre gives insight into the Biblical foundation for Ash Wednesday, as well as the rationale and purpose of the season of Lent. He addresses questions such as:

~ Why do you we use ashes?
~ Why are we asked of the Church to increase our fasting, prayer, and almsgiving during Lent?
~ Is Lent just about abstaining from a favorite food, or is there something more to it?"

Oct 18, 2016: Blowback for American Sins in the Philippines

Filipinos have been known to easily forgive and forget, but as this US article (from the Boston Globe) states, "Invasions and occupations, it turns out, leave deep scars..." especially on victims of massacres. Click on the photo below.

Sep 19, 2016: Creative Ways to Make Children Do their Chores with a Smile

Good parents never tire of finding ways to convince their children do the right thing. Click below to get some tips, a good read for children as well ;-) :-)
Creative ways to make children do their chores with a smile

Aug 19, 2016: The Irony of Today's So-called Liberalism its insistence on imposing its beliefs on others, thinking that "only they are entitled to influence others and make the decisions simply because (so they believe) they’re smarter than all of us..." which is opposite of what being liberal (being open) is all about. Click on the the photo :-D

And I’m not talking about the wealthy oligarchy, a completely different topic altogether. No. Am focusing on this country’s so-called “intelligentsia,” of the academe and the professions, particularly of law (which I’m most familiar with), from those exclusive few universities convinced only they are entitled to influence others and make the decisions simply because (so they believe) they’re smarter than all of us.

May 1, 2016: The Light and the Life

Click on the article below. It should not be read with the cynical viewpoint that "there is always a scientific explanation for everything," but with a fascination that what has been discovered only recently has always been recognized by man through his faith. In other words, in a way, science proves faith!

sperm egg

The spark of life: Science and the Bible meet again 

Michael Guillen

For me, images released recently by Northwestern University scientists of tiny light flashes signaling the moment of human conception are evocative of a larger, cosmic-sized truth espoused by both science and the Bible...

Jan 27, 2016: Taiwan's Newly Elected and first Catholic Vice President

...has as "his main advisor the archbishop of Taipei, John Hung, who studied for the priesthood and was ordained in the Philippines at the Divine Word Seminary Tagaytay."   
Taiwan elects first Catholic vice president . Chen may help raise the churchs profile on the island Catholics say

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