3 Creepy Notes: Extreme Loneliness Before Suicide

In the ’50s and ’60s, a Catholic who committed suicide is not allowed to be blessed inside the Church before burial. It was believed during this period that suicide is a great sin and a violation of God’s  greatest commandment to love one’s self before loving others: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” But …

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Can Our Mom Become a Saint? A Tribute to Our Nanay Aday on Mother’s Day

  We have no doubt that our mom was now in heaven right after her death. Our mother is a very religious woman. Although she was regularly busy, waking up at early dawn to start preparing snacks she would sell in school canteens and public market, she still find time to pray her rosary and …

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Good Friday and Religiosity of Filipino Catholics

This afternoon, we went to the Sta. Clara Church-Monastery to pray the stations of the cross of Christ on Good Friday. Catholic Christians celebrate the Holy Week to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ on the cross. Why is it called Good Friday? Well, Catholics believe that the Good Friday marks the triumph of good over …

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