Remember me

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 05/25/2018

The experience of forgetting things is a mixture of amusement, frustration and irritation. It can be amusing when we resort to our “senior moments” so as to mask the shame for forgetting trivial things. It can be…

Suiside

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 05/18/2018

There is a growing and serious concern among parents and educators about the widespread suicides or attempts at suicide among young children today. The culprit to this morbid trend can be traced to various factors, but, perhaps,…

No grit, no glory

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 05/11/2018

Children are growing up without the important trait of grit! In construction terms, grit is often used to refer to sand and gravel. Applied to a person’s character, it means firmness of mind or spirit, an unyielding…

Zapped!

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 05/04/2018

Father, the movie was so ugly!” Ethan squirmed in disgust. “What was the title,” I was curious what streaming video they just watched. “I don’t know!” He shrugged his shoulders and dug into his spaghetti again. “Oh,…

Holiness gender gap

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 04/27/2018

Some minority groups have recently been clamoring to narrow the gap stemming from the discrimination of women from certain advantages (e.g. salary, professional positions, and competitions, etc.) Sadly, there are institutions and situations that ostracize women in…

Gracing

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 04/06/2018

Father, why was it so easy for Jesus to forgive His disciples who left Him alone during His passion and death?” Ryan asked. “Because Jesus was bent on saving us. And He is not a vengeful God…

0.38 seconds

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 03/23/2018

This is how short it took a Rubik’s Robot to solve the famous puzzle cube invented by the Hungarian sculptor and architecture teacher Erno Rubik back in the 1980s. This record unseats the previous one of .637…

“Fasteating”

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 03/16/2018

Father, I’m fasting this Lent? Clyde said as we ate lunched in the cafeteria. “But you’re not even 18?” “But I can do it and grandma is very happy!” “Maybe you can offer something else, like making…

‘Almagiving’

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 03/09/2018

Tap! Tap! Tap!” A child appeared behind the slightly tinted car window. The traffic is rather heavy, I lowered the window and began a lively conversation with the boy. “What’s your name, where do you study, how…

Surpraises!

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 03/02/2018

Everyone loves a good surprise! The best and most memorable surprises come from the people we love most. This often happens on special occasions such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries and others drawn from each family’s unique tradition…

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