Installing parenthood

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 08/10/2018

An amusing story is told by Father José Mendonça, a Portuguese priest and Biblical theologian and who preached the spiritual exercises of Pope Francis early this year, in his book entitled “Our Father who art on Earth.”…

Digiaddiction

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 08/03/2018

I can’t seem to understand why my kids can’t just get off their tablets and game consoles, Father!” A dad complained to me. “On the other hand, don’t be surprised if I say that I perfectly do!”…

Millennial Me

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 07/27/2018

That’s because they’re millennials, Father,” my friend shrugged his shoulders. He was simply expressing his resignation about how some young employees in his company are unable to face and resolve professional challenges. “But are we just being…

Body language

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 07/20/2018

How far will gender equality ideology go in obliterating the biological differences between the sexes? An article in BBC complained that the female (they actually still acknowledge this gender) body is invaded by labels given by male…

Glow in the dark

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 07/13/2018

My high school classmate and I closed the curtains. We turned off the ceiling lights and laid ourselves flat on the floor as darkness and silence enveloped us. We gasped as we contemplated a stellar sight above…

Default is Internet

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 07/06/2018

Mentors and coaches strive to identity their clients’ most positive traits and how these can be improved. Naturally, they also have to spot what are the common snags and pitfalls, experienced in work and social dealings, that…

Dollar for a tooth

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 06/29/2018

Aclose friend shared a story about her son. When he lost his front tooth, they told him that he could keep it under his pillow. “Why?” “So the tooth fairy can come and get it,” they explained.…

The practical son

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 06/22/2018

Father, how can I be like the prodigal son?” asked Ethan. “What do you mean?” “Yesterday, I did something bad and I was tempted to lie to my dad, but I told him the truth anyway.” “That’s…

Nothing after six

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 06/15/2018

A well-known diet scheme like “nothing-after-six” has effectively helped many to acquire a healthier lifestyle and lose weight. This particular diet has a simple but demanding requirement: to stop eating after six in the evening. The idea…

Bell bottom morals

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 06/08/2018

Bell bottoms are back? I laughed at some of the young grade schoolers wearing pants whose bottoms almost entirely covered their shoes. I immediately refrained myself from my reckless reaction, after recalling that I too looked funny…

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