Lifestyle - Family and Faith
'Down syndrome shouldn't chart my son's life,' a mother shares her inspiring story March 21, 2017 | 12:01 pm | Text and photos by Cher Jimenez | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon On World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, this heartwarming story affirms that each child is beautiful.
REFLECTION | Jesus and the Samaritan woman: 'Be filled with God's word' Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:15 am| By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm.| Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

In today’s gospel, the faithful are inspired to be a source of life to others.

REFLECTION | Jesus is transfigured: 'Listen to the voice of the Lord' Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:25 am| By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe O. Carm. | Photo by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Let us listen to God in prayer, silence, solitude, and solidarity.

REFLECTION | Do not make 'sinning' a way of life Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:25 am| By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe O. Carm. | Photo by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

In this Lenten reflection, the faithful are urged to hold on to God and seek strength and grace especially in times of temptations.

LENT 2017 | Green Faith Travels holds guided Visita Iglesia in Batangas, March 18 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 7:00 am| Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Among the places to visit are the Padre Pio shrine, Carmelite monastery, and various churches in Lipa.

REFLECTION | 'The Word became Flesh and lived among us'

Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 12:05 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

in today’s gospel, the faithful are reminded that Christmas is love conceived.

'Christmas is a season for hospitality'—Cardinal Luis Tagle

Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 12:01 am | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

In his Christmas message, the Archbishop of Manila invites Catholics to open their hearts to others especially during this season.

REFLECTION | Fourth Sunday of Advent: 'He will be called Emmanuel, God with us'

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 7:10 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Photo by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

In today’s gospel, Christians are invtied to celebrate the love of God through Jesus Christ who has come to be with us always.

Can't buy love but money matters, too,for Filipino couples—survey reveals

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:05 pm | Report by Ma. Cristina C. Arayata, PNA | Illustration by Manel Solsoloy, InterAksyon

A Relationship Index survey found that money and technology are the biggest sources of arguments among Filipino couples.

REFLECTION | Second Sunday of Advent: 'Change your ways, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand'

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 10:00 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm.| Photo by Peter C. Marquez | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

In today’s gospel, the faithful are invited to prepare for Christmas not just through physical preparations but by self-contemplation as well.

REFLECTION | First Sunday of Advent: 'Stay awake'

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 7:05 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Photo by Bernard Testa | InterAksyon, Lifestyle Section

In today’s gospel, the faithful are inspired to keep a vigil for the coming of Christ.

Pope closes Roman Catholic 'Holy Year' marked by lights and shadows

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 4:46 pm | Reporting by Philip Pullella, Reuters

Pope Francis calls for the spirit of hope and mercy to continue.

REFLECTION | The Solemnity of Christ the King: 'Let Him reign in your heart'

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 7:01 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Photo by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

In today’s gospel reading, the faithful are inspired to prepare and make room for the King in their lives.

REFLECTION | 'This will be your opportunity to bear witness'

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 7:03 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Photo by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section, Interaksyon

In today’s gospel, the faithful are assured not to fear the ‘end time’ for they are with Jesus.

Exhibit on Mary and the Saints at SM Mall of Asia, November 16 to 30

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 2:52 pm | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Canonically crowned and popularly venerated images of the Mary from various parts of the country, and images of different Saints will be view at SM Mall of Asia.