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.

‘Real devotion should be reflective of true faith’

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 1:02 am | By Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm, Commissary General/Photo by Bernard Testa

What right do we have to question if the devotion is real? Who is the authority to say that this is real faith and that other one is fake? Who will set the standards?

We are a people of hope…we are Christians!

Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 7:06 pm | By Fr. Christian Buenafe, O. Carm, Comissary General

Each New Year is a kairos—a moment of grace. It invites us to live a new life that demands a better mindset and “heartset” based in Christ. New Year brings new horizons to explore and perspectives to venture as human beings and as Christians.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

Friday, December 30, 2011 - 9:38 am | By MINNIE FRANCIA

We may regret being too critical to our teen or getting angry too easily at our preschooler. But it’s encouraging to be given a fresh start to be able to do things we’ve meant to but never got to do during the past year. Ten parents share their own New Year’s resolutions for their kids.

Top 10 Comments to Avoid During Family Reunions

Friday, December 30, 2011 - 2:36 am | By MINNIE FRANCIA

With the second round of family gatherings this weekend, remember, don’t assume a relative is pregnant and never criticize your host’s served dishes. Here’re a few rules to avoid awkward moments as well as scripts to help you keep your cool.

‘Let us cling to hope’

Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 6:34 pm | By FR. CHRISTIAN BUENAFE, O. Carm, Commissary General

This Christmas, let us pause, stand up and walk for “the journey is still long.” With zealous hearts let us take the path to peace and the fullness of life. Remember, the star of Bethlehem was a star of peace and hope.

Top 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Your Kids

Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 9:40 am | By MINNIE FRANCIA

This season, give your children a gift that will go beyond toys and leave them with values, memories and traditions that they can learn from and cherish.