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Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name,/ your Kingdom come./ Give us each day our daily bread/ and forgive us our sins/ for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us,/ and do not subject us to the final test.”

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Zip your mouth

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My brother’s teenage son told my son that he is gay. My son became disturbed by this information and confided this to his father. As the information trail continued, my husband said it to me, making me promise not to say anything.

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THIS will be the disturbing headline before the year is over. Another Philippine real estate under the flag of the People’s Republic of China. One more successfully constructed military outpost, to make the exclamation point. The blue-print for the “creeping invasion”, borrowing the first alarm by then Defense Secretary Orlando Mercado, was in hibernation until the appointed time most auspicious.

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Arriba, Lariba!

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SHE’S making history at age 21, a student of De La Salle University, the first Filipino table tennis player to represent her country in the Olympics and one of only 64 wielding their paddles in this year’s summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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THE response to the Supreme Court order dismissing the plunder case against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and calling for her release after four years of hospital arrest has been generally positive, with many citing her frail health.

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Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds. “The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well. The slaves of the householder came to him and said, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?’ He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ His slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ He replied, ‘No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest; then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters, “First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.”

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