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After the rebellion and take-over of the ship “Bounty,” nine mutineers with six native (Tahitian) men and twelve native women were put ashore on Pitcairn Island in 1790. One sailor soon began distilling alcohol, and the little colony was plunged into debauchery and vice.

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Fishers of Men

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A despondent man complained to his mother, saying: “I’ve stopped going to church for two reasons: I don’t like the people there, and the people don’t like me.”

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Today is the feast of the Sto. Niño. The feast is immensely popular among Filipinos. Rich and poor, young and old alike maintain a strong, if not fanatical, devotion to the Holy Child. Fiestas and processions are held in his honor.

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Here’s a story of three priest friends – a Franciscan, Jesuit, and SVD. They paid homage to the Christ Child in Bethlehem but having different religious motives. The Franciscan was interested to bring home the manger to remind his community of theirvow of poverty which they profess.

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Happy New YOU!

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In a final examination in college, a student who figured he didn’t do so well, wrote on his exam paper, “Blessed are the merciful.”

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Why God became human

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Once there was a flock of ducks frantically flopping amidst a brewing storm. Apparently they were looking for some warmth and shelter. A certain farmer saw them and, moved to compassion, got out and tried to shoo the poor ducks into a warm shed, but the more he “shooed,” the more they panicked.

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