About Sky Ortigas

April Frances Ortigas, otherwise known as Sky or Cloud, depending on whom you ask, is the officer-in-charge of YouthPinoy, a group of spunky, crazy-for-God online missionaries. She’s a coffee addict, a total techie and self-confessed Catholic nerd. Catch more of her on Twitter by following @skyortigas or her personal blog www.mercygrass.com

Standards

They say that one shouldn’t have high standards in order to find true love.  They say that no one is perfect, so “lower your standards,” and look around, this confuses me.  And somehow, I don’t...

A Book Review: Emotional Virtue

“This guy must like me, he chats with me almost every day.” “This girl must have feelings for me, I think her tweet was meant for me.” In a world of social media, iMessengers, chatting and even onlin...

YP talks to the band Ooberfuse

A band based in London, UK named Ooberfuse , composed one of the official songs of Palo, Leyte for  Papal Visit 2015 entitled “Mercy.”  Their vocalist, Cherrie, is a Filipina who was actually born in...

Would you wear a veil to Church?

I have this wild dream of me getting swept off my feet by my knight in shining armor. Wearing a long, white veil, I will be brought by him to the top of a mountain and there, with our children, we wi...

Would you wear a veil to church?

I have this wild dream of me getting swept off my feet by my knight in shining armor. Wearing a long, white veil, I will be brought by him to the top of a mountain and there, with our children, we wi...

Life according to Doc Jane

One cool Catholic that I know is one of my closest friends, Dr. Jane Juanico. Doc Jane and I served together in our youth community back in our “younger” days. I have seen her grow from a young lady ...

Man on a Mission

For this #CoolCatholics, I’m going to introduce to you one of my closest friends. Kuya or “koya” James Arela, as I call him, has been my coffee buddy for more than 10 years. I guess it’s just becaus...

When a man falls ‘in love’ with Mary

BEING a missionary in my Catholic community for 8 years, I got to know and get close to people who are just so in love with Jesus and the mission. But seldom do I meet men, yes, young men, who are so...