Category Archives: Homily

Catholic Higher Education and Life to the Full

[Homily: Opening Liturgy of the ASEACCU Convention on Catholic Higher Education and Social Justice, Feast of the Martyrdom of John the Baptist, Ateneo de Davao, Philippines, 29 August, 2014] We come together this morning in celebration of our shared vocation as … Continue reading

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Wanted: Wild Horses

[Homily: University Celebration of the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, 30 July 2014) When I was a young Jesuit, I used to belong to a group called Jesuit Contacts. I think we were the first group of scholastics in … Continue reading

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Your Treasure?

[Homily based on 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Mt. 13: 44-46] The Gospel today is about your treasure. Where is your treasure? And how much will you give to attain your treasure? For your treasure, what would you be willing to … Continue reading

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Woe to You, Chorazin and Bethsaida

[Homily. July 16, 2014.] When Jesus had left Nazareth but continued to live in Galilee, he lived in Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee. Not far away were two other cities, Chorazin to the north and Bethsaida to the south … Continue reading

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You who Labor and are Burdened

Those who go to Mass to find some consolation in the proclamation of the Word of God will find today’s Gospel (Mt. 11:25-30) a treasure. Jesus says: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will … Continue reading

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Truth in God, Nature and Humanity

[Homily: Mass of the Holy Spirit, 2014] We call on the Sprit of God today to bless our academic year at the Ateneo de Davao University. We ask him to bless the commitment of our academic community (our universitas) to truth. … Continue reading

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Recognition in the Breaking of the Bread

Among the most beautiful of Gospel passages is today’s Gospel proclamation, the account of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Lk 24:13-35). For many of us, it is the story of our discipleship, how our Lord quietly enters … Continue reading

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