Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pay the Price

[Homily: Baccalaureate Mass, HS Graduation, 29 March, 2012 based on Gen. 17:3-9 and Jn 8: 51-59] There is a lot of excitement that accompanies graduation day. What to wear? Whom to invite? Where to eat? There is a lot of … Continue reading

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Loyalty to the One True God

[Homily: Grade School Baccalaureate Mass, 3.28.12; cf. Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95] This is a happy day. You may remember, not long ago, you were a very, very young child in the very unfamiliar place called Ateneo de Davao. You were … Continue reading

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Ateneans: for Better of for Worse

[Homily: Baccalaureate Mass: Wis. 2:1a,12-22; Jn 7:1-2,10, 25-30, 23 March 2012] Every Eucharist is an opportunity to give God thanks for his many graces. This afternoon we gather together in profound thanksgiving for special graces. You are graduating from the … Continue reading

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Integrity, Truth and Public Trust

[The CEAP Board of Trustees agreed to support this statement on March 14, 2012.] A day before the resumption of the impeachment trial against Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, we gather as Filipinos to individually and collectively reflect on … Continue reading

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Happiness in Your Happiness

[Homily: Wedding of Sonny and Jackie Fuentes, Davao, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 10 March 2012] This is a happy day. We have come together in happy anticipation. But our happiness surges witnessing the happiness of our matrimonial couple, Jackie … Continue reading

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Of Imperatives in Gender Sensitivity in Celebration of Women

Address: Multi-Sectoral Forum on Women, 3.9.12 In the name of the Ateneo de Davao University, it is a pleasure for me to welcome you to this Multi-Sectoral Forum on Women. This is in observance of several celebrations that converge at … Continue reading

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Towards Making the ADDU ”Blue Knight” More Gender Sensitive

My high school years were colored by the ADMU song, “Fly High, Blue Eagle, Fly…” But when I went to ADNU, I learned to love the hymn, “From Isarog to Bicol land to lofty Mayon Peak….” It crescendos with the … Continue reading

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