Monthly Archives: June 2012

In Celebration of ADDU Research Publications

We come together this afternoon in formal celebration of 101 persons in our academic community who have published. Ms. Bing Chan, chairperson of the University Research Council, has shown us the extent of these publications, some of which have been … Continue reading

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He Must Increase, We Must Decrease

[Homily: Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. 6.23.12] Normally, the memorial of a saint coincides with the day of his or her death. For the day of a saint’s death on earth, we believe, is the day … Continue reading

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The Law of the Spirit of Life

[Homily: Mass of the Holy Spirit, ADDU Law School, 6/22/12] At the beginning of this month, when I addressed the joint faculties of the Ateneo de Davao University, I challenged all to come together to in a shared effort to … Continue reading

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Tribute to Archbishop Fernando Capalla

[Closing Remarks: Tribute to Abp. Fernando Capalla, June 18, 2012] Most Rev. Fernando R. Capalla, DD, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Davao, Most Rev. Romulo Valles, DD, Archsbishop of the Archdiocese of Davao, Our prayer leaders, Fr. Erwin Torres, … Continue reading

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Sacred Space and Sublime Challenges

[Homily: Blessing of the Temporary Chapel, ADDU, 6.19.12] Yesterday, we celebrated our last liturgy in the Old Chapel. Today, we are in what was our multi-purpose auditorium. We have done our best to fix it up as a temporary chapel … Continue reading

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Rekindling the Call to Spirituality and Excellence

[Recollection to Faculty and Staff, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, 6/15/12] It is a great privilege for me to be here for this recollection – part of the grand celebration of the Centennial of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University. I have … Continue reading

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Letter to President Aquino: Reject SMI/XSTRATA Mine Proposal in Social Justice

June 8, 2012 His Excellency Benigno Simeon C. Aquino, III President of the Republic of the Philippines New Executive Building, Malacañang Palace J.P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila Your Excellency: Peace! We are gratified that Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI)/XStrata has … Continue reading

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Take and Eat. Take… Drink

[Homily: Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. Closing Mass of Induction Workshop, ADDU. 6.9.12 based on Ex 24:3-8 and Mk 14:12-16, 22-26] We have been part of a flow of liturgical feasts in the recent past. First, the … Continue reading

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ADDU Leaders Sui Generis

[Address: Joint ADDU Faculty Convocation, Finster Auditorium, 6.1.12] The Corona affair is finally behind us. Chief Justice Renato Corona has been impeached. Whether you agree with the judgment or not may depend on whether you favor a constitutional command over … Continue reading

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We Come Together in Worship

[Homily: Mass at Joint Convocation of Faculties, ADDU, 6.1.12] It is certainly a blessing that as we prepare for the new academic year and open ourselves to its challenges, we can come together like this in worship. When we reflect … Continue reading

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