Monthly Archives: March 2013

Invitation to Loyalty to Jesus

[Homily: ADDU HS Baccalaureate Mass, March 27, 2013.] Normally our graduation exercises are not in the middle of Holy Week. This year it is, because the liturgical year, which follows the lunar calendar, places Holy Week early in our normal … Continue reading

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Loyalty: Hachiko and Kabang

[Homily: Grade School Baccalaureate Mass, 26 March 2013] We come together this morning to thank God for the grace of your graduation. God has created you. God loves you. He has given you countless blessings through your parents, your brothers … Continue reading

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Instruments of God’s Peace

[Homily: Baccalaureate Mass, College Graduation, ADDU, 22 March, 2013] Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. This afternoon we come together to give God thanks. You have come to the ADDU as a Jesuit, Catholic and Filipino, hoping to be prepared for the … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom: Gift and Burden

[Address: COCOPEA Tribute to Senator Edgardo J. Angara] Academic Freedom: Gift and Burden Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. One of the riddles with which I continually wrestle is the tension, often the conflict, between the good which is pursued for private … Continue reading

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Conscience and “Vote Conscience”

Bishops and priests have the right to free speech. Even in a political context, as citizens, they can publicly explain and advocate their political positions as they will. Their reasons may be inspired, or ridiculous. They may be rational, or … Continue reading

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Urgent: Not a TRO but Self-Restraint

The Bishop of Bacolod has won the Supreme Court order restraining the Comelec from coercing the Diocese to take down its contentious poster on Team Buhay and Team Patay based on the Fair Election Act (RA 9066). The Bishop claims … Continue reading

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How Often Must I Forgive?

[Homily: Monday of Third Week in Lent. Based on Mt. 18: 21-25] Our Gospel reading for this day begins with the question, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him?” That, I am certain, is … Continue reading

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