Monthly Archives: July 2014

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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DACS: Continuing to Provide Catholic Education with Courage and Hope

[Address and President’s Report: DACS Regional Assembly, 2014, DACS Training Center] Your Excellences, the Most Reverend Archbishop and Bishops of the Davao-Digos-Tagum-Mati Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction: Most Rev. Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, DD, Archbishop of Davao; Most Rev. George B. Rimando, DD, … 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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Transitional Justice and the Bangsamoro

[Welcome Address: Launch of ForumZFD’s Moving Beyond: Towards Transitional Justice in the Bangsamoro Peace Process, Apo View Hotel, Davao, 8.14.14]   It is my pleasure to welcome you to this launch of the publication by the Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst, Forum … 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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Impose “Filipino” in CHED’s General Education Curriculum? 

Should Filipino be required in the delivery of the General Education Curriculum of Higher Education? Article XIV, Sec. 6 of the 1986 Constitution says that the national language of the Philippines is Filipino. In the same article it also states: … Continue reading

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