Monthly Archives: December 2014

Of Tenderness and Revolution on New Year’s Day 2015

“The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace.” (Nm. 6:24-26) This beautiful blessing, proclaimed in the First Reading … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ateneo Grand ADDU Alumni Homecoming, 2014

[Welcome Address to Grand ADDU Alumni Homecoming, 2014, Dec 30., SMX Lanang, Davao]   To Dr. Victor Espino, the Batch 89 Alumni Homecoming Chair, and Alumni/ae: It is my privilege this evening in the name of the entire Ateneo de … Continue reading

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On the Feast of the Holy Family, An Invitation to Prayer

On this Feast of the Holy Family, within the octave of Christmas, allow me to simply offer some considerations for prayer. 1.  Contemplation Begin with the Christmas Crib. The Belen. Never tire of hearing the Word of God in the … Continue reading

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On “Minimum Standards” in Higher Education in the Context of Academic Freedom

A position paper occasioned by the Dec. 10, 2014 hearing of the Congressional Committee on Higher and Technical Education on RA 3393: “A Framework for Quality Assurance for Higher Education in the Philippines” sponsored by its chairman, Hon. Roman Romulo. By: … Continue reading

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In the Belen, Hear!

[Christmas, 2014]  Silent night, Holy night! / All is calm, all is bright  / ‘Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child. / Holy infant so tender and mild! / Sleep in heavenly peace! / Sleep in heavenly peace! All the colorfully glowing lanterns, the … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Fullness of Life

[Homily. Simbang Gabi. 16 December 2014.] Waiting for Christmas is truly difficult. Why? Perhaps, it’s the twinkling lights, the parol aglow, the glittering Christmas trees that make the Season so long awaited. Perhaps its the long-anticipated day of distant relatives … Continue reading

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