Monthly Archives: February 2015

Professors-for-Peace Statement on Mamasapano and Peace Process

Professors for Peace: Statement on the Mamasapano Incident and the Peace Process February 24, 2015 We, the undersigned academics, teachers, public intellectuals, policy analysts and researchers are issuing this joint statement to call for sobriety and more evidence-based discussion and debate … Continue reading

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Fast for Peace

There are those who fast for vanity. The pot-belly has grown to intolerability, the handles on one’s sides no longer help loving, the bulges and puffiness make glances in the mirror embarrassing. There are also those who fast for health. … Continue reading

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A Wedding “Made in Heaven”

[Homily: Wedding of Allan and Ché Medina, Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Pasay, Feb 21, 2015.] With the melodious strains coming from Pachelbel, the coming together in this House of God of the radiant bride, Ché, and smiling … Continue reading

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Reflections on Today’s Ash Wednesday

This evening we will have a special meditation on the Stations of the Cross. But it will be a special meditation, hopefully leading to deeper prayer, aided by a set of fifteen stations of the cross beginning with the agony … Continue reading

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To Pray that I Might See

[Homily. College Chapel. Feb 17, 1915] Our Gospel reading for today (Mk 8:14-21) is the continuation of yesterday’s Gospel (Mk 8: 11-13). Since I discussed these two Gospel readings together in my homily at the Mass for College Days, I … Continue reading

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In the Joy of the Children of God

[Homily: Start of ADDU “College Days,” Feb. 16, 2015]  In our Gospel for today, the Pharisees were demanding of Jesus a sign. They were not asking in good faith, that they might be led to the truth, or led to the … Continue reading

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Hear Mindanao: Requite Evil with Good

[The “Statement from Mindanao” as enhanced by Orlando Cardinal Quevedo of Cotabato and signed by religious, military, indigenous peoples, and civil service organisation leaders in Mindanao.  Published today in the Philippine Daily Inquirer] We are profoundly saddened and shocked that … Continue reading

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Hear Mindanao: Requite evil with good

[A statement from Mindanao] We are saddened that the congressional deliberations on the Bangsamoro Basic Law have been indefinitely suspended. But we understand, after the tragic events of Mamasapano, the need for reflection. Multi-layered investigations are ongoing. There is need … Continue reading

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Heal Our Broken Land

[Homily: Sunday Mass, Assumption Chapel, ADDU, 7 Feb. 2014] In the responsorial psalm in today’s liturgy, we declared, “Christ took away our infirmities and bore our diseases.”   The reference given is to Matthew 8:17, where the healing activity of Jesus … Continue reading

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President Aquino’s Second Address on Mamasapano

Today’s reading from Hebrews says: “Obey your leaders and defer to them, for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account, that they may fulfill their tasks with joy and not with sorrow, for that would … Continue reading

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