Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Historic ADDU Graduation

 [Address to the ADDU HS Graduates of 2015] During the Baccalaureate Mass earlier this morning, I challenged you with all of your youthful energy and enthusiasm to say yes to God’s will. As we have sung over and over again … Continue reading

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Saying Yes to God, as Mary did.

[Address to the ADDU HS Graduating Class, 31 March 2015.] We are in the middle of the Holy Week. Yet, with the permission of our archbishop, Most Rev. Romulo Valles, we are celebrating a special votive Mass of the Annunciation. … Continue reading

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ADDU Graduates for Prosperity and Peace

[Address to the ADDU College Graduates, Matina, March 28, 2015] At yesterday’s Baccalaureate Mass, I spoke about two themes which were suggested to us by Pope Francis; first, that of transcendence; second, that of being missioned to the poor and … Continue reading

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Transcendence Towards the Poor and the Peripheries

[Homily: ADDU College Baccalaureate Mass, March 27, 2015.] Last January, when Fr. Provincial asked Pope Francis what he wanted the Jesuits in the Philippines to do, he first replied, “Address the challenge of transcendence.” But then he also said, “Go … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty and Graduation at ADDU Grade School

[Martinez Sports Center, ADDU Matina, March 3, 2015] Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses and all the King’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again. I am sure you have all … Continue reading

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Pushing Muslim Mindanao to Independence?

For all serious participants in the discussion on peace in Mindanao, I have recommended as a “MUST READ” the article of UP Professor Dr. Abraham Sakili entitled “Historical Truth and Bangsamoro Autonomy.” Prof. Sakili summarizes: Factors that cause and sustain … Continue reading

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Staying the Course towards Magis

[Address: 26th ADDU Service Awards, Finster Hall, Mar 14, 2015]   At the end of such a beautiful celebration, capped by the moving sharng of Ms. Ma. Rosario Gaid, it is my privilege in the name of the entire Ateneo de … Continue reading

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