Monthly Archives: July 2015

Drama in the Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola

[Homily, ADDU University Mass in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Matina, July 30, 2015.] It is with great joy that we come together again as a university community to celebrate St. Ignatius of Loyola.   This is not just a Jesuit … Continue reading

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Legal Framework to Protect Environment

[For Pakighinabi, Manila Times, July 27, 2015] Pope Francis calls for a legal framework to protect the environment in Laudato Si: “The establishment of a legal framework which can set clear boundaries and ensure the protection of ecosystems has become … Continue reading

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A Special ADDU Day for Laudato Si!

[Openning Remarks for Special ADDU Day for Laudato Si! at ADDU, July 24, 2015] It is my pleasure to greet all of the members of the ADDU community and all of our guests as we come together today in special … Continue reading

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Ignatian Conversation: Discernment at ADDU

[Materials for Ignatian Conversations, ADDU, Finster Auditoriam, July 20, 2015] Appropriating Discernment in the Implementation of the Vision and Mission of the ADDU. From the Vision and Mission Statement of the ADDU, it is clear that the ADDU is Jesuit, … Continue reading

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Networking Jesuit Universities

[For Pakighinabi, Manila Times, 20 July 2015.] The Jesuit University is first a university. It is a community – “universitas” -committed to the truth – its discovery, discussion, and articulation not only within the walls of the university, but beyond it. … Continue reading

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All is Connected

[Concluding remarks to President’s Report, General Assembly, Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS), 17 July 2015]   Perhaps, by way of concluding this report, we may recall our shared mission not only to meet with the challenges of a changing … Continue reading

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All is Grace

[Homily: 50 Anniversary of Entrance into the Novitiate of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines, Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Jesuit Community Chapel of St. Ignatius, ADDU]   As I look back today on fifty years in … Continue reading

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Sr. Lourdes, OCD, of Bacolod and 50 Years in the Society of Jesus

All is grace. Since I celebrate the 50th anniversary of my entrance into the Society of Jesus on today’s Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, allow me to share with you the story of Sr. Lourdes, OCD, then one … Continue reading

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Laudato Si! and Lifestyle

[For Pakighinabi, Manila Times, July 13, 2015] What’s disturbing about Pope Francis’s most recent encyclical, “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home,” is that all the environmental brokenness he talks about in a sick world can’t just be left … Continue reading

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Formation of the University Community

[Address:  2015 Melbourne Conference on Jesuit Higher Education] This afternoon I have the privilege to share with you some personal thoughts on the formation of the Jesuit university communities towards social justice based on my experience as current President of … Continue reading

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