Monthly Archives: February 2019

Pakighinabi: On the “Document on Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.”

[Fr. Joel Tabora, Lead Discussant Ateneo de Davao University, 21 February 2019]   Salaam! The Peace of God be upon you all! As members of the Ateneo de Davao University with its mission of the promotion of faith, the pursuit … Continue reading

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The Pope, the Grand Imam, and Ah Kwai

[Address: MVP Teachers Training on Cultural Competence and Culturally Sensitive Classrooms, ADDU, Finster Hall, Feb 15, 2019.] It is my great pleasure in the name of the Ateneo de Davao University to welcome you, teachers and administrators from our partner … Continue reading

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One, Holy, Catholic Apostolic – and Wounded

[Welcome Address: Abdon Josol Lecture Series, “A Wounded Church.” Finster Hall, Feb. 8, 2019.] It is my privilege to welcome you to the Abdon Josol Lecture for this year co-sponsored by the St. Alfonsus Theological and Mission Institute (SATMI) and … Continue reading

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Pope’s Visit to UAE Relevant to Peacemakers in Mindanao

As peoples who follow the lunar calendar celebrated the new year yesterday, the Pope ended his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates with a moving Mass that brought together some 130,000 worshippers, the great majority of whom were Filipinos. … Continue reading

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For the Sake of Our Youth

Address to the Mid-year CEAP Superintendents Commission Meeting Feb 4, 2019. Bacolod City. Msgr. Mike Veneracion and the members of the Superintendents’ Commission: Please excuse me for not being able to join your meeting in Bacolod.  I had actually made … Continue reading

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God speaks to us in dialogue in Mindanao

[Homily based on Luke 4:18-30] When this chapel was designed, we hoped it would, first, be a chapel for prayer.  We hoped it would provide those who come here a venue for conversation with God, in which, gazing at the … Continue reading

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Statement of the Bishops-Ulama Conference, Muslim Organizations, Catholic Church Leaders, and the CEAP to the Violence in Muslim Mindanao

Even as We Mourn, Yes to Bangsamoro and God’s Peace It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of precious Filipino lives due to bombs exploded at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Jolo. Two … Continue reading

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