Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Dubious Partnership in Basic Education Bill

Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. People who are in private education should be elated at the proposed – yet unnumbered – bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresspersons Yedda Marie Romualdez and Ferdinand Martin Romualdez entitled,  An Act … Continue reading

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I believe; help my unbelief.

[Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Assumption Chapel.  Mk. 9:14-22. Feb 24, 2019] In our Gospel for today, a father brings his son to Jesus.  The boy appears to have something like epilepsy.  During a seizure he falls to the ground, foams … Continue reading

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Jesus Slams Hypocrisy

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Mk. 8:11-13; 14-21.   17 Feb. 2020.] In our Gospel reading for today, the Pharisees attack Jesus.  They demand from him “a sign from heaven to test him” (Mk 8:11).  But testing him, they expect him to fail.  … Continue reading

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New Coronavirus:  God Does Not Will Human Suffering

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel. Feb 10, 2020.] Considering the novel coronavirus today, I do not know whether what you heard today from our Gospel comforts or disturbs you.  When the people of Gennesaret recognized that the man who had come of … Continue reading

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International Academic Conference on Conflict Sensitive Journalism

[Finster Hall.  10 Feb 2020] In the name of the Ateneo de Davao University and in partnership with the Media Educators of Mindanao, Inc. (MEM) whose President, Ms. Christian Faith Avila, is the Chair of our Mass Communications Department of … Continue reading

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You are the light of the earth.

[Homily.  2.8-9.2020.  Assumption Chapel] Last week we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation.  We recalled how Joseph and Mary, obedient to the law, brought their firstborn child to the temple to be presented to the Lord.  But in entering the … Continue reading

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