Monthly Archives: July 2020

Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

[Homily:  ADDU Live-streamed Mass.  Thursday, June 23, 2020.] Why did Jesus speak in parables? The first answer has to be:  because Jesus wanted to communicate with people.  Because he had something important to say to them.  But he wanted to … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

[Homily:  Live-streamed ADDU Mass, July 16, 2020] In what is now the chapel of the Jesuit Community of Ateneo de Davao Univesity there stands a statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Considering that the Patroness of the Ateneo de … Continue reading

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Control Space for Internet Democracy – Today!

We agree we need more Internet connectivity and speed.[1] The DICT’s National Broadband Plan intends to improve the fiber optic spine of the country to bring us more connectivity and speed – next year.  1B of an estimated 10B project … Continue reading

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Urgent Need to Increase Internet Connectivity and Speed

At the beginning of the quarantines, Mayor Sara Duterte mandated all schools in Davao to go online.  ADDU complied, and has meanwhile declared that online education is not only a stopgap measure for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but … Continue reading

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Five Jesuits Missioned to Europe

[Homily. ADDU Live-streamed Mass. Gospel: Mt. 9:1-8.  July 2, 2020 on the Feast of Saints Bernardine Realino, John Francis Regis,  Francis Jerome, S.J., and Blesseds Julian Maunoir and Anthony Baldinucci, all of the Society of Jesus.] In our Jesuit university, … Continue reading

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Into a Future of Promise and Hope

[Online ADDU Faculty General Assembly, July 1, 2020.] Congratulations on your first week of online teaching in all our units! Only three months ago, we made the decision together to shift from face-to-face (f2f) teaching to go online.  The decision … Continue reading

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