Monthly Archives: November 2020

Anti-COVID 19 Vaccination: Save [for] yourself, save others

As the newly discovered vaccines make their journey to the Philippines, let us accept that it will take some time before they turn into life-saving vaccinations in our people’s arms. It is good news that steps have been taken for … Continue reading

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Promoting Quality in a Time of Disruption

[Address:  PAASCU General Assembly, Nov. 27, 2020.] The Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID 19) hit us around March.  It was an invisible invader, but breathtakingly contagious.  And lethal. The World Health Organization reports that since its emergence in Wuhan, … Continue reading

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On Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship

[An Attempt to Understand Key Concepts of Pope Francis’ Latest Encyclical in their Relevance for Establishing Harmony and Peace in Mindanao and in the World.] To the Co-Convenors of the Bishops’-Ulama Conference, Most Rev. Fernando Capalla, DD, Most Rev. Hilario … Continue reading

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Our Prayer in Dialogue

[Prayer at the beginning of the ADDU Academic Administrators – Samahan Student Government Dialogue, 23 November 2020] Heavenly Father, you sent to us your Son as your Word of Compassion, Love, Reconciliation and Peace. He is your divine Word in an … Continue reading

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Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

[Thursday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time. Luke 19:41-44] As a result of a census that was called then by the Roman conquerors of Palestine, Jesus was born in the Davidic town of Bethlehem in Judea, about 10 km … Continue reading

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We Stand United for the Integrity of God’s Creation in Mindanao

Our world with its mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, dry lands and wetlands, our mountains in South Cotabato, our fertile rice fields in the lowlands, are gifts entrusted to us for the good of all humankind by a loving … Continue reading

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The Landlord, the Steward and the Children of Light

[Homily.  First Friday.  November 6, 2020.] This First Friday we consider anew God’s love for us.  And our response.  But today, in the light of our Gospel (Lk 16:1-8), let us consider a type of love we may not be … Continue reading

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