Monthly Archives: January 2021

Quiet! Be still! I am the Lord!

[Homily.  Live-Streamed Mass.  30 Jan 2021] Our Gospel today from the fourth chapter of St. Mark begins on the western coast of the Sea of Galilee, possibly near Tiberias, where the sea is widest.  So many people have come to … Continue reading

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Towards Leadership Through Ignacianidad

[Address. Ignacianidad 20/21 – Ateneo Leaders Summit] From the Ateneo de Davao it is my privilege to greet the organizers and participants of this year’s summit of Ateneo leaders,  Ignacianidad,  with its theme, “New Approaches to a Better, Different, Human … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom in the Philippines. Notes.

Academic freedom for higher education institutions is provided by the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines:  “Academic freedom shall be enjoyed in all institutions of higher learning” (Art. XIV. Sec. 5.2). The provision is self-executory.  It does not require an enabling … Continue reading

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Word of God Sunday

[Live-streamed Mass:  January 24, 2021] This Third Sunday in Ordinary Time has been specially designated by the Holy See as the Word of God Sunday.  On this Sunday we are invited to reflect on the importance of Sacred Scripture in … Continue reading

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2021: Continued Mission in Truth, Ignatian Spirituality, and Christianity in Dialogue

At the beginning of 2021, let me welcome you back to a continuation of our SY 2020-21 at Ateneo de Davao University in our Basic Education Grade School, Junior High School, and Senior High School, and in our Higher Education … Continue reading

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Mary, the Mother of God, in God’s Saving Love

[Live-streamed Mass, January 1st, 2021.] The Romans used the word, Kalends, to depict the first day of every month.  But about 150 years before Christ, Kalends took on a more specific meaning.  It referred to the first day of January, … Continue reading

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