Monthly Archives: July 2021

Pakighinabi: Promised Legacy of Ending Armed Struggles with Enduring Peace (PLEASE Peace!)

[Message. Pakighinabi: Promised Legacy of Ending Armed Struggles with Enduring Peace (PLEASE Peace!)  22 July 2021] With Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Ahmed Al Tayyeb, we at Ateneo de Davao University wholly accept “the culture of … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know How to Love Him

[Homily:  Live-streamed Mass, July 22, 2021.] Fifty years ago Frank Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar first appeared on Broadway.  Perhaps, on this Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, it’s not irrelevant to recall that production’s portrayal of Mary Magdalene’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Blessed with Every Spiritual Blessing

[Sunday Live-streamed Mass, ADDU.  11 July 2021.  Mark 6:7-13 and Eph. 1:3-14] Our Gospel today recalls Jesus sending out the disciples on their first missionary experience.    They were to take nothing with them, no food, no bag, no money in … Continue reading

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The Vulnerable Lover

[Homily.  First Friday.  Live-streamed Mass.  July 2, 2021.  Based on Matthew 9:9-13 and Hos. 6:6] Our Gospel today begins with a brief portrayal of Jesus’ compelling effect on people.  Matthew was a tax collector.  As such he was in the … Continue reading

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Embracing Online Education, We Move On

[University Address:  Academic Convocation.  June 30, 2021.] We have another year of online education.  This year as last year, it is not something we asked for.  It is not a mode of educational delivery many of us would prefer.  But … Continue reading

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Pakighinabi: On the Moro Killings in South Cotabato, 2020-2021

[Welcome Remarks, June 30, 2021] To the representatives of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Peace and Reconciliation, Sec. Carlito Galvez, to the Honorable Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr., Governor of South Cotabato, to the representatives of the BARMM, the … Continue reading

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