Monthly Archives: October 2021

The Technocratic Paradigm in Laudato Si and Mining in the Philippines

[Contribution to CEAP’s Webinar:  UnderMIning Lies:  the Truth About Mining in the Philippines, Wednesday, October 27, 2021.] Good morning!  I have been asked to share some reflections on Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical on “Our Common Home” (2015), especially as … Continue reading

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Now is the Time:  Believe You are Loved.

[Homily.  Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.] “Repent and believe in the Gospel!” (Mk 1:15). This was the message of Jesus from the beginning of his ministry.  It is a message which is repeated in our Gospel for today (Lk 13:1-9), and … Continue reading

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Grace Marie

[Homily.  Requiem Mass. 22 October 2021] Before the pandemic I often said Mass in the home of Anmie, in her “Katigdral,” when Grace Marie would be present.  I remember she used to attend my Masses sitting up straight with a … Continue reading

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Questions to Presidential Candidates from Mindanao

[Mindanao Consortium of Ateneos (MCA) Press Briefer, 13 October 2021] Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) is happy to join Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) and Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan de Oro (XU) in the revival of our consortium, which we … Continue reading

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The Focus is on “Follow Me”

[Homily.  Based on Mark 10:17-27. Live-streamed Mass.  Sunday. Oct. 10, 2021] “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  This was the question of a young man who was living a good life.  But he had heard of … Continue reading

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The Small Way. Surrender

[Homily.  Live-streamed Mass.  First Friday.  Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, Oct, 1, 2021.] Like every First Friday, we come together again today to consider God’s love manifested to us through the heart of Jesus.  But today is also the … Continue reading

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