Monthly Archives: September 2022

Human Fraternity as the Condition and Outcome of Peace

[Closing Message to the 1st National Summit on Peace Education. Apo View Hotel, Davao.  Sept. 27, 2022.] Listen to JET’s Stream on Spotify.https://bit.ly/SpotifyJETsStreamEp3 In February of 2019 – just a little over two and a half years ago – two great … Continue reading

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Praying Before the Crucified Lord

[Homily. Assumption Chapel. 24 Sept 2022.] Yesterday we reflected in our first readings on the wisdom of Qoheleth;  the wisdom of being content with life in an unchanging world lived from the hand of God.  That was wisdom we said … Continue reading

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Wisdom that Calls Forth a Deeper Wisdom

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Sept 23, 2022.] Yesterday and today our first readings are taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes, also known as Qoheleth.  Let us reflect on these readings today. The book opens with the introductory declaration: “The words of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mary, Model for Evangelization, on Her Birthday

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Sept. 8, 2022.] Today is the Feast of the Nativity of Mary. In our Church, the theologians say there are other more important celebrations of Mary.  The three solemnities of Mary are the Immaculate Conception, the Divine … Continue reading

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In this Season of Creation, A Cry for Conversion

[Homily. First Friday. In the Season of Creation. September 2, 2022.] We celebrate our First-Friday Mass today within the Season of Creation, that special time of the year set aside by Pope Francis from Sept 1, yesterday, to October 4, … Continue reading

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