Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

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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Live Worthy of the Call You Have Received

[ADDU Live-streamed Mass, Oct 26, 2020.  Ephesians 4:32 – 5:8] Our first reading for today is from the Letter of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians. Ephesians for me is a favorite epistle, telling us of our sublime vocation, giftedness … Continue reading

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Pakighinabi: Balik Lantaw on Tampakan Mines

Towards Awareness and Reflection on Tampakan Mines. [For the ADDU Community] During our recent Urgent Discernment on the National Situation, I was saddened to hear from Atty. Meong Cabarde that there seems to be a resurgence of activity in Tampakan Mines.  … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship.

[Homily. October 13, 2020.  Galatians 5:1-6;  Luke 11:13-41] In his letter to the Galatians, St. Paul declares, “Christ freed us to make us really free, so remain firm, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1).  … Continue reading

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God’s Love and Our Response

[ADDU Live-streamed Mass on First Friday, October 2, 2020.  Mt. 18:1-5.10; 1 Jn. 16b-21; Ps. 136.] We come together once again on First Friday to respond to the love of God in our lives.  No matter how many times we’ve … Continue reading

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