Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

Running in the Spirit Towards the Light

[Mass of the Holy Spirit.  ADDU Colleges. 21 June, 2018.] Before the beginning of this academic year I addressed the assembled faculties of our ADDU and challenged them to greater intellectual engagement in the University mission:  we focused on improved … Continue reading

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A Challenge to Greater Intellectual Engagement for Mission

[Address: ADDU Faculty General Assembly, Martin Hall, June 5, 2018] At the beginning of this academic year, I hope you feel the same joy as I do when we come together from the diversity of our different units in the … Continue reading

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Do Not Prevent Them

[Homily: Evening Mass, Jesuit Villa, Mirador Hill, 23 May 2018, based on Mark 9:38-40)] In our Gospel, there was someone driving out demons in Jesus’ name. He was driving out demons. The disciples tried to prevent him. He was freeing … Continue reading

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Much Given, Much Required

[Address. ADDU Graduation of the College of Law and the Graduate School. 28 April 2018.] For this year at Ateneo de Davao, this has been my fifth graduation. In the past, I only had four. But this year, the SHS … Continue reading

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Believe the Father and I are One

[Graduate Baccalaureate Mass. ADDU Assumption Chapel, 28 April 2018. Based on John 10:22-30] At your Baccalaureate Mass on the long-awaited day of your graduation, after all the investment you have made in higher graduate education, you are confronted with a … Continue reading

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Taxation for Catholic Schools?

Answers to Questions Raised by Ms. Consuelo Marquez of the Staff of The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas   Why should the government not impose tax in church-run schools amid clamor from the public that … Continue reading

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Either Walk Away, or Take and Eat!

[Homily: Graduate Baccalaureate Mass. University of the Immaculate Conception. April 21, 2018. Based on John 6:60-69] We come together today in great thanksgiving. You have fought the good fight, you have run the race. You have kept the faith. You … Continue reading

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