Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

The Face of God

[Homily:  Ps. 67.  Lk. 43b-45.  ADDU Live-streamed Mass.  Sept. 26, 2020.] One of my favorite ways of starting my prayer in the day is with the opening lines of Ps. 67.  The was our responsorial psalm today: O God, be … Continue reading

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Of Children Playing in the Marketplace

[Homily.  Lk 7:31-35; I Cor. 15:1-11.  Live-streamed Mass. Sept 16, 2020.] In our Gospel for today, Jesus criticizes “the people of this generation.” He compares them to children in a marketplace playing a game.  The children would gather in two … Continue reading

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The Season of Creation

[Homily: ADDU Live-streamed Mass. Sept. 7, 2020.] September 1st for many Filipinos is the first day of the “-ber” months.  With strains of Joe Mari Chan’s Christmas in Our Hearts in the air, it begins in the Philippines the longest … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Anger vs. False Worship and Hypocrisy

[Homily.  Live-streamed Mass.  August 26, 2020.] Jesus is angry in today’s Gospel.  It is important for us to understand why.  Jesus focused his public ministry on preaching the Kingdom of God, on leading people to recognize the goodness and compassion … Continue reading

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Hope and Our Lady of the Assumption

[Homily.  ADDU Live-streamed Mass.  August 15, 2020.] Each one of us is called to work out that for which one hopes. That belongs to the stuff of being human. A human is one who hopes.  Or at least can hope. … Continue reading

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Address to the CFU on the occasion of the Induction of New Officers

[CFU Office, Community Center of the First Companions, 10 August 2020, 3:30 pm.] It is a real pleasure for me to be with you this afternoon. And I thank President Judith Dalagan for the kind invitation. Since this pandemic started … Continue reading

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The Personal Love of Jesus

[ADDU Live-streamed Mass, August 7, 2020 With the ADMU Class ‘59’ ’63 ‘67] The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus can be traced back not only to Margaret Mary Alaquoque in the 17th century, whose visions urged us to … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

[Homily:  ADDU Live-streamed Mass.  Thursday, June 23, 2020.] Why did Jesus speak in parables? The first answer has to be:  because Jesus wanted to communicate with people.  Because he had something important to say to them.  But he wanted to … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

[Homily:  Live-streamed ADDU Mass, July 16, 2020] In what is now the chapel of the Jesuit Community of Ateneo de Davao Univesity there stands a statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Considering that the Patroness of the Ateneo de … Continue reading

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Control Space for Internet Democracy – Today!

We agree we need more Internet connectivity and speed.[1] The DICT’s National Broadband Plan intends to improve the fiber optic spine of the country to bring us more connectivity and speed – next year.  1B of an estimated 10B project … Continue reading

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