Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

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The Snake, the Worm, and the Virus

[Homily:  ADDU Live-streamed Mass.  31 March, 2020.] I would like to propose to you three images for your reflection and prayer that come from our readings and our global situation today. The first comes from our first reading from the … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom and Responsibility During a Disruptive COVID 19 National Emergency

Students of top schools in the Philippines have protested online education and have called on CHED to ban this nationwide.[i] During the disruptive COVID 19 national emergency, colleges and universities have no choice but to operate online.  The Department of … Continue reading

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The Dubious Partnership in Basic Education Bill

Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. People who are in private education should be elated at the proposed – yet unnumbered – bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresspersons Yedda Marie Romualdez and Ferdinand Martin Romualdez entitled,  An Act … Continue reading

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I believe; help my unbelief.

[Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Assumption Chapel.  Mk. 9:14-22. Feb 24, 2019] In our Gospel for today, a father brings his son to Jesus.  The boy appears to have something like epilepsy.  During a seizure he falls to the ground, foams … Continue reading

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Jesus Slams Hypocrisy

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Mk. 8:11-13; 14-21.   17 Feb. 2020.] In our Gospel reading for today, the Pharisees attack Jesus.  They demand from him “a sign from heaven to test him” (Mk 8:11).  But testing him, they expect him to fail.  … Continue reading

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New Coronavirus:  God Does Not Will Human Suffering

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel. Feb 10, 2020.] Considering the novel coronavirus today, I do not know whether what you heard today from our Gospel comforts or disturbs you.  When the people of Gennesaret recognized that the man who had come of … Continue reading

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International Academic Conference on Conflict Sensitive Journalism

[Finster Hall.  10 Feb 2020] In the name of the Ateneo de Davao University and in partnership with the Media Educators of Mindanao, Inc. (MEM) whose President, Ms. Christian Faith Avila, is the Chair of our Mass Communications Department of … Continue reading

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