Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

Now is the Time:  Believe You are Loved.

[Homily.  Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.] “Repent and believe in the Gospel!” (Mk 1:15). This was the message of Jesus from the beginning of his ministry.  It is a message which is repeated in our Gospel for today (Lk 13:1-9), and … Continue reading

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Grace Marie

[Homily.  Requiem Mass. 22 October 2021] Before the pandemic I often said Mass in the home of Anmie, in her “Katigdral,” when Grace Marie would be present.  I remember she used to attend my Masses sitting up straight with a … Continue reading

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Questions to Presidential Candidates from Mindanao

[Mindanao Consortium of Ateneos (MCA) Press Briefer, 13 October 2021] Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) is happy to join Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) and Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan de Oro (XU) in the revival of our consortium, which we … Continue reading

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The Focus is on “Follow Me”

[Homily.  Based on Mark 10:17-27. Live-streamed Mass.  Sunday. Oct. 10, 2021] “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  This was the question of a young man who was living a good life.  But he had heard of … Continue reading

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The Small Way. Surrender

[Homily.  Live-streamed Mass.  First Friday.  Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, Oct, 1, 2021.] Like every First Friday, we come together again today to consider God’s love manifested to us through the heart of Jesus.  But today is also the … Continue reading

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Will China Continue to Help Afghanistan under the Taliban?

[Welcoming Remarks | Afghanistan/Taliban – China Relations Forum | September 28, 2021, 3:00 pm.] Recently US  President Joe Biden delivered a speech at a General Assembly of the United Nations basically to assert that the future belongs to those who … Continue reading

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Samahan ang Pinas, SAMAHAN Para sa Pinas 2022

[Message during the Kick-Off Program. 25 Sept. 2021] To Mr. Alessandro Karlo Torreon, Samahan President, and Youth Leaders of the Ateneo de Davao University: Congratulations in undertaking to support constructive political and social dialogue among Mindanaoan youth, to encourage high … Continue reading

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Let Your Light Shine Forever!

[Homily. Mass. 20 September 2021] “No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.” (Lk 8:16). … Continue reading

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Concerning “the Ignatian Pursuit of Truth in Science”

[Introductory Message | University Lecture by Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Director, Vatican Observatory, sponsored by the University Research Council, Ateneo de Davao University, 13 Sept.. 2021] In celebration of this Ignatian Year, I would like to welcome you to this … Continue reading

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DACS EcoWarriors in the Season of Creation 2021

It is a privilege for me to congratulate all the newly trained EcoWarriors of DACS!  I thank all from the DACS’ leadership, administration and active advocates for the environment who in these past days have trained you.  But most of … Continue reading

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