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The Dawn from on High

Today we come to the last of our Simbanggabi Masses with thanksgiving and with special joy.  We thank the Lord for the grace of these Simbanggabi Masses.  Every day, God turns the night into day.  You have allowed night turning … Continue reading

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President’s Words:  ADDU Service Awards, December 13, 2019.

As we close this happy celebration I would like once again to congratulate all our awardees for 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years of service in the Ateneo.  Especially warm congratulations and well-wishes for our retirees.  I thank you … Continue reading

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Shared Vulnerability, Relief and Responsibility

[Based on the Message of Fr. Joel to the ADDU Community in Assumption Chapel on Nov. 2nd after the Earthquakes of Oct. 29th and 30th] With the earthquakes in the past days, we all shared a common experience of vulnerability.  … Continue reading

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The Rosary as Dialogue between Ourselves and the Father

[Homily:  Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.  Assumption Chapel. 7 October 2019] October is the month of the Holy Rosary.  And today is the feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.  I am happy that in this … Continue reading

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Transformative Education Program founded on JEEPGY – Justice and Peace, Ecological Integrity, Engaged Citizenship, Poverty Alleviation, Gender Sensitivity and Youth Empowerment

[Contribution to Lab 2 on the Identity of Christian Schools during the World Convention of the International Organization of Catholic Education (OIEC) in Fordham University, New York, June 6, 2017]  It is a privilege for me to stand here before … Continue reading

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One, Holy, Catholic Apostolic – and Wounded

[Welcome Address: Abdon Josol Lecture Series, “A Wounded Church.” Finster Hall, Feb. 8, 2019.] It is my privilege to welcome you to the Abdon Josol Lecture for this year co-sponsored by the St. Alfonsus Theological and Mission Institute (SATMI) and … Continue reading

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Jesus, Servant of Humankind, Servant of the Father

[Homily:  Mark 10:35-45] Jesus had twelve apostles.  Two of them in the Gospel account for today, James and John, made a play for special favor with Jesus.  When Jesus would come into his glory, they wanted the honor of sitting … Continue reading

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