Tag Archives: ADDU Online

Mary Assumed into Heaven

[Homily.  Feast of the Assumption.  Aug. 15, 2022.] It is a mystery that God made the history of salvation dependent on the consent of a young virgin from Nazareth, Mary, who was already betrothed to a just man, named Joseph.  … Continue reading

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He Ate with Tax Collectors and Sinners

[Homily.  First Friday. July 1, 2022] Jesus was criticized for eating with tax collectors and sinners.  But, he said, “I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”  On this First Friday, this is the Good News we focus … Continue reading

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Our Participation in Jesus’ Sacrifice

[Homily:  Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.  Sunday, June 19, 2022] Before Abram was renamed Abraham (cf. Gen. 18:5), Abram was sent by God into Canaan, where God promised he would be the father of a great nation. … Continue reading

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Return to Me with Your Whole Heart

[Homily.  First Friday. 4 March 2022] The call of the Lenten Season is expressed in the words of the Lord, “Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping and mourning.  Rend your hearts, not your garments.” (Jl … Continue reading

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Of Children, Adults and the Kingdom of God

[Homily. Saturday. Feb 26, 2022. Re: Mark 10:13-16] In the gospel according to St Mark, Jesus dealt with many adults.  To them, he labored to disclose the core message of his gospel: “This is the time of fulfillment.  The Kingdom … Continue reading

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John the Baptist, Jesus, and Us

[Homily.  First Friday. Feb. 4, 2022.] On this First Friday, we have the story of the death of John the Baptist in our Gospel proclamation according to Mark.  It is the story of an execution; it arises out of chilling … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Word of God

[Homily.  January 23, 2022] On Sept 30, 2019, the Feast of St. Jerome, Pope Francis decreed through his Apostolic Letter Aperuit Illis that the third Sunday in Ordinary Time, which is today, would henceforth be the Sunday of the Word … Continue reading

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May God Be With Us in ADDU Throughout 2022!

[A New Year’s Message for the Community of the Ateneo de Davao University] The shepherds “found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger” (Lk 2:16).  It was the sign through which they knew that the message of … 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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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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