Tag Archives: Dialogue

On Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship

[An Attempt to Understand Key Concepts of Pope Francis’ Latest Encyclical in their Relevance for Establishing Harmony and Peace in Mindanao and in the World.] To the Co-Convenors of the Bishops’-Ulama Conference, Most Rev. Fernando Capalla, DD, Most Rev. Hilario … Continue reading

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Our Prayer in Dialogue

[Prayer at the beginning of the ADDU Academic Administrators – Samahan Student Government Dialogue, 23 November 2020] Heavenly Father, you sent to us your Son as your Word of Compassion, Love, Reconciliation and Peace. He is your divine Word in an … Continue reading

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Awaiting God-with-us

[Homily: Ateneo de Davao University Pre-Christmas Advent Mass, Martinez Hall, Dec.18, 2015]   We come together today in celebration, even though we know there are concerns in our lives which argue against celebration: the horrible war in Syria and Iraq, … Continue reading

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Ramadan and a “Common Word” between Muslims and Christians

[For Pakighinabi, Manila Times, June 22] With the appearance of the new crescent moon last Thursday, the holy month of Ramadan commenced for the Muslim world. During this month, the Muslim recalls the first time the one God dictated verses … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God in Mindanao

[Homily: Baccalaureate Mass, Graduation, ADDU Law School and Graduate School, April 25, 2015] You come to our Baccalaureate Mass this morning, I am certain, with mixed emotions. Perhaps, the first is relief. Finally, the gauntlet has been run. The pressure … Continue reading

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Encouraging ADDU Research in Academic Freedom

[Address:  2nd ADDU Celebrating of Research, Finster Hall, March 7, 2014] It is truly a great joy for me to participate this evening in this university celebration of research.  Once again, I thank Ms. Bing Chan and the rest of … Continue reading

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The Role of the Catholic University in the Philippines Today

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, D.D.                                                                       President, Catholic … Continue reading

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Implementing the ADDU Vision-Mission Further

[Joint ADDU Faculty Address at Start of School Year, 2013-14] Once again, it is my pleasure at the outset of a new academic year, 2013-14, to greet the assembled faculties of our basic and tertiary education units. It is already … Continue reading

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More on Space to Discuss Contentious Issues

In a previous essay I wrote about the need to provide ourselves space in society for discussion of contentious issues. My conviction is: both as rational human beings and as persons of faith, even of diverse faiths, we can live … Continue reading

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Tribute to Archbishop Fernando Capalla

[Closing Remarks: Tribute to Abp. Fernando Capalla, June 18, 2012] Most Rev. Fernando R. Capalla, DD, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Davao, Most Rev. Romulo Valles, DD, Archsbishop of the Archdiocese of Davao, Our prayer leaders, Fr. Erwin Torres, … Continue reading

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