Tag Archives: Faith

Of Children Playing in the Marketplace

[Homily.  Lk 7:31-35; I Cor. 15:1-11.  Live-streamed Mass. Sept 16, 2020.] In our Gospel for today, Jesus criticizes “the people of this generation.” He compares them to children in a marketplace playing a game.  The children would gather in two … Continue reading

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Three Concerns in Christian Discipleship

[Homily:  Assumption Chapel.  11.11.19.  Based on:  Luke 17: 1-6] In our Gospel reading for today according to Luke Jesus is on his great journey to Jerusalem – where he will enter in glory, take possession of His Father’s temple,  then … Continue reading

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Law and Graduate Schools Graduation 2017. President’s Address.

As the joy of this celebration comes to an end, allow me just once more to recall to you briefly what your alma mater expects of you as graduates of the ADDU. Whether already in your professional life enhanced by … Continue reading

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Josefino, Bayani at Banal: Liwanag at Anino sa Buhay ng Josefino

[Points for Prayer and Meditation at the 85th Homecoming of San Jose Seminary, Nov 20, 2014] I am truly happy to be here in the chapel of San Jose Seminary again! It has been such a long time! When I … Continue reading

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Historical Moment in Mindanao: Bangsamoro

[“Eight minute” Contribution to Education Segment of Peace Conference of Cotabato: “Peace Means Living Together”, Notre Dame University, June 6-7, 2014] We are at a historical moment in the history of Mindanao – as the Filipino nation shall deliberate on … Continue reading

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Of Faith, Healing and Leadership

[Graduation Address: Davao Medical School Foundation, 22 April 2014, on invitation of DMSF Chair Jore Lacuesta and President Jonathan Alegre] I will not pretend that I have any medical expertise. I don’t. You do. The celebration of your graduation from the … Continue reading

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What is Faith?

[Contribution to Esquire Philippines’ “Notes and Essays” on invitation of Sarge Lacuesta] What is faith?  Life’s not possible without faith.  If you fly Philippine Airlines, you have to have faith.  If you fly Cebu Pacific, well, you have to have … Continue reading

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In Keeping the Faith, Peace!

My intention is merely to unpack some of the rich content in today’s reading from the Gospel of St. John (14:23-29). I will focus on four points. First, the declaration of Jesus: “Those who love me will keep my Word, … Continue reading

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Stronger than Cynicism

[Homily: Simbanggabi, 12.23.12] It has really been a pleasure for me to be part of this community celebration of Simbang Gabi. There is no law which says we have to have Simbanggabi Masses. We are not a parish; we are … Continue reading

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Hearers and Doers of the Word

[Homily: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/2/12] Our readings for this Eucharist (Deut 4:1-8; Jas. 1:17-27; Mt 7:1-23) are very rich. For this homily, I thought I would focus only on two themes suggested by the letter of St. James: … Continue reading

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