Tag Archives: Justice

Seriously, More Fun in the Philippines

[Homily, Simbanggabi, Martin Hall, ADDU, Dec. 16, 2015]   “It’s more fun in the Philippines!” the saying goes. And when you think of serious countries like Japan, and disciplined countries like Singapore, and powerful countries like China, you’d possibly be … Continue reading

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Cardinal Quevedo: Grieving, Doing Justice, Working for Peace

[Reprinting Orlando Cardinal Quevedo’s “Letter to All Christians” received on March 9, 2015] Fellow Disciples of Christ: Greetings of peace in the Lord! As a Filipino and Mindanawon, I grieve profoundly for our gallant SAF troops who sacrificed their lives … Continue reading

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Walk in Silence for Peace

Interfaith Walk for Peace. Rizal Park, Davao, 4 Feb 2014. Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. I would like to thank all of you who have walked with us this afternoon for peace. We are away from Mamasapano. But I believe this … Continue reading

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The Widow, the Children of Mamasapano, and the Bangsamoro

As I prayed over the Gospel of Jesus calming the storm today (Mk 4:35-41), two images from yesterday’s events stood out in my reflections: the image of the widow, Erica Pabalinos, representing the widows present of all the fallen, controlling … 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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The Challenge of the “Mindanao Conversations” for ADDU

The report I delivered last Jan. 3 to the Superiors and Directors of Work of the Jesuits in the Philippines on the “Mindanao Conversation” of Dec 26-28 was well received.  Fr. Provincial Tony Moreno repeatedly expressed his gratitude to the … Continue reading

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Death in the Image of Jesus

[Homily: Second Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Pops Tentorio, PIME] Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. “Unless the grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it remains just a grain of wheat. But if it dies, it produces much … Continue reading

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