Tag Archives: Laudato Si

Pakighinabi: Balik Lantaw on Tampakan Mines

Towards Awareness and Reflection on Tampakan Mines. [For the ADDU Community] During our recent Urgent Discernment on the National Situation, I was saddened to hear from Atty. Meong Cabarde that there seems to be a resurgence of activity in Tampakan Mines.  … Continue reading

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The Season of Creation

[Homily: ADDU Live-streamed Mass. Sept. 7, 2020.] September 1st for many Filipinos is the first day of the “-ber” months.  With strains of Joe Mari Chan’s Christmas in Our Hearts in the air, it begins in the Philippines the longest … Continue reading

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Laudato Si and Climate Change in the Philippines

[Address to Inter-Faith Dialogue Conference sponsored by the Philippine Climate Change Commission, Davao City, Grand Menseng Hotel, 12 October, 2015,] We hold this Inter-Faith Dialogue looking forward to the UN Climate Change Forum in Paris on 30 November to 11 … Continue reading

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Laudato Si and the Legal Framework for Environmental Protection and Advocacy in the Philippines

 [Address to Membership Meeting of the National Convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, Manila, SMX Mall of Asia, September 29, 2015. My thanks to Atty. Faye Risonar Bello for research and to Bernie Jereza for Powerpoint presentation.] … Continue reading

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Environmental Examination of Conscience

Pope Francis’ visit to the United States was profoundly moving. His address to the Joint Session of the US Congress could have earned hateful jeers for him from rowdy conservatives who dislike Pope Francis’ unabashed advocacy for the poor, the … Continue reading

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Legal Framework to Protect Environment

[For Pakighinabi, Manila Times, July 27, 2015] Pope Francis calls for a legal framework to protect the environment in Laudato Si: “The establishment of a legal framework which can set clear boundaries and ensure the protection of ecosystems has become … Continue reading

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A Special ADDU Day for Laudato Si!

[Openning Remarks for Special ADDU Day for Laudato Si! at ADDU, July 24, 2015] It is my pleasure to greet all of the members of the ADDU community and all of our guests as we come together today in special … Continue reading

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All is Connected

[Concluding remarks to President’s Report, General Assembly, Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS), 17 July 2015]   Perhaps, by way of concluding this report, we may recall our shared mission not only to meet with the challenges of a changing … Continue reading

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Laudato Si! and Lifestyle

[For Pakighinabi, Manila Times, July 13, 2015] What’s disturbing about Pope Francis’s most recent encyclical, “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home,” is that all the environmental brokenness he talks about in a sick world can’t just be left … Continue reading

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Our Common Home?

[For Pakighinabi, Manila Times, June 15, 2015] I cannot say that I have completed my study of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, On Care for our Common Home” (LS). But sharing some preliminary reflections on this remarkable document may already … Continue reading

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