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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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Imagine: 31,400 people now displaced in Maguindanao

Sometimes it’s difficult to expect of people that they pray. Their relationship with God is dysfunctional. They go to Mass. They follow rules. They say rosaries. They are pretty self-satisfied about themselves. But they have difficulty praying. Especially about praying, … Continue reading

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Professors-for-Peace Statement on Mamasapano and Peace Process

Professors for Peace: Statement on the Mamasapano Incident and the Peace Process February 24, 2015 We, the undersigned academics, teachers, public intellectuals, policy analysts and researchers are issuing this joint statement to call for sobriety and more evidence-based discussion and debate … Continue reading

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Fast for Peace

There are those who fast for vanity. The pot-belly has grown to intolerability, the handles on one’s sides no longer help loving, the bulges and puffiness make glances in the mirror embarrassing. There are also those who fast for health. … Continue reading

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Hear Mindanao: Requite Evil with Good

[The “Statement from Mindanao” as enhanced by Orlando Cardinal Quevedo of Cotabato and signed by religious, military, indigenous peoples, and civil service organisation leaders in Mindanao.  Published today in the Philippine Daily Inquirer] We are profoundly saddened and shocked that … Continue reading

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Hear Mindanao: Requite evil with good

[A statement from Mindanao] We are saddened that the congressional deliberations on the Bangsamoro Basic Law have been indefinitely suspended. But we understand, after the tragic events of Mamasapano, the need for reflection. Multi-layered investigations are ongoing. There is need … Continue reading

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Heal Our Broken Land

[Homily: Sunday Mass, Assumption Chapel, ADDU, 7 Feb. 2014] In the responsorial psalm in today’s liturgy, we declared, “Christ took away our infirmities and bore our diseases.”   The reference given is to Matthew 8:17, where the healing activity of Jesus … Continue reading

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President Aquino’s Second Address on Mamasapano

Today’s reading from Hebrews says: “Obey your leaders and defer to them, for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account, that they may fulfill their tasks with joy and not with sorrow, for that would … 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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Mamasapano, the President, and the Bangsamoro Basic Law

The President has called for a day of mourning for those who perished in Mamasapano. When we fly our flags at half mast on Friday, and call upon the God whom we know to be merciful and compassionate, I shall … Continue reading

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