Tag Archives: Pope Francis

Rejoice and Exult! Consider Holiness.

[Address: SHS Graduation, 14 April 2018] Rejoice and exult!  You are now graduates of SHS in the Philippines!  Your graduation today is historic.  In the Philippines, you are part of the first batch of some 1.2 million graduates of SHS … Continue reading

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Bergoglio Awards for Service to the Community

Even as Pope Francis has just marked the fourth anniversary of his Pontificate this month, we can only marvel at the way the Holy Spirit has transformed the Church under his watch.  It is the same Church as it was … 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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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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Transcendence Towards the Poor and the Peripheries

[Homily: ADDU College Baccalaureate Mass, March 27, 2015.] Last January, when Fr. Provincial asked Pope Francis what he wanted the Jesuits in the Philippines to do, he first replied, “Address the challenge of transcendence.” But then he also said, “Go … Continue reading

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In the Joy of the Children of God

[Homily: Start of ADDU “College Days,” Feb. 16, 2015]  In our Gospel for today, the Pharisees were demanding of Jesus a sign. They were not asking in good faith, that they might be led to the truth, or led to the … Continue reading

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