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The Landlord, the Steward and the Children of Light

[Homily.  First Friday.  November 6, 2020.] This First Friday we consider anew God’s love for us.  And our response.  But today, in the light of our Gospel (Lk 16:1-8), let us consider a type of love we may not be … Continue reading

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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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Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship.

[Homily. October 13, 2020.  Galatians 5:1-6;  Luke 11:13-41] In his letter to the Galatians, St. Paul declares, “Christ freed us to make us really free, so remain firm, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1).  … 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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Jesus’ Anger vs. False Worship and Hypocrisy

[Homily.  Live-streamed Mass.  August 26, 2020.] Jesus is angry in today’s Gospel.  It is important for us to understand why.  Jesus focused his public ministry on preaching the Kingdom of God, on leading people to recognize the goodness and compassion … Continue reading

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56th Annual Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, Inc. – Welcome Address

Dr. Ron Resurrection, the President of the PAP, with it its officers and members of the Board; Dr. Mar Eric Reyes, the PAP Convention Chair, and Dr. Nelly Limbadan, the PAP Co-Convention Chair, the expert speakers, and the two thousand … Continue reading

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The “Document on Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”

[A Presentation for the Conference, “Walking and Working Together for Healing and Reconciliation” sponsored by ADDU and OPAPP.”  Ateneo de Davao University, Calungsod-San Vitores Center, 14 August, 2019.] Asalaam alaikum!  The Peace of God be upon you all! My task … Continue reading

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Pakighinabi: On the “Document on Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.”

[Fr. Joel Tabora, Lead Discussant Ateneo de Davao University, 21 February 2019]   Salaam! The Peace of God be upon you all! As members of the Ateneo de Davao University with its mission of the promotion of faith, the pursuit … Continue reading

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The Pope, the Grand Imam, and Ah Kwai

[Address: MVP Teachers Training on Cultural Competence and Culturally Sensitive Classrooms, ADDU, Finster Hall, Feb 15, 2019.] It is my great pleasure in the name of the Ateneo de Davao University to welcome you, teachers and administrators from our partner … Continue reading

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Pope’s Visit to UAE Relevant to Peacemakers in Mindanao

As peoples who follow the lunar calendar celebrated the new year yesterday, the Pope ended his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates with a moving Mass that brought together some 130,000 worshippers, the great majority of whom were Filipinos. … Continue reading

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