ABOUT ST. VINCENT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
academic community
Faculty Members
DIONISIO E. ABUEL, CM
Eras Mundus Masters in Bioethics; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Radbound University Nijmegen Netherlands, University of Padova Italy.
MA Theology Major in Pastoral Minsitry, St. Vincent School of Theology
MA Nursing major in Administration, La Concorda College
BS Nursing, Sacred Heart College

Dionisio Abuel is the treasurer and faculty member of St. Vincent School of Theology where he teaches subjects mainly in ethics and morality. Before becoming a priest, he first worked as a nurse and instructor from 1992 until 2004. From being a private nurse, he entered the Sariaya Institute to work as a school nurse and faculty member. In 1994, he entered the San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation Inc. to work as a Critical Care Nurse where he also served as a faculty member. During the summers of 1995 until 1998, he served as a clinical instructor in the affiliation of nursing students from different colleges. For one year, he was a high school faculty member at the De Paul College in Iloilo and in 2004, he became an instructor at the College of Nursing in Adamson University. It was in 2005 that he began his Pastoral Experience as Assistant Parish Priest at St. Vincent de Paul Parish. He is presently involved in the formation of seminarians at the De Paul House Seminary in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

VENERANDO AGNER, CM
Moral Theology (STL-cand.), Alphonsianum
Diploma in Spirituality, Teresianum, Rome
License in Sacred Theology (MA Cand.), University of Santo Tomas
Bachelor in Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas
BA Philosophy, Adamson University

Venerando Agner is a member of the Congregation of the Mission and has been a part of St. Vincent Seminary since 1977. He was first assigned as the Spiritual Director of St. Vincent’s Seminary in Bulacan from 1977-1978. After that, he became a professor at San Carlos Major Seminary in Cebu from 1978 until 1979. In that same year, he entered the St. Vincent’s Seminary in Quezon City as Director of Theology Students and a year later, he became the Spiritual Director of Theology Students for three years. From 1983 until 1990, he served as the Director of CM Novices at Vincentian Hills Seminary in Angono and at St. Vincent’s Seminary in Quezon City. For seven years, he served as professor and as Spiritual Director/Rector at St. Vincent’s Seminary in Quezon City from 1992 until 1999. In 2000, he entered the De Paul House as Professor and Superior/Rector until 2003. The following year, he became the Superior/Rector of St. Vincent’s Seminary until 2006. Currently, he is a professor at St. Vincent’s Seminary and St. Vincent School of Theology. He also serves as the present Director of the Daughters of Charity.


ENRIQUE BATANGAN
MA Religious Studies (cand.), Maryhill School of Theology
BA History Major/minor in English with units in Education,
Corregidor College

Enrique Batangan has been involved in a number of socio-pastoral and community organizing works since 1975. Aside from being a resource person “on call” of Education for Life Foundation (ELF) and Popular Education for People’s Empowerment (PEPE), he also engages in consultancy work with various NGOs, parishes and religious congregations. A teacher by profession, he is a part-time lecturer at Sojourn (inter-congregational forum for postulants), Exodus (inter-congregational forum for novices), Inter-Congregational Theological Center (ICTC) and St. Vincent School of Theology (SVST). He also coordinates the SVST Resource Center for Social Concerns. He worked as Documentation Assistant in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong during the early 1980s under the auspices of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA). In summer of 1985, he addressed the Annual General Meeting of the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR) in London and its partner groups in Wales, Scotland and Ireland. In 1986, he joined an exposure trip to Nicaragua. Ten years after his exposure to the BECs of Nicaragua, in 1996, he took up a course on Conflict Analysis and Transformation at the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In 1998, he attended the Spring Term course on International Studies at the International Peoples’ College (IPC) in Helsingor, Denmark. At present, in addition to his socio-pastoral works, he also facilitates workshops on Popular Education, Culture and Religion, Pastoral Management, BEC Building, Social Analysis and Conflict Mediation.

Publication:

Faith and Social Justice: Basic Christian Communities in the Philippines (published by the Catholic Institute for International Relations [CIIR], UK)

Contributor to Basic Christian Communities: Catalysts for Liberation, Part II. (published by the Claretian Publications, Philippines)

Contributor to Kiwa-Kiwa: Handbook for Community Animators (published by the Education Forum and BCC-CO and printed by Claretian Publications, Philippines)

On Hope and Cynicism. (published by the Socio-Pastoral Institute, Philippines together with Fr. Ton  Dannenberg’s “Crisis in Socialism”)

Contributor to Salin-Buhay, magazine of the Education for Life Foundation (ELF) from 1995 to 2000.


JIMMY BELITA, CM
PhD in Religious Studies, Catholic University of Louvain, 1979
Masters in Management for Executives and Managers,
  University of San Jose Recoletos, 1981.
Masters in Divinity, De Andreis Institute of Theology,
  Lemont, Illinois, 1973
AB, St. Mary’s Seminary, Perryville, Missouri, 1969

Jimmy Belita is a professor and also the Rector of St. Vincent School of Theology, Quezon City. His experience as a professor and administrative officer started in 1973. He is the former Dean of Theology at St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary in Jaro, Iloilo before he became the Dean of Theology at Seminario Mayor de San Carlos, Mabolo, Cebu in 1979. The following year, he served as a Rector of Seminario Mayor de San Carlos. In 1983, he entered De La Salle University and St. Vincent School of Theology (SVST) as professor. It was in 1986 that he became the Dean of SVST until 1994.  Within that year he was also the Chairperson of the Religious Studies Department of the De La Salle University Manila and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Colegio de San Lorenzo until 1990. In 1988 he entered Eastern College (now Eastern University) in St. Davids, Pennsylvania as Visiting Professor. Afterwards, he became a holder of Ariston Estrada Sr. Professorial Chair for Theology at De La Salle University. In 1993 until 1994, he was appointed Director of the Institute of Religious Education at Adamson University Manila. Then, he became the Vice President for Academic Affairs until 1995. He also became a member of the Archdiocesan Commission on Visions and Phenomenon of Manila. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Board of Trustees in a number of schools namely, Sacred Heart College in Quezon, La Concordia College in Manila, and Immaculate Heart of Mary College in Quezon City. He was also appointed Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and President of the Adamson University Manila in 1994 until 2003. In recent years he has engaged himself in research and writing. His latest publication is God Was Not in the Wind: an Evolutionary Understanding of Popular Religion in the Philippines which won the National Book Awards in 2006. His present research interest is on shamans and faith healers and the interface between religion and physical sciences.

Publications:

Belita, Jimmy A. and Corazon P. Manalo. (Ed.). Quest for insights into faith : charting new paths and direction for religious education. Manila: Adamson University Press.  2001

Belita, Jimmy A., CM. Teaching and Being-A-Church: Towards an Ecclesiology of Education. Manila: Adamson University Press, 1997.

Belita, Jimmy C.M., Cast into the Deep. The Filipino Moral Imagination for Social Change. Manila: Congregation of the Mission, 1994.

Belita, Jimmy A. (Ed.)  And God Said: Hala! Studies in Popular Religiosity in the Philippines. De  La Salle University Press, Manila, Philippines :  1991

Belita, Jimmy A. The way of greater self : constructing a theology around a Filipino mythos. De La Salle University Press, Manila, Philippines :  1991

Belita, Jimmy A. From Logos to Diwa. A Synthesis of Theological Research in Catholic Graduate Schools in the Philippines (1965-1985). Manila: De La Salle University Press. 1986



PETER PAUL BLANCO
MA Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University
BS Business Administration, National College of Business and Arts
Major in Painting and Sculpture, Academy of Arts University

Peter Paul Blanco is a professor of Philosophy at St. Vincent School of Theology. Aside from being a professor, he is also a devoted Art teacher, Administrative Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors at the family-owned school, Blanco Family Academy. To uphold the legacy of his family in the field of arts, he continues to share his knowledge and talent to other people as he participates as speaker on numerous workshops and seminars about the arts and literacy. He has also participated in several painting exhibitions both locally and internationally. Some of his most recent works are the family painting exhibition in the Filipinas Heritage Library in Makati and the Obra Blanco at the University of Batangas both in 2009. He even received awards for his paintings in a competition at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco California. As a testament to his creative talent, he is acknowledged as the Youngest Artist with enough works to put up a one-man (one-child) show held at the Manila Nikko Garden Hotel. He is even considered as the Youngest Member of the Art Association of the Philippines and the Youngest Artist to exhibit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In addition, he has also received a number of recognitions from different institutions for his achievements in arts and also for his support in the Philippine Cancer Society Inc.



AGNES M. BRAZAL
PhD/STD in Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Licentiate in Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
MA Theological Studies (cand.), Maryhill School of TheologyBS Management Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University

Agnes M. Brazal is a full-time faculty member at the Maryhill School of Theology.  She is the current President of DAKATEO (Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya sa Pilipinas-Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines), past coordinator and consultant of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia, and member of the Planning Committee for the Catholic Theological Ethics in a World Church (2007-10). She is also the Theology and Religious Studies series editor of the Ateneo de Manila University Press and an Editorial Board member of the Asian Christian Review. She obtained her licentiate and doctorate from the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven.

Her main research interests are postcolonial-intercultural methods, migration, feminist and Filipino-Asian theologies/ethics.   She has published essays in local and international journals and anthologies (published by Peeters, Continuum, Orbis), co-edited a number of books published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press and authored a  textbook series for grade school children.  

Her grants/awards include being winner of the 2003 MWI (Institute of Missiology, Missio, Aachen) international academic essay contest on Contextual Theology and Philosophy on the theme “Religious Identity and Migration”. She was also a recipient of a visiting fellowship grant at the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven (KUL) in 2006 and the book Body and Sexuality was a finalist in the 2007 National Book Award granted by the Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board.  

Dissertation Work:

“Recasting Liberation Theology’s Classic Methodological Mediations: A Proposed Way of Integrating Contextual-Cultural [Feminist] Values and Perspectives,” a doctoral dissertation defended at the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuven, 1998.

“John Paul II on Labour and Culture: A Critical Assessment in the Light of Hegel and Marx”, an unpublished thesis submitted to the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuven, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1994.

PUBLICATIONS:

Books

Growing Up as Christians in God’s Family Series (Grades 1-6 Textbooks).  Trinitas Publishing, Bulacan, 2009.    

Edited Books

(with Eric Marcelo Genilo, sj, Aloysius Cartagenas and James Keenan, sj). Transformative Theological Ethics: East Asian Contexts. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010. (Distributed in the USA by the University of Hawai’i Press).

(with Fabio Baggio. cs). Faith on the Move: Toward a Theology of Migration in Asia. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2008. (Distributed in the USA by the University of Hawai’i Press).

(with Andrea Lizares Si). Body and Sexuality: Theological-Pastoral Perspectives of Women in Asia. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2007.

Edited Journals (Special Issue)

(with Daniel Franklin Pilario, cm).  Interdisciplinarity in Theology. Hapag: Journal of Interdisciplinary Theological Research 4, nos. 1-2 (2007).

Articles/Book Chapters

"East Asian Discourses on Harmony: A Mediation for Catholic Social Teaching." In Catholic Social Teaching in Global Perspective.  Edited  by Dan McDonald. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2010.

"Redeeming the Vernacular: Doing Postcolonial-Intercultural Theological Ethics." Asian Horizons 4, no. 1 (June 2010): 50-66.

"A 'Models' Approach: Teaching Fundamental Moral Theology in an Intercultural World," in Transformative Theological Ethics: East Asian Contexts.  Edited by Agnes Brazal, Aloysius Cartagenas, Eric Genilo and James Keenan. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010.

Forthcoming. "Harnessing Cultural Resources Toward Solidarity." MST Review 11,
no. 1 (2009).

“Gender and Migration: Theological Challenges.” Exodus Series 13: A Resource Guide for the Migrant Ministry in Asia. Quezon City: Scalabrini  Migration Center.

"Can the Real Paul Stand Up? Paul and Women's Leadership in the Church." MST Review 10, no. 1 (2008): 38-60.
“Die Interkulturelle Kirche als Brücke der Solidarität im Migrationskontext,” in Für ein Leben in Fülle: Visionen einer missionarischen Kirche Für Hermann Schalück, 66-75. Herausgegeben  von Richard Brosse und Katja Heidemanns. Freiburg: Herder, 2008.

“Information, Sex Education and Church Intervention in Public Policy in the Philippines” In Calling for Justice throughout the World: Catholic Women Theologians Considering the Moral Ramifications of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Edited by Mary Jo Iozzio, Elsie Miranda and Mary Roche. New York: Continuum.2008

“Cultural Rights and Migrants: A Philosophico-Theological Exploration.” Asian Christian Review 1, no. 3 (2008): 31-50.

“Cultural Rights and Migrants: A Philosophico-Theological Exploration.” In  Faith on the Move: Toward a Theology of Migration in Asia. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2007.

“Globalization and Catholic Theological Ethics: A Southeast Asian Perspective.” In Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church: The Plenary Papers from the First Cross-cultural Conference on Catholic Theological Ethics, 74-81. Edited by James Keenan. New York: Continuum, 2007.

(co-author with Daniel Franklin Pilario, CM) “Disciplines, Interdisciplinary and Theology.” In Interdisciplinary in Theology, 5-25. Quezon City: DAKATEO. 2007.

(co-author with Ma. Anicia Co, RVM). “Fusion of Horizons: Women Naming and Celebrating their God-Experience.” In Discipleship of Asian Women at the Service of Life, 199-221. Edited by Virginia Saldanha. Bangalore, India: Claretian Publications, 2007.

“Interculturality – A Challenge in the Postmodern World.” In Asian Consultation on Harmony  through Reconciliation/FEISA VII: 40th Anniversary of the Pastoral Constitution on Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes), 167-74. January 16-21, 2006. Edited by Bro. Anthony Rogers, FSC.

“Interculturality – A Challenge in the Postmodern World.” Info on Human Development 32, nos. 4-6 (April-Hune 2006): 28-30.

“Interculturality in the Migration Context: Missiological Reflections vis-à-vis P. Bourdieu.” Utopia hat einem Ort: Beiträge für eine interkulturelle, 125-134. Edited by Elisabeth Steffens and Annette Meuthrath. Welt aus vier Kontinenten. London: Frankfurt am Main, 2006.

“Interculturality in the Migration Context: Missiological Reflections vis-à-vis P. Bourdieu.” MST Review: A Journal of Theological and Cultural Studies.

“Mission and Power.” In the Mission to Proclaim and to Celebrate Christian Existence,20-35. Edited by peter de Mey, Jacques Haers and Jozef Lamberts. Peeters: Leuven.

“Entkriminalisierung der Prostitution auf den Philippinen – eine chrisliche Antworf auf die Tragik? In Das Schweigen brechen: Asiatische Theologinnen ringen um die befreiende Dimension des Glaubens, 28-47. Edited by Hyondok Choe and Annette Meuthrath. Freiburg, Basel, Wien: Herder, 2005.

“Ne pas ‘perde la face’, tender vers une harmonie sociale.” Mission de l’Eglise 148 (April 2005)

“Migration and the Transformation of Ethnic and Religious Identities: The Mindanao-Sulu Experience.” In Migration and Interculturality: Theological and Philosophical Challenges. 121-132. Edited by Raúl Fornet-Betancourt. Aachen: Missionswissenschaftliches Institut Missio e.V., 2005.

“Decriminalizing Prostitution in the Philippines: A Christian Response to the Tragic?” Hapag 2, no.2 (2005): 229-248.

“Beyond the Religious and Social Divide: The Emergin Mindanawan Identity.” Chakana: Intercultural Forum of Theology and Philosophy 2 (2004) 3: 7-26. (Winning essay in the 2003 MWI- Institute of Missiology, Missio, Aachen – international academic essay contest for Contextual Theology and Philosophy.) 2004.

“Missie en macht.” Wereld and Zending: Tijdschrift voor interculturele theologie 1 (2004): 38 -51.

“Descriminalizing Prostitution in the Philippines: A Christian Response to the Tragic?” In Breaking the Silence: Ecclesia of Women in Asia: Gathering the Voices of the Silenced, 3-21. Edited by Evelyn Monteiro and Antoinette Gutzler. Delhi: ISPCK.

“Reinventing Pakikipagkapwa: Initial Exploration towards a Filipino Ecofeminist Response to ‘Difference.’” In Pluralism and Fundamentalism in the Church, 50-70. Manila: Dakateo.

“Fundamentalism and Filipino Religiosity.” In Lecture Series 3: Spirituality, 11-33. Quezon City: Center for Spirituality-Manila.

“Use of Mediations in Liberation Theologies: A Philippine Perspective” In The Use of Mediations in Theology: George De Schrijver’s Wager and the Theologies of Liberation, 65-82. Edited by E. Guzman, J. Haers, L.F. Lesigues and D.F. Pilario. Leuven: Peeters, 2003.

(co-author: Sr. Ma. Anicia Co). “Fusion of Horizons: Women Naming and Celebrating their God-Experience.” MST Review (2003): 163-188. Presented a paper as a key speaker at the conference of the Bishops’ Institute for Lay Apostolate (BILA) on “Women’s God Experience Rotted in Life,” Hua-Hin, Thailand, October, 2001.

“Patriarchal Relations: Reinforced or Undermined? Globalization and Employment of Women’s Labor.” MST Review 4 n.1 (2000): 17-29.

“Feminist Ideology Criticisms, the Bible and the Community.” MST Review 2 n.2 (1999): 97-117.

“A Response to Feminist Theology in Conversation.” Himig Ugnayan 1 n.2 (1999): 44-51.

“Exploring Some Epistemological Implications of the Shift in Third World Theologies of Liberation.” In Liberation Theologies on Shifting Grounds: A Clash of Socio-Economic and Cultural Paradigms, 273-286. Edited by Georges De Schrijver. Leuven: Leuven University, 1998.

“Inculturation: An Interpretative Model for Feminist Revisions of Liturgical Praxis?” MST Review 2 (1997): 21-33.

“Inculturation: An Interpretative Model for Feminist Revisions of Liturgical Praxis?” Questions Liturgiques ½ (1996): 124-134.

“Inculturatie; een interpretatiemodel voor een feministische herziening van de liturgische praktijk?” In Liturgie en inculturatie. Verslagboek van het twaalfde liturgiecolloquium van het Liturgisch Institut van de K.U. Leuven – Oktober 1995, 181-193. Edited by J. Lamberts. Leuven: Acco, 1996.

“Exploring Some Epistemological Implications of the Shift in Third World Theologies of Liberation.” Inter-Sectiones 4 (1996): 13-23.

6th Conference of the European Society of Women in Theological Research, August 1995. Inter-Sectiones no. 4 (1995): 28-30.

“John Paul II on Labour and Culture: An Assessment in the Light of Hegel and Marx,” Inter-Sectiones n1 (1995): 11-29.

Interview. “Vasten Geeft de Woede een Nieuw Perspectief” Wereldwijd 252 (Maart 1995) 46-48.



EUGINIUS L. CAÑETE, MJ
Licentiate Degree in Canon Law, Pontifical Gregorian University  (Rome)
General Theological Studies, Maryhill School of Theolog
AB Psychology, University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City

Euginius Cañete has been the founding member of the Missionaries of Jesus. From 1996 until 2001, he has been serving in Zambia Africa where he became a Pastor of St. Mary Immaculate Parish & St. Paul Parish, a District Superior in CICM Autonomous District of Zambia, a Member of Pastoral Team at St. Maximilliam Kolbe Parish. In 2004, he entered the Institute of Formation & Religious Studies in Quezon City where he works as a lecturer.  He also works as a lecturer at Inter-Congregational Theological Center in Quezon City. He became a formator of the MJ Formation Community in Cubao from 2005-2006. He has been a member of the Matrimonial Tribunal in the Diocese of Novaliches (2006-2007) and the Diocese of Antipolo. He is also a member of the Canon Law Society of the Philippines. In 2007, he became a lecturer at the St. Alphonsus Theologate in Davao for one year. Afterwards, he entered the St. Vincent School of Theology where he currently works as a professor. He is also presently working as the District Coordinator of the Missionaries of Jesus and is involved in formation in the Missionaries of Jesus Novitiate Community in Antipolo City.


ESPERANZA CHEE KEE
Master in Education in Language Teaching, University of the   Philippines Diliman
AB English, Divine Word College of Laoag

 

Esperanza Chee Kee is the professor of Basic English at St. Vincent School of Theology. She is also a full-time Master Teacher at Ateneo De Manila High School where she teaches since 1970. Her excellent years in teaching have earned her a spot in Metrobank Foundation, Inc.’s 1996 Search for Outstanding Teachers Awardees. She is also the yearly recipient of the Eagle Award, an Award for Outstanding Teachers given to Deserving Teachers of Ateneo de Manila High School, since the inception of the award in 1980.

She is a teacher-trainor, demonstration class teacher and resource speaker for Ateneo de Manila High School, Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching and Reading Association of the Philippines . She also gives teacher-training sessions for various publishing houses like Vibal Publishing, Bookmark and DIWA Learning Systems. In addition, she writes English textbooks as co-author of Read, Learn and Grow (BookMark), High School Series (Diwa Learning Systems) and Workbooks (Vibal Publishing House).




EMMANUEL S. DE GUZMAN
PhD Religious Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
PhD Candidacy program, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
MA Theological Studies (cand.), Maryhill School of Theology
MA Organizational Development and Planning, Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute
BA major in Psychology minor in Anthropology, University of the Philippines Diliman

Emmanuel De Guzman, PhD is a married theologian from the Philippines. He is a fulltime professor of Systematic Theology at St. Vincent School of Theology (SVST) – Adamson University, where he is also the Director for Theological and Pastoral Services, and Acting Director for Research and Publications. Among the regular courses he teaches are “Fundamental Systematic Theology,” “Doing Contextual Theology in Asia,” “Doing Theology for Beginners,” “Doing Theology of Every Life,” “Theology and Praxis of the Laity,” “Theology and Spirituality of the Federation of Bishop’s Conferences,” as well as “Christology” and “Ecclesiology” on occasional basis. He directs the Synthesis Course for the Comprehensive Examinations, and coordinator of the Synthesis Paper and Thesis Writing of graduating students. He is in-charge of SVST’s Introductory Theological Formation program and the HaPág-Layko program. He also teaches “Introduction to Theology” at the Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia, “Introduction to Pastoral Studies” at East Asia Pastoral Institute, “Introduction to Theologies of Migration” and “Ecclesiology and Ministries in Migration Context” at Loyola School of Theology, “Shifting Paradigms of Culture, Church and Mission” at the Euntes Mission Center – Zamboanga City, and a resource person on “The Role of the Laity in the Ministry to Migrants” in the Exodus Training for Pastoral Workers of the CBCP’s Episcopal Commission for Migrants and Itinerant Peoples. He is co-founder of the Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya or DaKaTeo (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines).

Publications:

Mapping Church on the Move. Exodus Series 12: A Resource Guide for the Migrant Ministry in Asia. Quezon City: Scalabrini Migration Center, 2010.

 “Paul for Today’s Slaves of Globalization: Migrants and Anti-Imperial Marginality.” MST Review. 2009

 “The Scent of Marginality: Odorizing Difference in Migratory Relations.” HAPAG, Theological-Cultural Journal of St. Vincent School of Theology, 2009

“The Church as ‘Imagined Communities’ among Differentiated Social Bodies,” In Faith on the Move: Towards a Theology of Migration in Asian Context. Edited by Fabio Baggio and Agnes M. Brazal. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press (2008): 118-154.

The Laity in the Ministry to the Migrants. Exodus Series 6. A Resource Guide for the Migrant Ministry in Asia. Quezon City: Scalabrini Migration Center, 2005.

 “Fundamentalism and Mutli-Contextuality in Classrooms of Theology.” In Fundamenatalism and Pluralism in the Church. Ed. Dennis T. Gonzalez. Manila: DAKATEO, 2004, 126-158.

 “Exploring the Terrain of Sensus Fidellium among ‘Root-crops’ Christians.” MST Review 6:2 (2004): 1-73

 “A Lay Educator’s Ecclesiological Reading.” In Charting the Future of Theology and Theological Education in Asian Contexts. Eds. David Kwang-sun Suh, Annette Meuthrathe, Choe Hyondok.. Delhi: ISPCK, 2004, 164-193.

“Come Near, Stand in the Center! Reflections on the Political Dimension of the Basic Ecclesial Communities.” In BECS in the Philippines: Dream or Reality? A Multi-DisciplinaryReflection. Ed. Josemarie Delgado, Manny Gabriel, Estela Padilla, and Amado Picardal. Antipolo, Phils.: Bukang Tipan 2004, 161-202.

Co-Author, Mga Kataga sa Teolohiyang Doktrinal (Filipino Glossary of Systematic Theology), Quezon City, Philippines: Maryhill School of Theology, 2001.

 “Basic Communities in the Philippine Church (III) : Seeds of Democratization and Renewal.” MST Review (Journal for Theological and Cultural Studies) 4:1 (2000): 1-16.

 “Basic Communities in the Philippine Church (II): Yeast in the Dough or Mold on the Bread?” MST Review 3:2, (2000): 181-216.

 “Basic Communities in the Philippine Church: The Pre-Martial Law Period.” MST Review 2:1, (1999): 1-20.

 “What Lay People in BCCs expect of Church Leaders,” SANLOOB, MST Student Journal, 1988.

 “People Power: Practice and Reflections in Basic Christian Communities,” People Power in the Context of Social Work, Manila: SSWAP-MSSD, 1987.

Manila 1986, a participatory research project on the urban poor’s perception and analysis of society and church (co-author with Victoria Cruz and Manuel G. Gabriel), Blowick-Galvin Fellowship, Society of St. Columban, Philippine District, 1986.

Pasko ng Pamilya ’86: The Family and Basic Ecclesial Communities (co-author), Manila: Episcopal Commission on Family Life, 1986.

Co-author, Inter-BCC Dialogue: A Philippine Experience, Quezon City: Lay Formation Institute, 1985.

Ang BCC Lider (Leadership in BCC), Manila: Communications Foundations for Asia, 1980.

Research Work Completed:

Ongoing project. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Asian Integrated Pastoral Approach (ASIPA), Research proponent – East Asia Pastoral Institute, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.

Ongoing project. Theological Reflections on the Experiences of Sexual Violence Against Women. Research proponent – St. Vincent School of Theology, Quezon City, Philippines.

Women and BECS: Philippines. Co-Researcher of the project of Missio-Munich, Germany, for the Catholic Bishops Conference of Germany. Conducted 5 focus groups consultations in the Philipines, 2002.

Doctoral Dissertation, “Filipino Basic Communities: An Analysis in the Light of Local Church History,” Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1995.

Doctoral Candidacy paper, “Filipino Base Communities: Description and Analysis of the Phenomenon,” Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1992.

 “What Lay People in BCCs expect of Church Leaders,” a discussion paper presented to a forum of systematic and moral theologians in Metro Manila, 1988.

 “BAKAS as Dynamic Equivalnet of Sacramentum/Mysterion,” co-researcher with the class on ‘Filipino Religiosity’ under Dr. Jose de Mesa, presented to a public consultation with theologians and pastoral workers. [The result of research is partially presented in de Mesa’s book, Kapag Namayani ang Kagandahang-Loob ng Diyos.], 1988.

“Manila 1986,” a participatory research project on the urban poor’s perception and analysis of society and church (Published under the co-authorship of Victoria Cruz and Manuel G. Gabriel), Blowick-Galvin Fellowship, Society of St. Columban, Philippine district, 1986.




MARLON DE LUNA
MA Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman
AB Philosophy, St. Vincent College Seminary and Adamson University

Marlon De Luna teaches Philosophy at St. Vincent School of Theology. He is also a full-time instructor of Philosophy and Social Science at the Technological Institute of the Philippines where he is assigned to oversee the School and Student Publication of the institute. Previously, he worked as a Philosophy and Social Science instructor in Adamson University from 2005 until 2007. As an instructor he aims to guide his students in investigating the different realms of knowledge and perspective in order to understand and appreciate the status of philosophy in real life situation. He graduated summa cum laude in Adamson University and has been one of the top students during his stay in the university.


DARLENE DEMANDANTE
MA Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas
BA Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas

Darlene Demandante is a professor at St. Vincent School of Theology whose interest includes Postmodernism, Post Structuralism and Oriental Philosophy. She has finished working on her Masteral thesis entitled Love and Jouissance in the Philosophy of Jacques Lacan this 2010. For the past ten years, she has been attending and giving papers on numerous seminars with topics on Philosophy. Her interest in writing also landed her a participation in the 19th Gawad USTetika Awards’ Literary Writing Contest. Aside from teaching in SVST, she is also working as a full time instructor in the Social Science Department of the Adamson University. During her stay in UST, she has been a part of the Concilium Philosophiae Sancti Thomae Aquinatis. She has also been a representative in Philosophy Student’s Congress from 2002-2005. In 2007, she became a member of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines Inc.




BIENVENIDO M. DISU, CM
Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL), Universidad de Navarra
Bachelor of Laws, University of San Carlos
Masters in Pastoral Theology, University of Santo Tomas
Bachelor in Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas
BA Philosophy, Adamson University
Clinical Pastoral Education, University of San Carlos

Bienvenido Disu worked as full time faculty member and formator at Seminario Mayor de San Carlos in Cebu aside from teaching at St. Vincent School of Theology.  He has taught Canon Law, Liturgy, Pastoral Theology and Spirituality. Aside from his passion in teaching, he is also an active member of the Congregation of the Mission, Philippine Province. Previously, he served as a chaplain of the Asilo La Medalla Milagrosa Chapel in Cebu City. He was also appointed as the Defender of the Bond and as Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocesan Matrimonial Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Cebu. In 1986-2003 he served as the Executive Director of the Visayas Mission Confraternity Inc. and the Northern Luzon Mission Confraternity. During the same year, he also served as the Spiritual Director of the Ozamis Mission Confraternity. In 1998-2003, he fulfilled his duties as chaplain of the Ladies of Charity in Cebu City.


JERRY ANTON C. FLORES
MA Theological Studies, Maryhill School of Theology
BS Business Administration and Accountancy, University of the Philippines Diliman

Jerry Anton Flores joined the faculty of St. Vincent School of Theology in 2006. He also teaches theology at the College of Medicine in San Beda Manila after he taught at the College of Law . As a certified public accountant, he took corporate jobs with big names such as Unilever and SGV & Co. He also worked as a management consultant to different firms such as Toshiba Philippines, Henson Clothing Co., Khoros Food Distribution Co., Chino Pino Diapers and 249 Motor Works. In his free time, he likes to take pictures. In fact, he is a former member of Camera Club of the Philippines and he even earned 3rd place in the on-the-spot Competition in U.P. Diliman in 1987. He is also a resource speaker for retreats and recollections at San Beda College, for personal effectiveness workshops at De La Salle University Manila and for Bible Studies for Couples for Christ and San Beda College High School 1979.


REU JOSE C. GALOY, OFM
Doctor of Ministry, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois
PhD in Organizational Development, Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute (on-going)
MS Human Resources, Loyola University of Chicago
MA Pastoral Ministry, Inter-Congregational Theological Center
BA Religious Studies, Our Lady of the Angels Seminary

Reu Jose C. Galoy, aside from teaching at St. Vincent School of Theology, is also a lecturer at Our Lady of the Angels Seminary-College, Franciscan School of Theology, Inter-Congregational Theological Center and St. Scholastica’s College.  In addition, he is the Superintendent of the Franciscan Schools of San Pedro Bautista Province, President of Our Lady of Angels Seminary-College and the newly appointed Dean of Franciscan School of Theology and Inter-Congregational Theological Center. He is also the Director of Human Resource Development Office of San Pedro Bautista Province.

Active in different organizations, he is affiliated with the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Society for Human Resources Management and the Asian Association of School Human Resource Development Practitioners, Inc. He has also been involved in a number of trainings and seminars of which he is the resource person and facilitator.

 


DENNIS T. GONZALEZ
STD/PhD Theology, Catholic University of Louvain
Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Catholic University of LouvainBSE Philosophy, Mater Dei College

Dennis Gonzalez is currently a lecturer at St. Vincent School of Theology and St. Andrews Theological Seminary. He is also a Faculty Member of the Ateneo Professional Schools where he served as Associate Dean (Sept. 2006 - May 2010) and as Academic Program Director (November 2005 - July 2008) of the Ateneo School of Government. He used to be the Director of the Center for Social Policy of the Ateneo School of Government from November 2005 to June 2006 wherein he conceptualized and managed the making of the book “How To Win an Election: Lessons from the Experts” (2006 & 2009 editions). He is also the editor of the books, The Will To Change: Marikina and Its Innovations (2009) and Frontline Leadership: Stories of 5 Local Chief Executives (2007). A former editor of the theological journal MST Review, (1998-2003), he is currently the editor of the series Mga Kataga sa Teolohiya. He is also a blogger <discoverthegift.blogspot.com> of pieces on leadership, governance, book development, ethics, spirituality & theology.

He is the Chairman of the National Book Development Board (NBDB). One of his projects is the completion of “National Book Development Plan (2005-2010)” which aims towards the development of the book publishing industry in the Philippines helping the country become the Publishing Hub in Asia. He was a consultant in the Curriculum Reform Committee of the Department of Education (August 2001-June 2002). In fact, he formulated the Rationale, Philosophy and Features of the 2002 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) which he presented to the directors and Superintendents of the Department of Education and to different teachers and school administrators.  He has also given lectures in different schools regarding NBDB and Curriculum change (BEC).

He was the founding member of Catholic Resources for Theological Education (CresT) Inc. and the Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya (DAKATEO, Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines).

Publications:

“Textbook Quality for the Next President.” BookWatch (January-March 2010).
“Elections, Popular Culture, and Democracy,” 14-25. In How To Win an Election: Lessons from the Experts. 2nd edition. Edited by C.F. Hofileña. Quezon City: Ateneo School of Government, 2009.
“The Challenge of Change.” BookWatch (October-December 2008).
“Quality Textbooks: An Investment Priority.” BookWatch (April-June 2008).
“Academic Publishing Houses: Towards a Fusion of Horizons of the Academe and Business.” BookWatch (October-December 2007).
“Afterword,” 183.  In Frontline Leadership: Stories of 5 Local Chief Executives.  Edited by A. Gregorio Medel, M. Lopa-Perez and Dennis Gonzalez.  Quezon City: Ateneo School of Government, 2007.
“Board in the Company of the Family?” BookWatch (July-September 2007).
“Priorities for Parties: Mass Membership and Political Education.” www.asg.ateneo.edu
(08 March 2007).
“A Termination Right for Our Authors.” BookWatch (January-March 2007).
“Secondary Liability for Copyright Infringement.” BookWatch (October-December 2006).
“Shift to Federalism: Is It Necessary Today?” (as Editor) Makati City: Ateneo School of Government, 2006, 17 pp.
“The VAT Exemption and Its Challenge.” BookWatch (December 2005).
“Pagsasaayos sa Nasirang Anghel: Isang Pahabol [Afterword],” 121-26. In Tony Perez’s Pagsubok sa Ilang: Ikaapat na Mukha ni Satanas. Edited by Dennis Gonzalez. Manila: Anvil, 2005, 135 pp. ISBN 971-27-1657-0.
Fundamentalism and Pluralism in the Church. (as Editor) Manila: DAKATEO, 2004, 232 pp. ISBN 971-93165-0-0.
“Structures for Creativity.” BookWatch (December 2004): 2.
“Why Make or Read Books?” Manila Bulletin (6 June 2004): ss-2.
Mga Kataga sa Teolohiyang Doktrinal. (With co-authors E. de Guzman, J. Henson, and R. Cruz) Quezon City: Dalubhasaang Teolohikal ng Maryhill, 2001. ISBN 971-92378-0-5.
“Paggunita sa Mga Dakilang Tagapatotoo at Tapat ng Kasalukuyang Katipunang Kristiyano sa Pilipinas.” (With co-author R. Cruz) Maryhill School of Theology [MST] Review 4 n. 1 (2000): 90-116.
“Modernity and Post-Traditional Society.” MST Review 3 n. 1 (1999): 71-82.
“The Great Plague in Europe: 1347-1350.” MST Review 2 n. 2 (1999): 160-72.
“Ghosts in the Symposium: A Personal Report.” In Liberation Theologies on Shifting Grounds:
A Clash of Socio-Economic and Cultural Paradigms
, 244-50. Ed. G. De Schrijver. Leuven: University Press, 1998.
“Toward an Eco-Social Democracy.” MST Review 2 n. 1 (1998): 13-21.

Dissertation Work:
“Toward the Maturity of Liberation Theology: A Constructive Critique of the Theology of José Miquez Bonino in the Light of the Social Theory of Anthony Giddens,” a doctoral dissertation defended at the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuven, 1997.
 
“From Bourgeois Religiosity to Ritual Liminality: An Application of Victor Turner’s Concpets to Johann Baptist Metz’s Analysis of Bourgeois Religion,” an unpublished thesis submitted to the Faculty of Theology, Catholic Unviersity of Leuven, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1992.


RUDOLF HORST, SVD
Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures, University of Bonn
MA Theology, Nanzan University
AB Philosophy, St. Augustin, Germany

Rudolf Horst is a lecturer in Sacred Scriptures at St. Vincent School of Theology. He also teaches at Maryhill School of Theology, Divine Word School of Theology and Christ the King Seminary where he serves as Associate Spiritual Director. For 9 years, he taught German language/literature and Introduction to Sacred Scriptures at Nanzan University in Japan. At the same time, he also served as parish priest at Chiryu and Zendana, Nagoya for four years. He came to the Philippines to teach German language at the Goethe Institut and the Ateneo de Manila University. For six years, he also worked as an assistant parish priest in Quezon City.  His recent book published A Stroll in the Garden of the Bible – An Introduction to the Old and New Testaments (2008) won the Best Book in Theology sponsored by the Catholic Mass Media Awards. He also wrote introductions and biblical reflections in a number of issues of Companion, Kerygma and Sabbath (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila) from 1996-2008.

Publications:

Books:
May 2008. A Stroll in the Garden of the Bible – An Introduction to the Old and New Testaments
1991. March of the Unknown – Message of not so well known people in the Bible.
1988. The Making of a Christian – Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist: Bridges of Grace.
1987. One Bread, One Body, One People – Toward a deeper understanding of the Eucharistic Celebration.

Articles, Reflections:
2005-2008
Sabbath (61 biblical reflections for two months per year)

2004
Sabbath (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila)
31 biblical reflections on the Gospel of the day (January)
Christian Living Today Series. No.5, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
The complexity of Sin: Joseph and his Brothers
Kerygma (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila), November issue
“Freemasons, Jehova’s Witnesses and other Sects”

2003
Sabbath (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila)
30 biblical reflections on the Gospel of the day (June)

2002
Sabbath (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila)
58 biblical reflections on the first reading or gospel of the day (February, September)
Christian Living Today Series, no.3, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
“Being with Jesus ‘on the way’”

2001
Sabbath (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila)
124 biblical reflections on the gospel or first reading of the day (March, May, July, December)
Kerygma (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila), May issue
“Who needs miracles?”
2000
Kerygma. (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila), March issue
“Vocation time”
Sabbath (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila)
123 biblical reflections on the gospel of the day (January, April, August, December)

1999
Kerygma. (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila) December issue
Cover story: “Are you prepared for the third millennium?” (p.17-22)

1998
Companion (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila)
183 introductions to the first reading and gospel of the day in April, May, June, October, November and December.

1997.
Companion (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila)
Brief introductions to the saint of the day

Kerygma (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila), March edition
Cover story: “Doomsday…when will the world end”
A brief introduction into biblical apocalyptic writings leads to a proper understanding of modern “apocalyptic” predictions.

1996.
Companion (Shepherd’s Voice Publication, Manila)
365 introductions to the first reading and gospel of the day



ALBERT M. LAGLIVA
PhD (ongoing), Ateneo de Manila University
MA Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University
AB Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University

Albert Lagliva teaches in various schools of Philosophy such as the Ateneo de Manila, St. Camillus College Seminary and St. Vincent School of Theology-Adamson University. Aside from teaching he has also given public lectures on philosophy at St. Vincent College Seminary (2005) and Oblates of Saint Joseph College Seminary (2007). He has contributed articles for different publications and involved himself in a number of research projects, one of which is Post-Traditional Solidarities. In addition, he has also participated in a number of national conferences given by the Philosophical Association of the Philippines, Inc. He used to work as the Project Officer of the Anti-Poverty Desk in the Institute on Church and Social Issues in Ateneo de Manila University (2002-2003). He has also been the Circulation Representative in Newsweek International in Makati (1993-1997).

Publications:

“And Makapangyarihang Sarili: Pagmumuni sa Kaalaman, Teknolohiya at Pagtingin”. Ad Veritatem, Vol. 6, No. 2, March 2007.

“Wrong Prescription”. Intersect Magazine, September 2003

“For the Sake of Farmers”. Intersect Magazine, June 2003

“To Rice or Fall?”. Intersect Magazine, January 2003

“Dekada 70: To Will Not to Forget”. Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 22, 2002, p.A9

“Rice Farmers’ Santa Claus”. Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 6, 2002, p.A9

“Marine Life, Our Life”. Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 29, 2002, p.A7

“Pakikiisa sa Magsasaka”. Intersect Magazine, September 2002

“Inside the Cults”. Intersect Magazine, August 2002

“Pangako at Pag-ako”. Matanglawin, August 2002

“Memorice”. Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 21, 2002, p.A7

“Growth Amidst Dangers”. Intersect Magazine, July 2002

“Not the Biggest Distribution in History”. Intersect Magazine, July 2002

“Nurturing the Nations Most Precious Workforce”. Philippine Star, July 3, 2001, p.10

 


REV. TOMAS S. MADDELA, PEC
License in Sacred Liturgy, Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Rome
Master in Divinity, St. Andrew’s Theological Seminary
Bachelor in Theology, St. Andrew’s Theological Seminary
Associate in Arts (Classical), Trinity College of Quezon City

Tomas S. Maddela is a full-time professor, Registrar and former Dean of Studies of St. Andrew’s Theological Seminary. He is also a faculty member of St. Vincent School of Theology and Maryhill School of Theology where he has been a member of the academic council for numerous years. He also teaches at the Asian Institute of Liturgy and Music where he is also the Academic Coordinator and former Dean of Studies. He is an Area Registrar and former Dean of the Philippine Area at the Southeast Asia Graduate School of Theology. Also, he is currently the secretary of the Philippine Theological Society. His other teaching experiences include holding a position as a lecturer in liturgy at Aglipay Central Theological Seminary (1993-1996) and St. Louis University (1998 to 2007).

Aside from his academic posts, he has also held a number of ecclesiastical posts since 1989. Currently, he is a member of the National Commission for Liturgy and Christian Education of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines as well as the Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines (EDNCP) Oikos Board and Committee on Liturgy, Church Music and Culture. He is also an ECP Representative to International Anglican Liturgical Consultation and the Priest-in-Charge in San Isidro Labrador Episcopal Mission, Zambales.

He has delivered lectures on Liturgy and Sacraments in various local and international ecumenical conferences since 1989. He also writes articles for the Journals of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines and St. Andrew’s Theological Seminary where he is the Literary Editor.

 

 


MA. CONSOLATA O. MANDING, FSP
PhD in Communication, University of the Philippines Diliman
Master in Development Management, Asian Institute of Management
BA Mass Communication, Miriam College
Theological Studies, Daughters of St. Paul Convent, Sisters Formation Institute

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding has been involved in a lot of pastoral work in media/communication and management since 1974. Currently, she is a professor of Graduate Courses at Media Literacy Education and at St. Vincent School of Theology. She is also the Directress of Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia (PICA) and member of the Board of Trustees of Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE). She is a member of the Board of Directors of different organizations such as the Catholic Initiative for Enlightened Movie Appreciation (CINEMA), International Movement of Development Managers (IMDM) and the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Office of Women where she produces weekly movie assessments and reviews. She is also the associate editor and writer for Paulines Magazine and is involved in SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communication). She is a member of the Asian Media and Information Communication Center (AMIC) and the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), USA. She has also been involved in the UCIP (International Catholic Organization for the Press). Aside from being active in different organizations, she is also a resource person for organizational planning strategy and a management consultant.


MARCELO V. MANIMTIM, CM
Doctorate in Philosophy, Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana
Special Studies in Church History, Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana
Bachelor in Theology, University of Santo Tomas
AB Philosophy, Adamson University

Marcelo Manimtim presently works for the Congregation of the Mission, serving as Director of Centre International de Formation (CIF) based at the Motherhouse in Paris since 2009. Specializing in philosophy and church history, he has taught at St. Vincent Seminary in Bulacan from 1976-1977, San Carlos Major Seminary in Cebu in 1980-1981, Vincentian Hills Seminary in Rizal in 1981-1988 and at Holy Name of Mary Seminary in Solomon Islands in 1993-2001. He has been a part of the faculty of St. Vincent Seminary in Quezon City from 2001-2004 and at St. Vincent School of Theology from 2001-2008. Aside from being a devoted professor, he also served as a Prefect of Discipline and Vice-Rector of St. Vincent Seminary in Valenzuela, Bulacan since 1976-1977. He also acted as the Spiritual Director (1981-1984) and Rector (1984-1988) of the Vincentian Hills Seminary. In 1993-2001, he served as Rector and Dean of Studies of Holy Name of Mary Seminary in Solomon Islands. He has been a Rector of St. Vincent’s School of Theology from 2001-2004, then became a Rector and Superior of St. Vincent Seminary from 2002-2004. Aside from his administrative experience in schools, he was also the Chairman of the Commission on Formation, Philippine Province from 1984-1986. He also served as the Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Mission in the Philippines in 2004-2007. He was part of the Adamson-Ozanam Educational Foundation Inc as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees in 2004-2007 and as Member of the Board of Trustees in 2007.


ADA JAVELLANA LOREDO

ADA JAVELLANA LOREDO is a lecturer and retired faculty member of the Ateneo De Manila University. She is currently team-teaching a course in St. Vincent School of Theology with Daniel Franklin Pilario on Research Methods. She obtained her masters degree in Literature in Ateneo De Manila University in 1992. She has delivered papers on international conferences in countries including Russia, Japan and Korea. She also does volunteer work for public schools and organizations such as Popular Education for People Empowerment (PEPE) and Association of Bonglo Local Educators (ABLE) as seminar or workshop facilitator. She is also a member/chair of the panel of judges of the prestigious Annual Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature , Short Story in Hiligaynon Category.


REV. FR. KENNETH MASONG
PhD Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
MA/Ph.L. Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
MA Systematic Theology, San Carlos Graduate School of Theology
BA Philosophy, San Carlos Seminary

Kenneth Masong is a professor of philosophy at St. Vincent School of Theology as well as at the Ateneo de Manila University and the Our Lady of Good Counsel Seminary where he is the appointed Dean of the Philosophy Department. He is also a professor of theology at Mother of Good Counsel Graduate School of Theology and the University of the Assumption. His previous teaching experiences include working as a professor of philosophy and theology at Columban College where he served as an Associate Pastor at St. Columban Parish. He also worked as an Instructor at St. Augustine Minor Seminary in Zambales (2001). In 2007, he accepted the position in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven as a teaching assistant in Metaphysics Seminar and Research in Philosophy until 2009.

He has presented papers in symposiums and conferences here in the Philippines as well as in Belgium , France , Sweden and Czech Republic . While in Claremont California , he became a dissertation research scholar and a member of the Center for Process Studies. He is also a member of the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the Philosophical Association of the Philippines .

His areas of specialization are Process Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion and Metaphysics while his area of competence includes Moral Theology, Ethics, Epistemology, History of Philosophy (Modern, 20th Century, Contemporary).

Publications

Articles:
“Derrida, Pictographs and the Possibility of Intercultural Communication” in Hapág: Journal of Interdisciplinary Theological Research, 10: 1-2 (2009): 91-105.

“Iris Murdoch’s The Bell: Tragedy, Love and Religion” in Kritikē, 2:1 (2008): 11-30.

“Michael Polanyi: Religious Faith and Tacit Knowing” in Philippiniana Sacra , XL: 120 (2005): 501-529.

“Review Essay of A.C. Grayling’s What is Good?” in Hapág: Journal of Interdisciplinary Theological Research, 2:1 (2005): 121-127.

“An Inquiry into the Grammar of God: Wittgenstein and Religious Belief,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 36, no. 110 (2002).  
“Anthropological Paradigms and the Ethics of Genetic Engineering,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 33, no. 49 (1998). 

Books:
“Religion Beyond Religion: A. N. Whitehead and the Advancement of Civilisation” in John Hocheimer, ed., Hope in the 21st Century ( Oxford : Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009), pages 39-50. ISBN: 978-1-904710-33-2
(with Rina Ramos-Conception). We are the Church. Quezon City : Trinitas Publications, 1998.
(with Roderick Pacoma). Rediscovering the Bible. Quezon City : Trinitas Publications, 1998.

Dissertation Work:

“Through Relevance to Reasonability: The Rationality of Religious Belief in Wittgenstein and Polanyi,” An unpublished thesis submitted to the Faculty of Philosophy, Catholic University of Leuven, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for Master’s Degree in Philosophy, 2003.

“Becoming-Religion: A.N. Whitehead and a Contemporary Philosophical Reflection on Religion”, an unpublished doctoral dissertation defended at the Faculty of Philosophy, Catholic University of Leuven, 2008.


EDWARD LUC H.J. MEES, M.J.
Doctorandus in Missiology (STDrs-DrsMiss.), Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen Netherlands
License in Sacred Theology, Facultés Catholiques de Lyon France
Bachelor in Sacred Theology, Leuven, Belgium
BA Philosophy, Kessel-Lo, Belguim

Edward Luc H.J. Mees has been a religious missionary under the Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae (CICM) from 1960-2002. He has been engaged in a number of missionary works in Guatemala and in the Philippines since 1971. While he served as a priest in different parishes in Guatemala, he also taught Comparative Religion at the Universidad Rafael Landivar and the Instituto Centroamericano de Ciencias Religiosas (La Salle). He came to the Philippines as visiting professor of Missiology at Maryhill School of Theology. In 2003, he joined the faculty of the East Asian Pastoral Institute and the Institute of Formation and Religious Studies. In 2008, he became a professor of St. Vincent School of Theology and in the following year, he entered the Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia also as a professor. He has produced a considerable number of research papers, articles, theses and course notes both locally and internationally. He has also actively participated in a number talks and conferences, trainings and renewal sessions, retreats and recollections since 1975.

Publications and Research:

Theses:
Het debat rond “Christianity in World History” van Dr. A. Th. Van Leeuwen. Doctoraalscriptie missiologie. (Unpublished Doctorandus thesis in missiology) Nijmegen (Netherlands): Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, 1971.

La Résurrection des morts selon Saint Paul. Dissertation de Licence. (Unpublished STL thesis) Lyon (France): Facultés Catholiques de Lyon, Faculté de Théologie, 1967.

 

Articles:
“Interreligious Dialogue in the Process of Formation. A Response to the Lecture” [of Cardinal Arinze], iin L.N. Mercado, ed. Conversations in Manila: Talks on Peace and Harmony Through Dialogue. Manila: CBCP, 2002, pp. 56-58.

“On-going Formation for Mission.” UISG Bulletin [International Union of Superiors General] N 107-1998, pp. 40-44. (Publlished in 6 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Dutch). – English text reprinted in:
“On-going Formation for Mission” InFormation [Newsletter of the Religious Formation Conference, USA] January-February-March 2002 issue.

“The CICM Guidelines for Mission: Genesis, Contexts and Purpose”. Euntes Studies N 31 (Sept. 1997): 15-23.

“Ontwaken en waken bij de eigenheid van de missionaris. Overpeinzingen vanuit Latijns Amerika”.  Wereld en Zending 22 (1993) 3:12-22.

“Vers une spiritualité missionaire intégrée”. Eglise et mission N 271 (Sept. 1993) = 73 (1993) 3: 45-57.

“Towards an Integrated Missionary Spirituality”. Euntes Digest 24 (1991) 4: 221-233.

 

Book review: “Encounters with the Word: Essays to Honour Aloysius Peiris, S.J.” East Asian Pastoral Review 42 (2005) 4: 402-414.

“The Kenosis of the Missionary: Some Thoughts on Religious Vows and Mission.” Mission Update (United States Catholic Mission Association) Vol. 16, Issue 1, Spring 2007 (Periodic Paper #1), pp. 7-13, and East Asian Pastoral Review 44 (2007) 3: 238-248. Reprinted in Omnis Terra (P.U.M., Rome) 52 (2008) No 388 (June):
English: “The kenosis of the missionary: some thoughts on religious vows and mission.” (pp. 239-246.)
Spanish: La kenosis del misionero: reflexiones sobre los votos religioso y la misión.” (240-247)
Portuguese: “La kenosis del missionáro.” (240-247)
Italian: “La kenosis del missionario: alcune riflessioni sui voti religiosi e la missione.” (165-172)
French: “La kénose du missionaire: quelques réflexions sur voeux religieux et mission.” (241-248.)

 

Articles in Chronica (Congregational bulletin of the C.I.C.M.-Scheut Missionaries, published separately in English and in French.):

-1997/7 “From Sussundenga to Thohoyandou: A Fact-finding Visit to Mozambique and South Africa.”

-1997/5, pp. 179-183: “On-going Formation for Mission”. – “Formation continue pour la mission”

-1997/1, pp. 3-7: “Missionary Kenosis: Some Thoughts on Religious Vows and Mission.” (II). – “La kénose du missionnaire.”

-1996/9, pp. 305-309: “Choosing the Worst Part: Some Thoughts on Religious Vows and Mission” (I).-

-1996/6, pp. 189-194: “Missionary Project: A Way of Creative Fidelity to Our Charism”. – “Le projet missionaire.”

-1995/6, pp.173-176.: “Formation for Mission.” – “Formation pour la mission.”

-1994/4, pp. 113-117: “Mission in the World Today”. – “La mission dans le monde d’aujourd’hui.”

-1994/1, pp. 3-6: “Do We Need a Mission Statement?” – “Avons-nous besoin d’une declaration missionnaire?”

Unpublished papers/conferences:

  1. Emerging Issues in Mission: Signposts on the Road Map. EAPI, Q.C., 2003. 23 pp.
  2. Understanding Religious Pluralism. IFRS, Quezon City, 2003. 11pp.
  3. Entering a New Culture. Quezon City, 2003. 10 pp.
  4. Mission: Vision, Trends, Challenges. Quezon City, 2003. 17 pp.
  5. Some Elements of the Current Thinking on Mission. Rome, 1997.Revised: 2002. 17 pp.A la recherché d’une spiritualité missionaire appropriée à des situations de conflit. Port-au-Prince (Haiti), 1989. 33pp.
  6. Mission Today. Quezon City, 2000. 15 pp.
  7. Mission et inculturation. Rome, 1997. 15 pp.
  8. Globalization and Mission. Rome, 1996. 19pp.

 

Unpublished Course Notes:

  1. Called to Serve the Churches in the Asia-Pacific Context. EAPI, 2006. 2008.
  2. Theology of Mission: A Short Introduction. EAPI, Quezon City, 2003. 2005.
  3. The Systematic Study of Religion. MST, Quezon City, 2001. Revised: EAPI, 2003-05.
  4. Introduction to Islam. EAPI, Quezon City, 2009.
  5. Introduction to Confucianism. EAPI, Quezon City. 2009
  6. Introduction to Taoism-Daoism. EAPI, Quezon City, 2005. Revised 2009.
  7. Introduction to Jainism. EAPI, Quezon City, 2005. Revised 2009.
  8. Introduction to Buddhism. Quezon City, 2001. Revised: 2005.
  9. Introduction to Hinduism. Quezon City, 2001. Revised: 2005
  10. Third World Theologies. Quezon City, 1993. Revised: 2001, 2004.
  11. Pastoral Approaches to Popular Education. Quezon City, 1993. Revised: 2001, 2006, 2008.
  12. Theology of Religious Pluralism. Quezon City, 2002. Revised: 2004.
  13. Fenomenología de la religion. Guatemala Ciudad, 1990. Revised: 1992.
  14. Latin American Church and Theology. Quezon City, 1986.
  15. Theology of Mission. Quezon City, 1986. Revised: 1992, 2003, 2005, 2007.
  16. Introduction to Missiology. Quezon City, 1986. Revised: 1992, 2001.

 

 

REV. FR. VICTOR S. NICDAO, VF
Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
MA Theology, Ateneo de Manila University
Bachelor in Sacred Theology, Fujen Catholic University
Seminary Theological Program, Loyola School of Theology
AB Pre-Divinity, Ateneo de Manila University

Fr. Victor Nicdao’s interest is in New Testament Exegesis. Since 2003 he taught at St. Vincent School of Theology. Earlier, he served as the Dean of Studies, Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Mother of Good Counsel Seminary in Pampanga from 1986-1989. Within the same year, he taught as a Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Holy Apostles Senior Seminary in Makati. He also served as a lecturer of the New Testament at Maryhill School of Theology in 1999-2002.  In addition to his degree in theology, he also obtained Masters in Business Administration in Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He also took up language courses in Dutch, German and French in Belgium, Germany and France respectively. Currently, he is a lecturer in Loyola School of Theology. He is also Rector of Mother of Good Counsel Seminary in Pampanga. In addition, he is a member of the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council as well as the head of the Committee on Clergy Affairs.

Publications:

To be published:  
Nicdao, Victor. “Joseph and the Temptress (Genesis 39, 6b-20)” in Christian Living Today 5, Malaysia.

Dissertation Work:

Nicdao, Victor. “Power in Times of Weakness according to 2 Corinthians 12,1-10: An Exegetical Investigation of the Relationship between dynamis and astheneia.” STD Diss., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Nicdao, Victor. “Power in Weakness in 2 Corinthian 12,9-10. A History of Recent Interpretations.”  STL thesis. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Nicdao, Victor. “Luke 3:21-22 – The Baptism of Jesus and Other Essays.” MA Diss. Ateneo de Manila University.

 


RAFAEL ELORIAGA , CM

RAFAEL ELORIAGA is a member and treasurer of the Congregation of the Mission. He is a graduate of Ordained ministry in St. Vincent School of Theology and a candidate for Masters in Theology major in Dogmatic Studies at Adamson University. He came back to the seminary only after a working at the Bank of the Philippine Islands for 15 years. His last position being a Senior Manager, Business Center Head based in Cebu City. He now handles the subject Doing Theology for Beginners of the Introductory Theological Formation Program of St. Vincent School of Theology.





DARIO PACHECO, CM
PhD in Theology (STD cand.), Catholic University of Leuven
Masters Degree in Theology/Licentiate in Theology, Catholic University of Leuven
Masters in Religious Studies, Catholic University of Leuven
MA Theology (cand.with Comprehensive exams), St. Vincent School of Theology
AB Philosophy, Adamson University and Vincentian Hills Seminary

Dario Pacheco is a Director of Philosophy and full-time professor at St. Vincent School of Theology. Before, he had been a co-director of Orientation Year II Program of Formation at the De Paul House for one year. Afterwards, he became member of the team of formators at St. Vincent College Seminary (1994-1995). Then, he served as a  missionary in Taiwan for one year. In 1996, he became a member of the CM National Mission Team/ Parochial Vicar of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Mutinlupa. In 1997 until 1998, he has been a secretary to the provincial superior of the Congregation of the Mission, Philippine Province. The following year, while pursuing higher studies in Belgium, he assisted in chaplaincies to OFWs in Europe. Afterwards, he became the Director of Spiritual Formation of De Paul House.

Dissertation Work:

“Preaching God’s Gospel to the Gentiles: Paul’s Understanding of “Mission” in the Letter to the Romans”, an unpublished thesis submitted to the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuvn, Belgium, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for Master’s Degree in Religious Studies, 2000.

“Paul and His Mission: Paul’s Understanding of “Mission” in Romans 1: 1-7”, an unpublished thesis submitted to the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Master’s Degree in Theology and Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 2001.


 


RAQUELITO F. PADILLA
PhD in Educational Management (cand), St. Jude College – Manila
PhD in Developmental Studies (cand.), University of Sto. Tomas
PhD Philosophy,University of St. Tomas
MA Educational Management (cand), St. Jude College
MA Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman
BS Education (cand.), Marikina Institute of Science and Technology
AB Philosophy, Our Lady of the Angels Seminary

Raquelito Padilla is a professor of Philosophy at St. Vincent School of Theology. He is presently the Dean of Liberal Arts and Education at St. Jude College and the Executive Director of Institute for Education and Change. He is also a Philosophy Professor of various schools such as Our Lady of the Angels Seminary and St. Mary’s College Priests as well as guest lecturer of St. Paul Seminary and the Institute of Catechisms of the Archdiocese of Manila. Prior to that, he was the department coordinator and values education teacher at the Asian College of Science and Technology (1996-1998) and at the National College of Business and Arts. (1994-1996). In 1993, he served as a Honorary Formator and Educator at Missionary Servants of the Church until 1994. He was awarded the Best Teacher of the Year and Best Adviser of the Year in 1998-1999.


DANIEL FRANKLIN PILARIO, CM
Doctorate in Sacred Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
License in Sacred Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Bachelor in Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas
BA Philosophy, Adamson University

Daniel Franklin Pilario is a member of the Congregation of Mission (CM) Provincial Council Philippines. He is currently the Dean of the Saint Vincent School of Theology and a member of the Board of Trustees in Adamson-Ozanam Educational Foundation. He is a founding member and former president of DAKATEO (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines ). He is also a Formation Team member of the De Paul House in Quezon City and a guest minister in Parokya ng Ina ng Lupang Pangako in Payatas Quezon City. Aside from teaching at St. Vincent School of Theology, he also teaches as a guest professor at the Seminario Mayor de San Carlos ( Cebu City ), St. Louis University ( Baguio ) and Euntes (Zamboanga), among other places. He is also a professorial lecturer at the Department of Sociology in the University of the Philippines Diliman. For several years, he has been involved in several conferences where he presented his papers and lectures locally and internationally. He has been a co-convenor and animating team member of the Asia-Pacific Vincentian Studies Institute (Adamson University) (2004 - ) and a convenor in the South Manila Consortium (Theology and Religious Educators’ Group) from 2005-2006. When in Europe, he has been granted scholarships; one for his graduate course in theology granted by Missionswissenschaftliches Missio, e.V. of Aachen, Germany and the other by the Research Council (Onderzoeksraad) in  K.U. Leuven, Belgium. He has published in different theological- philosophical journals like JahrbuchfürkontextuelleTheologien, Questions Liturgiques, Bijdragen, Asian Christian Review and Chakana. His doctoral dissertation which became an award-winning book Back to the Rough Grounds of Praxis (2005) is now being used as a reference book for students of philosophy. Much of his research studies cover fundamental theology, inculturation, theological anthropology and sociology, methods of theological research and political-social theory.

Publications:

A. Books and Journals (Written and/or Edited)

Back to Rough Grounds of Praxis: Exploring Theological Method with Pierre Bourdieu . BETL Series. Leuven : Leuven University Press and Peeters, 2005.

Hapag: An Interdisciplinary Theological Journal of St. Vincent School of Theology and Adamson University , editorial committee member from 2004-to date.

Inter-Sectiones: A Journal of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven . Faculty of Theology, Editor. Volume 2000, Issue no.2

Mediations in Theology: Georges De Schrijver’s Wager and Liberation Theologies , co-editor with Jacques haers, Edmund Guzman, Lope Florente Lesigues. Annua Nuntia Lovaniensia. Leuven : Peeters, 2004.

Against Forgetfulness: The Forum for Liberation Theologies. Remembering a Decade (1990-2000) , co-editor. Leuven : Centre for Liberation Theologies, 2001.

Pakiglambigit: A Story of the Basic Ecclesial Communities in an Urban Context. The San Roque Parish Experience . Pasay City , Philippines : Pauline Publishing House, 1997. Xv + 267.

Proclaim the Good News to the Poor: CM Convocation 1995 , co-author with Manuel Ginete. (Manila, Philippines: Congregation of the Mission, 1995)

Knowing the Tree by its Leaves: Re-reading Vincent de Paul in the Philippine Contex t. Manila , Philippines : Congregation of the Mission , 1994. xvi. = 185.

 

B. Articles Published

“Politics of Culture and the Project of Inculturation.” In Jahrbuch für kontextuelle Theologien 1999. Edited by Missionswissenschaftliches Institute Missio, e.V. (Frankfurt, Main: IKO – Verlag für Interkulturelle Kommunkation, 1999), 172-94.

“Editor’s Introduction.” Inter-Sectiones: A Journal of the KULeuven Faculty of Theology Volume 2000, Issue No.2

“Gift-Exchange in Sacramentology: A Critical Assessment from the Perspective of Pierre Bourdieu.” Questions Liturgiques/Studies in Liturgy 82 (2001): 80-96.

“Gift-Exchange in Sacramentology: A Critical Assessment from the Perspective of Pierre Bourdieu.” Reprinted in Contemporary Sacramental Contours of a God Incarnate, ed. Lieven Boeve and Lambert Leijssen ( Leuven : Peeters, 2001), 85-101.

“Locus Theologicus: Place, Theology and Globalization.” Bijdragen: A Journal of Philosophy and Theology 63 (2002): 59-78.

“Hacer una teología contextual. Hacia la conversación sobre el método en el contexto Filipino.” Voces 20 (2002): 59-78.

“The Craft of Contextual Theology: Towards a Methodological Conversation in the Philippine Context.” Chakana: Intercultural Forum for Philosophy and Theology 1 (2003): 19-42.

“The Craft of Contextual Theology: Towards a Methodological Conversation in the Philippine Context.” Hapag: An Interdisciplinary Theological Journal 1 (2004), Issue No. 1: 5-39.

“The Politics of (Political) Representation: Perspectives from Pierre Bourdieu.” Hapag: An Interdisciplinary Theological Journal 2 (2005), Issue No. 2, 169-207.

“Ars Moriendi: Consecrated Life as Eucharistic Body Broken and Given,” Religious Life Asia 8, No. 1, (Jan-Mar 2006): 92-108.

“The Politics of (Political) Representation: Perspectives from Pierre Bourdieu.” Recent Philosophies in the Philippines . Volume 1. Manila : Philosophical Association of the Philippines , 2006, 1-19. First published in Hapag: An Interdisciplinary Theological Journal 1 (2004), Issue No. 79-99.

“Back to the Rough Grounds: Locating Resistance in Terms of Globalization.” Post-colonial Europe in the Crucible of Cultures. Edited by Jacques Haers. Amsterdam / New York : Rodopi,

“Inculturating Vincentian Charism and Ministry in the Asia-Pacific Contexts: A Methodological Proposal.” Collection of Papers. Surabaya , Indonesia : The Asia-Pacific Vincentian Charism and Culture Commission.

“Mapping Postcolonial Theory: Implications to Theological Discourse.” In Theological Interdisciplinary Conversations in Post-colonial and Global Contexts. Edited by DAKATEO (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines ); and published in Hapag: An Interdsciplinary Theological Journal Vol. 3, Nos. 1-2.

“Review.” Mystic Wanderers in the Land of Perpetual Departures by Karl M. Gaspar. Quezon City : Institute of Spirituality in Asia Inc., 2005.

“Spirituality and Postmodernity in Asia .” Collection of Papers. Sixth Spirituality Forum. Quezon City : Institute of Spirituality in Asia .

C. Articles About

Brosse, Richard. ‘Danny Pilario CM / Philippinen’. In Gesichter einer fremden Theologie: Sprechen von Gott jenseits von Europa [A portrait of 32 theologians from Africa , Asia , and Latin America ]. Theologie der Dritten Welt 34. Edited by Norbert Kössmeier and Richard Brosse. Freiburg-Basel-Wien: Verlag Herder, 2006, 163-168.

Brosse, Richard. “Danny Pilario: Theologe von den Philippinen.” Forum Weltkirche, July-August 2005. Freiburg/Basel/Wien:Verlag Herder, 2005, 22-24.

Missionswissenschaftliches Institut, ed. “Echte Theologie kommt aus dem Leben und dient dem Leben: Ein Tagebuch von Daniel Franklin Pilario, ehemaliger Stipendiat unseres Instituts.” http://www.mwi-aachen.or/Images/Pilario%20Direkt%201-05%20Endf._tcm16_28695.pdf#search=‘daniel%20pilario’ (access 08.09.2006).

Neyens, Sophie. “Oop zoek naar God in sloppenwijken: Prijs Acadimische Stichting Leuven voor Daniel Pilario.” Campuskrant: Tijschrift van de K.U.Leuven, 27 November 2003 , No. 5, 17. See also http://www.kuleuven.be/ck/20003_04/05/ck15-05-pilario.htm (access 08.09.2006).

 



RAUL L. PURA, CM
Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy, San Beda College
License in Sacred Liturgy, Pontificio Instituto di Sant’ Anselmo (Rome)
Bachelor in Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas
AB Philosophy, Adamson University

Fr. Raul Pura joined the faculty of St. Vincent School of Theology in 2000. Since then he has been teaching Liturgy, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Ad Audiendas and Liturgical Presidency. He also took up teaching assignments at San Beda Graduate School of Liturgy where he taught Reconciliation and Sacramentals and Blessings, and at Paul VI Institute of Liturgy in Bukidnon where he taught Inculturation and Rites of Initiation. Aside from teaching, he is also a director of Liturgical Celebrations of De Paul House. He serves as a formator of Pre-Internal Seminary and member of the Executive Committee on the Sanctuario project of the CM Province. Since 2000, he has been a member of the Archdiocesan Commission on Liturgy and the Archdiocesan Committee on Church Building and Architecture of the Archdiocese of Manila.


ATTY. EDMON R. QUIZON
Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines
MA Education (cand.), Dr. Lanting College
MA Theology (cand.), St. Vincent School of Theology
AB Philosophy, Adamson University

Edmon Quizon is a practicing lawyer at Zamora Poblador  Vasquez & Bretaña Law Offices. He has been the recipient of Outstanding Law Intern Award (2005) given by the UP-College of Law’s Office of Legal Aid. He is also a professor of Philosophy at St. Vincent School of Theology. He previously worked as a philosophy instructor at Adamson University / St. Vincent’s Seminary (1997-1998). He was also a Religion teacher in the High School Department of Colegio De San Jose, Iloilo City. (1995-1996).

Legal Papers Written at UP College of Law:

Divided We Stand, United We Fall: An Analysis of the Principle of Separation of Church and State vis-à-vis the Active Involvement of Churches in Partisan Political Activities (For the subject Supervised Legal Research and Writing).

An Analysis of the Equitable Principles of Estoppel and Unjust Enrichment within the Contexts of Tax Collection and Tax Refund (For the subject Special Problems in Taxation).


ANDRES B. RAÑOA, OFM
Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy, Pontifical Institute of Liturgy (Rome, Italy)
Bachelor in Theology, Divine Word Seminary Tagaytay and Our Lady of the Angels Seminary
AB Philosophy Major in Classical Studies, Our Lady of the Angels Seminary

Fr. Andres Rañoa  belongs to the Order of Friars Minor. Presently, he is the provincial treasurer of the Franciscan Province of San Pedro Bautista (Phililippines). He teaches at St. Vincent School of Theology, Maryhill School of Theology, Inter Congregational Theological Center and Our Lady of the Angels Seminary. From 2007-2010 he served as chaplain of Monasterio de Santa Clara in Quezon City. From 2004-2007, he served as the parish and house vicar of the Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish in Manila. He also served as the Confessor to the Poor Clares in Pampanga and Bataan. He was spiritual assistant to the SFO Sta. Ana. In addition, for many years he was the Executive Secretary of the Franciscan East Asia Conference and Editor of The Pilgrim, newsmagazine of the Franciscan Conferences of Asia and Oceania. He was also a member of the secretariat of Extraordinary Chapter of the Order of Friars’ Minor in Assisi in 2006. In 2001, he became the parochial vicar of Santuario de San Pedro Bautista Parish. He also became a resource person on Liturgy and Sacraments on Sojourn (inter-congregational forum for postulants), Exodus (inter-congregational forum for novices) and AWFP. He has published Prayers for a Franciscan Retreat (2003), The Passover Seder: Rediscovering the Root of the Eucharist (1993, 2003) and written an essay “Learning Poverty from Mary” in Mary Conceived Without Sin, Mary Mother of God (1988). 


VICTORINO CUETO, C. Ss. R.

VICTORINO CUETO, C. Ss. R. . is currently the Shrine Rector of the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Redemptorist Church) in Baclaran, Parañaque City. He obtained both his Doctorate in Sacred Theology and Doctorate of Philosophy in Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Currently he teaches Theology of the Mission in SVST. Some of his publications are “Tactics of the Weak: Exploring Everyday Practice with Michel de Certeau. Towards a Theology of Everyday Life.” Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Catholic University of Louvain, 2011 and “Out of Place’: Exilic Existence in a Hyper Globalized World.” In Faith on the Move. Toward a Theology of Migration in Asia, eds. Fabio BAggio & Agnes M. Brazal, 1 - 19. Quezon City & Manila: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2008.




PETER SOLIS, CM
Masters in Theology, Catholic Theological Union
Studies in Religious Formation, Catholic Theological Union
Theological Studies, St. Vincent School of Theology
BA Philosophy, Adamson University

Peter Solis’ academic and pastoral assignments started in Taiwan in 1994. He first taught Chinese Language Studies at Fu Jen University in Taiwan from 1994-1996. He then served as pastor of St. John Gabriel Perboyre Parish in 1996 until 1999. Afterwards, he transferred to St. Vincent Parish/St. Mary’s Parish in Taiwan to also serve as a pastor from 1999 to 2003. Within that same year, he was appointed as Provincial Council Member of the Congregation of the Mission (CM) Chinese Province . In 2006, he entered the Vincentian Hills Seminary (Angono, Rizal) as Novice Director of the Internal Seminary ( Chinese Province ) and in 2007 until 2009; he became the Superior/Novice Director. He then entered the De Paul House in Quezon City as the Director of Formation. Currently, he is a professor and Director of Recruitment and Admissions at St. Vincent School of Theology. He is also involved in the formation of diocesan seminarians being the Director for Spiritual-Pastoral Formation Year (SPFY) in Seminario San Juan Gabriel ( Cavite , City). He also serves as Chairman for the Commission on Initial Formation of the CM Province as well as Coordinator for Vincentian Family, Philippines .


MOST REV. ANTONIO R. TOBIAS, D.D.
Licentiate in Canon Law, University of Santo Tomas
Bachelor in Theology, San Carlos Seminary
AB Philosophy Minor in English, San Carlos Seminary y

Antonio Tobias is a professor of Canon Law at St. Vincent School of Theology. After serving as an Apostolic Administrator in Novaliches, he became the bishop of the Diocese of Novaliches. He is also a bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Zamboanga, Pagadian and San Fernando , La Union. Aside from his appointment as bishop in the Philippines , he was also an ordained bishop of Tipasa in Numidia in 1983. Before being ordained as bishop, his past assignments include being a formator of Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary (1970 – 1982), serving at the Metropolitan Matrimonial Tribunal in San Carlos Seminary (1966-1983) and serving as Assistant Priest in San Juan Nepomuceno Parish in Pasay City (1966-1970).


ROLANDO TUAZON, CM
PhD Theology/STD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
MA Theology/STL, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
MA Religious Education, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Pastoral Sociology Courses, Asian Social Institute
Pastoral Courses in Theology, Loyola School of Theology
MA Theology, St. Vincent School of Theology
AB Philosophy, Adamson University

Rolando Tuazon has been involved in the ministry of seminary formation for many years. He now holds the post as Rector of St. Vincent Seminary, while teaching Moral Theology courses at St. Vincent School of Theology and other schools of theology. Recently, he received an additional assignment as the Administrator and Project Director of Santuario de San Vicente De Paul Shrine, forcing him to combine his works on formation and teaching with his responsibilities in building and pastoral running a Shrine. Before being ordained a priest, he worked as a cultural orientation teacher and trainer at the International Catholic Migration Commission of the Philippine Refugee Center in Bataan (1988). He also had a chance to teach at Adamson University as Theology Instructor in 1989. For a period of time in 1990, he got involved in development work as a community organizer of the Agency for Community Educational Services (ACES) in Nueva Ecija. After returning to the seminary, he continued his involvement and exposure to different sectors until he was ordained a priest in the Congregation of the Mission in 1993. For his first assignment as a priest, he served as Director of Orientation Year II Program Formation at the De Paul House in Quezon City. Such initial involvement was just the beginning of a long ministry in seminary formation. From 1994-1998, he served in different capacities: as student director, a Philosophy-Theology instructor and Rector of St. Vincent’s College Seminary in Quezon City. He also became the Chair of the Provincial Commission on Initial Formation of the CM Philippine Province. Before he could receive more specialized training in teaching and formation, he was granted his request to have pastoral ministry for a year as parochial vicar and a member of the Popular Mission at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Toward the end of 1999, he went to Belgium to pursue his further studies in Moral Theology as he got himself involved in some pastoral works with the Filipino migrants. He was able to produce researches and articles and presented papers in conferences in Belgium and in the Philippines.

Publications:

  • “Narrating Ethics from the Margins,” in Normativity of the Future: Reading Biblical and Other Authoritative Texts in an Eschatological Perspective, eds. Reimund Bieringer and Mary Elsbern (Leuven: Peeters Publication, 2010), 297-326
  • “Narrating Ethics from the Margins”, HAPAG: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Theological Research, Vol. 4, No.1 & 2 (2007): 27-60
  • Human Rights and/or Religious Ethical Values?: Examining an Ambivalent Relationship,HAPAG: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Theological Research, Vol. 2, No.1 (2005): 43-76.
  • Gebrek aan voedsel of gebrek aan morele verbeelding?: Voorbij economisme en sciëntisme in het oplessen van de honger in de wereld,trans. Erwin Van Uffel, in Vlaams marxistisch tijdschrift Vol. 38, No.4 (December 2004): 110-120.
  • Biotech Food, The Solution to World Hunger?: A Socio-Ethical Consideration on the Introduction of the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to Agriculture,HAPAG: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Theological Research, Vol. 1, No. 1 (St. Vincent School of Theology and Adamson University, 2004): 93-139.
  • Have We Run Out of Moral Imagination: A Socio-Ethical Consideration on Biotechnology as Solution to World Hunger,in Science, Ethics and Society, eds. Johan De Tavernier and Stefan Aerts (Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CABME, 2004): 222-225.

 

Paper presentation in Conferences

  • “Pakikipag-Kapwa: Compassionate Service to the Other: An Anadialectical Reading,” a lecture presented at an International Conference of Moral Theologians in Trent, Italy, “Within the Currents of History: From Trent to the Future” 24-27 July 2010 (Considered for publication).
  • “Reconstructing Damaged Identities,” a lecture presented at the DAKATEO Annual Conference, “Sexual Violence Against Women,” in Tagaytay City, on October 24-25, 2008 (To be published soon).
  • “Narrating Christian Ethics from the Margins,” a lecture presented at the DAKATEO Annual Conference on October 29-30, 2006, Holy Family Retreat House, Cebu City (Published)
  • “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church: Overview and Foundations,” a lecture presented at the Miriam College, Quezon City, August 15, 2006.
  • “Catholic Social Tradition: From the Margins…Back to the Margins,” Lecture Series of St. Vincent School of Theology, on July 29. 2006.
  • “Beyond the Limits of One’s Language Before the Voice of the Other: A Critical Assessment of Stanley Hauerwas’ Postliberal Ethics from the Perspective of Enrique Dussel’s Ethics of Liberation in the Light of Gaudium et spes.” Expert Seminar, “Scrutinizing the Signs of the Times and Interpreting Them in Light of the Gospel,” held at the Catholic University of Leuven/Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 9-10 September 2004, organized by the International Association for Catholic Social Thought.
  • “Have We Run Out of Moral Imagination: A Socio-Ethical Consideration on Biotechnology as Solution to World Hunger,” 5th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics, entitled, “Science, Ethics and Society,” 2-4 September 2004, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
  • “The Living Tradition of Ethical Rationality: The Historical Narrative Account of Ethics,” presentation of the first part of the research project, Annual Meeting of the Scholarship Holders of the Institute of Missiology, 14-16 November 2003.

Unpublished Works:

  • “Narrative Ethics of Liberation: The Role and Interplay of Tradition, Stories and the Other in Ethical Practice and Reflection,” a doctoral dissertation defended at the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuven, on May 12, 2006. (Being considered for publication by the Catholic University Press and Peeters).
  • “Whose Story, Which Rationality?: A Conversation between Narrative Ethics and Liberation Ethics,” an unpublished thesis submitted to the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuven, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for Masters and Canonical Degree in Theology (STL), 2001.
  • “Two Stories of Morality, Narrative Ethics according to Alasdair MacIntyre and Martha Nussbaum: A Comparative Study,” An unpublished thesis submitted to the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuven, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for Master’s Degree in Religious Studies, 2000.

 


GERARDO GREGORIO VIBAR, CM
MA Theology, Adamson University
AB Philosophy, Adamson University

Gerardo Gregorio Vibar is presently the Orientation Year Director of St. Vincent Seminary. He first became an instructor at St. Vincent’s Seminary from 2000-2002 before he entered as a professor at St. Vincent School of Theology in 2007. As a member of the Congregation of the Mission Provincial Council, he has held other important parish assignments for the congregation such as Assistant Parish Priest of San Vicente De Paul Parish and as Mission Rector of San Gabriel Catholic Mission in Paracelis, Mountain Province. He was also a Provincial Secretary and Archivist in CM Provincial’s Office in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. He entered the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana as student from 2004-2006.


LODE WOSTYN, CICM
STD, Facultés Catholiques de Lyon (France)
Theology, CICM Missionaries Louvain
BS Biology, University of Louvain

Lode Wostyn, CICM is a Catholic missionary priest who entered as a professor in Systematic Theology at the San Carlos Seminary in Manila from 1970-1972 and at Maryhill School of Theology from 1972-1995. He also served as Dean of the school from 1989-1993. He has published a considerable amount of theological studies of which some of his books were used as textbooks in MA courses of Theology in the Philippines. He took a sabbatical year at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley in 1993-1994. The following year, he was assigned at St. Louis University (SLU) where he served as the director of the Institute of Philosophy and Religion from 1995-2001 and Acting Dean of the College of Human Sciences from 2001-2002. He continued teaching some graduate courses, among them a course on Bio-ethics at SLU College of Medicine. Aside from teaching, he has also been active in weekend pastoral work in some parishes of the Archdiocese of Manila. As a graduate of the “Care Through Touch Institute” in Berkeley (1993), he also teaches massage to groups of blind people in the Philippines. In 2003, he took one-semester sabbatical at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and returned there a year after to teach two courses of theology. In 2003, he has started teaching theology in several theological schools in Manila namely, Institute of Consecrated Life in Asia, St. Vincent School of Theology, St. Andrew’s School of Theology and the Institute of Formation and Religious Studies. In 2007, he returned to Maryhill School of Theology as a regular lecturer and also became a resident professor at the Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia.

Books:

In Search for a Human Jesus and a Human Church. Quezon City: MST Publication, 2010)

A New Church for a New Age. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1997, pp167.

Church: Pilgrim Community of Disciples. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1995, pp110.

Doing Ecclesiology. Church and Mission Today. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1990, pp146.

(with Jose de Mesa). Doing Christology. The Re-Appropriation of a Tradition. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1989, pp351.

Exodus Towards the Kingdom. A Survey of Latin American Liberation Theology. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1986, pp200.

(with Jose de Mesa). Doing Theology. Basic Realities and Processes. Quezon City: MST, 1982, pp120. Revised edition. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1990, pp 149.

Church Images and Pastoral Strategy. Manila: CFA, 1976, pp 99.

New Dimensions in Church Mission. Manila: CFA, 1974, pp 76. Also published in Japan. Orien Studies, no 5, October 1974)

La recontre entre Dieu et l’homme dans la théologie d’Emil Brunner. STD Thesis. Luons: Facultés Catholiques, 1968, pp 235.

Articles:

“The Jesus of Nazareth of Pope Benedict XVI”. A Bookreview, EAPReview, 45, no.1 (2008): 91-104.

“Our Church: The Road Ahead,” MST Review 8, no. 2 (2006): 111-36.

“Religious Life and Vows,” a series of 6 lectures, given during the retreats of the ICM Sisters, March-May 2007 (not published)

“Missio Dei: There is Mission Because God Loves the World,” Religious Life Asia, 9, 2, (2007): 39-57; and MST Review 8, no.1 (2006): 60-85.

“The Voice of God on Mount Sinai” (Reinhard Neudecker) A Book Review, MST Review 7,2 (2005): 81-83.

“Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission Today,” (Stephen B. Bevans and Roger P. Schroeder). A Book Review, EAPreview 44,1 (2007): 94-99.

“Christians in Dialogue with Emerging Spiritualities,” (Paper presented during Spirituality Forum V, Aug.3, 2005), published in Spirituality and Interfaith Dialogue, Lecture Series 5 on Spirituality. Quezon City: ISA Publ., (2006): 71-85.

“Vatican II and Asian Theology of Harmony,” Paper presented during the Theological Week (UST, 18-22 April, 2006): “Vatican II 40 years later” published by Religious Life Asia, 9-3 (2007): 1-19.

“A Dictatorship of Relativism? Roger Haight’s Encounter with the CDF,” Hapag (Dakateo) 3, 1-2 (2006): 169-183.

“Roger Haight’s Encounter with the CDF,” lecture in Loyola School of Theology on January 11, 2006 (not published)

“The Windsor Report – A Roman Catholic Reaction,” Symposium in St. Andrew’s Seminary in February 2005 (not published)

“A People Adrift and the Coming of a New People.” Review of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America, by Peter Steinfels; The Coming Catholic Church : How the Faithful Are Shaping a New American Catholicism, by David Gibson; and The Liberation of the Laity: In Search of an Accountable Church, by Paul Lakeland. Hapag 2, no.1 (2005): 113-20.

Review of Katherine L. Wiegele, Investing in Miracles: El Shaddai and the Transformation of Popular Catholicism (Honolulu: University of Hawai’I Press, 2005), published in Pneuma, March 2006.

“Dreaming about the Church 40 years after the Vatican II,” Sang-Angkan (MST, 2005): 10-15.

“Challenges and Opportunities for Consecrated Life from the Perspective of Asia,” Religious Life Asia, 7,1 (Jan-March, 2005): 5-21. Translated in Spanish and published in Vida Religiosa (Marzo-Abril, 2005, vol.,98).

“Christianity and Discipleship,” Himig Ugnayan (IFRS),  6 (SY 2004-05): 1-15. The same article I published in Religious Life Asia 7, 4 (Oct-Dec, 2005): 44-63.

“Doing Christology: A Pilgrimage,” Hapag 1,2 (2004): 3-14.

“The Significance of Catholic Charismatics in the Philippines,” published in Allan Anderson and Edmond Tang (eds.) Asian and Pentecostal, Oxford: Regnum Books International, 2005 pp. 363-383. (Conference on Asian Pentecostalism, Birmingham – Nov. 2001). Published in the first issue of Hapag (Vol.1, no.1, 2004 – St. Vincent School of Theology and Adamson University).

“The Catechism for Filipino Catholics: Some Considerations,” MST Review, 2,2 (1999): 133-144.

“Paradigm Change in Theology,” MST Review, 1,2 (1997): 28-41

“The New Age Movement: A Description,” MST Review,.1, 1 (1997): 46-67

“The New Age Movement: Historical Roots,” MST Review, Introductory Issue, 1996, pp. 34-50.

“The Catechism of the Catholic Church and Vatican II Council.” In Church: Pilgrim Community of Disciples. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1995.

“The Way of Jesus” in Paul Bernier and Manuel G. Gabriel (eds, Journeying With the Spirit, (Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1993): 23-32.

“Polarisatie en Conflict binnen de Kerk,” Korrelcahier 9, pp 78-84 (Averbode: Altiora, 1993.)

“Church – The Human Story of God.” Landas 7 (1993): 196-209.

“Een Bevrijdend Woord,” Tieltse Missiebond, 31 Mei 1991.

“An Emerging Philippine Liberation Theology,” Japan Missionary Bulletin, 41, 2 (1987): 110-117

“The instruction on Christian Freedom and Liberation,” Japan Missionary Bulletin, 40, 3 (1986): 157-164. (Also published in: Liberation Theology and the Vatican Document, vol3. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1986, pp. 69-83.)

“The Extraordinary Synod – 1985,” Japan Missionary Bulletin, 40, 1 (1986): 45-57. (Also published in the series: Human Society Papers, no 45. Manila: 1986.)

“Post-Vatican II Developments in Ecclesiology,” Japan Missionary Bulletin, 37, 2 (1983): 109-112. (Also published in: Witness, 3, 1 (1983) 37-42)

“Ang Larawan ng Iglesia sa Ikalawang Kapulungang Ekumeniko sa Vaticano,” Daop-Diwa, 1, 4 (1979): 33-52. (Translation by Bob Bonifacio)

“Mission: Which Way?” Japan Missionary Bulletin, 33, 11 (1979): 621-627.

“The Missionary mandate of the Church,” The Japan Missionary Bulletin, 32, 5 (1978): 231-238.

“Theology in secular language,” Signs of the Times, 1, 1 (1973) : 31-41.

Note: Some articles written after 1988 in English were published in a Reader: Church: Pilgrim Community of Disciples

Textbook Series:

Lode Wostyn is also the editor of a series of four “Workbooks for Theology,” a joint publication of Saint Louis University and the Claretian Publication. Volume One (I Believe) and Volume Two (Believing Unto Discipleship: Jesus of Nazareth) were published in 2003, followed by Volume three (Discipleship in Community), and Volume Four (Living Like Jesus) in 2004.