A Jesuit, Filipino, and Asian Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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The many massive processions organized in the Philippines, in Naga, Quiapo or Cebu, their intensity and the crowds they attract are sometimes described by external observers as an expression of popular religion (with a slight depreciative accent), a deformation of faith, or a new expression of fanaticism...

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As Chancellor of Loyola School of Theology, I am happy to congratulate and encourage you on the day of your inauguration as President of LST. Thank you for your generous availability in accepting this new mission of leadership...

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Address of Rev. Fr. Jose V.C. Quilongquilong, S.J., S.T.D. on the Occasion of His Installation as the 9th President of Loyola School of Theology (LST) on 05 July 2013...

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The years following the Second Vatican Council have been extremely productive for Catholic theology. There have been new theological voices, especially those of laymen and women; theologies from new cultural contexts, particularly Latin America, Africa and Asia; new themes for reflection... However, this period has also seen a certain fragmentation of theology, and in the dialogue just mentioned, theology always faces the challenge of maintaining its own true identity. The question arises, therefore, as to what characterises Catholic theology and gives it, in and through its many forms, a clear sense of identity in its engagement with the world of today.

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Jaime Cardinal L. Sin, D.D., "Carving Out the 'Asian Face' of Christ: Challenge to a New Ecclesiastical Faculty," Landas 13/2 (1999): 100-105.

Address delivered by His Eminence Jaime Cardinal L. Sin, Archbishop of Manila, on the official declaration of Loyola School of Theology as an Ecclesiastical Faculty on September 10, 1999.

“The marker outside the Loyola House of Studies sets down 12 September 1965 as the date on which the splendid new buildings which the Philippine Jesuit Province had built on the Ateneo de Manila Campus on Loyola Heights were formally taken over by the Jesuit Scholasticate community. At that time, on 12 September, the whole Church used to celebrate the feast of the sweet name of Mary. That was 34 years ago, almost to the day.” (Download the whole article here.)

What might be called “Filipino theology”? What were and are its concerns? What is its reality? Whither is it now bound?

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The following texts on "The Church and The Political Community", "Laity's Involvement and Leadership in Politics", and "Religious Freedom" are excerpts from the Acts and Decrees of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (1992), nos. 330-367...

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