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"Leadership Formation Program of the Parishes in the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro: Theologico-Pastoral Study"

Nathaniel C. Lerio (Philippines)

Licentiate in Sacred Theology with field of specialization in Spirituality and Leadership.
Adviser: Msgr. Manuel Gabriel, D.Miss.


The quantitative increase of the Catholic faithful in the Philippines has inevitably led to enormous demand for missionary and pastoral apostolates and ministries in a highly fast-paced secularized and globalized environment, appalling religious phenomenon on leadership maintenance mode and irrelevance, and an alarming lay passivity as far as pastoral leadership is concerned. A very urgent need to continuously form effective and integral Church lay leaders must not be addressed complacently. Taking this challenge to heart propelled the inception of this theologico-pastoral study, generating an interdisciplinary leadership formation program framework based on the interface of the theological, sociological, and contextual leadership perspectives. This is in adherence to the exhortation of Pope Francis to have an effective, relevant, and interdisciplinary Church program in response to the challenges of the times.

Final Defense:

Date of Oral Defense: August 28, 2017

Board of Examiners: Fr. Arthur Leger, S.J., Ph.D. (Principal Examiner), Msgr. Manuel Gabriel, D.Miss., and Fr. Jose Quilongquilong, S.J., S.T.D.

Proposal Defense:

November 25, 2016 (Friday), 2:30 pm, Institute of Social Justice Advocacy Room (ISJA), 3rd Floor Loyola School of Theology

Board of Examiners: Msgr. Manuel Gabriel, D.Miss. (Adviser), Fr. Arthur Leger, S.J., Ph.D., and Fr. Stefano Kim Young-hoon, S.J., S.T.D.

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