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Church reiterates teachings on marriage; vows pastoral care for homosexuals

June 29, 2015, 4:33 p.m. - THE CATHOLIC Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) stood firm on the Church's teachings on marriage following the legalization of same-sex unions in the United States.

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, CBCP president, said on Saturday that the Church would continue to stand by the teachings that declare marriage as an “indissoluble bond of man and woman.”

Nursing student council officers proclaimed

May 17, 2015, 11:21 a.m. - THE CENTRAL Commission on Elections (Comelec) officially proclaimed the new set of student council officers for the College of Nursing last May 6, after junking cases filed against the majority of the winning candidates.

Binuklod ng Isip, Sipag, at Galing (BISIG) party took seven out of eight council posts except for the presidency, which went to independent candidate Tristan Viktor Santos.

Santos won 586 votes (50 percent), beating BISIG presidential bet Cristina Morabe, who obtained 441 votes.

‘Interreligious dialogue key to stopping violence and extremism’

May 2, 2015, 9:44 p.m. - ‘LOVE’ is needed to foster acceptance and respect among different religious denominations, the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said during the International Conference on Interreligious Dialogue held at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Building Thursday.

Former UST rector named Theology dean

Feb. 25, 2015, 6:20 p.m. - FORMER UST Rector Fr. Rolando de la Rosa, O.P. has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Sacred Theology.

De la Rosa, who is set to hold office for a term of three years, replaced Fr. Rodel Aligan, O.P., whose term ended early this year.

According to Article 7 of the General Statutes of the Ecclesiastical Faculties, deans of the three faculties–Sacred Theology, Canon Law, and Philosophy–shall be elected through a secret ballot by the teaching personnel of each faculty. A faculty member must at least be an assistant professor to be able to qualify for the position.

Thomasians urged to ‘seek truth in Christ’ on Aquinas’ feast day

Jan. 27, 2015, 6:34 p.m. - THOMASIANS should emulate St. Thomas Aquinas’ "unwavering desire to always be in pursuit of truth."

During the Concelebrated Mass for the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Michael Mascari, O.P., socius for the intellectual life of the Dominican Order, told University students, faculty, and staff that Aquinas preferred to seek the truth, which is Christ above all else.

Vatican hails PH papal visit preparations

Dec. 6, 2014, 10:11 a.m. - THE VATICAN lauded the country’s efforts in ensuring spiritual readiness among Filipinos in time for the apostolic visit of Pope Francis on Jan. 15 to 19, 2015.

In a recollection for papal visit committee members held at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Building Wednesday morning, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, papal visit committee head, said Vatican officials had learned about the recollections and "faith-inspired activities" being done in preparation for the papal visit. 

It’s official: UST to host Pope Francis

UST WILL once again open its doors to the Supreme Pontiff as Pope Francis is set for two key activities on campus during his much-awaited visit to the Philippines on Jan. 15 to 19, 2015.

This will be the fourth time that UST will be graced by a papal visit.

The last pontiff to visit the school was Pope St. John Paul II, who did so on Jan. 13, 1995 as part of the World Youth Day celebrations, and on Feb. 18, 1981 when he came to Manila for the beatification of St. Lorenzo Ruiz.

Despite rain, thousands flock to La Naval

STEADFAST faith is much stronger than the rain.

Unwavering faith and devotion characterized the active participation of devotees despite inclement weather during the celebration of the La Naval de Manila feast at the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City last Oct.12.

Heavy rains fell hours before the 4 p.m. procession but thousands of devotees continued to assemble in the church, expressing their desire to honor Our Lady of La Naval.

Despite the ankle-deep flood caused by the heavy outpour, Rynah Magbitang, a fourth-year entrepreneurship student from Angelicum College of Quezon City, said she was ready to stay for the procession which had strengthened her faith through the years.

Prepare spiritually for Pope’s visit—CBCP

THE CATHOLIC Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is urging Filipinos to prepare spiritually for Pope Francis' visit to the country in 2015. Logistics and security concerns will be addressed, but the faithful should understand what they are preparing for, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said in a press conference earlier today, the last day of the 109th CBCP Plenary Assembly at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center in Paco, Manila. CBCP President Archbishop Socrates Villegas said the Vatican would release the Pope’s itinerary around the end of July or first week of August. Last Friday, Vatican officials led by Dr. Stephanie Izo of the Holy See's secretariat; Dr. Alberto Gasbarri, chief organizer of the pastoral visit; and Dr.