Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Tag: Fr. Rodel Aligan

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.

Deceased second Filipino rector of UST, “a true steward of Christ”

Oct. 30, 2014, 10:45 a.m. - A FIRM but compassionate man, Fr. Frederik Fermin, O.P. -- the second Filipino rector of the University of Santo Tomas—nurtured countless individuals as an epitome of a "true servant of Christ."

In his homily during the funeral mass for Fermin at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church this afternoon, UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P., praised his predecessor for exemplary service to the University.

“Fr. Fermin’s contributions in the academic section of the University expressed his ideals of a well-rounded education for the Thomasians,” Dagohoy said.

Christians persecuted by ISIS hailed as ‘modern-day martyrs’

Sept. 27, 2014, 2014, 10:25 a.m. - PERSECUTED Christians in Iraq and Syria are considered “modern martyrs of faith” for living up to their beliefs even to the point of death.

In his homily during the closing Eucharistic celebration of UST Martyrs' Week at the Central Seminary Chapel Friday afternoon, Fr. Rodel Aligan O.P., dean of the Faculty of Sacred Theology, said Christians executed by Islamic extremists had shown acts of faith and courage enough to leave a legacy to modern Christians.

“The martyrs are those who claim the unique love of Christ,” Aligan said. “The blood of martyrs would always be the foundation of the Church that we have.”