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Tag: November 15, 2002

Central Seminary celebrates 75th anniversary

THE CENTRAL Seminary will celebrate its diamond jubilee as an interdiocesan seminary starting Nov. 22, with the theme, “Renewal:God’s gift, our mission.”

The event will formally open with a three-day consultation congress on seminary formation on Nov. 22-24.

The first conference would be on pastoral priorities of the Philippine Church and their implication to seminary formation by Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo, OMI. This would be followed by a eucharistic celebration by Central Seminary Rector Rev. Fr. Honorato C. Castigador, O.P.

New mystery boosts rosary devotion

AFTER experiencing joy, sorrow, and glory, the Catholic faithful will finally have “light”.

In an apostolic letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae (The Rosary of the Virgin Mary) last Oct. 16, Pope John Paul II presented the newest set of mysteries of Holy Rosary, the Mysteria Lucis (Mysteries of Light). The innovation signaled the 25th anniversary of his pontificate.

Restoring the moral approach to cinema appreciation

ITH the proliferation of sex and violence in the movie industry today, morally correct films have become a rarity.

Conscious of the effect and influence of films on the viewing public, the Office on Women of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has to form its own movie classification and ratings board—CINEMA.

The road back: Indulgences explained

SIN ALWAYS has a social dimension. A man or a woman who commits a personal sin adversely affects the society or community in which he or she lives in. Aside from the physical or moral damage that sin inflicts upon society, it also decreases the holiness of the Church.

Joel V. Aruta: Tomasinong mamamahayag

Tomasino Siya

MAIPAGMAMALAKI natin na marami sa mga personalidad sa media ay Tomasino. Kabilang sa mga bantog at kilala sa larangang ito ay sina Arnold Clavio, Rina Jimenez-David, Eugenia Apostol, Julie Yap-Daza, at marami pang iba. Naging kilala sila hindi lang sa pagsulat kundi maging sa telebisyon at sa radyo.

The slow and tedious search for justice

NEARLY two years after Mark Chua was murdered for exposing anomalies in the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC), the investigation is going nowhere, witnesses and even a former military commandant are being harassed, and the principal suspects are at large. The only suspect in custody is living the life of a king, passing the time by videoke in his prison cell.

No wonder, Mark Welson Chua, the victim’s father, said he has thrown in the towel “for now.” He said he doesn’t expect justice for his son anytime soon.

‘V’ now into book publishing

TRUE to its reputation as the trendsetter among campus papers, the Varsitarian became the first campus paper in the country to release its own style rules in book form, signalling the paper’s foray into book publishing.

The UST Varsitarian Campus Press Stylebook is a manual of style and usage in writing in English for campus writers, editors, reporters, teachers, and students.

Jose Villa Panganiban lecture set

THE VARSITARIAN’S 75th anniversary celebration will open with the first Jose Villa Panganiban Professorial Chair for Journalism Lecture on Nov. 21 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex Auditorium.

Former UST Rector Fr. Rolando de la Rosa, O.P. was chosen to give the lecture. Fr. de la Rosa, also a former Varsitarian Witness editor, was chosen for his achievements as a writer, educator, and religious.

Security guard under fire

FOR ALLEGED refusal to help rush a bleeding woman to the UST Hospital (USTH), a UST security guard is now under fire.

A complaint was filed by Faculty of Engineering student Romulo Yumul, who escorted a woman to the USTH last Oct. 2 after he saw her profusely bleeding inside the jeepney he was riding on the way to UST.

Upon arriving, Yumul signaled the security guard stationed at the Roque Ruaño Bldg. for help.

Thomasian artists win anew

THOMASIAN artists again reaped honors for the University for their artworks during the 19th Metrobank Young Painters’ Annual National Painting Competition last September.

Painting graduate Cecile Oliveros placed second with “Barren Scapes” in the watercolor category while College of Architecture alumnus Noli Manalang was honarable mention for Itinadhana in the same category.

Meanwhile, Painting alumnus Oliver Abe Ramos’ Sighs was a finalist in the oil on canvas category.