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Lecturer, Associate Professor of Moral Theology

Contact Information

Jesuit Residence
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel. (+63 02) 4265941


Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Human Life), Modern Catholic Theologians, The Social Teaching of John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor and the Renewal of Moral Theology, Moral Theology in an Age of Renewal, Evangelization and Morality

Areas of Interest

Social Teaching of the Church, Fundamental Moral Theology, Bioethics, Integral Evangelization, Ignatian Spirituality


Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, The City College of New York, New York
Master of Arts in Political Science, Fordham University, New York
Master of Divinity, Woodstock School of Theology,  New York
Master of Sacred Theology, Woodstock School of Theology
Doctorate in Sacred Theology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.


Fr. Pasquale T. Giordano, S.J. is an American Jesuit who now belongs to the Philippine Province. He first came to the Philippines in 1966. At present, he is Associate Professor in the theology Department of the Loyola Schools of the Ateneo de Manila University. His interest in integral evangelization stems from his research for his doctoral dissertation on the changing understanding of the social mission of the Philippine Church, completed at The Catholic University of America in 1983 and published as Awakening to Mission: The Philippine Catholic Church, 1965-1981, Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1988, 376 pp. He has served as Chairman of the Theology Department of the Ateneo de Davao University and Dean of Studies at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Cagayan de Oro City. He developed the Graduate theology Programs at both Ateneo de Davao University and St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. Aside from his academic work, he is active in giving spiritual retreats according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

Research and Publications

A. Books

A Theological Analysis of the Changing Understanding of the Social Mission in the Philippine Church After Vatican II: 1965-1981, (Doctoral Dissertation) Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America, 1983. 552 pp. (available from University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan).

Awakening to Mission: the Philippine Catholic Church, 1965-1981. Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1988. 376 pp.

With Gloria, Heidi K. editors. Sentire Cum Ecclesia: To Think, To Feel, To Be of the Same Mind as the Church. Selected Addresses of Msgr. Antonio L. Mabutas, J.C.D., D.D., Archbishop of Davao. Davao City: Tambara Publications, 1986. 236 pp.

 With Gloria, Heidi K. The Christianization of Davao: A Commemorative Issue of the 50th Anniversary of the P.M.E. Fathers in Davao. Tambara IV (December 1987). 122 pp.

With Catan, Nancy Russell. Evangelizing Presence: The Challenge of Social Transformation. Makati, Metro Manila: Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen Professionals, 2004. 67 pp.

With Catan, Nancy Russell, and Rivera, Mitos. Evangelizing Presence: Caring  For Life. Makati: Metro Manila: The Philippine Foundation of The Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals, 2005. 135 pp.

With  Acevedo, Jaime A., Guevara, Roberto O., Magtibay, Elisa M., Manaloto, Christian B., Tejido, Manual M., associate editors. Readings for Theology 141: A Theology of the Catholic Social Vision. Quezon City: Office of Research and Publications, Ateneo de Manila University, 2007. 278 pp.

With Catan, Nancy Russell. Living the Moral Life Today. Makati: Metro Manila: The Philippine Foundation of The Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen Professionals, 2007. 143 pp.

B. Articles and Book Reviews

“Philippine Americans for Justice.” The Jesuit (Autumn 1973): 8-9.

“The Challenge of Faith Today,” Philippine Studies (1974): 3-18.

Book Review: Christians and Socialism: The Christians for Socialism Movement in Latin America. Translated by John Drudry. Edited by John Eagleson.  Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1975. in Philippine Studies 25 (1977): 477-479.

Book Review: Readings in Philippine Church History by John Schumacher, S.J., Quezon City: Loyola School of Theology, 1979 in Theological Studies vol. 41, no. 4 (December 1980): 801-803.

Book Review: Readings in Philippine Church History by John Schumacher, S.J., Quezon City, Loyola School of Theology, 1979 and The Filipino Clergy: Historical Studies and Future Perspectives by Horatio de la Costa, S.J., and John Schumacher, S.J. Manila: Loyola Papers, 1979 in Missiology vol. IX, no. 1 (January 1981): 125.

“The Philippine Church Exercising Her Prophetic Role,” New Catholic World Vol. 226, No. 1355 (Sept./Oct. 1983): 226-228.

With Chin, Sony and Tusoy, Rey. “Integral Evangelization: a Holistic Approach to the Ateneo de Davao’s Community Outreach Programs.” Tambara I, 2 (November 1984):94-117.

“Reflections on the Mission Statement: Introduction,” Tambara I, 2 (November 1984): 2-3.

Report on the Jesuit Education Association: Religious Studies/Theology Convention, Loyola House, Ateneo de Davao University, November 11-12, 1984. Tambara I, 2 (November 1984): 99-102.

Reflections on the MISSIO sponsored Study Tour of German Theologians to the Archdiocese of Davao, September 7-14, 1984.” Tambara I, 2 (November 1984): 102-106.

“St. Ignatius, Ignatian Spirituality, and Jesuit Education,” Tambara III (December 1986): 121-130.

“The Philippine Church: Pasquale T. Giordano, S.J.” Woodstock Report No. 18 (April 1989): 5-7.

"Evangelizing Presence.” Tambara VI (December 1989): 2-8.

Book Review: Out of Chaos: Refounding Religious Congregations by Gerald A. Arbuckle, S.M., New York: Paulist Press, 1988 and Vocation for Mission: The Challenge of Religious Life Today by Marcello Azevedo,S.J. New York: Paulist Press, 1988 in Theological Studies vol. 52, no. 2 (June 1990): 357-358.

“Introduction to the Ignatian Jubilee Year Celebration Supplement, Ipagdiwang: Kabubuang Paghahandog ng Buhay Kasama ni Maria,” Tambara VIII (December 1990): 123-125.

“East Asian Assistancy Theologians Meeting.” Jesuits in the Philippines Vol. III, no. 1 (May 1996): 29-36.

“Getting to Know the Ignatian Circle.” The Windhover: The Philippine Jesuit Magazine (March 15, 1999): 22-23.

Book Review: The Sources of Christian Ethics by Servais Pinckers, O.P., Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America, 1995 in Landas vol. 13, No. 2 (1999): 122-125.

Book Review: Remember Our Bishop: Joseph W. Regan, M.M. by James H.Kroeger, M.M. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 1998 in Tambara XVI (December 1999): 169-171.

“In the Service of Life: Promoting Natural Family Planning,” Landas Jubilee Volume. 14 (2000): 155-178.

“Towards a Spirituality of Social Transformation,” The Windhover: The Philippine Jesuit Magazine (Summer 2001): 28-29, 35.

"The Ignatian Circle,” Review of Ignatian Spirituality. No. 99 (XXXIII,1/2002): 79-84.

“Social Sin and the Challenge of Social Transformation,” The Windhover: The Philippine Jesuit Magazine (April-June 2002):8-9, 18.

Book Review: A Morally Complex World: Engaging Contemporary Moral Theology by James T.Bretzke, S.J. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press.Philippine Edition: Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc., 2004 in Landas  vol. 18, no. 1 (2004):174-177.

“Promoting Integral Evangelization in Teaching College Theology,” Docete Vol. XXVI, No. 117 (April-June 2004): 11-18.

“Saint Francis Xavier and Promoting Catholic Identity at the Ateneo de Manila University.” The Windhover: The Philippine Jesuit Magazine. Fourth Quarter 2006.

Book Review: United States Welfare Policy: A Catholic Response by Thomas Massaro, S.J. Moral traditions Series. Washington: Georgetown University, 2007 pp. xi, in Theological Studies 70/3 (September 2009): 719-721.

Book Review: The Making of a Local Church by Francisco F. Claver, S.J.Quezon City: Claretian Publications; Jesuit Cmmunications, 2009. xvi + 239 in Tambara Volume 26 (December 2009): 163-165.

“Fostering Creative Participation in Preached Retreats,” Igting 6 (July 1994): 86-90.

“A Sharing of Our Ignatian Spirituality: The 19th Annotation Retreat,” Igting 6 (July 1994): 91-95.

“Theological Reaction to ‘Ecology and Creation According to the Bukidnon of Central Mindanao’ by Francisco Demetrio, S.J.” Tambara XI (December 1994): 43-45.

“Towards Understanding the New or Integral Evangelization: The Visit of Pope John Paul II to the Philippines, January 12-16, 1995.” Timon, Graduate School Journal of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Vol. 2 (1994-1995): 1-18.