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Associate Professor of Canon Law

Contact Information

Loyola House of Studies
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel. (+63 02) 4266101
Office:  (+63 02) 4266430 ext. 3622


Canon Law I and II, Latin, Spanish, Canon Law and Pastoral Ministry, Marriage and Canon Law

Areas of Interest

His teaching and apostolic interests include Canon Law, Moral Theology, Latin, and Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.


A native of Bayambang, Pangasinan, Reginaldo M. Mananzan did his pre-ordination studies in Philosophy and Theology at the Immaculate Conception Major Seminary in Vigan, Ilocos run by Fathers of the Society of the Divine Word.  Right after his priestly ordination in 03 April 1976 for the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Fr. Mananzan was one of the two priests tasked to start San Pablo Seminary in Baguio City as a regional college seminary for Northern Luzon.  He remained there for five years teaching Philosophy and Latin while acting as Econome and Dean of Seminarians.  After doing three years of parish work, Fr. Mananzan entered the Society of Jesus in 30 May 1984.  He later went to the Gregorian University in Rome to study Canon Law where he obtained a doctoral degree.  Fr. Mananzan eventually resumed seminary teaching and formation work at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Cagayan de Oro City.  The courses that he handled were Canon law, Moral Theology and Latin.  As canon lawyer, Fr. Mananzan worked at Lower (First Instance) Marriage Tribunals as Defender of the Bond and Judge.  In 22 July 2004, Fr. Mananzan was appointed Judge at the National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines and is currently involved in it.  He continues to teach Canon Law, Moral Theology and Latin.  Fr. Mananzan is active in giving canonical counsels and talks to priests, religious and the lay as well as giving the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.

Research and Publications

”Doing Canon Law in View of Its Spirit – Sacred Scriptures, the Second Vatican Council and the Filipino-Asian Context” at Quaerens, Journal of Theology and Pastoral Life, Recoletos School of Theology, Vol. 7, No. 7, July 2012