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The Council presents us all with a vision for the renewal of the Church, the whole Church in the Philippines: 'This is our vision. That all may have life. We shall have to create a free nation: where human dignity and solidarity are respected and promoted; where moral principles prevail in socio-economic life and structures...

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In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of PCP-II, Loyola School of Theology is opening its PCP-II Archive, a collection of articles (.pdf) on PCP-II written by LST professors...

The Second Plenary Council of the Philippines constituted a national, ecclesial response to the need for New Evangelization, one that will revitalize the Faith of Catholic Filipinos and renew the Catholic Church in the Philippines. In his homily delivered at the Eucharistic celebration opening the Council, Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi, O.P., the President of the Council, deftly sketched the specific characteristics of PCP II...

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It has been said that the camel is an animal designed by a committee. By accommodating everyone's taste you end up with an ungainly, improbable type of beast. In the case of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP II), which was in session from January 20th to February 17th of 1991, the committee responsible for constructing the "camel" which is the Conciliar Document was extraordinarily large...

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In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of PCP-II, Loyola School of Theology is opening its PCP-II Archive, a collection of articles (.pdf) on PCP-II written by LST professors...

What may easily turn out to be the greatest 20th century ecclesial event in the Philippines unfolded from January 20 to February 17, 1991: the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP-II for short). It did not attract the multitudes whom the apostolic pilgrimages of Pope Paul VI in 1970 and John Paul II in 1981 had energized....

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In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of PCP-II, Loyola School of Theology is opening its PCP-II Archive, a collection of articles (.pdf) on PCP-II written by LST professors...

This article is an updating of statistics pertaining to the Catholic Church in the Philippines. The general structure of the article follows the pattern of its two predecessors, published in 1984 and 1987. It presents in a kind of synthetic view, and has reduced to some unity, the more than 600,000 data spread out in the 1,268 pages of the 1989 Catholic Directory of the Philippines...

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Jaime Cardinal L. Sin, D.D., "Carving Out the 'Asian Face' of Christ: Challenge to a New Ecclesiastical Faculty," Landas 13/2 (1999): 100-105.

Address delivered by His Eminence Jaime Cardinal L. Sin, Archbishop of Manila, on the official declaration of Loyola School of Theology as an Ecclesiastical Faculty on September 10, 1999.

“The marker outside the Loyola House of Studies sets down 12 September 1965 as the date on which the splendid new buildings which the Philippine Jesuit Province had built on the Ateneo de Manila Campus on Loyola Heights were formally taken over by the Jesuit Scholasticate community. At that time, on 12 September, the whole Church used to celebrate the feast of the sweet name of Mary. That was 34 years ago, almost to the day.” (Download the whole article here.)

“Why this waste?” the disciples asked when a woman poured expensive ointment on the Lord’s head on the eve of his  passion. “It could have been sold for much and the money given to the poor” (Mt. 26: 8-9). Why this “waste” indeed?  Why, in a country where so many are poor, at a time of economic instability, political uncertainty, and environmental  crisis, spend for theology? Is thinking and talking about God, which is what theology essentially is, worth so much?

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