ECCLESIASTICAL FACULTY OF CANON LAW
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ORIGIN

Towards the end of the 17th century, when new buildings had been constructed and able men with Doctorate in Canon Law had come to join the professorial staff, the University obtained the Brief “Inscrutabili” from Innocent XI, dated August 7, 1681 whereby this Faculty, together with those of Civil Law and Medicine were erected. On January 17, 1682, the Faculty to teach the canons was granted to the Dominicans by the Master of the Order. King Charles II of Spain also recommended on November 22, 1682, the erection of the Faculty. However, because of the political unrest then reigning in the Islands, the plan was not carried out, even if Archbishop Pardo, then Rector of the University, had already granted in 1689 the necessary financial aid for its maintenance. Early in the 18th century, in 1702 and again in 1715, the government maintained the establishment of a legal course, but which was however, suppressed in 1726.

Finally, on the 11th of November 1732 the School of Sacred Canons, with an enrollment of 41 students, was solemnly inaugurated. The school was subsequently confirmed both by the King of Spain on October 23, 1733, and by Pope Clement XI with his Brief “Dudum emanarunt” of September 2, 1734.




NATURE

The Ecclesiastical Faculty of Canon Law, together with the Ecclesiastical Faculty of Sacred Theology and the Ecclesiastical Faculty of Philosophy, is classified under the name “Ecclesiastical Faculties.” It is an integral part of the University of Santo Tomas.



OBJECTIVES

General Purpose
a) To deepen the knowledge of Christian revelation and of matters connected with it: to enunciate systematically the truth contained therein; to consider in the light of revelation, the problems of the times, presenting them in a manner adapted to the local culture. The Faculty of Canon Law shall cultivate and promote its own disciplines through scientific research, by establishing or availing itself of specialized research centers, by publishing scientific journals and collections, and by organizing and/or participating in scientific workshops or conferences.

b) The Faculty of Canon Law is entrusted by the Church with the task of preparing with special care students for the priestly ministry, for teaching the sacred sciences, and for the more arduous task of the apostolate (cf. Sapientia Christiana, Foreword, III). Furthermore, it is enjoined by the Church “to promote the continuing permanent education of the ministers of the Church” (cf. Ibid., art 3, #2)

c) The Faculty of Canon Law is closely connected with the mission of evangelization of the Church; hence, it has to collaborate effectively in the work of evangelization, in close communion with the Hierarchy of the universal as well as of the local Church, in its pastoral, doctrinal, ecumenical and missionary undertakings. The work of evangelization is primarily directed to the understanding, defense and diffusion of faith within the whole context of culture and human society (cf. Sapientia Christiana, Norms of Application, art.3).

d) As a primary component of the University of Santo Tomas, the Catholic University of the Philippines, the Faculty of Canon Law shares in the University’s responsibility to be an educative community permeated with the spirit of freedom and charity (cf. Gravissimum Educationis, 8).


Specific Purpose
The Faculty of Canon Law has for its purpose the study and promotion of ecclesiastical juridical disciplines in the light of the Gospel and the molding of students in the spirit of Church Law, so that they may be prepared for scientific research, for the development, interpretation, and teaching of the same in seminaries, houses of studies and universities, and to train people for professional practice in diocesan and religious curia as well as for holding special ecclesiastical posts. The Faculty of Canon Law shall with special interest search for ways to harmonize the difference between the laws of the Church and those of the State.



LAWS AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE FACULTY OF CANON LAW

LAWS. The Faculty of Canon Law is governed by the following laws:


1) The common law of the Church;

2) Sapientia Christiana and other norms laid down by the Apostolic See;

3) The General Statutes of the University of Santo Tomas in so far as they are not inconsistent with the particular statutes of the Ecclesiastical Faculties;

4) The Statutes of the Ecclesiastical Faculties approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education.



REGULATIONS. In addition, the Faculty is governed by the following regulations:


1) The norms issued by the Rector in accordance with the statutes of the three ecclesiastical faculties;

2) The rules issued by the Dean with the Faculty Council in accordance with the statutes;

3) The legitimate customs related to the Faculty in so far as they are in conformity with the laws of the Church and have been recognized by the authorities of the Faculty.




AUTHORITIES

His Holiness Pope BENEDICT XVI


SACRED CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION
(For Seminaries and Educational Institutions)


His Eminence GAUDENCIO CARDINAL ROSALES, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila, Honorary Patron


REV. FR. CARLOS AZPIROZ-COSTA, O.P.
Master of the Order of Preachers
Chancellor of the University


REV. FR. QUIRICO T. PEDREGOSA, JR., O.P.
Prior Provincial, Dominican Province of the Philippines
Vice-Chancellor of the University


REV. FR. ROLANDO V. DELA ROSA, O.P.
Rector of the University


REV. FR. JOSE MA. B. TINOKO, O.P.
Dean, Faculty of Canon Law





FACULTY PROFILE

A. PROFESSORS

1. REV. FR. JAVIER GONZALEZ, O.P.
Doctorate in Canon Law, 1981
Angelicum, Rome

Licentiate in Canon Law, 1977
Angelicum, Rome

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1974
Instituto Pontificio, San Pedro Martir (Madrid)

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1973
Instituto Pontificio, San Pedro Martir (Madrid)

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1969
Instituto Pontificio, San Pedro Martir (Madrid)

Specialization: General Norms (cc. 1-203); Canonical Marriage (cc. 1055-1165); Special Procedures (cc. 1671-1752); Religious Life; Lay Ministries.


2. REV. FR. JOSE MA. B. TINOKO, O.P.
Doctorate in Canon Law (J.C.D.), June 9, 1973
University of Saint Tomas Aquinas, Angelicum, Rome

Licentiate in Canon Law (J.C.L.), April 10-11, 1969
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Canon Law (J.C.B.), April 16, 1968
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Lectorate in Sacred Theology, 1978
Studium Generale, Sancti Dominici, Quezon City, Phils.

Licentiate in Philosophy (Ph.L.), March 13-15, 1963
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.), March 13, 1962
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Philosophy of Law; Constitutional Law; Theology of Law, Local Legislation, General Norms.




B. ASSISTANT PROFESSORS:

1. REV. FR. HONORATOR CASTIGADOR, O.P.
Licentiate in Canon Law, 1975
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Canon Law, February 26, 1974
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1973
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, April 5, 1972
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Philosophy, April 16-17, 1969
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Philosophy, April 16, 1968
UST Faculty of Philosophy, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Institute of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (cc. 573-746); Teaching Office of the Church (cc. 747-833); Oriental Law; Process of Beatification and Canonization, Secular Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life (cc. 710-746).


2. REV. FR. ROMULO RODRIGUEZ, O.P.
Doctorate in Canon Law, 2001
Pontificia Studiorum Universitas a S. Thoma Aq. in Urbe, Rome

Licentiate in Canon Law, March 19, 1996
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, March 20, 1992
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy, 1989
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: The Christian Faithful (cc. 204-329); Hierarchical Constitution of the Church (cc. 330 – 572); Particular Churches; Process of Beatification and Canonization.


3. TIONGCO, Fr. Isaias D., O.P., J.C.D.
Doctorate in Canon Law, 2001
Facultad de Derecho Canonico, Instituto Martin de Azpilcueta, Universidad de Navarra

Licentiate in Canon Law, 1993
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1991
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy,
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: General Norms 1 (cc. 1-95); Temporal Goods of the Church (cc. 1254-1310); Sanctions in the Church (cc. 1311-1399); Sources of Canon Law; and Thesis Writing; Special Procedures.




C. INSTRUCTORS:

1. REV. FR. ROBERTO CEFERINO N. PINTO, O.P.
Licentiate in Canon Law, July 8, 1994
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, March 21, 1988
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy, March 1985
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: The Faithful: the Laity, etc. (cc. 204-231; 298-329); Sacraments (cc. 834-1054); Temporal Goods of the Church (cc. 1254-1310); Acts of Divine Worship / Sacred Times and Places (cc. 1166 – 1253); Concepts of Roman Law.


2. REV. FR. FLORENTINO BOLO, JR., O.P.
Licentiate in Canon Law, 2007
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2003
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 2000
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, 1995
UST Faculty of Pharmacy, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Liturgical Law, Local Legislation; Seminar: Process and Dispensation.


3. REV. FR. JULIUS PAUL FACTORA, O.P.
Licentiate in Canon Law, 2008
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2005
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Certificate in Preaching, 2006
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Certificate in Philosophy, 2002
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1995
UST College of Nursing, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Legal Medicine, Local Legislations, Bioethical Current Issues: Legal Implications; Teaching Office of the Church.


4. REV. FR. ROMUALDO CABANATAN, JR., O.P.
Licentiate in Canon Law, 2010
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2004
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 2001
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines




D. GUEST LECTURERS

1. REV. FR. ELIAS AYUBAN, C.M.F.
Doctorate in Canon Law, 2003
Pontifical Lateran University, Rome

Licentiate in Canon Law, 2002
Pontifical Lateran University, Rome

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1996
Loyola School of Theology, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor in Philosophy, 1989
St. Anthony Mary Claret College, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Sp. QQ in Religious Life


2. REV. MSGR. HERMOGENES BACAREZA, S.V.D.
Doctorate in Canon Law, 1998
UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1984
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Ph.D. in History, 1974
UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Master of Arts in History, 1967
Catholic University of America, United States of America

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1954
Christ the King Mission Seminary, Quezon City, Philippines

Specialization: Canonica Marriage, Rotal Jurisprudence; Practicum on Marriage Tribunal.


3. REV. FR. DANILO FLORES
Doctor in Utroque Jure, 2007
Pontificia Universitas Lateranense, Vatican City

Licentiate in Utroque Jure,2003
Pontificia Universitas Lateranense, Vatican City

Bachelor in Utroque Iure, 2001
Pontificia Universitas Lateranense, Vatican City

Diploma on Administrative Procedure on Non-consummated Marriage and the Declaration of Nullity of Sacred Ordination and the dispensation from its delegation, 1994
Congregation of Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments, Vatican City

Institutional Courses in Philosophy and Theology, 1991
Missionarium Studentato Teologico, Rome, Italy

Bachelor of Arts Major in Comparative Religion and Minors in Philosophy and Sociology, 1985
Our Lady of the Angels Seminary, Q.C., Philippines

Specialization:
Canon Law: General Norms (cc. 1-203); Canon Law Marriage (cc. 1055-1165); Canonical Penal Law (cc. 1311-1399); Rotal Jurisprudence; Causes of Canonization; Vicarious Power of the Roman Pontiff in the dissolution of matrimonial bond; CIC and CCEO in comparison; Conferences of Bishops.
Civil Law: Institutions of Roman Law; International Law and the Holy See; European History and Law (droit communautaire); Comparative Law on Marriage; Public Ecclesiastical External Law (State and Church Law); Comparative study of the modern legal systems.


4. REV. FR. RAUL GO, JCD
Doctorate in Canon Law, 2005
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate in Canon Law, 2004
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Theology, 1991
Seminaryo Mayor de San Carlos, Cebu, Phillipines

Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, 1986
San Carlos Seminary College, Cebu, Philippines

Specialization: Special Procedures II.


5. REV. MSGR. EDGARDO PANGAN
Doctorate in Canon Law, 1987
University of the Angelicum, Rome

Licentiate in Canon Law, 1985
University of the Angelicum, Rome

Bachelor of Sacred Theology, 1981
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Specialization: Marriage I and II; Ordinary Judicial Procedures; Rotal Jurisprudence.




LIST OF ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF

Dean
REV. FR. JOSE MARIA TINOKO, O.P., Lect., Ph.L., J.C.D.

Faculty Council
REV. FR. JAVIER I. GONZALEZ, O.P., J.C.D.
REV. FR. JOSE MARIA TINOKO, O.P., Lect., Ph.L., J.C.D.
REV. FR. HONORATO CASTIGADOR, O.P., J.C.L., Ph.L., S.T.L.
REV. FR. ROMULO RODRIGUEZ, O.P., J.C.D.
REV. FR. ISAIAS TIONGCO, O.P., J.C.D.
REV. FR. ROBERTO PINTO, O.P., S.T.L.-M.A.(HRS)., J.C.L.
REV. FR. FLORENTINO BOLO, JR., O.P., J.C.L.
REV. FR. JULIUS PAUL FACTORA, O.P., J.C.L.
REV. FR. ROMUALDO CABANATAN, O.P., J.C.L.

Professors
REV. FR. JAVIER I. GONZALEZ, O.P., J.C.D.
REV. FR. JOSE MARIA B. TINOKO, O.P., Lect., Ph.L., J.C.D.

Assistant Professors
REV. FR. HONORATO C. CASTIGADOR, O.P., J.C.L., Ph.L., S.T.L.
REV. FR. ROMULO V. RODRIGUEZ, O.P., J.C.D.
REV. FR. ISAIAS D. TIONGCO, O.P., J.C.D.

Instructors
REV. FR. ROBERTO PINTO, O.P., S.T.L.-M.A.(HRS)., J.C.L.
REV. FR. FLORENTINO BOLO, JR., O.P., J.C.L.
REV. FR. JULIUS PAUL FACTORA, O.P., J.C.L.
REV. FR. ROMUALDO CABANATAN, O.P., J.C.L.

Guest Professors
REV. FR. ELIAS AYUBAN, C.M.F., J.C.D.
REV. FR. HERMOGENES E. BACAREZA, S.V.D., J.C.D.
REV. FR. DANILO FLORES, J.U.D.
REV. FR. RAUL GO, J.C.D.
MSGR. EDGARDO PANGAN, JCD

Faculty Secretary and Staff
JOEL C. SAGUT
CECILIA REBELYN FLORES
GASPAR TOLENTINO
JEFFERSON ONG
GIAN ESTRELLA (Working Scholar)
MIKE FERDINAND SANTOS (Working Scholar)


 

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Ecclesiastical Faculties
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