A Symposium on Veritas in Caritate at the Ateneo de Manila University

The Philippine Society of Jesus in cooperation with John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues, Loyola School of Theology and Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc. invites you to Veritas in Caritate: A Symposium on the Social Encyclical of Benedict XVI, on December 2, 2009, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Leong Hall Auditorium, Ateneo de Manila University.

Main speaker is Reverend Father Jose Cecilio Magadia, SJ,  Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus.

The panel of reactors include Cielito Habito, Ph. D.  (Academe), Guillermo Luz (Business), Ma. Antonia Loyzaga (Environment), and Bp. Luis Antonio Tagle, D.D. (Church).

Middle of this year, Pope Benedict XVI issued out his third encyclical since coming to office in 2005. In Veritas in Caritate or, roughly, “truth in charity,” the Pope, widely known for his scholarship and erudition, confronts the urgent social issues of our time, including the roots of this year’s global economic meltdown. The current symposium aims to lead discussions on the important insights of the Pope especially as these relate to Philippine socio-economic realities.

Admission is free.

For early registration, please email esablan@admu.edu.ph.  For more information, please call Malou at 4266001 loc 4666 or Dit at 426-5971 loc 112

Monk’s Hobbit’s Notes: I shall attend this talk.  My class is from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. only for MWF.   I still have enough time for a quick lunch and a short review of the Encyclical.  I have only browsed through it so far.  I need to read it again, this time more closely, with a red pen and ruler on hand.  I don’t know, but like Ghan Buri-Ghan, I can sense that the wind is slowly changing.  The fact that Philippine Jesuits opens a forum on a Papal Encyclical is a news by itself.  And timing it in the Ateneo’s Sesquicentennial multiplies its significance a hundred and fifty fold.


12/04/09: Monk’s Hobbit’s coverage of the event is in the following post: Caritas in Veritate Forum at the Ateneo de Manila University: Justice and Peace and the Reproductive Health Bill


About Quirino M. Sugon Jr
Theoretical Physicist in Manila Observatory

3 Responses to A Symposium on Veritas in Caritate at the Ateneo de Manila University

  1. Quirino, was there ever a symposium in the Ateneo about Summorum Pontificum, Redemptionis Sacramentum and Liturgiam Authenticam? Surprising indeed for the Jesuits to host this event.

    Watch out for Bishop Tagle though. He speaks friendly of anything about the Church in public but is Lutheran in his theology inside the LST classroom.

  2. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    I can’t remember if there are symposiums about these encyclicals that you mentioned. But I was out of the Blueboard circulation during the years these encyclicals came out. So to be fair, I’ll just say I don’t know. But considering Ateneo de Manila’s keen interest in Social Justice issues, I think this is the main reason why a forum was held.

    I’ll take notes on what the speakers will say in the forum and post them in this blog.

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