[Blueboard] For love of words and the Word: Unlocking the Church’s Best Kept Secret, by Aloysius Cartagenas, booklaunching, March 8

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Thu Mar 7 11:30:12 PHT 2013

The Ateneo de Manila University Press, the Cebu Theological Forum, and the
Redemptorist Center for Social and Ecological Concerns warmly invite you to
a launch-forum featuring UNLOCKING THE CHURCH’s BEST KEPT SECRET, by
Aloysius Lopez Cartagenas, on Friday, March 8, 2 – 4.30 pm,  Sacred Heart
Center, Jakosalem St., Cebu City.

The forum will revolve around the book's "Principles for the
Interpretation, Communication, and Praxis of Catholic Social Teaching," to
be discussed in turn by theologians Br. Romualdo Abulad, SVD, Ph.D., chair
of  Philosophy and Religious Studies of the University of San Carlos; Mr.
Orlando Carvajal, *Sun Star Cebu* columnist; and Dr. Levy Lanaria,
associate professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at USC.

The book applies the historico-critical study of the Bible to Catholic
social teaching, a body of teachings whose formulation and preparation have
hitherto been hidden from the ordinary faithful’s scrutiny. It traces the
beginnings of the tradition when the teachings became written discourse,
and therefore becoming open to multiple interpretations, and to being
communicated and practiced in a myriad of  ways. Its chapters represent
Aloysius Cartagenas’s effort to point out the current limitations of
Catholic social teaching, and at the same time to affirm its strengths.

By trying to understand Catholic social teaching better, it is hoped that
our faith will be strengthened in a way that does not consider bending
one's knees in worship as the ultimate expression of it, but in the
conviction that faith is best kept alive in walking with and doing justice
with the most marginalized among us.

Author Aloysius Cartagenas grew up in Loon, Bohol, where he learned to love
reading as a boy running errands for his mother: After buying sugar and
salt from the market, he would not allow her to throw away the newspaper
wrappings before he could read all they contained. He later entered the
Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Tagbilaran, then took his theology at
the Loyola School of Theology and San Jose Seminary. He obtained the Ph.D.
in moral theology from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1996 and has
since taught at various seminaries. From 1998 to 2006, he was rector of the
San Carlos Major Seminary and Graduate School of Theology. He serves on the
editorial board of *Asian Horizons*, and is a member of the International
Association for Catholic Social Thought, the Catholic Theological Ethics in
the World Church, and the Dakateo, the Catholic Theological Society of the

UNLOCKING THE CHURCH’s BEST KEPT SECRET, a new title in the Press’s
Theology and Religious Studies series, will be sold at the venue at the
special price of  495 pesos (regular 550 pesos). Copies are available at
the Ateneo Press bookshop (T4265984 and unipress at admu.edu.ph),  the Loyola
Schools bookstore, Solidaridad, and Popular.

Ateneo de Manila University Press
Ground Floor, Bellarmine Hall
Ateneo de Manila University campus
Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
Tel. 63-2-4265984
Email: unipress at admu.edu.ph

Visit our website and order online:

Book of the Month(March): BECOMING A CHURCH OF THE POOR: Philippine
Catholicism after the Second Plenary Council, edited by Eleanor R. Dionisio
Published by the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues &
distributed by the Ateneo de Manila University Press.

Events in March: "Adelina Gurrea's short-story *El Talisay*: Censorship and
Magic Realism," lecture by Beatriz Alvarez-Tardio, Mar 1, UP College of
Arts and Letters. "On Mirrors and Graves: Rizal in Botong's Images of
Nation," Mar 2, 3 pm, Ayala Museum Luna Room. With fees. T757-7117 to 21
loc. 35 or education at ayalamuseum.org. Kritika Kultura  - Special Forum on
Philippine Literature in Spanish, Mar 5, 2.30 pm, Faber Hall, Ateneo de
Manila University. EL CAMPEÓN, A novel by Antonio M. Abad, booklaunch, Mar.
5, 4.30 pm, Ateneo Art Gallery. UNLOCKING THE CHURCH's BEST KEPT SECRET, by
Aloysius Cartagenas, booklaunch, Mar 8, 2.30 pm, Sacred Heart Center, Cebu.
"Painting and Popular Culture: Carlos Francisco, Francisco Coching, and
Manuel Conde," lecture by Patrick D. Flores, Mar. 9, 3 pm, Ayala Museum
Luna Room. With fees. T757-7117 to 21 loc. 35 or education at ayalamuseum.org.
Conversation with Ben Anderson, with Eduardo Gonzalez, Lily Rose Tope,
Ramon Guillermo, and Michiyo Yoneno-Reyes. Mar. 11, 10-11.30 am, Asian
Center Auditorium, UP Diliman.

 Fiction is often nonfiction warped by artifice, and... nonfiction is
unavoidably a reinvention of what actually happened. --Boris Fishman
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