UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

Ecclesiastical Faculties

BOLO, Fr. Florentino A., Jr., O.P., J.C.D.

Academic Degrees

Doctorate in Canon Law, 2016
Pontificia Studiorum Universitas A. S. Thoma Aq. in Urbe, Rome

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 

Title of the Dissertation

The priestly fraternities of St. Dominic: juridical status and particular reference to the Philippines

Area of Specialization

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

Published Work

  • Bolo, Jr. Florentino, Jr., O.PThe Priestly Fraternity of St. Dominic: Juridical Status and Particular Reference to the Philippines. Rome: Pontificia Studiorum Universitas A. S. Thoma Aq. in Urbe, 2016.
  • Bolo, Jr., Florentino, OP. “Rediscovering the Place of the Secular Priests in the Order of Preachers,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. LII, no. 156 (May-August 2017): 631-684. 
  • Bolo, Jr., Florentino, OP. “Mutual Collaboration between Secular and Religious Priests: The Case of the Third Order.” Philippine Canonical Forum (2017-2018): 49-81. 

Scientific, Ecclesial and Cultural Activities

  • Assistant Professor, UST Faculty of Canon Law, Manila, Philippines (since February 16, 2018)
  • Socius to the Master for Apostolic Life, Order of Preachers General Curia Director, Institute of Religion, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Head, Promoter of the Dominican Confraternity of Priests and Bishops, Dominican Province of the Philippines
  • Vice Rector, Central Seminary, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • General Promoter of the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic (International), General Curia, Rome
  • Provincial Promoter of the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic (National), Philippine Dominican Province, Quezon City
  • Defender of the Bond, Diocesan Tribunal of the First Instance, Diocese of Cubao, Quezon City
  • Member, Commission on Affiliation, Faculty of Sacred Theology, UST, Manila
  • Publications Adviser, Mens Juridica, The Official Student Journal of UST Faculty of Canon Law
  • Editor, Philippine Canonical Forum, The official Journal of the Canon Law Society of the Philippines 
  • Member, Canon Law Society of the Philippines

Lectures/Seminars/Conferences/Outreach

Lectures Attended

  • 2010. April 12-16. National Convention. Canon Law Society of the Philippines (Bohol).
  • 2012. National Convention. Canon Law Society of the Philippines (Surigao)
  • 2017.February 13-17. National Convention. Canon Law Society of the Philippines (Oriental Hotel, Legazpi City)
  • 2018.January 22-26, 2018. National Conference for the Promotion of the New Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis (IEC Convention Center, Cebu City). 
  • 2018.February 26 – March 2. National Convention, Canon Law Society of the Philippines (Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City)
  • 2019.January 13-18. Joint Meeting of Asia-Pacific Dominican Major-Superiors and Regents of Studies (Surabaya, Indoensia)
  • 2019.January 27 – February 2. XIX Asamblea Genearl de Conferencia Interprovincial de los Dominicos de America Latina y el Caribe – CIDALC (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2019.February 17-21. National Convention, Canon Law Society of the Philippines (Quest Hotel, Cebu City).

International Events Organized

  • 2012. August 6-9. International Assembly of the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic, Caleruega Retreat Center, Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines.

  • 2016. February 22-26. International Assembly of the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic, Convent of St. Sixtus, Rome

  • 2017. March 3-6. Asia-Pacific Dominican Formators’ Course, Caleruega Retreat Center, Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines.

  • 2017. September 23. Audience with the Master of the Order, with Canonical erection of nine Chapters of the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic in the Philippines, and Rite of Admission to the Fraternities. 

     

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