Fr. Virgilio Aderiano Abad Ojoy, O.P. is a Dominican priest with a Doctorate Degree in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, the alma mater of the late Bishop Fulton Sheen. He was born in Calinog, Iloilo, Philippines on March 5, 1957. After high school, he entered the Dominican seminary adjacent to the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City, Philippines. He took up his Philosophical Studies at the Philippine Dominican Center for Institutional Studies. He graduated with a Bachelor and Licentiate Degrees in Theology at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Among the most important positions he held were Vice-Rector of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila (1992-95), Rector and President, University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi (1995-99), Moderator of Studies, Philippine Dominican Center for Institutional Studies (2006- 2007). He is currently the Chaplain of the Graduate School and the Director of the Letran Center for Intramuros Studies at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fe del Mundo Medical Center Foundation, Inc. Fr. Ojoy has been teaching Dogmatic Theology for 26 years at the Faculty of Sacred Theology of the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila where he is now a Full Professor with an official appointment from the Vatican. In his student days, he became Associate Editor of The Varsitarian, the Official Student Organ of the University of Santo Tomas. It was in that publication where Fr. Ojoy honed his talent for writing. He has published articles in the national broadsheets in the Philippines, and has also written scholarly articles in theological journals. In 2001 he published a book entitled Marxism and Religion, a Fusion of Horizons.
I only had time to view and listen to the pre-recorded talks of our revered speakers for this quadricentennial retreat as part of the grand celebration of the 400th Foundation Anniversary of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran last night. After listening to their talks, I am now more convinced than ever that the […]
Our Gospel for today is about a rich man, Zaccheus, who was a public sinner. Everybody in Jericho knew that as a tax collector, working for the Romans, he extracted exorbitant taxes from the people while he collected high commissions from the foreign government. He made himself wealthy as more and more people became poor. […]
HOMILY 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 2020) A man wanted to buy an animal that could help him in the household chores. The animal merchant, after knowing the buyer’s need, brought to him a small box with a centipede and told him that it is guaranteed to accomplish whatever work assigned to […]
HOMILY14th Sunday in Ordinary TimeJuly 2020 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. –Matthew 11:25-26 Children are among the most […]
HOMILY: 13TH Sunday in Ordinary Time There was once a pig and a hen who became very close friends because they lived in the same barn. They heard that there was going to be a feeding program for the poor in their parish. After thinking about it, the hen suggested to the pig: “Why don’t we […]