Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fr. Raul Caga sings for Wordnet Productions

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December 30, 2012 
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Imagine a priest who not only prays but has a talent to compose and sing! That is the story of Fr. Raul Caga, SVD.

Fr. Raul is from the Philippines, a country made up of over 7,000 islands and 85% Catholic. He comes from a religious family of ten children.

Now he is a professor and teaches moral theology. But he has decided also to use his musical talent to bring people to Christ.  It is an extraordinary life for a priest. He gives concerts and even has an album.

In this interview by Fr. Mike, Fr. Raul tells us of his three goals -1. to be a priest; 2. to use his talent to help encourage vocations to religious life and the priesthood; and 3., to raise funds for the seminary. His music helps him to do all three things very well.

In this program, Fr. Raul sings My Sweet Surrender and a second song in his native language that proclaims God is Fulfillment of My Life.

You won't want to miss Sweet Surrender on TBN Sunday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 a.m. ET (4:30 a.m. PT),
On The Church Channel (TCC) Tuesday, January 1 at 11:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. PT), and later on our website

Last week's show: BIRTHING JESUS TODAY  


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There is a very special guest on this show today. Lupe visits with Fr. Mike to hear about how Jesus is born in us at Christmas time. She doesn't quite understand it, so Fr. Mike explains that God loves us so much that Jesus comes to live in us. He explains what that means and how we can bring Jesus to the world.

St John the Baptist is a model for what we should do. We start by loving others and listening to them. Then we share our own story with them.  Lupe agrees that she can do that and invites us to join her.

As a very special treat, Jose Feliciano sings Feliz Navidad in Wordnet's own studio.  Then the show ends with Tatiana singing Gloria In Excelsis Deo.  
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Sunday, September 02, 2012

DWS Alumni Shirt on Sale for a Cause (SVD-ALS)

Proceeds go to: SVD-ALS (Alternative Learning System for Out-of-School Youth).

Price: Php 300
good quality
Sizes: Inches
Small : Width - 19 ; Length - 27
Medium : Width - 20 ; Length - 28
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2Xl : Width - 24 ; Length - 32
Shipment to your place is very much possible.
Please contact: Hay CP no. 09228734333  (Philippines)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

SVDs elect Heinz Kulüke as new superior general

The 17th General Chapter of the Society of the Divine Word has elected Fr. Heinz Kulüke as the new Superior General of the Divine Word Missionaries.

Fr. Kulüke was born on September 29, 1956, in Spelle, Germany. He was the 2nd child of August and Paula (born Westers). After his schooling in Spelle and Hopsten, he took up studies in electrotechnic in Spelle and Rheine. After a year of Military service in the Air Force, he did some further studies in Electrical Engineering at Bielefeld.

In 1979, he joined the SVD and did his novitiate in St. Augustin, Germany and made his first vows on May 1, 1981. At the completion of his studies in Philosophy and Theology, he was ordained priest on March 9, 1986 at St. Augustin. He was appointed to the SVD mission in the Southern Province of the Philippines. His first mission was in Agusan del Sur, Mindanao. After three years in Agusan, he did his Masters in Philosophy at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. From 1990-1992 he taught Philosophy at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines. In 1992, he went to Rome for his doctoral studies in Philosophy, which he completed in 1994. Since 1994, he is a professor of Philosophy at the University of San Carlos.

Fr. Kulüke was the Superior of the Southern Province of the SVD in the Philippines with its headquarters in Cebu City. He was elected to the office of the Provincial Superior in 2005 and re-elected in 2008 and again in 2011 for an exceptional third term. Earlier, he was the Vice-Provincial of the province from 1998-2005. Along with his teaching assignment at the University, Fr. Kulüke has held the office of the Vice-President for
Academic Affairs (1997-1999) and was the Rector of the SVD Community at the University of San Carlos (1996-2005) [SVD Generalate news].

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Catholic Biblical Association of The Philippines 13th Annual Convention

Adele Reinhartz has been named the next General Editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature. Her term (three years, renewable for a second term) will begin in 2012. She succeeds James C. VanderKam upon completion of his second term.

As JBL editor, Reinhartz will be an ex officio member of the Research and Publications Committee. She will work with the 39-member JBL editorial board, as well as the SBL publications staff, to produce four annual issues. Reinhartz is Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, where she was also appointed associate vice-president, research, in 2005. Her awards and achievements include the following: President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (1997-1998); Prize for Mentorship, SBL Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession (2003 and 2010); Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Residency (2004); Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (inducted in 2005); and Fellow at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study (2011-2012). Reinhartz’s research includes early Christianity and Judaism, Johannine studies, Bible and film, and feminist biblical criticism.

In addition to her awards and her distinguished publishing record, including Caiaphas the High Priest (University of South Carolina Press, 2011), Reinhartz has served the members of the Society of Biblical Literature in many capacities. She has been an Annual Meeting Program Unit Chair, a member of the Research and Publications Committee, and an editorial board member of JBL.

Reinhartz also represents membership on Council, SBL’s governing board. Please express your appreciation and welcome to Adele Reinhartz as she takes on the leadership of a journal, first published in 1881, that has become the premier serial in biblical studies, representing the wide range of research methodologies SBL members practice. Please also express your thanks to Jim VanderKam for his exceptional commitment, service, and standards of excellence. Jim will be honored in the 2011 Society Report and during the JBL Editorial Board Luncheon at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco [from SBL write-up].

Randolf Flores is a priest of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD). He teaches Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at the Divine Word Seminary–Tagaytay and is a visiting lecturer of the School of Christian Studies of the University of St. Joseph in Macau, China. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (SSL) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome (1999); he is the past President of the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines (2008-2011) and Editor of the Diwa: Studies in Philosophy and Theology.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Talk on Jesus and Judaism by Prof. Adele Reinhartz

Adele Reinhartz is the author of numerous articles and several books, including “Why Ask My Name?” Anonymity and Identity in Biblical Narrative (Oxford, 1998), Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John (Continuum, 2001), and Scripture on the Silver Screen (Westminster John Knox, 2003). Her latest book is a study of the Jesus movies, entitled Jesus of Hollywood (Oxford 2007). She is currently working on several projects: a book on Caiaphas the High Priest, in history, historiography, and culture, a project on the Johannine community (with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) and, as part of the Loeb Consortium on Organ and Tissue Donation, a study of films involving organ donation and transplantation (with support from the American Academy of Religion). Adele was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2005.
More information on A, Reinhartz here.

Click here for more info on the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines (CBAP)

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Certificate in Theological Studies 2012-2013 - enrollment going on!


Download the new brochure (2012-2013) here.

Download the updated Course Description here.

Download the new list of professors here.


Write to:

Mailing Address
Ms. Bing Kasilag
CTS Program Coordinator
Divine Word Seminary
SVD Road, Brgy San Jose
Tagaytay City, Philippines

Divine Word Seminary Information
Tel. 046-4131253; Fax: 046-4131251
Text (SMS)-- Bing Kasilag - 0915-7884117

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Oliver Ramos Jaramilla (1975-2012)

We mourn the death of Oliver (April 18, 1975 - Feb 25, 2012), DWST worker. This morning, on his way this morning to the SVD seminary to work, he was hit by a delivery van; was pronounced DoA. I thank the Lord for his friendship and loyalty to me, for the numerous times he lent a hand to DWST, CTS, SVD-ALS, etc. The Lord's ways are inscrutable. "The Lord has given, the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job 1:21).

Friday, February 03, 2012

Arnoldus Library announces call for entries for its Second ALAP Award

The Arnoldus Library is giving out its second Arnoldus Library Academic Paper Award (ALAP Award). The ALAP Award comprises a plaque of recognition from Divine Word Seminary and a cash honorarium of P5,000.00 courtesy of the Fr. Dominador Flores, SVD Fund.

The award will be presented at the Graduation Ceremonies on March 31, 2012 to the student who has written the best academic paper (term paper or synthesis paper) for the school year 2011-2012 as determined by an Award Committee chaired by Fr. Randolf Flores, SVD.

The aim of the award is both to reward excellence and to encourage students to write academic papers with high quality.

Who is eligible?
• A bona-fide student of Divine Word Seminary who has submitted his or her academic paper on time to the Dean’s Office and whose grade given by the moderator is not lower than 95%.
o The M.A. thesis is not covered by the ALAP Award.
o Academic paper means the annual term paper or the synthesis paper only.

• The chairperson of the Award Committee will check over the academic papers submitted at the Dean’s Office. He will then select three potential winners from which the Award Committee will choose the best. The criteria of the short list would be:
o (1) the paper’s final grade
o (2) the form and style
 footnotes, bibliography, English, and the like
 based on Turabian, 7th edition
o (3) content
 the novelty of the study
 the use of sources
 the flow of the arguments
o (4) effective conclusion
 not just a simple summary
 but an articulation of what the readers can learn from the paper.

Due Date
• Deadline for the short list: March 9, 2012 before 5:00 p.m.
• Place of submission: Dean’s Office

For more information: See Fr. R. Flores or write to
For the winner of First ALAP AWARD, click here.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Megatrends and Mission: Symposium on the Theology of Mission

Speaker:  Fr. Edgar Javier, SVD 
               Former missionary to Samoa and Fiji
               SThD - Gregorian University
               Faculty: DWST, UST, ICST-Vigan, and ICLA
Student Reactors : Mark Mojica, Luca Vinati, and Mark Ramos
Place: Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Date: February 23, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration: Free