Asis, Michael Demetrius H., Ph.D.

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Biography: 

Ph.D. in Theology, Loyola School of Theology, 2003.
Doctoral course work, Harvard University Divinity School, 1997-1998.
Doctoral course work, Boston College, 1997-1998.
Doctoral course work, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 1997-1998.
M.A. in Theological Studies, Loyola School of Theology, 1995.
A.B. in Communication Arts, Ateneo de Manila University, 1985.

Areas of Specialization: 

Sexual Ethics and Sexuality, Marriage and Marital Spirituality, Liturgy and Sacramental Theology, Ecclesiology, Religious Education

Courses Taught: 

TH 131:  Marriage,Family Life and Human Sexuality in a Catholic Perspective
Th 21 Church and Sacraments
Theology 204: 3rd yr. Practicum, FIRE, ADMU
Th 208 Fundamental Moral Theology
Theology 209: Christian Worship
Theology 242: Inculturation
Theology 260: Christian Morality & Moral Education
Theology 281: 1st yr. & 5th yr. Practicum, FIRE, ADMU
Theology 285: Worship and Liturgy
Family Life & Values, Master of Arts in Religious Education (MARE), Siena College, Quezon City/Summer 2008-2009

Research Interest: 

Sexual Ethics and Sexuality, Marriage and Marital Spirituality, Liturgy and Sacramental Theology, Ecclesiology, Religious Education, Ethical Issues of Organ Donation, Issues and Concerns Surrounding Terminal Illness, Historical Jesus Studies and Hermeneutics

Research: 

Articles
 
“I Am Because We Are,” Agenda for Hope Column, BusinessWorld, Opinion Page, 25 May 2010, sec.1, p. 5.
 
“Exploring the Relationship Between Worship and Ethics: Worship as Formative Ground of Ethical-Moral Consciousness,” Unitas 80, no. 1 (March 2007): 35-51.
 
“Shifting Paradigms: A Fresh Pedagogical Approach to Understanding the Sacraments,” The Loyola Schools Review 3 (2004): 33-56.
 
“The Five Faculties as Foundations of Buddhist Ethics: Reflection from a Christian Perspective,” Unitas 76, no. 1 (March 2003):149-56.
 
“Liturgy as Formative Ground of Christian Affectivity: A Theoretical Framework for a Proposed Paradigm for Liturgical Education,” The Loyola Schools Review2 (2003): 83-113.
 
“Francis Schüssler Fiorenza’s Critical Social Theory and Christology: Toward an Understanding of Atonement and Redemption as Emancipatory Solidarity,” Unitas 75, no. 4 (December 2002):58-59.
 
“Where Our Treasure Is: A Biblical Interpretation of the Twin Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price (Mt. 13:44-46).” In Led by the Spirit: Festschrift in Honor of Herbert Schneider, S.J., 155-64. Edited by Markus Ekkehard Locker.  Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Loyola School of Theology, 2002.
 
“Understanding the Church in Light of Contemporary Philosophical Hermeneutics,” Unitas 75, no. 3 (September 2002):482-89.
 
“Coming Home: Prayer as Self-Transcending Act Toward God,” Unitas 75, no. 2 (June 2002):194-207.
 
"Nibbana and the Kingdom of God: Symbols of Finality,” Landas 15, no. 2 (2001):64-85.
 
“Hermeneutical Theory and the Quest for the Historical Jesus: A Study of Two Christologies,” The Loyola Schools Review 1 (2001): 95-107.
 
“To See God in All Things: A Vision of the Church for the Catholic Atenean,” Pantas 9, no. 2 (March 1999):7-11.
 
“The Liturgy and Sacraments: A Renewed Understanding,” In Go & Teach: A Festschrift in Honor of Joseph L. Roche, S.J., 207-04. Edited by Vitaliano R. Gorospe, S.J.  Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Office of Research & Publications, 1997.
 
Books
 
Reimagining the Sacred: A Fresh Approach to Prayer, Liturgy and the Sacraments (Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 2012).
 
I Am Because We Are: Reflections on Love, Relationships and Life (Quezon City: ADMU Press, 2010).
 
Marriage & Human Sexuality: A Collection of Readings for Th 131.  Compiled  and edited by A.N. Dacanay, S.J. and Michael Asis, Ph.D.  Quezon City: ADMU, 2006.
 
Dionisio, Maribel S. and Asis, Mike H.  I’ve Been Dating . . . Now What?  Edited by Lissa Moran.  Pasig: Anvil Publishing, 2006.
 
A Collection of Readings for Theology 21. Edited by Michael H. Asis and Raymond B. Aguas., 1995.
 
Church and Sacraments. 3rd ed. Edited by Josefina M. Manabat, Ed.D. in collaboration with Raymond B. Aguas and Michael H. Asis.  Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Office of Research & Publications, 1994.

University Service and Outreach: 

Member, Search Committee for SOH Dean/August 14-September 20, 2013

Member, Board of Review/June 1, 2013-May 31, 2013
Speaker, “The Church: Directions Under Francis,” 6th National Conference for Religious Educators, SOM 1112, Ateneo de Manila/October 20, 2013
 
Invited Speaker, The Ministry of Teaching: A Psycho-Spiritual Retreat for the Renewal of the Teaching Commitment,” Don A. Carlos Gothong Memorial National High School Teachers, Betania Retreat House, Cebu City/October 30-31, 2013
 
Invited Speaker, “Rebuild my Church: An Advent Recollection,” SVD Scholastics & Fathers, Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City/November 23, 2013

Member, Standards Committee /2009-2012
 
Member, External Audit Committee for the Review of the Physical Education Program/November-April 2010
 
Member, School Council/2010-2011
 
Alternative Faculty Representative for the Loyola Schools, Selection Board, Collaborative Anti-Drug Abuse Program (CADAP)/2008
 
Member, School of Humanities Standing Committee on Faculty Welfare and Development/2008
 
Member, Discipline Committee /2003-2006
 
Member, School Council/2003-2006
 
Member, University Sportsfest Steering Committee/2003
 
Member, Agenda Committee, College of Arts & Sciences/1996-1997
 
 
ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT (OUTREACH)
 
Regular Invited Speaker, “Authentic Love,” Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Seminar, CEFAM, ADMU/2009-present
 
Regular Invited Speaker, Legal & Ethical Issues of Incentivized Organ Donation; Various Topics for Medical Professionals’ Formation/National Kidney & Transplant Institute (NKTI)/2009-present
 
Member, Board of Trustees and Speaker , Chairman & President (2009-2011), Discovery Weekend Foundation, Center for Family Ministries, Loyola House of Studies/2000-present
 
Member, Board of Trustees, International Foundation for Organ Transplant, Inc.(INFORT)/2008-present
 
Regular Invited Speaker and Facilitator, “Love, Sex and Dating,” Pathways Scholars/2008-present
 
Regular Invited Speaker, Ateneo Grade School (AGS) Christian Living Education (CLE) Teachers/2007-present
 
 
Recent Lectures
 
Invited Speaker, “Roles and Challenges in Religious Education and Catechesis on Issues Confronting our People as Church of the Poor,” CACERES ASSOCIATION OF RELIGION TEACHERS (CART), Caceres Catechetical Center, Basilica Minore Compound, Balatas Road, Naga City/
July 27, 2013
 
Speaker, “Three Stages of love,” DW Marriage Preparation Seminar Speaker, “Marriage as Sacrament” and “Open & Apostolic,” DW Marriage Preparation Seminar, OMI Retreat House, Mapayapa  Village, QC/June 8, 2013
 
Speaker,“Open & Apostolic,” DW Marriage Preparation Seminar, OMI Retreat House, Mapayapa  Village, QC/June 9, 2013; February 3, 2013
 
Speaker, “Marriage as Sacrament,” DW Marriage Preparation Seminar, OMI Retreat House, Mapayapa  Village, QC/June 9, 2013; February 3, 2013; September 16, 2012
 
Speaker, “Three Stages of love,” DW Marriage Preparation Seminar, OMI Retreat House, Mapayapa  Village, QC/June 8, 2013; August 11, 2012; June 2, 2012
 
Invited Speaker, “The 5 Love Languages,” Don  Bosco  Couples for Christ, Don Bosco, Mandaluyong/May 17, 2013
 
Invited Speaker, “How to Develop Empathy: Communicating on the Level of Feelings,” Don Bosco Couples for Christ, Mandaluyong/Apr 19, 2013

Invited Speaker, “Taking Fire from the Heavens: A Tribute to a Promethean Visionary,” Tribute to Fr. Anscar Chupungco, OSB, Waldo Perfecto Seminar Rm, Bro. Connon Bldg, DLSU, Taft Avenue, Manila/Apr 15, 2013

Invited Speaker, “Reliving the Spirit of the SVD (Societatis Verbi Divini) in Us,” XVD Seminarians Alumni Association (Ex-Seminarians of the SVD congregation), Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City/March 17, 2013

Invited Speaker, “More Than A Click: Love & Relationships in the Digital Age,” FEU-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (NRMF)) Institute of Medicine, School of Nursing & School of Medical Technology/February 22, 2013

Invited Speaker, “Kumpil: Pagpapatitibay ng Diyos sa Atin sa Pamamagitan ng Espiritu Santo,” Parents & Sponsors of Candidates for Confirmation, Public Schools of Sacred Heart Parish, Kamuning, QC/January 26, 2013
 
Facilitator & Speaker, “God and I,” 8th Colloquium for Solidarity in Teaching, Eugenio Lopez Center, Antipolo City/January 26, 2013

Speaker, “Authentic Love,” Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Seminar, CEFAM, ADMU/December 15, 2012; November 17, 2012; October 27, 2012; October 20, 2012; July 21, 2012; July 7, 2012; May 26, 2012
 
Invited Speaker, “Sexuality & Spirituality of The Priesthood,” Disciples of Hope Community of Priests & Theologians, Tagaytay City/ November 19, 2012
 
Speaker, “Faith & Relationships of Love,” Refresher Course in the Teaching of Theology, SEC C 201-A, Ateneo de Manila/October 20, 2012
 
Speaker, “Faith & Sacraments,” Refresher Course in the Teaching of Theology, SOM 111, Ateneo de Manila/October 20, 2012
 
Invited Speaker, “Sexuality & Spirituality of the Priesthood,” Military Ordinariate Theologians, Domus Josephi Formation Center, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City/October 19, 2012
 
Invited Speaker, "I Am Because We Are: Love, Relationships & Family," Jollibee Restaurant Managers, Asst. Restaurant Managers, Accounting Personnel, Crew, Jollibee Rizal Park Branch, Orosa corner T.M. Kalaw Sts., Manila/Aug 23, 2012
 
Facilitator & Speaker, "In-Laws & Family of Origin," Discovery Weekend (DW) Small Mentoring Group, 15 Jul 2012 - 15 Jul 2012.
 
Participant & Co-speaker, "Managing Family Finances & Natural Family Planning," Discovery Weekend (DW) Big Mentoring Group, CEFAM, ADMU, 1 Jul 2012 - 1 Jul 2012.
 
Speaker, "Love, Marriage and Family," Don Bosco, Mandaluyong Parents/Couples for Christ/June 15, 2012
 
Facilitator & Speaker, "Fighting & In-Laws," Discovery Weekend (DW) Small Mentoring Group, OMI Retreat House, Mapayapa Village, QC, 3 Jun 2012 - 3 Jun 2012.
 
Facilitator & Speaker, "The DW Vision of Building the DW Community through the Small Mentoring Groups," Discovery Weekend (DW) Small Mentoring Group, Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), 22 Apr 2012 - 22 Apr 2012.
 
Co-Retreat Master/Speaker, “Back to the Lord: Stay with Me,” XVD Association, Inc., Paraclete Retreat House, Tagaytay City/March 24-25, 2012
 
Invited Speaker, “How to Talk to our Children about Human Sexuality,” Ateneo Grade School Grade 5 Parents’ Seminar, KEMC, Ateneo Grade School/February 18, 2012
 
Invited Speaker, “ Love, Sex & Marriage,” XVD Association, Inc.(association of SVD ex-seminarians), Divine Word Shrine Hall, Christ the King Mission Seminary, QC/February 3, 2012
 
Invited Speaker, “Love,” Youth Catechists’ Camp (YCC) ‘Teach, Pray, Love,’ Sponsored by the Ateneo Catechetical League (ACIL), Ateneo de Manila/November 13, 2011
 
Speaker, “Kay Rami Nang Winasak na Tahanan: Sin, Sexuality and Relationships,” Refresher Course in the Teaching of Theology, Ching Tan Room, Ateneo de Manila/October 22, 2011
 
Invited Speaker, “On Anticipating Grief & Death of a Loved One: How to Talk about End of Life Concerns with Families/Relatives of Terminally Ill Patients” Medical Fellows, National Kidney & Transplant Institute (NKTI), East Ave., Quezon City (Sponsored by Astra-Zeneca)/June 4, 2011
 
Invited Speaker, “The Eucharist: Source & Summit of the Liturgy & Sacraments/DMW Integration,” Ateneo Grade School (AGS) Christian Living Education (CLE) Teachers, Administration II Conference Room, AGS/May 13, 2011
 
Keynote Speaker, The Annual Closing and Induction Ceremonies for Recognized Student Groups of the Loyola Schools (Sponsored by the LS-Office of Student Activities [LS-OSA]), Leong Hall, ADMU/ March 4,2011
 
Guest panelist, “End-Stage Renal Disease & Kidney Transplantation,” Ateneo School of Medicine & Public Health, Medical City Compound, Meralco Ave., QC/February 16, 2011
 
Speaker, “Flirting with Finesse & Courtship,” Plant Personnel, Glaxo-Smith-Klein Plant, Cainta, Rizal/February 14, 2011
 
Speaker, “When is it Right to Engage in Sex: Evaluating Sexual Behavior,” Refresher Course in the Teaching of Theology, SEARSOLIN, Manresa Complex, Fr. Masterson Avenue, Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City/October 23, 2010
 
Speaker, “Marriage Spirituality,” Discovery Weekend Graduates’ Ongoing Mentoring/Formation Program, 2/F, CLC Bldg, CEFAM, ADMU/August 1, 2010
 
Lecturer & Participant, “The Moral & Ethical Issues Surrounding Organ Donation,” Round Table Discussion, “The State of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation in the Philippines,” Sponsored by the Medical Observer, The Richmonde Hotel, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City/July 19, 2010
 
Speaker, “Eucharist as Source & Summit of Christian Life/The Three (3) Stages of Love,” CEAP-sponsored Theology Refresher Course, Diocese of Alaminos, Alaminos Cathedral, Alaminos, Pangasinan/May 24-25, 2010
 
Speaker, “Special Session on Sexuality & Marriage,” Teaching & Non-Teaching Personnel, Sponsored by Campus Ministry Office (CMO); Admissions, Guidance and Testing Center (AGTC); Human Resource and Development Department (HRDD), AV Hall, Divine Word College of Legazpi (DWCL), Legazpi City/May 19, 2010
 
Speaker, “How Can It Be Wrong When It Feels So Right: People Confronting Sexual Sin Today,” Ateneo Grade School (AGS) Christian Living Education (CLE) Teachers, Administration II Conference Room, AGS/May 13, 2010
 
Resource Speaker, “Integration as Key Factor in Catechetical Method,” Pope Benedict XVI Summer Festival of Catechesis & Christian Formation “CATECHISTS: FORMATORS IN THE FAITH, STEWARDS OF THE FAITH,” Sponsored by The Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (ECCCE); The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP); The Association of Catechetical Centers and Colleges with Religious Education (ACCCRE); and The Catechetical Foundation of the Archdiocese of Manila (CFAM) in partnership with The Theology & Religious Education Department and Lasallian Catechetical Center, De La Salle University Manila, Yuchengco Hall, De La sale University, Taft Ave., Manila/May 5-7, 2010
 
Speaker, “Eucharist in Daily/Contemporary Life,” “How Can It Be Wrong When It Feels So Right: People Confronting Sexual Sin Today,” “Integration as Key Factor in Catechetical Method,” Refresher Course in Updating the Content and Methods of Teaching Religion/Theology Subjects, Bicol Association of Catholic Schools (BACS), Ateneo de Naga University/April 28-29, 2010
 
Lecturer, “From Relatives to Good Samaritans: Ethical Issues in Organ Donation,” Organ Donation Symposium “ETHICAL, LEGAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF ORGAN DONATION IN THE PHILIPPINES,” Sponsored by the Department of Health; National Kidney and Transplant Institute; Philippine Organ Donation Program and Kidney Foundation of the Philippines, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila,  Quezon City/December 2, 2009
 
Facilitator and Speaker, Colloquium for the Ministry of Teaching/1996-present

Selected Professional Associations, Awards and Recognition: 

Finalist, The 2010 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) Cardinal Sin Book Awards Spirituality Category for Reimagining the Sacred: A Fresh Approach to Prayer, Liturgy and the Sacraments (Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 2012)/4/F RCAM Bldg., Arzobispado de Manila, Intramuros, Manila/August 28, 2013.

Finalist, The 2010 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) Cardinal Sin Book Awards Spirituality Category for I Am Because We Are: Reflections on Love, Relationships and Life (Quezon City: ADMU Press, 2010)/UST Medicine Auditorium, St. Martin de Porres Bldg., Espana, Manila/October 13, 2010.