The Commission on Doctrine of the Faith

a)       Shall promote and safeguard the unity of faith and morals in the country.

b)       Shall see to it that the doctrinal declarations coming from the Magisterium of the Universal Church must be firmly obeyed and “teachings concerning faith or morals enunciated by the Roman Pontiff or the College of Bishops when they exercise their authentic Magisterium, even if they do not intend to proclaim such teachings by a definitive act” (Ad Tuendam Fidem, nn. 2-3) must be followed.

c)       Shall take care that the doctrinal declarations of CBCP, which deal with “new questions and (act) so that the message of Christ enlightens and guides people’s conscience in resolving new problems arising from changes in society”, must be adhered to by the faithful with a sense of religious respect as coming from the authentic Magisterium of their own Bishops (M.P. Apostolos Suos, n. 22).

d)       Shall publicize the documents of the Papal Magisterium and comment on them as the needs of the Church in the Philippines require.

e)       Shall promote the writing of textbooks by authors who are recognized for their scholarship and their steadfast fidelity to the Church’s Magisterium.

f)        Shall promote the work of theology by fostering cooperation among theologians, religion teachers in universities and seminaries, and all other experts in the ecclesiastical disciplines.

g)       Shall help resolve questions seriously and nationally undermining the doctrine of faith and morals in the Country.

h)       Shall be vigilant on attempts to disseminate atheism in universities and schools, mass media or parishes, and to inform the Conference about it, thereto giving its recommendations to counteract this serious danger to the faith.

i)         Shall maintain communication with the Pontifical Council for Dialogue with Non-Believers on matters of mutual concern and interest.

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

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Commission on Doctrine of the Faith (ECDF)


Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI


Abp. Rolando J. Tria Tirona


Abp. Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ

Bp. David William V. Antonio

Bp. Pablo Virgilio S. David

Bp. Jose R. Rojas

Bp. Nereo P. Odchimar

Executive Secretary

Rev. Fr. Luis P. Supan, Ph.D.


c/o CBCP Building 470 Gen. Luna St.

Intramuros, Manila 1002Tel:(02) 527-4054 / 527-4138Fax:(02) 527-4063