CBCP awards deceased San Beda priest



MANILA, Philippines – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on Saturday conferred the Jorge Barlin Golden Cross Award posthumously on the late Fr. Anscar Chupungco, OSB.

An article posted on the CBCP website cited Chupungco for “his great contribution in the liturgical renewal of our country.”

The award was received by Fr. Rafaelito Alaras, current prior of the Abbey of our Lady of Montserrat, during a Mass at the start of the CBCP’s plenary assembly at the Pius XII Center in Manila.

The Jorge Barlin Golden Cross Award is the highest recognition given by the CBCP to an individual for exemplary service to the nation.

The Benedictine monk is the third recipient of the award, named after the first Filipino bishop. Other awardees were lawyer Sabino Padilla Jr. and the late Fr. James Reuter, SJ.

Padilla is the legal counsel of the CBCP, while Reuter served as the executive secretary of the Episcopal Commission on Social Communications and Mass Media.

Chupungco, a prominent liturgist, influenced the Church in the Philippines with regard to liturgical reforms. He was also executive secretary of the CBCP’s liturgy commission for several years.

During his funeral last Jaanuary 17, the priest was also conferred the papal honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice for his service to the Church.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • green_archer09

    Anscar Chupungco was a great Filipino, a loyal son of the Church, a faithful Benedictine.  His legacy will ever remain in the hearts of people who had the privilege of knowing him.  His scholarship, wit and depth of insights will forever be missed.  May God reward him with eternal life.  Fr. Anscar, thank you for being a father, a mentor, and most of all, a friend. 


    >>>An article posted on the CBCP website cited Chupungco for “his great contribution in the liturgical renewal of our country.”<<<

    ANAK ZAPOTE, award sa liturgy….gantimpala sa kaechosan!  Anong pakinabang ng mga nagogoyo nila sa TNL na liturgy-liturgy na yan?  Bakit hindi yong misyonaryong pari na mina-mabuting manirahan sa Smokey Mountain kasama ang lahat ng mga may amoy at gusgusing mga kabayan para makapag-manilbihan ng lubusan?  "Beneath us" ba yong paring yon dahil hindi naka-kotse, poor, at hindi sa mansion nakatira?  Bakit hindi yong mga na misyonaryong na sa bundok at gubat ng Mindanao ang bigyan ng pagpapahalaga sa halip na yong nagpapaganda ng liturgy-liturgy na hindi naman nalalamon ng mga nagpapagoyong kabayan? Ano ang susunod na award….best designer ng helmet at bestida ng mga TNL na mga bisyap?  Ay dios apo!  Maglolo na lang kayo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    Lintek..balita ba ito ?
    Anong mahihita ng mga pilipino  dito ?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza


To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos