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  • University of Santo TomasPAX ROMANAHistorical BackgroundBased from the book The University of Santo Tomas in the TwentiethCentury by Josefina Lim-Pe
  • Junior Catholic Women In 1930, the Junior Catholic Women was organized. Its field of work embraced apologetics, catechetics, and the Press. The organization therefore had three sections. The section on apologetics took up public speaking and deeper study of Christian Doctrine with the end in view of defending the Faith with greater ability. The section on catechists undertook the teaching of catechism in public schools. The section on the press, particularly aimed to promote the Catholic Press. 1
  • CUPSCAThe Junior Catholic Women was formed in 1930, and fromthat year up to the outbreak of the Pacific War in 1941, itcarried on the work of teaching catechism to elementary aswell as high school students. The Junior Catholic Women didnot survive the war. As Santo Tomas is a Catholic University,however, it felt it as its duty to maintain catecheticalinstruction in elementary and high schools, especially thepublic schools. In 1947, the catechetical work wasresumed under the auspices of the university itself actingthrough its Department of Religion. In that year, theCatholic University of the Philippines StudentsCatholic Action (CUPSCA) was organized.2
  • CUPSCAThe Catholic University of the Philippines Students CatholicAction was organized, taking on it, in fact, broader functionsthan what had ever belonged to the now defunct JuniorCatholic Action of Manila, the CUPSCA comprised all SCA unitsin the different faculties, colleges, and schools of theuniversity. Each college unit had its own officers, and allofficers of the different units composed the CUPSCA CentralCouncil which in turn chose, from among its members, itsown group of officers. The Central Council coordinated allactivities of the different units in all their fields of action:Catechetical, Eucharistic, Our Lady’s, Social, andMiscellaneous. 3
  • Pax Romana In 1954 the CUPSCA was reorganized and its name changed to University of Santo Tomas Student Catholic Action (USTSCA). In 1958, the name of USTSCA was changed to UST PAX ROMANA. Before 1956 Pax Romana was known as Student Catholic Action. The change of name was made by Rev. Fr. Francisco del Rio, O.P. who was then the General Ecclesiastical Assistant of UST SCA to emphasize the cultural and intellectual aims of the organization on the university level. 4 This change, although involving no modification in terms of organization, policies or principles, was by no means insignificant. It was made so as to distinguish the Catholic Action Work of the university students from similar work of high school or elementary student Catholic Actionists. In other words, the name “Pax Romana” was given to import work on the university level.5
  • Pax RomanaThe UST Pax Romana has since become a friend ofInternational Pax Romana. Affiliated as a regular member ofthat organization is the Student Catholic Action of thePhilippines, of which latter organization the UST Pax Romanais in turn a member.Pax Romana aims towards the formation of Catholic Universitystudents and prepares them to be future Catholicprofessionals. This formation includes moral, social, apostolic,religious, and intellectual. 6
  • Source: The University of Santo Tomas In the Twentieth Century By Josefina Lim Pe, A.B., B.S.E., M.A. Professor, College of Education University of Santo Tomas Copyright 1973 By University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines Printed by the UST Press
  • Notes1 from Part IV – Chapter XIV: Organizations, page 1872&3 from Part IV – Chapter XIV: Organizations, page 1904 From Chapter IX: Publications, footnote no. 224, page 1335 From Part IV - Chapter XIV, page 1916 From footnote no. 236, page 236