Most Rev. Oscar Cruz, D.D.

Birth: November 17, 1934

Place of Birth: Balanga, Bataan

Sacerdotal Ordination: February 8, 1962 – UST Central Seminary, Manila

Episcopal Ordination: May 3, 1976 – Manila Cathedral

Elementary San Juan de Letran College
Manila, 1943 – 1950

Secondary UST High School
Manila, 1950 – 1954

Seminary Training: UST Central Seminary
Manila, 1954 – 1958

Philosophy, Ph. L
UST Central Seminary
Manila, 1958 – 1962

Theology, STL
Further Studies Lateran University

J.C.D., 1966 – 1969
Roman Rota

Auditor, 1969 – 1970

1962 Asst. Pastor, Tondo

1969 Asst. Pastor, Malabon

1970 Asst. Pastor, Ermita

1971 Spiritual Director, Guadalupe Minor Seminary

1972 Executive Director, Metropolitan Tribunal

1973 Rector, San Carlos Seminary, Makati

1975 Dean, Archbishop’s Council of Manila

1976 Auxiliary Bishop, Manila

1983 Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Seminaries

National Director, DV of the Philippines

Archbishop of San Fernando, Pampanga

Chairman Episcopal Commission on Doctrine and Faith, CBCP

Chairman, Board of Trustees, University of Assumption

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Holy Angel University

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Angeles University Foundation

Chairman, Board of Directors, AUF Medical Center

Member, Episcopal Commission on Canon Law

Member, Archdiocesan Board of Consultors

Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Seminaries

Archbishop of Lingayen – Dagupan

Vice President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines

1984 Appointed, Roman Rota – Apostolic Tribunal

1990 Appointed Coordinator PCP II

1993 FABC Secretary general

1995 Member, Pontifical Council “cor unum”

1996 – 1999 President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines

1998 Member of the Synod of bishops in Rome

2000 – 2009 Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan (Pangasinan)

2001 Chairperson of Krusadang bayan laban sa Jueteng

2006 Chairperson of Krusadang Bayan Laban sa Sugal, Inc.

2009 – Present Archbishop-Emeritus of Lingayen-Dagupan (Pangasinan)

Judicial Vicar, National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal

Instructor Delegate: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the

Philippines (CBCP)

Director, CBCP Legal Office

Chairman, Board of Trustees – CBCP World Corporation

Chairman, Omnibus Communications Foundation for Asia

Chairman, CBCP Communications Development Foundation, Inc.

Marriage Tribunal Ministry
Curia Management
Guide Documents on Parish, Vicariate and Diocesan Administrative / Pastoral Concerns
Canon 290 CIC in the Service of Truth, Justice and Charity
Annotations on Rotal Jurisprudence on Canon 1097/1098/1102 CIC
Annotations on Rotal Jurisprudence on Canon 1103 CIC
Annotations on Rotal Jurisprudence on Canon 1095 CIC
Annotations on Rotal Jurisprudence on Canon 1101 CIC
Evidence in Marriage Nullity Cases
Impediments to Canonical Marriage
Penal Process for Dismissal from the Clerical State
Provincial Council,Diocesan Synod,Pastoral Assembly
CBCP Guidelines on Sexual Abuse and Misconduct: A Critique
Board of Conciliation and Arbitration
Viewpoints at the Onset of the New Millennium
Media in Our Midst
Administration of the Temporal Goods of the Church
Clergy Compensation
Gambling in the Republic
Call of the Laity
The Bishop’s Staff
Why Marriages Fail?
Reconciliation: From the Sacramental to Societal
Before and Beyond “I Do”
Danger Signals
Signs and Times
Detrimental and Beneficial Social Doctrine
Charter of Family Rights
Penal Law of the Church in Default Mode?
Oca’s Parables and Fables
Churchmen & Politicians