Dacanay, Fr. Adolfo, SJ

Full Time
Contact No.: 
426-5921 Jesuit Residence

JCD Canon Law, Gregorian University, Rome, March 1989.
JCL Canon Law, Gregorian University, Rome, June 1986.
MA Theology, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University, March 1983.
AB Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University, March 1974.

Professional Association & Recognition: 

Professional Organization

Consociation Internationalis Pro Promovendo Juris Canonici
Canon Lalw Society of the Philippines


On Canonical Affairs

Professional Work and Practice

Judge, Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Manila
Judge, Diocese of Antipolo
Judge, Diocese of Boac
Judge, Diocese of Lucena
Judge, Diocese of Novaliches
Judge, Diocese of Palo
Judge, Diocese of Pasig

Courses Taught: 

TH 131:  Marriage,Family Life and Human Sexuality in a Catholic Perspective



"The Basis of the Indissolubility of Marriage in the Decretum Gratiani", in Quaerens Searching Paghahanap, ed. by Jovino G. Miroy and Ma. Liza Ruth A. Ocampo (Manila, UST Publishing House, 2008), pp. 15-32.
"Disputed Questions Concerning those to be Baptized: Comments on Cc.868, 870, 871, and 913" in Diwa: Studies in Philosophy and Theology 33 (2008), pp. 36-57 (Tagaytay City, Graduate School of Divine Word Seminary)
"Those to be refused Communion: Comments of Cc.915 and 916 and the Authentic Interpretation" Issued by the Holy See in MST Review 7 (2005), pp. 69-85 (Quezon City, Maryhill School of Theology)
"Dispensation from the Law: The Canonical Institution" in The Ateneo Law Journal 47 (2003), pp. 862-870 (Makati City: Ateneo de Manila Law School)
"The Requirements for the validity of Baptism: Application to Aglipayan Baptism" in Landas 15 (2000), pp. 78-100 (Quezon City, Loyola School of Theology)
"The Laity in the Code of Canon Law: Some Aspects in Go and Teach", ed. George Gorospe, S.J. (Quezon City, ORP of the Ateneo de Manila. 1997), pp. 173-178.
'The Society of St. Pius X: Comments and Observations" in Landas 12 (1997), pp.57-74 (Quezon City, Loyola School of Theology)
"A Glossa on C.1055.2: The Inseparability of Contract and Sacrament in the Marriages of the Baptized" in Landas 9 (1994), pp. 237-262, and 10 (1995), pp. 72-82 (Quezon City, Loyola School of Theology)
"Void and Voidable Marriages' in Philippiniana Sacra 30 (1995), pp. 457-482 (Manila, University of Santo Tomas)
"The Time of the Anticipated Sunday Mass: An Introductory Comment of C.1248" in Landas 6 (1992), pp. 37-48 (Quezon City, Loyola School of Theology)
"Matrimonium Ratum: Significatio Termini" in Periodica 79 (1990), pp. 68-89(Rome, Pontifical Gregorian University)


The Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist): A Commentary of Cc.849 – 958 of the Code of Canon Law. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing Inc. 2006 (204 pages)
Canon Law on Marriage: Introductory Notes and Comments. Quezon City: Loyola School of Theology. 2000 (292 pages)
Marriage: Contract and/or Sacrament: The Meaning of Matrimonium Ratum. Quezon City: Loyola School of Theology. 1989 (220 pages)

University Service and Outreach: 

University Committee

Ateneo Board of Trustees (2011-14)
Committee on Rank and Tenure (2008-11)
Discipline Committee, Loyola Schools (2007-09, 2011-14)
Board of Review (2001-08)
Standards Committee, Loyola Schools (1996-2005)
Curriculum Committee, Loyola Schools (1999-2002)
Curriculum Committee, Board of Trustees (1997)