Budhi continues conversation on Women and the Catholic Church

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Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the topic of Women and the Catholic Church.

Held at the Faber Hall Function Room on January 26, 2015, theologians, sociologists, and an anthropologist from different institutions gathered to develop and deepen points of discussion raised in the Symposium on the Family: Catholic and Women’s Perspectives, which was organized by the Theology Department of the Loyola School of Humanities in September last year.

The panelists in the roundtable discussion were Dr. Agnes Brazal, currently affiliated with the St. Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University, Ms. Eleanor Dionisio, an Associate Director of the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (JJCICSI), Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, Professor of Anthropology at the California State University San Bernardino, Dr. Emma Porio, of the Sociology Department of the Loyola School of Social Sciences, and Dr. Mary Racelis, of the Institute of Philippine Culture and the Sociology Department of the Loyola School of Social Sciences.

The other discussants and resource participants were Ms. Rae Sanchez, Dr. Patricia Lambino, and Mr. Michael Liberatore, members of the Faculty of Theology of the Loyola School of Humanities. Some members of the audience likewise participated, including Dr. Fernando Zialcita, of the Sociology Department of the Loyola School of Social Sciences.

The discussion was moderated by Dr. Jean P. Tan, editor of Budhi, and faculty member of the Philosophy Department of the Loyola School of Humanities.

Proceedings of the roundtable discussion will be published in an upcoming issue of Budhi. For updates or submissions, write to bud

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