Is Blood Really Thicker Than Water? How the Church Defines Family

In this lecture, Dr. Borja talks about the concept of a domestic church and encourages us to think about family in the context of Christianity.

Maria Elisa A. Borja is Assistant Professor at the Department of Theology. She holds a master’s degree in Theological Studies, and a Ph.D. in Moral Theology from the Ateneo. She wrote “The Ties That Unbind: Filipino Female Transmigration and the Left-Behind Family Through the Lens of the FABC’s Domestic Church of the Poor,” from the book, Catholicism in Migration and Diaspora: Cross-Border Filipino Perspectives, by Gemma T. Cruz, ed. The Ateneo University Press is set to release her book, Domestic Church of The Poor: The Evolution of the Meaning of Family in the Documents of the FABC (1970-2016), in 2022.

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