Of Carabaos and Communion: Understanding Sacraments

Dr. Ray Aguas offers several thought-provoking situations to explain what religious sacraments are, how they work, and why we do them.

Ray has been in Ateneo practically his whole life (from Prep until Master’s). After getting his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame (where he was privileged to work as Gustavo Gutierrez’s research assistant), he came back to Ateneo to resume his teaching.

He has taught extensively in the Theology Department’s graduate program, Formation Institute for Religion Educators (FIRE), training Religion teachers, as well as in the Loyola School of Theology. However, his passion lies strongest in teaching undergrads.

His research interests lie mainly in Liberation Theology, Religious Education, and the interaction of Faith and Politics.

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