Blog: Prof. Emily Reimer-Barry Asks Whether Catechism Class Could Be Related to Abuse

Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church

Blog Post By Emily Reimer-Barry

In an art installation at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, artist Trina McKillen displayed twenty communion dresses and twenty altar-boy vestments in a display named “The Children.” Museum curator Karen Rapp explained that “The Children” expresses devotion, ritual, innocence, and vulnerability. The person walking through the exhibit is invited to imagine the unique stories of child survivors of clerical sexual abuse... Read more on

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Emily Reimer-Barry