Las Caminatas por la Paz y las Misas del Barrio:  How Nonviolent Practices in East Los Angeles Witness to the Kin-dom of God
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Las Caminatas por la Paz y las Misas del Barrio: How Nonviolent Practices in East Los Angeles Witness to the Kin-dom of God

June 6-9, 2019
Catholic Theological Society of America
Pittsburgh, PA

This paper details two popular Catholic practices—las caminatas por la paz (the peace walks) y las Misas del barrio (neighborhood Masses)—that witness to the reality of the Kin-dom of God.  Drawing on two winters of field research in an East Los Angeles Catholic parish, I highlight the tensions between the work of a parish that has partnered with their local police department for over thirty years, in the hopes of bringing gang violence in their neighborhood to an end, and the fatal violence that police department perpetrated against a 14-year-old boy in August 2016.

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Anger as a Resource for Ecclesial Change: Responding to Sexual Abuse in the U.S. American Catholic Church
Jun
8
2:30 PM14:30

Anger as a Resource for Ecclesial Change: Responding to Sexual Abuse in the U.S. American Catholic Church

June 6-9, 2019
Catholic Theological Society of America
Pittsburgh, PA

Drawing on the work of dialogue partners from Chicana feminist literature and Latina theology, this paper explores the possibility that anger can be an experience that clarifies a just course of action.   It will provide support for the claim that righteous anger not only is an appropriate response to injustice, but can also clear a path toward right action toward ecclesial change. In doing so, this paper will focus on the systemic sexual abuse of children at the hands of Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania.

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Sharing Our Stories: Culture and Catholicism
Oct
1
2:25 PM14:25

Sharing Our Stories: Culture and Catholicism

Pontifical University Antonianum
Rome, Italy

This panel is part of a book launch and symposium for the Catholic Women Speak collection of essays entitled Visions and Vocations (Paulist Press, 2018). Sheila Pires (South Africa) will moderate a conversation between Leslye Colvin (USA), Mishal Francis (Pakistan/UK), Gertrude Jesufu (Sierra Leone), Anna Kasafi Perkins (Jamaica), Zuzanne Radzik (Poland), and me. Our dialogue will lift up themes from our contributions to the book in light of our cultural contexts.

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