SPRING '24 WEBINAR SERIES
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Memorializing Clergy Sex Abuse
An interdisciplinary conversation about ethics, means, and the meanings of sex abuse memorials.
In this webinar, three scholars will explore questions about whether, when, and how communities can contend–together, as communities–with the history and memory of the Roman Catholic clergy sex abuse crisis. With expertise in trauma studies, liturgy, theology, and history, our panelists ask about the ethics, means, and meanings of various efforts to remember clergy sex abuse, as well as those who suffered and defied it.
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Whose Stories are They?
What is to be learned, gained, and achieved in opening up the archives of Catholic sex abuse? What kind of healing follows from transparency, if any? Beyond respecting the wishes of survivors who prefer privacy, are there any other limitations to consider? What does transparency have to do with Catholic theology or with the practices and disciplines of Catholic experience or governance? In this webinar, four experts– an archivist, a canon lawyer, an survivors’ attorney, and an historian– join together to tackle these and related questions.