Abstract

abstract :

This article argues that child abuse prevention efforts in the Catholic church need to be supplemented by a thorough communal approach to the healing of direct and indirect victims of clergy sexual abuse, and this amounts to a change in the culture of the church away from patterns of clericalism and narcissism in which both clerical and lay members participate, toward a victims-first approach marked by deep listening to the voices and insights of survivors themselves, new attention to the theology of redemption, an embrace of the principles of High Reliability Organizations, and the renewal of communal prayer through the liturgy of the mass as one liturgical pattern of accompaniment.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9472
Print ISSN
0882-0945
Pages
pp. 71-86
Launched on MUSE
2021-11-18
Open Access
No
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