Prof. Flores participated in Polarization in the Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal at the University of Notre Dame. The conference, organized by Mary Ellen Konieczny of Notre Dame and Charles Camosy of Fordham University, was committed to probing sensitive issues that divide Catholics in the United States. Prof. Flores presented a talk entitled, “When Discourse Breaks Down: Race and Aesthetic Solidarity,” in which she illustrated the polarizing tension created by refusal to engage issues of race and racism in Church and society before offering a theological aesthetics of solidaristic engagement as a potential response to this problem.
Prof. Flores’s talk will be published in Polarization in the Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal, edited by Konieczny, Camosy, and Trisha C. Bruce (Forthcoming, Liturgical Press 2016)
(Prof. Flores speaks on Guadalupe and addressing polarization at 5:00)