Date of Award
Spring April 2015
Master of Arts
School or College
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Brett C. Hoover
Deaf people often have been outsiders in a hearing Church. Ninety-five percent of Deaf people are born to hearing parents. This is a Community that is doubly marginalized for they are Latino/as and Deaf. Therefore, I will present the needs of Deaf Latino/a Catholics in order for the Church to recognize them as a Community of faith. First, I present how language impacts the development of culture and identity. Second, how this community of Deaf Latino/as is trying to make sense of their identity as they are being raised in the United States. Finally, I present a plan to bridge the gap between Spanish speaking parents and their Deaf child.
Lopez, Miriam Nancy, "To Speak the Word of God with Our Hands for Those Who Hear with Their Eyes" (2015). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 172.