The Status of Children within the Roman Catholic Church
Book description: Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life.
Beste, Jennifer. "The Status of Children within the Roman Catholic Church." In Children and Childhood in American Religions, edited by Don S. Browning and Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, 56-70. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2009.