The Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese says church school field trips should not be taken to the "’Bodies Revealed" exhibit that opens Friday in Kansas City. The statement from the Diocese says Catholic moral teaching considers the person as a unity of soul and body and that respect for human dignity extends to the body even after the soul has left it.

The exhibit uses specimens of people who died of natural causes and donated their bodies to science. The exhibit will be at Kansas City’s Union Station. Organizers of the exhibit say it has great educational value that will be valuable to students of all faiths.