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Father Raymond J. de Souza: At the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, symbols abound. Progress? Not so much – National Post

Sixty-six of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s ‘calls to action’ are either not started or just at the proposed action stage Public discussion about the “calls to action” from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have moved from distraction to distraction. In the spring it was about whether Pope Francis should visit to repeat, in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 20187 Views

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United Church Meets to Chart a New Path

TORONTO, July 19, 2018  – The United Church of Canada gathers at Durham College + University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, for its 43rd General Council (July 21–27, 2018), bringing together over 350 commissioners (delegates) from across the country to make some of the most important decisions in the church’s history. Among the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201813 Views

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Vatican opens door to apology for Catholic Church’s role in residential schools – Globe and Mail

July 12, 2018 The Vatican’s ambassador to Canada says Pope Francis is opening the door to an apology to the country’s Indigenous people for the abuse of children at Catholic-run Indian residential schools. A papal apology was one of the calls to action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which spent years investigating the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201812 Views

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Some Catholic orders still withholding promised residential school records – CBC

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation memo says it’s still waiting on 3,000 photos Jun 01, 2018 Some Catholic orders have still not turned over promised records to the research centre created as a repository for the documented history of residential schools, according to a memo provided to CBC News. The National Centre for Truth […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201816 Views

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Ottawa asks Church coalition to help get papal apology – The B.C. Catholic

May 30, 2018 OTTAWA – The Minister of Indigenous Affairs has asked the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, a coalition of Catholic groups, to help government efforts to obtain a papal apology for the Church’s role in residential schools. “As an essential component of healing and reconciliation, the survivors of Canada’s Indian residential schools and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201814 Views

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Memorial planned for Long Lake 58 church site – CBC

Church of the Infant Jesus destroyed by fire last week May 28, 2018 The chief of Long Lake 58 First Nation says her community plans to make sure they don’t forget the historic church that stood on the community’s territory for nearly 70 years. The Church of the Infant Jesus was built on the First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201810 Views

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MPs vote overwhelmingly to call on Pope again for residential schools apology – 980 CJME

May 02, 2018 OTTAWA — Members of Parliament on all sides of the House of Commons voted Tuesday to extend a formal invitation to Pope Francis to apologize in person to Indigenous Peoples for decades of abuse meted out in residential schools across Canada. New Democrat MPs Charlie Angus and residential school survivor Romeo Saganash […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 20189 Views

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Indigenous Relations minister asks bishops to meet with residential school survivors over papal apology – CBC

MPs debate motion calling on Pope to apologize; motion to be voted on next week Apr 26, 2018 Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett is asking the head of the organization representing Canada’s bishops to meet with residential school survivors to discuss Pope Francis’s decision not to issue an apology for the institutions. Bennett’s office sent […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201813 Views

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Lack of bishops’ consensus, concerns over cost behind Pope apology decision: Archbishop – CBC

Pope John Paul II’s 2002 visit to Toronto left Canadian Catholic Church with $36M debt Apr 26, 2018 A lack of consensus among Canadian bishops played a role in Pope Francis’s decision to deny a request that he visit Canada and apologize to Indigenous Peoples for residential schools, according to the Archbishop of Regina. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201814 Views

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Police files, historical documents show link between Catholic hierarchy and residential schools – CBC

Memo written in Latin seized by OPP was addressed to Catholic order’s headquarters in Rome Apr 25, 2018 When the Ontario Provincial Police raided the Oblates of Mary Immaculate offices in Ottawa in 1995, they seized a number of documents including a file containing a memo written in Latin and addressed to the order’s leadership […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201821 Views

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