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Bishops of Canada Deepen Their Commitments to Walk Together with Indigenous Partners on the Healing and Reconciliation Journey

September 29 2022 The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), gathered in Plenary Assembly this week, agreed upon a series of next steps related to the painful legacy of residential schools. This work builds on previous commitments to promote access to records, educate clergy on Indigenous cultures and spirituality, and contribute $30 million to healing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 202223 Views

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Ancaster’s Ryerson United Church partners to teach nature through an Indigenous cultural lens – Hamilton Spectator

Sept. 27, 2022 Church officials passing on knowledge of the natural world to students Lynn Nicholson was at her rural Flamborough home when she unexpectedly saw a blue bird flying about the trees. It prompted her to suggest, at a recent Carolinian open house hosted by Ryerson United Church, the students could construct birdhouses and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 202211 Views

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Bishops of Canada Gather in Cornwall for 2022 Annual Plenary Assembly

September 22 2022 Bishops from across the country will gather in Cornwall, Ontario, next week for the 2022 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). The gathering will bring together 72 Bishops for in-person meetings for the first time since 2019. Over the course of four days, Bishops will have an opportunity […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202211 Views

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Workshop will focus on relationship building between cultures – Orillia Matters

‘Knowledge is the silver bullet’ to finding path to healthy relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities will be theme of Oct. 15 event Sep 19, 2022 There is a key to finding a path to healthy relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, says educator Kelly Brownbill. “Knowledge is the silver bullet,” Brownbill says. And Brownbill […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2022138 Views

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Statement on Doctrine of Discovery imminent – The Catholic Register

September 16, 2022 A date for a new papal statement on the Doctrine of Discovery, promised by Pope Francis on his way home from Canada to Rome, has not been announced. But whenever it happens it will address core concerns of Indigenous people in Canada and in many other parts of the world. The Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202217 Views

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The CCCB Submits its National Synod Synthesis to the Holy See

The first phase of the “Synod on Synodality,” listening at the diocesan level, has concluded. Synthesis Reports were prepared by each of Canada’s four Regional Episcopal Assemblies – Western, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic regions. These four regional reports were then received by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and used to draft a national […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 202222 Views

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Indigenous spirituality a fit in Catholic Mass – The Catholic Register

September 2, 2022 As Canadian parishes take up Pope Francis’ challenge to incorporate reconciliation into the life of the Church, particularly as we get closer to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, there are liturgical options available for Sunday morning Masses in all kinds of parishes. “Sept. 30 we could certainly […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 202221 Views

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Fort William First Nation Elder recounts Papal Visit – Anishinabek News

August 16, 2022 Trigger warning: readers may be triggered by the recount of Indian Residential Schools. To access a 24-hour National Crisis Line, call: 1-866-925-4419. Community Assistance Program (CAP) can be accessed for citizens of the Anishinabek Nation: 1-800-663-1142 EDMONTON — Fort William Elder Rita Fenton is calling for funding for proper burials of children’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 202229 Views

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Pope’s apology ‘small first step’ toward healing—but concrete action still needed, Catholic-raised Indigenous Anglicans say – The Anglican Journal

August 11, 2022 Pope Francis made a historic visit to Canada this summer to apologize on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church for harm caused to Indigenous people through the residential school system, marking a culmination of events first sparked by the discovery of 200 potential burial sites at the site of Kamloops Indian Residential […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 202224 Views

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Poll suggests most Canadians view Pope’s apology as step toward reconciliation – CityNews Ottawa

A poll suggests more than half of Canadians viewed the recent visit by Pope Francis and his apology for abuses at residential schools as a step toward reconciliation. The Angus Reid Institute released the findings from its latest online poll in which nearly 60 per cent of participants said they saw the Pope’s apology as […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 202227 Views

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