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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, 202254 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, 202240 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, 202252 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, 202242 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, 202246 Views

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If the Pope’s visit was the first step, what comes next for the Catholic Church? – National Observer

In the golden-crested white hall of Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, Pope Francis sits in front of church leadership. He shuffles through his papers, reciting a homily that’s both soft and authoritative. The head of the Catholic Church tells Canadian bishops, priests and seminarians that Indigenous Peoples who practise their cultures, languages and spiritualities have […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 202235 Views

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Halton Indigenous group member speaks out about Pope’s apology – Inside Halton

Halton Indigenous group member speaks out about Pope’s apology August 5, 2022 When Pope Francis made a historic apology to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada for the Catholic Church’s role in forced assimilation and residential schools, he humbly asked for their forgiveness. “I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2022123 Views

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10/3 podcast: How was the papal’s visit viewed by Canada’s Indigenous community – National Post

Aug 05, 2022 Pope Francis speaks with Cree Nation Grand Chief Mandy Gull-Masty in Quebec City on July 27, 2022. The Papal visit to Canada was seen by many as an important step on the path to reconciliation. But did Pope Francis’s apology for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools go far enough? And […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 202238 Views

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Pope Francis says he felt the pain of Indigenous Peoples during trip to Canada – SooToday.com

Pope Francis says he felt the pain of Indigenous Peoples during his trip to Canada but also left with a sense of hope. The six-day journey saw Francis meet with Indigenous people and residential school survivors during stops in Alberta, Quebec and Nunavut last week. “In these meetings, especially the last one, I had to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 202239 Views

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Pope Francis asks for ‘forgiveness in the name of the church’ for abuses at residential schools – CBC

Aug 03, 2022 The pontiff spent last week in Edmonton, Quebec City and Iqaluit Pope Francis said on Wednesday he felt the pain of survivors of Canada’s residential school system and he asked for “forgiveness in the name of the church” for the role many of its members played in abusing children and attempting to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 202243 Views

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