Tagged: Indigenous people

Remorse, Repatriation, Restitution

We live in an apology-averse, perhaps even a remorse-averse age. Even churchmen, when accused of severe wrongdoing, are as likely to spin, deny, or counteraccuse as they are to express repentance or seek atonement. That being the case, it is...

Remorse, Repatriation, Restitution

Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery

A few days ago Religion News Service (RNS) ran an article by Jack Jenkins on Douglas Lucia, the Bishop of Syracuse, New York. Lucia has denounced something called the “doctrine of discovery,” and has called on the US bishops to...

Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery

The Church Must Apologize to Canada’s First Nations

On May 27, the CBC reported that the bodies of 215 First Nations children had been discovered buried under the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. The school was run by the Catholic religious order the Missionary Oblates...

The Church Must Apologize to Canada’s First Nations

Querida Amazonia: Summary and Analysis

The pope’s official response to the Amazon Synod was released on Wednesday. Entitled Querida Amazonia (“Beloved Amazon”), it is said to complement rather than supercede the synod’s own Final Document (my analysis of which you can read here) (QA 2)....

Querida Amazonia: Summary and Analysis