Posts Tagged ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’

Academics question Kamloops mass grave story

Monday, May 30th, 2022
Academics question Kamloops

Academics are calling into question the mass grave story surrounding the Kamloops residential school in Canada, according to the NY Times. One year ago, the leaders of the British Columbia First Nation Band Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc announced the discovery of a mass grave of more than 200 indigenous children detected at a residential school in Read more

Canadian Catholics face ‘moment of crisis’

Monday, March 28th, 2022
Canadian Catholics ‘moment of crisis’

A professor of theology at a university in Canada has labelled an indigenous group’s upcoming meeting with Pope Francis a ‘moment of crisis’ for Canadian catholics. “It’s a moment of crisis – existential crisis – for catholics in the pews,” said Darren Dias, a theology professor at the University of St Michael’s College in Toronto. Read more

Priest’s remarks close down Winnipeg parish Masses

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
Winnipeg masses cancelled

Sunday masses are being cancelled at the Winnipeg Catholic church, where a Canadian priest questioned the motives of residential school survivors. The Archdiocese of St. Boniface said Saturday that the three masses scheduled for Sunday at St. Emile Catholic Church have been cancelled on the recommendation of Winnipeg police. During a July 10 mass, Father Read more

‘Pompous posturing’ – Bishop accuses Trudeau of deflecting blame on residential schools

Thursday, June 10th, 2021
Trudeau deflecting blame

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to whitewash the Canadian government’s role in the deadly operation of residential schools by deflecting blame to the Roman Catholic Church, said Most Rev. Fred Henry, bishop emeritus of the Calgary diocese. In an open letter to the prime minister, Henry, who presided over southern Alberta Catholics from 1998 Read more