History of the Doctrine of Discovery

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Original article “The Catholic doctrine of discovery is already null and void” re-printed from and with the permission of Per Diem the Hub’s Daily Newsletter (thehub.ca) At last, the Pope has apologized on Canadian soil for the Catholic role in this country’s shameful history of residential schools. Will the apology be accepted? A friend reminded […]

Reflection on the Papal Apology

Your Holiness, I am an 83-year-old woman, born and raised Roman Catholic Christian from the Swampy Cree Nation. I want to thank you for being with us in our homeland of Canada, to share our pain and our sorrow during this time of finding unmarked graves and reliving the era of the residential school system. […]

Meaning of the Word Mission

The Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, Praedicate evangelium, came into effect on the Solemnity of Pentecost. Significant to our interest is the unification of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization into the Dicastery for Evangelization. The heads of both are now pro-prefects, reporting directly to […]