Watch Thursday night’s Peace Mass with the theme of repentance for the Church’s role in the abuses suffered by First Nations peoples

The theme of tonight's Peace Mass was atonement and repentance… During a visit to Bolivia in 2015, Pope Francis issued an apology to all the Indigenous peoples of the Americas for abuses suffered. With this Peace Mass tonight, we mourn the lives of Indigenous children who have been and will continue to be found in … Continue reading Watch Thursday night’s Peace Mass with the theme of repentance for the Church’s role in the abuses suffered by First Nations peoples

Bishop denounces ‘Doctrine of Discovery,’ used to justify abuse of Indigenous peoples, and suggests Pope Francis do the same

from RNS The Catholic bishop of Syracuse, New York, is speaking out against the Doctrine of Discovery and revealing plans to ask Pope Francis to repudiate theological teachings used for centuries to justify the subjugation of Indigenous peoples. In an interview with Religion News Service on Wednesday (June 30), Bishop Douglas J. Lucia explained he … Continue reading Bishop denounces ‘Doctrine of Discovery,’ used to justify abuse of Indigenous peoples, and suggests Pope Francis do the same