I acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People
for allowing me to live, pray, work, and play on their lands. I am deeply sorry for the injustices inflicted upon the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Turtle Island by the complicity of Governments & settlers, including the Catholic Church, in the colonialism inherent in the Indian Act and Residential Schools including racism, neglect, many forms of abuse & cultural genocide. I commit to work for truth, healing and reconciliation.
Nina’s podcasts are very interesting, personal and informative and I highly recommend them. George and I thought it worth promoting them and we have included her link to the podcasts called Holy Rebels. The title reflects the rebellious spiritedness of the saints and those who dare venture into a direct relationship with the Mystery of God. Here is the link to her podcast.
As background let me say that Robert Calderisi, a former director of the World Bank and Montréal Loyola College Rhodes scholar wrote in The New York Times, 29 Dec 2013: “As a result of its work in basic health and education — and despite its obtuse views on birth control — in the last 50 years the [RC] church has probably lifted more people out of poverty than any other civic institution in history.”
Share Lent : Share Lent is an annual highlight for D&P. It is when the bishops of Canada encourage the faithful to give to Development and Peace, especially through the collection on Solidarity Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Lent.
This Lent, let us walk in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South to Create Hope, and Stand for the Land.
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3. SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST:
HOW WE MUST TAX THE SUPER-RICH NOW
TO FIGHT INEQUALITY
4. “WONDER AND AWE:
HOW ECO-SPIRITUALITY CAN INSPIRE US IN 2023”
5. UKRAINIAN MAJOR ARCHBISHOP SHEVCHUK
The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych, has warned against moves by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's government to outlaw Orthodox communities linked to Moscow, and urged his countrymen to "give Russians a chance to repent."
6. RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS - A Different Perspective
Reviewers of the book praised author Terry Glavin for giving voice to 35 former students, most of whom attended the school in the 1940s and ’50s, and for presenting a comprehensive, balanced, and revealing portrait of an Indian residential school, a portrait that was neither entirely negative nor entirely positive.
7. SYNOD - Catholic Church must welcome all as equals to be truly 'synodal'
Sexual and spiritual abuse and the need for reform in the Church: the episcopate in Italy “stubbornly continues not really to want to investigate the real extent of the abuses”.
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