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.
Pope Francis Christmas Homily :
“In order to rediscover the meaning of Christmas, we need to look to the manger. Yet why is the manger so important? Because it is the sign, and not by chance, of Christ’s coming into this world. It is how he announces his coming... Read More at Andrew's January Blog
For me his good points were that he was the first green pope and wrote two great encyclicals. His bad point for me was he allowed his partial criticism of liberation theology to become seen as total opposition to it.
I will consider Benedict XVI in three ways (1) as the first green pope; (2) on theologians and liberation theology and (3) his encyclicals Deus Caritas est /God is love (2005) and Caritas in Veritate /Charity in truth (2009) which inspired me.... Read More at Andrew's January Blog
As a high school teacher in the 1970’s I taught about the Red River Rebellion 1869-70, the North West Rebellion 1885 and Riel’s execution and the effect on English-French relations in Canada. Some criticised me for my pro Métis approach as I did not consider Riel a traitor. I did not then know about the scrip issue. I recently learned about it from the CBC... Read More at Andrew's January Blog