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Christian Unity and Reconciliation is Happening on “Church Street” Edmonton – Archdiocesan News

22 September 2022 There is something exciting happening on the historical “Church Street” of Edmonton, Alberta. Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples hosted an event called Church Street: Hope and Healing Encounter, an opportunity to share faith and help those in need. The event took place on 96 Street in downtown Edmonton, also known […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202224 Views

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Broadview Magazine Welcomes Indigenous Guest Editor – Masthead Online

14 September 2022 The September 2022 edition of Broadview magazine, “Indigenous Vision,” issue has been guest edited by Rev. Murray Pruden, the national executive minister for Indigenous Ministries and Justice for The United Church of Canada. Rev. Pruden is Nehiyaw, Cree First Nations from the Goodfish Lake and Saddle Lake First Nations, and he grew up in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202219 Views

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Speeches and Homilies of Pope Francis during his visit to Canada – CAEDM

His Holiness, Pope Francis, completed his apostolic journey to Canada from July 23rd – July 29th, 2022. On this “pilgrimage of penance”, he made a series of public statements regarding Indigenous reconciliation and healing. Each of the Holy Father’s statements is linked below: Address of the Holy Father: Meeting with Indigenous Peoples – First nations, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 202233 Views

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Indigenous Leaders Accept Pope’s Apology, but Call for More Action to Put Meaning Behind it – CFNR

Jul 27, 2022 While most are choosing to accept the Pope’s apology, most Indigenous leaders are calling for more action to put meaning behind his words. On Monday, Pope Francis apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in the Residential School tragedy on Canadian soil for the first time. In doing so, he fulfilled a major […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202235 Views

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Inuit Planning And Preparations Set The Stage For Warm Welcome Of Pope Francis To Inuit Homeland

July 26, 2022 Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, together with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Makivik Corporation and the Nunatsiavut Government, are coordinating efforts for Inuit participation in the Papal Visit to Canada. This has focused on preparations for a visit by Pope Francis to Iqaluit this week, but it also included work to ensure that Inuit survivors are […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2022115 Views

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Métis National Council President Caron’s Statement on Papal Apology at Maskwacis

July 26, 2022 Yesterday’s apology was a step forward on the pathway of truth, justice, healing and reconciliation. In committing to a serious investigation and supports for Survivors, Pope Francis has begun to move the Catholic Church from offering mere words to taking real action. We will continue to push the Church to further reflect […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 202235 Views

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At Mass in Canada, Pope praises indigenous reverence for elders – National Post

Jul 26, 2022 EDMONTON — Pope Francis on Tuesday praised the indigenous tradition of showing great respect for elders and learning from them, saying their memory must not be lost in modern society’s “fog of forgetfulness.” Francis is on a week-long tour of Canada to apologize for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in running residential […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 202238 Views

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Photos: Pope apologizes to Indigenous survivors in his ‘penitential pilgrimage’ in Maskwacis – Grand Forks Gazette

Jul. 26, 2022 Although the occasion was sombre, there was a vibrancy at Maskwa Park July 25 as hundreds of Indigenous People wore traditional regalia, ribbon skirts, and many wore orange Every Child Matters shirts. Though the sky was overcast, there was colour everywhere. His Holiness Pope Francis made a historical visit to Maskwacis, Alta., […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 202232 Views

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MNA: Statement on Papal Apology

Jul 25, 2022 On behalf of Métis citizens in Alberta, I appreciate the Pope’s apology for the prominent role the Catholic Church played in the horrors of the residential and day school program. While he no doubt spoke with sincerity, an apology is only the beginning. The pain and suffering caused is beyond apologies and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 202236 Views

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Pope in Canada honors grandparents after Indigenous apology – Toronto Star

July 26, 2022 EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis is presiding over his first big Mass in Canada on Tuesday to honor grandparents, a day after he apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in severing generations of Indigenous family ties by participating in Canada’s “disastrous” residential school system. Tens of thousands of people were expected […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 202231 Views

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