Words are rarely enough. Actions speak louder than words. When we want to restore a broken relationship, a simple “I’m sorry” or even a long, detailed apology may not suffice. More is required. 

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For the sake of the planet, the rights of Indigenous peoples and the future, the Catholic Church in Canada spoke out against the pipeline. 

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There is a deeply Catholic sense of hope in standing on history’s shore watching a major wave break while sensing another building, barely visible, on the horizon.

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The Catholic relationship with Canada’s Indigenous peoples no doubt wobbled with the announcement that Pope Francis is not coming here to offer the apology so explicitly called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. After so much suffering, it could hardly be otherwise.

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OTTAWA – In the wake of the Colten Boushie case, churches can facilitate reconciliation by reaching out to both of the families and communities, says a Catholic Indigenous leader.

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EDMONTON – Poverty is a main cause of imprisonment and largely affects Canada’s Aboriginal community, according to a new research paper by the coordinator of pastoral care for the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

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REGINA – The trial of a Saskatchewan farmer charged in the death of a 22-year-old Indigenous man has ended with an acquittal. But other than that, what have we learned from this?

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Development and Peace has signed onto a political manifesto that reflects in part the teaching of Pope Francis in a call for drastic change in environmental policy.
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EDMONTON – Reconciliation with Church a struggle, says former AFN chief Fontaine.

After decades of turbulent history with the Catholic Church, Indigenous peoples are now committed to healing the fractured relationship, says the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

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MONTREAL – Oblate Father Alexis Joveneau was said to have inappropriately touched women and girls in the Innu community in Quebec where he ministered from 1953 until his death in 1992.
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Bishop Mark A. Hagemoen has been named the new bishop of the Diocese of Saskatoon.

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