False guilt

  • January 25, 2024

Anna Farrow rightly points in her Jan. 21 story “Media buy-in drove graves social panic” to the preface of Chris Champion and Tom Flanagan’s book Grave Error. Champion and Flanagan stress that while contributors to the book do not speak with a unanimous voice, all authors in this collection agree on the main point: that no persuasive evidence has yet been offered by anyone for the existence of unmarked graves, missing children, murder or genocide in residential schools.

Why won’t our Canadian bishops echo this simple statement? Why are we being asked to carry the burden of a false guilt? Why are Catholics being doubled taxed — first as citizens, then additionally as Catholics through campaigns and further “reconciliation” collections? Has anyone dared to inform Pope Francis that he was not given all the facts prior to his Canadian visit and that his “genocide” comment matches neither the facts, nor the definition of genocide?

The silence of Church leaders is baffling and whispers from the Catholic media are almost inaudible. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

BISHOP Fred Henry

Bishop Emeritus of Calgary

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