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Interrogate the truth of "Nazi" claims

I must respond to the column by Peter Stockland in the "What is history without the truth?" in October 15 issue of The Catholic Register.

Piercing God’s heart

Demotion of God from public ceremonies has officially begun with the Oct. 20 directive that our chaplains can’t use words such as “God,” “Heavenly Father” and “prayer” under the pretext of not wanting to displease a few discontented atheists.

History matters

I am writing to express regret at the most unfortunate use of the word “Polish” when referring to a German Nazi concentration camp in an otherwise very interesting article published on Sept. 24 issue of The Catholic Register, a piece written by Carol Glatz (Catholic News Service).

Let the revolution begin

I detest The Catholic Register. The paper is largely a fraud. A name change to The Register or, even more appropriately, The Anti-Catholic Register could occur without argument. The staff writers laud a pope who borders on the heretical with the current synod, is restructuring the Church in ways that are aligned with the world and against the faith, will ensure its demise, and whose very legitimacy as pope is being questioned.   

Speak, bishops, speak

The Sept. 20 Register article “Gender ideology rallies draw thousands” concludes with this sentence: “A number of public school boards issued statements in support of the LGBT community as the rallies took place, but Catholic boards remained silent.”

Historical inaccuracy

Carol Glatz’s article “Jesuit letter revealing Nazi atrocities discovered” in the Sept. 24  Catholic Register contains inaccurate, not to mention hurtful connotations.

Pro-life shunned

I am tired of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops keeping the Canadian pro-life movement at arms-length for the last 50 years. Canadian bishops haven’t stood for anything since Vatican II so why would they start now? They obviously don’t want to rock the government’s boat for fear of the financial reprisals of losing money or not getting a bailout with the government’s carbon tax incentives. 

Precise data

In reading The Catholic Register article “No bodies discovered in Manitoba excavation,” the thought came to me that a wonderful contribution that the Canadian bishops could make in assisting with Indigenous reconciliation would be to finance a national digital database of all residential schools, churches, cemeteries, surrounding buildings within the defined boundaries captured from aerial photography that would date from the 1920s and legal survey plans done by the Department of Natural Resources (NRCAN), previously Energy Mines and Resources (EMR) Ottawa. This would even show structures that were later destroyed by fire.

Giesbrecht’s missteps

In “Canada Needs 12 steps back from affirmative action,” Catholic Register guest columnist Brian Giesbrecht bluntly assigns the unmeasurable economic wealth gleaned by 500 years of slavery to a supposed Western cultural genius for meritocracy, a term only coined in recent years. Giesbrecht deftly omits mention of the recent New York Times publication “1619” on the history of American slavery. He also tries to make history disappear by omitting mention of Columbus’ 1492 introduction of Indigenous killings.

Where's the proof

Canada’s True North has reported that 83 churches have now been desecrated, vandalized or burned to the ground since the announcement that graves were found near residential schools in Kamloops, British Columbia. However, no actual graves have been excavated and no definitive wrong proven. But those who don’t like Catholics and the Catholic Church were given the green light to attack churches and frighten believers. And what has been the response to the destruction from the bishops and the government? Silence.