Yearly Archives: 2009

July 15, 2009

Very Rev. James Weisgerber, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the CCCB, wrote to to Justice Murray Sinclair to congratulate him on his appointment as Commissioner to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT

July 15, 20092018-05-22T16:45:40+00:00

June 11, 2009

Participation of the Most Rev. Paul-André Durocher, Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall, as the CCCB delegate to the first National Day of Reconciliation, commemorating the first anniversary of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s apology to Aboriginal Peoples on behalf of the Government of Canada for Indian Residential Schools. Archbishop Durocher took part in a traditional sunrise ceremony and exchanged gifts with Aboriginal elders and leaders.

VIEW SITE

June 11, 20092018-11-30T19:17:21+00:00

May 2, 2009

Apology of the Most Rev. Murray Chatlain, Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith Inuvik, NT regarding former Residential Schools.

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT

May 2, 20092018-11-30T19:17:21+00:00

April 29, 2009

At the invitation of Pope Benedict XVI, Indigenous and Church representatives from Canada had a private meeting with him at the Vatican to discuss the Indian Residential Schools. The Holy Father expressed his sorrow at the anguish caused by the deplorable conduct of some members of the Church in these institutions.

National Chief Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First Nations delivered this statement to Pope Benedict XVI
READ STATEMENT

Announcement from Holy See Press Office
READ ANNOUNCEMENT

Later, Chief Fontaine said Canada’s Natives Peoples have moved into a post-apology era
READ STATEMENT

Additional reading:

READ STATEMENT
READ ANNOUNCEMENT
READ STATEMENTS

SEE PHOTOS

April 29, 20092018-12-02T22:50:40+00:00

March 19, 2009

Sister Marie Zarowny, S.S.A. gave an address entitled “Towards a Theology of Reconciliation between the Roman Catholic Community in Canada and First Nations”, at St. Joseph’s Parish, Ottawa.

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT

March 19, 20092018-05-22T16:32:28+00:00

2009

Launch of the “Moving Forward Together” Campaign by the 54 Catholic Entities of CCEPIRSS to support healing and educational programs for Canadian Aboriginal communities, including former residential school students and their families.

SAMPLE ANNOUNCEMENT

20092018-05-22T23:22:03+00:00