Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 25, 2016

Interview with Bishop Donald Bolen, Chairman of the Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Catholic responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

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March 25, 20162018-12-06T13:55:01+00:00

March 19, 2016

In response to Call to Action 48 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and in response to questions raised on the legal concepts known as “Doctrine of Discovery” and terra nullius, four Canadian Catholic organizations representing Bishops, institutes of consecrated life, societies of apostolic life, Indigenous People, and laity have issued two documents. Both are dated March 19, 2016, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the principal patron saint of Canada. The four organizations were the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Canadian Religious Conference, the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council, and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.

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CATHOLIC RESPONSE TO TRC CALL TO ACTION 48
THE “DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY” AND TERRA NULLIUS

March 19, 20162018-12-06T13:51:06+00:00