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Apr 3 2023

Vatican Repudiates concepts in Doctrine of Discovery-Le Vatican rejète les concepts de la Doctrine de la découverte

2023-04-03T19:06:21+00:00April 3rd, 2023|

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As co-chairs of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle we received the long-awaited statement from the Vatican repudiating the concepts of the Doctrine of Discovery with gratitude. These concepts, given expression through Papal Bulls issued during the age of European conquest, have provided […]

Jul 22 2022

Deep Dive Podcast into the Pope’s Visit-America Media

2022-07-22T03:25:53+00:00July 22nd, 2022|

In a special deep-dive episode of “Inside the Vatican,” residential school survivors, church leaders anda historian explain how and why Catholic religious orders like the Oblates of Mary Immaculate partnered with the Canadian government to operate schools that forcibly removed Indigenous children from the care of their parents-which flew in […]

Jul 20 2022

Statement from Development and Peace — Caritas Canada

2022-07-20T14:32:22+00:00July 20th, 2022|

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This Sunday, Pope Francis is arriving in Canada for a five-day pastoral visit to dialogue with Indigenous peoples, to accompany us “walking together” on the path of initiatives already begun for healing and reconciliation, and to express his heartfelt closeness.

Development and Peace […]

Jun 10 2022


2022-06-10T18:16:22+00:00June 10th, 2022|

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The Indigenous delegation to Rome and Pope Francis’ apology is one more step toward truth and reconciliation. Another step will evolve through the Papal visit to Canada.  In anticipation, members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle (OLGC) invite you to pray individually […]

May 3 2022

May 5 Red Dress Day in Canada/Ce jeudi 5 mai, est la Journée de la Robe Rouge au Canada

2022-05-12T20:06:56+00:00May 3rd, 2022|

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This Thursday, May 5th is Red Dress Day in Canada. It is also known as the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children(MMIWC). Empty red dresses are displayed in public spaces across the country to raise awareness of the numerous missing and […]

Apr 1 2022

Historic Meeting Indigenous and the Holy Father

2022-05-12T20:07:17+00:00April 1st, 2022|

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Greetings, we have all been privileged to witness the historic meeting of Inuit, Métis, and First Nations delegations and the Holy Father and to receive his profound address in response. After years of preparation it has finally occurred. However it is one […]

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