What’s the big deal?

You may have been following the news as Pope Francis visits various Indigenous communities across Canada. His goal? To make an apology for the harms done by the Roman Catholic Church and by religious congregations/communities who ran boarding schools as part of a broader plan to exterminate Native peoples. 

Yup…. as in genocide.

Here’s a “deep dive” that discusses this. 

Here’s one that discusses why “just an apology” is not enough: Indigenous Canadians hope Pope Francis will do more than apologize | National Catholic Reporter

Complicity of Religious Communities takes a look at the reality that many women’s religious communities were involved in this genocide.

It’s not easy to read these things. But, I suspect we will see much more coverage in the near future. It is time for listening.