Pope Francis Called Out for ‘Racist’ Interview About Russian Soldiers
Activists say they're “shocked and saddened” by Pope Francis’s claim that ethnic minority Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine are the “cruellest”.
The Pope's Apology to Canadian Residential School Survivors ‘Left a Deep Hole’
Indigenous leaders say the apology didn't go far enough in part because Pope Francis didn't denounce the “Doctrine of Discovery” and blamed the atrocities on bad actors—not the institution.
Pope Francis Apologizes for ‘Evil’ Committed Against Indigenous Peoples in Canada
The Catholic Church ran more than half of the country's brutal residential schools, which forcibly assimilated 150,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children.
The Pope Apologized. Some Conservatives Are Denying Residential School Horrors Anyway.
The denial or downplaying of what happened at residential schools works to protect the status quo and amounts to a form of genocide denial that needs to be confronted, experts say.
Missouri Will Still Execute Ernest Lee Johnson, Who’s Intellectually Disabled
Ernest Lee Johnson is set to be executed in Missouri Tuesday evening. Civil rights advocates are saying it’s unconstitutional and cruel.
Catholic Priest Accused Residential School Survivors of Lying About Sex Abuse for Compensation
The Catholic Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface in Manitoba has banned the priest from publicly preaching after he spread falsehoods about the residential school system.
There Are Growing Calls to Finally Tax the Catholic Church
First Nations have confirmed more than 1,000 unmarked graves at former residential school sites. Now, people are demanding accountability from the Church.
More Churches Burned in Canada After Latest Grave Discovery at Residential School
The incidents occur amid ongoing reports of unmarked graves of Indigenous peoples, mostly children, found at former residential school sites.
‘Pedophiles, Rapists, Murderers.’ For Some Catholics, Residential School Graves Are the Last Straw
Following the discovery of graves of undocumented Indigenous children, some Catholics say they feel ashamed of the church.
Catholic Church Calls Justin Trudeau ‘Uninformed’ Amid Demands It Release Residential School Records
All because the prime minister asked the Church to release residential school records—something the Church says it's done, but others say it hasn't.
'Unquestionably Wrong': Catholic Archbishop Apologizes for Church's Role in Residential Schools
Pope Francis has remained silent. But as a Cree Anglican Archdeacon says, churches can and should share their buildings and money with Indigenous communities.
The Catholic Church Will Bless Gay People as Long as They Don’t Get Married
A decree released Monday seems to retrench traditional teachings after Pope Francis previously discussed a more progressive attitude toward gay civil unions.