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S+L BLOG: Truth and Reconciliation Commission



While things in Rome have been causing a buzz, back home dioceses are heading into their summer schedule. Still, there’s plenty to talk and read about. Here’s a sample: In Ottawa, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, shares the life story of one of his conference who entered the Jesuits in 1944, just a boy from Winnipeg. ...read more
Here’s what we’ve been reading about this week across the country: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission submitted its final report on the effect of native residential schools. Here are the full 94 recommendations and here is some of the reaction. In Winnipeg, the chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs had this to say about ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission releases its final report which includes a call for Pope Francis to come to Canada and apologize to those impacted by Residential Schools, the Holy Father sends a video message to Sarajevo and the Vatican clarifies comments made about Cardinal Pell. ...read more
S+L presents Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate. The PBS film provides an intimate look into the spontaneous outpouring of forgiveness: from the Amish families for the 2006 shooting of their children in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania; the struggle of ’60s radicals to cope with the serious consequences of their violent acts ...read more
Could you forgive someone who killed your child? I suspect most of you would say yes, you would at least try, if only because the alternative would be a lifetime of anger. But would you ever be able to accept that this murderer could avoid punishment, so long as he confessed to his crime? And ...read more