Commentary: By recognizing relationship and building patterns of atoning for our failings, we can grow out of our non-Indigenous cultural limitations, such as our disconnection from relationship with the life around us.
The U.S. Catholic Church should face our difficult past neither intent on saving national myths nor on vindicating postmodern identity theory. The essential inspiration should come from convictions of Christian faith.
The Catholic social justice organization Call to Action sees many bishops as potential partners in a fight for racial justice, but says church leaders must go beyond 'thoughts and prayers' and turn talk into action.
NCR Today: In May, delegates from Native American nations asked for a meeting with the Holy See to develop a process of retracting, removing, dismantling and rejecting all use of case law that relies on the Doctrine of Discovery.