It may seem like papal statements from 500 years ago are ancient history. But Native American activists and scholars insist that Catholicism's past continues to affect the present.
In the August 28, 2015, edition, National Catholic Reporter published a special report by Vinnie Rotondaro: "Lives carved by the trail of history," an in-depth look at how the centuries-old Doctrine of Discovery continues to influence poverty and injustice on a South Dakota reservation. You can read the report in six parts on our website.
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