Canada’s Trudeau Fans the Flame of Blame| National Catholic Register

The recent findings of unmarked graves located beside government-owned residential schools for Indigenous children that once operated in Canada has erupted into an international controversy, unjustly centered on the Catholic Church’s involvement with these schools. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau swiftly joined with Native leaders in demanding that Pope Francis apologize for the Church’s role in operating the majority of these residential schools during the 19th and 20th centuries.  This misguided rhetoric of blame has now escalated into the burning down and vandalization of a number of Catholic churches across Canada. In the face of these deplorable attacks on Catholic churches (and, to a lesser degree, against churches belonging to other Christian denominations), it’s urgent to communicate a central pair of truths. 

Canada’s Trudeau Fans the Flame of Blame| National Catholic Register

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