After bidding a polite "Chaio, chaio," and a touch of "Don't let the door hit you on the way out," Pope Fullashiticus reappeared in my news feed once again. He's got some crazy eye going on in the top picture in this write-up, windows to his soul? Worth a close-up peek, and yikes!
Clearly, there was not much agreement within Indigenous communities surrounding the events during the catholic excuse us, so sorry, let's go celebrate together in our church of pain tour. Though viewed by some as a step in the right direction, and a few survivors and families as an exercise in healing, the one and done visit to Indigenous people on their land was marred by continued trauma triggered and new suffering inflicted having to witness gross and glaring absence of true remorse and mutual respect.
Pope Francis’s visit to Canada was full of tensions — both from what was said and what wasn’t
Published: August 2, 2022 3.08pm EDT
One point of contention highlighted was the genocide of Indigenous people not being mentioned at all in the thousands of pretty words spewed all week at many venues. Not one time, beating out sexual abuse that was mentioned, stunningly out loud by the pope himself, once. The word genocide didn't come to mind, the pope reportedly said when asked about the omission. He summarized the crimes and felt his gentle description of those sufficed. How noble of his speech writers to spare us the ugly details of authenticated horrifics that took place.
From the article:
"What was also omitted, in some instances, was the presence of survivors — from the procession to sitting in the front seats during the eucharist, both in Edmonton and at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Indigenous symbols and ceremonies were also omitted from the altar and during the service."
What I viewed of the congregations throughout the week, the front seats were filled straight up with the guys in the red caps and dressing gowns only. No inclusion to be seen in those rows, at all, none, zippo, nada, a big fat goose egg.
Any authentic penance requires a huge imposition and extraordinary burden. None was apparent to those attending and watching, listening, reading and reflecting throughout the daily calendar of events across Canada. No true plan of action was presented, much dismay to be had on that oversight. Maybe the prayer warriors can help??
The pathetic lack of action to rescind the Doctrine of Discovery, a legal system within the catholic church allowing the sick effort of assimilation in the name of christianity. It incredibly remains intact on this date, August 3, 2022, wickedly pitiful and disgusting. How was that huge issue overlooked, ummmmm...dunno and can't imagine. Maybe the answer will pop up in the news tomorrow, just kidding of course because we all know it won't.