Loading...
Loading...
Click here if you don’t see subscription options
America VideoJuly 20, 2022
Why Pope Francis will visit Canada to apologize to Indigenous Peoples

On July 24–29, 2022, Pope Francis will make a historic visit to Canada, where he will meet with many Indigenous Peoples across the country and issue an in-person apology for the Catholic Church's involvement in the residential school system, which for nearly 200 years waged a cultural war on Canada's Indigenous Peoples.

In this episode of Behind the Story, Ricardo da Silva, S.J. hosts Priscilla Solomon, C.S.J. and Gerry Kelly, both of whom have decades of experience in working for reconciliation. Ricardo, Priscilla and Gerry discuss the history of the residential school system, the Catholic Church's involvement, the church's attempts at reconciliation, and how the visit of Pope Francis could further the process of reconciliation with an encompassing apology on Canadian soil.

The latest from america

The Catholic struggle is real. But that’s what we’re here for. At America Magazine, we give you the tools to discuss, prod and wrestle with your faith, openly and without fear—to share your perspective on being a Catholic—as well as a human being.

America VideoApril 28, 2022
"What are you giving up for Lent this year?" It's a standard question, but maybe not the best one, as five young Jesuits in formation explain in this video. We hope their insight will help you think deeply about your Lenten practices this year.
America VideoApril 05, 2022
In this new short documentary from America Media, we hear the story of the parishioners' struggle to save their parish.
America VideoJanuary 24, 2022

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. met with Pope Francis at the Vatican this morning. President Biden presented the pope with a "command coin" commemorating his late son Beau's Army unit, the 261st Signal Brigade.

October 29, 2021