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Students from Fort Albany Residential School reading in class overseen by a nun, circa 1945. From the Edmund Metatawabin collection at the University of Algoma. (Wikimedia Commons)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Rennie Nahanee
As an indigenous person who works for the Catholic Church, I have pondered the value of an apology to the former students of the residential schools.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada greets a woman upon the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report in Ottawa in 2015. (CNS photo/Chris Wattie, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Dean Dettloff
Prime Minister Trudeau wants the Vatican to address the legacy of Catholic-run residential schools where indigenous children suffered abuse.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ellen K. Boegel
Discussions that lead to cooperative compliance are better than banning speech.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos shakes hands with Alexis Stratton, a freshman at Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis, during the secretary's May 23 visit to the school. (CNS photo/John Shaughnessy, The Criterion)
Politics & SocietyNews
John Shaughnessy - Catholic News Service
The secretary of education arrived in Indiana's capital to address the national policy summit of the American Federation for Children, a national advocacy organization for school choice.
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Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
In recent years, the Jesuit university "has experienced a series of financial challenges," like many small, public and private universities, a university news release said.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence addresses a July 16, 2016 news conference in New York where he was introduced as the vice presidential running mate of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters).
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The protest is not designed to shut down conversation, but to prompt reflection on policies championed by Mr. Pence.