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Arts & CultureIdeas
Kristin Weston
Should James Cameron have involved more Indigenous creatives in making a movie rooted in Native American history?
Anti-government protesters clash with the police in Lima on Jan. 23, 2023, as they demand the release of protesters detained in demonstrations in support of former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo. Peru's bishops pleaded for peace as violent protests against the country's current president and legislature have claimed the lives of dozens of people. (OSV News photo/Angela Ponce, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Barbara Fraser
While the violence makes headlines. peaceful protests that have drawn thousands of campesinos from around Peru’s Altiplano have received no attention.
Gerard O’Connell
“Even if you leave the ordination question aside for a moment, there is still a great need to explore ways of engaging women in all other levels of the life of the church in significant roles. There is still a lot of work to be done.”
Peruvian Foreign Minister César Landa Arroyo, center, and Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, look at the mummies that will be returned to Peru.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“More than objects, they are human beings.” said Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State.
painting of columbus discovering the americas with natives and priests around him
Tim Perron, S.J.
The “Doctrine of Discovery” is the leveraging of the idea of discovery to argue for and put into law a claim on and right to indigenous lands. It has no current and actively sustained legal connection.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Indigenous groups have pressured Catholic leaders to denounce a series of papal bulls dating back to the 15th century that granted the monarchs of Portugal and Spain the right to colonize non-Christian lands.