The Mass was for couples or families who have suffered the loss of a child in any way, including from miscarriage, illness, abortion, SIDS, or accident, and for those suffering infertility.
Photos: Mass of Hope and Healing
Mass of Hope and Healing set for Oct. 27
This special Mass is for couples who have suffered the loss of a child in any way.
Church cannot flee failures, but must reconcile with Indigenous, pope says
While commentators, politicians and survivors discussed whether Pope Francis’ apology for the Catholic Church’s role in running residential schools was enough, the pope insisted reconciliation requires faith, action and the courage to move forward.
Pope’s words in Canada may have broader reach, official says
Pope Francis himself described the trip as a “penitential pilgrimage” to express, in person and on Canadian soil, his “indignation, sorrow and shame for all that these people suffered.”
Pope describes Canada trip as ‘penitential pilgrimage’
Pope Francis said the church’s involvement in the schools was the reason why he met in late March and early April at the Vatican with “representatives of Indigenous peoples, to whom I expressed my sorrow and solidarity for the harm they have suffered.”
Native peoples join Catholics in long search for boarding school details
Known as the Catholic Native Boarding School Accountability and Healing Project, or AHP, the effort is helping church institutions learn about their past and aiding Native American communities fill holes in their ancestral history.
Pope very clear victim care centers must be set up, cardinal says
The papal commission will be working on establishing survivor support services at the level of each national church according to the instructions found in ‘Vos Estis Lux Mundi.’
New book points to need for racial reckoning in women’s religious orders
“Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle,” which comes out in May, is the result of more than a dozen years of research and oral history interviews.