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Philosophers Café:“The Doctrine of Discovery”: Colonialism, Indigeneity, State & Church

During Pope Francis’ “penitential pilgrimage”, July 24-29, part of a commitment to healing and reconciliation with the country’s Indigenous people he did not mention “The Doctrine of Discovery”. Various commentators brought this “Doctrine” into the foreground. After each gathering, at Maskwacis, the Sacred Heart Parish and the Liturgy at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage, the Citadelle de Quebec and National Shrine of Saint Anne de Beaupre, his Vespers with Bishops, Priests, Deacons, seminarians and pastoral workers in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, his meeting with various delegations of Indigenous Peoples and his meeting with young people and elders in the primary school square in Iqaluit, commentators asked why he had not repudiated “The Doctrine of Discovery?” On his flight back to Rome he spoke with reporters about it. On March 30th, 2023, a joint statement of the Dicaseries for Culture and Education addressed the Church’s historic role in “discovery” and its official position. Join in a conversation about the “Doctrine”, its history and purpose and what we are to make of this official

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David Goa

Award-winning scholar, author, and teacher in stimulating conversations on today’s issues.

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DateOctober 26
Time1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Availability25 Spots Available
LocationBonnie Doon Room

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