Chuck, Do you personlly know anyone who was abused in the Jesuit run boarding schools? I have a feeling they do not want to reconcile to the Catholic church, period. Why do they have to? Well, we know silence among the elders does not mean being committed to a religion which destroyed their way of life. When you've been held prisoner in the worst possible way, your in shock, and people will feign "commitment" for survival. I would suggest reading stories of the Indians with Jewish ancestry in Mexico and South America. They only feigned allegiance to the Catholic church for survival only! For you to coerce the younger generation to make peace with the Catholic church is the worst statement to suggest. Have you ever thought they don't want any part of it? Well, my mother did not attend church, and as a teen I could see this. Sometimes, silence, speaks volumes. I would like to ask your opinion why some native people are afraid to walk away from church and live a committed life to Creator without church ceremony? Will they go to hell, is it because ingrained, forced assimilation? I think so, FEAR passed on. Have a good day, Chuck.
Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 12:46