ICTMN Staff
6/18/15
Pope Francis has released his encyclical on climate change, with Indigenous Peoples’ cultural and land rights as major factors both underlying the issues and in seeking solutions...
Steven Newcomb
4/28/15

On May 2, the archdiocese of Los Angeles will host a daylong celebration at the main U.S. seminary in Rome....

Steve Russell
3/27/15
Yahoo Finance reported that 14 gamblers who were ordered to return $1.5 million they won at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City have asked the judge to change her mind, signaling th...
Peter d'Errico
2/12/15

Are you puzzled about the violence of the Islamic State, how killing and torture can be justified by religious doctrines? Have you thought that Muslim violence today echoes Christian violence in the Crusades and the Inquisition?...

ICTMN Staff
9/9/14
A group of nuns is urging Pope Francis to rescind the Doctrine of Discovery, the set of 15-century papal bulls that gave tacit permission to seize lands and justify colonization of...
Steven Newcomb
5/4/14

On April 27, 2010, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See (The Vatican) to the United Nations delivered its official statement on the Doctrine of Discovery at the 9th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues....

Steve Russell
3/28/14
National Geographic announced a TV mini-series based on University of Chicago paleontologist Neil Shubin’s book, Your Inner Fish ...
Steven Newcomb
12/2/13

During the papacy of Pope Alexander VI, the Holy See at the Vatican used the papal bull of May 4, 1493 to call for “barbarous nations” to be “subjugated” or “overthrown.” The Latin word employed in the document is “deprimantur,” which generally is translated “to reduce.” Reduction is ano...

Steven Newcomb
9/3/13

Ever notice how some dominant society people tend to talk about the past, particularly when it comes to Indian history? “Well that was a long time ago,” some will dismissively say. “You can’t turn back the clock,” is another typical phrase. And then there is this gem: “What’s past is past.”...

ICTMN Staff
4/29/13
During meticulous cleaning of a fresco titled “Resurrection” painted by Italian artist Pinturicchio on a wall in the Hall of Mysteries in the Borgia apartments, the Vatican declare...

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