The 65-year-old bishop urged Catholics to write to their local representatives, urging them to support an amendment tabled by members of the education, culture, and sport committee.
On Oct. 29, Pope Francis will meet the president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in. When the two met for the first time in 2018, Moon told Pope Francis: “I come to you as president of South Korea, but also as a Catholic. My baptismal name is Timothy.”
The CDF’s letter pointed out Pope Francis’ clear criticisms of gender ideology, made in several statements during his pontificate, and noted that Catholic legislators must oppose laws not consistent with Catholic teaching, as specified in a 2002 CDF document about Catholics in political life.
In addition to the apology, the Indigenous leaders plan to ask Pope Francis for the release of all records that relate to the residential schools, and for the return of any Indigenous items from Canada that the Vatican may possess in its archives.
“Parents are the primary educators and have the right to determine which school is best for their children,” Hickson said.
Collin Bass, a sophomore at Baylor University and a professional selling (sales) major, remembered the “evening full of fun, fellowship, and worship.”