I don’t know much about Canada and its relative lack of separation of Church and state until rather recently. Religious institutions both Catholic and Protestant ran government schools to educate indigenous peoples. These were boarding schools and students were indoctrinated into the United Kingdom’s way of life as Canada was a colony and later a commonwealth of England, whose state religion is the Church of England.
To say that these children were poorly treated is an understatement. That disease and abuse was rampant is reported. That many died and were buried without proper notification to parents seems to be true.
What in the Name of God and all that is Holy happened? How could any religious institution allow this to happen and Catholic Religious orders participate in it? Mortal sin.
But, this is what I would like commentary on. As you know, in the USA many Catholics of good will want President Biden’s archbishop and bishops to tell him to stop receiving Holy Communion until he repents of his pro-choice political agenda and the laws he has helped to enact that promotes the genocide of unborn babies.
Progressive Catholics are having a conniption fit over the thought that a Catholic president who goes to Mass each Sunday would be treated so poorly by his Church. We should celebrate that he is a practicing Catholic they say.
Should we not celebrate the men and women who become nuns and monks and priests who worked in the government institutional schools of Canada, where children died as they do in abortion?
I wonder how progressive Catholics would feel about a native Canadian asking Catholics to boycott going to Mass and thus boycott receiving the Most Holy Eucharist to make a political point? I bet they support this layman!