I thought to myself during the papal visit that not too many Canadians turned out for the papal Masses and events. But no one seem to make any comment from the sites I turn to for Catholic news.
But now a Canadian Catholic journalist, albeit conservative, offers his take on why no one turned out for a papal pilgrimage. To be fair, ETWN’s Father Raymond DeSuza does say some things about this as does EWTN, although I did not see these until our watched the video.
The other thing I learned from this video is that the so-called mass graves of indigenous children at state run schools managed by religious groups, 60% of these managed or run by Catholic religious orders, did not in fact exist. It was a lie to magnify an already horrible scandal of abuse of all kinds against indigenous peoples of Canada.
The lie about mass graves resulted in many attacks against Catholic institutions and desecrations. It is all rather sad, scandalous and tragic. I think it was eye opening for the Holy Father that there was so little interest in his trip, especially given his physical limitations and may be a sign to him that indeed he should resign as His Holiness indicates in the high altitude frank interview he gave on his return from this trip: