The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement allowed the Catholic Church to escape justice
It failed residential school survivors, and it failed the many Catholics of goodwill who expected better of their spiritual leaders
Author of the article:
Wayne K. Spear, National Post
Oct 06, 2021
When the Indian Residential School lawsuits began in the 1990s, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops proclaimed that “the Catholic Church as a whole in Canada was not associated with the Residential Schools” and that legal responsibility fell upon the individual dioceses and religious communities — the Jesuits, Oblates, Grey Nuns, Sisters of Providence, Daughters of Jesus, and so on.