Exposing the Doctrine of Discovery: A Call to Healing and Hope: Looking at Columbus Day through the Lens of our Baptismal Vows

This resource is designed to bring about a “rediscovery” of the history of the Church and this nation by “Looking at Columbus Day through the Lens of our Baptismal Covenant.” Columbus Day is a symbol on which to focus these prayerful reflections. Rather than celebrating a tragedy for Indigenous Peoples, it is a time for learning about, and turning away from “things left undone” and “things done on our behalf.” We cannot undo the past, but we may be transformed by what we learn about it, see and pray about it, and how we live in the present.

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