TCC Video: Why Catholics Should Stand With Standing Rock

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Standing Rock Protestor

Catholics need to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota non-violently resisting the construction of an oil pipeline on their land for four major reasons. More from Anna Keating and watch the video after the jump:

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Memorial of the North America Martyrs

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Huron house

The first Christian martyrs in North America did not come to the new land for gold or power. They cast their fate with the Native American Hurons and shared that fate. More from our own Melissa Musick and a Huron hymn after the jump:

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The Affluence Fallacy

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Dances With Wolves

“People in wealthy countries suffer depression by as much as eight times the rate as people in poor countries.”

Why did so many white-settlers defect and join Native American communities, even as no Native Americans wanted to defect to colonial life? David Brooks on the need for communityThe Affluence Fallacy

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Feast of St. Kateri Tekawitha

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Honoring those we have dishonored is one way to get up when we fall, one way to get back on the way . . . Let us ask St. Kateri to help us when we mistake the “angel unawares” for the dangerous other.  Let us ask Kateri, the Lily of the Mohawks to be our guide. Read more from Melissa Musick after the jump. A version of this article first appeared in The National Catholic Reporter.

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