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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 10, 2021 – Hour 2

Aaron Ross explains what we know about the Indigenous graves discovered in Canada and Ed Sri takes a Biblical walk through the Mass.


What’s the story behind those indigenous children?

A horrible story surfaced in Canada last week: the remains of more than 200 indigenous children were discovered in unmarked graves at the site of a former Catholic residential school. Dr. Aaron Ross tells us what we know about the story.

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How Thousands of Indigenous Children Vanished in Canada

Why many Canadians don’t seem to care about the lasting effects of residential schools

Education of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Canadian minister says pope needs to apologize to Indigenous

Aaron M. Ross is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. He earned his PhD in theology (concentration in church history) from the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. His doctoral work examined the history of Christianity among Indigenous people in Canada. Aaron is currently the Lead Pastor of Richmond Pentecostal Church in Vancouver and, Adjunct Faculty at Redeemer University in Ontario, where he teaches in the Department of Applied Social Sciences with a focus on reconciliation with Indigenous people in Canada.


A Biblical Walk through the Mass

We just celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi and more and more diocese are lifting dispensations and urging the faithful to return to Mass. It’s ironic that all this is happening as Ed Sri celebrates the 10th anniversary of his Biblical Walk through the Mass. He joins us to take us on our own walk through the liturgy, tying it to the Scriptures.

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Biblical Walk through the Mass online series

Edward Sri is a theologian, speaker and author of several best-selling books including the Biblical Walk through the Mass and God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. He is the presenter of several faith formation programs and the host of the weekly podcast All Things Catholic.

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