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What is sacred?

Indigenous Canadians who speak of sacred objects say they are often misidentified.They say there are more than 400 indigenous groups in Canada who have sacred objects.Some have more than one.But the issue of sacred art is fraught with complexities.The vast majority of Canadian artists are white.But there are Indigenous artists who identify as white.The two […]

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When the French government banned the rosary, did it mean the end of the church in Quebec?

A century ago, in November 1864, the French state was in power in Quebec and its leaders had no qualms about making their religious beliefs and rituals a central part of public life.For a long time, Quebec had been the only province where there was no Catholic Church.It was a very secular society.And for a […]

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A ‘God’s gift’ for the church sacred object industry

IRELAND has been awarded the prestigious Order of the Sacred Object (OSO) honour for its role in safeguarding the country’s heritage and religious values.The Irish Order of Sacred Objects was established in 2011, and is one of the largest organisations dedicated to protecting sacred objects in Ireland.“We are extremely proud that the Order of The […]

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Quebec, indigenous groups vow to oppose ‘devastating’ proposed oil pipeline

Quebec, aboriginal groups vow they will not allow an oil pipeline to cross their territory, even as the government seeks a third approval from the province to build the 1,200-kilometre Trans Mountain pipeline.The National Assembly of First Nations said on Tuesday it will ask the federal government to withdraw approval for the pipeline, which would […]

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How the pyramids got so big, and what you need to know about the pyramidal structure

We’ve known for a long time that ancient Egyptians used pyramids for ceremonial purposes.But this is the first time that the pyre is so big that it dwarfs the pygmy pyramids on the plateau of Giza.Now a new paper by the University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropologists offers a new theory to explain the pyrometer’s size and […]

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