By Thomas King

A flock of Indians has simply flown smack into the facet of a BayStreet skyscraper. back. It’s as much as invoice and Rudy to tag the stay ones, nursethem to well-being on the protect and liberate them again into the wild.

Thomas King is again in magnificent, fantastical shape during this latestcollection of brief tales, a few new, a few formerly released. Compiled in acomic journey de strength, all the decisions in a quick background ofIndians in Canada are showcases for King’s totally unique model ofimagination and wit. In 20 stories, King pokes a pointy stick into the gears of thenative myth-making laptop, slyly exposing the uncooked underbelly of either historicaland modern native-white relationships. during the laughter, those storiesshimmer brightly with the common truths that unite us.

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Since there are not yet any Ruthenian priests who were either born or even educated in the United States, the bishop of the Ruthenian rite, in consultation with the Apostolic Delegate and the local [Latin-rite] bishop, will make every effort to establish seminaries to educate Ruthenian priests in the United States as soon as possible. In the meantime, Ruthenian clergymen will be admitted to the Latin seminaries in the area where they were born or in which they are domiciled. But only those who are celibate at present and who shall remain so may be promoted to the sacred orders.

We have no doubt that they will receive these decisions taken on their behalf with gratitude and with perfect obedience. The present letter and its every statute and content is not to be censured, impugned, called into question, or subjected to scrutiny for any reason, whatsoever. . Dated at Rome, in Saint Peter’s, in the year of our Lord 1907, on the fourteenth day of June, the festal day of Saint Basil the Great, in the fourth year of our [Pius X] papacy. 33 34 Our People Actually, even before the appointment was made, Carpatho-Rusyn clergy and lay leaders wanted the nominee to be from Hungary, while the Ukrainophile priests and their supporters quite naturally wanted their own.

Then, in an attempt to quell further discontent arising from regional rivalries, Bishop Ortynsky appointed two Carpatho-Rusyns from Hungary, Father Alexander Dzubay as his vicar-general and Father Augustine Komporday as his chancellor. None of these acts, however, seemed to allay the fears of the Carpatho-Rusyns. Led by lay leaders from the Greek Catholic Union, they continued to argue that they form a distinct nationality. ”5 Furthermore, Galician Ukrainians were accused of putting “nationalistic aims” above religious concerns.

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