Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – Catholicism’s enduring appeal among Native Americans 

Thousands of Native American Catholics are entering the 40-day time of reflection and sacrifice known as Lent. Catholicism draws criticism for its connection to oppressive Spanish colonization and for the church’s role in boarding school abuses. At the same time the religion is a tradition—not to mention comfort—embraced by generations of observant Native Americans. On the holy day of Ash Wednesday, we’ll hear from Native Catholics about the intersection of their faith and their culture.