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Tim Giago: I'm a fully recovered Catholic
Thursday, September 11, 2003

"First of all, I am a recovering Catholic.

I didn't choose that religion; it was chosen for me. I didn't choose to have a First Communion, to attend Catechism classes, to be Confirmed or to be an altar boy.

My parents were Catholic and so it was handed down to me.

I rejected Catholicism many years ago. It didn't happen as a great revelation, but it happened over many years of observation. It happened as I became educated to the many things the Catholic Church did to destroy by indoctrination the culture and spirituality of the American Indian."

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Many American Indians Have Returned To Traditional Beliefs (The Yankton Press & Dakotan 9/11)

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