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Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals
I’m not sure who is at fault in the dispute between Salt + Light and the representatives of the Chinese Catholic Community who, by the way, have issued their own press release on the subject here (H/T Vox Cantoris who is walking the beat on this story).
From a purely public relations angle, however, it’s simply not looking good for our Channel of Hope.
It all looks like a fight over control of the Chinese Catholic Community and the bucks they can bring in. In Salt + Light’s case, could it be to keep the boat afloat? Sometimes, tapping into ethnic communities can be a real cash cow in order to help finance the airing of dissident views. (Flashback: Voris lowers the boom on Baum & Rosica — Winnipeg Statement Mentioned!)
Who really cares who is in charge if we’re all on the same team, anyhow? You know, the “New Evangelization” shtick that we’re always on about. “Unity! Fraternity! Hopey, Dopey!”
Didn’t Jesus say something about settling before you went to court? Good advice for Fr. Rosica and Salt + Light, methinks.
Too much salt and not enough light leaves one in darkened places and with a bad taste in one’s mouth.
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Posted on November 25th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals
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From a reader…
“great for politics and ensuring the FMLN get elected next month!”
Just like the planned Obama trip last yr.. now we know that they are fundraising and going on trips to ElSal to support the FMLN party!!
Salvaide/Compadres/CISPES/FMLN are all one happy leftist party…
the OCSB is engaging in party politics!!
Shame on the OCSB and Sister Shelley!!
Please note that there is a federal election in Feb2014
SalvAide would also like to recognize the tireless commitment of Sister Shelley Lawrence, the St. Francis Xavier – Cinquera program founder, who retires in 2013 as St. Francis Xavier’s Chaplain. We sincerely thank Sister Shelley for her solidarity and wish her nothing but the best in her much deserved retirement!
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If there was ever a reason to dump the public Catholic system and all the non-practising professional katholics who feed at its trough, this is it.
I am more and more convinced, because of this story and others like it, along with the slut vaccine that is being introduced, the public Catholic system is actually an impediment to Catholic formation and might even be, in many cases, an occasion of sin.
It’s time to pull the plug and put the onus back on the bishops to get serious about Catholic education.
Renounce Caesar and his money and strike out alone. It would certainly help align diocesan finances and ensure parents and the Church know where their bread is buttered.
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So, just like we said from the beginning of the GSAs, they are being used in Catholic schools to further the radical Gay agenda. Note the Egale paraphernalia.
I am just amazed, really and truly amazed, on how there could be such a lack of good judgement, lack of testicles, and lack of concern for Catholic children from our supposed Catholic trustees who let this abomination into our schools. It is an abomination that is going to destroy countless innocent lives. And one day, the Bishops, the trustees, and the rest of the fools who permitted this garbage into schools bearing the Catholic name are going to have to account for their colosal failure to protect the kids.
All for faux human respect, your Grace. In CanChurch, seeking after worldly human respect trumps the care of souls.
Shame on them.
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Posted on November 8th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals, Contraception
When lay people are instructing priests in the Church, things are really screwed up.
I see that the Spirit of Vatican II is still in full swing. Massive disobedience and dissent reign still.
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For Immediate Release:
Halton Catholic HPV Policy a Blow to Parental Consent
(TORONTO, November 7, 2013) Parents As First Educators (PAFE) and many parents with children in Halton Catholic District School Board are outraged that board trustees voted 6-2 to overturn the ban on the HPV vaccine to Grade 8 girls at Halton Catholic schools on Nov. 5th. “The Board chose to listen to the spin from vaccine advocates over the wishes of a packed boardroom of parents,” said PAFE President, Teresa Pierre, PhD.
“Trustee Morrison wondered aloud why he hadn’t been contacted by Trustees in other boards where parents have expressed concerns over vaccine side effects. This completely misses the point,” said Pierre. “Halton Trustees had been contacted by hundreds of parents, many of whom took the time to be in the boardroom that evening. Their input is what they should be considering, not what other elected officials have to say.”
Pierre added that the legal opinion obtained from the firm Keel Cotrelle spelling out the limits of parental consent over minor children’s health care shows that minor children have the final say. The report says: “It is likely that most Grade 8 students eligible to participate in the HPV Vaccination Program would be found to have the capacity pursuant to the Health Care Consent Act, 1996 to independently consent to receiving or not receiving the HPV Vaccination.”
“Parents have no way now to ensure that their consent is respected, even if consent forms are used,” said Pierre.
The benefit of the HPV vaccine ban was that when parents had to take their children to get the vaccine parents were empowered to act in their rightful role as custodian and now that role has been usurped by public health.
For the most part board parents don’t appear to be interested in the vaccine. Said Pierre
“This is the really aggravating thing about this. The low rates of HPV vaccination in the Halton board demonstrate that it isn’t a huge concern for parents. The fact that the vaccine was made an issue in the Halton board this fall was entirely the work of an external group, HPV Canada. One could detect no sympathy for the HPV Canada delegation among parents present at the meeting and no parent spoke in favor of vaccination that night. How much evidence do we need that the wool was pulled over the eyes of these Trustees on November 5th?”
“Parents do trust their kids to abide by Catholic teaching on chastity before marriage and that is really the message we wanted Trustees to endorse in their policy,” said Pierre. Parents think that “teaching abstinence and self-control is the best way to prevent the physical, spiritual, and psychological damage early sexual encounters may cause. We regret the board has chosen a policy that undermines the value of chastity.”
Burlington resident and Catholic missionary Stephen Norman said Catholic schools must not let the medical side of the debate overshadow the pressing responsibility of Trustees to teach children to practice abstinence, “If the physical needs of our children become more important than their spiritual needs, it seems to me the Catholic school board has forgotten some of its Catholic responsibilities.”
PAFE supporters do not believe in HPV Canada’s case for the medical need for vaccination when most cases of HPV resolve themselves spontaneously and most cancer cases can be prevented by regular PAP screening. In addition, parents fear their children may inadvertently end up suffering long term side effects from the vaccination, such as strokes, muscle pain and Guillian Barré Syndrome. The lead developer of the vaccine, Dr. Diane Parker, has herself said these risks may outweigh the benefits of the vaccine.
Pierre says she has been contacted by Tad Brudzinski, a parent in Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School board, who says the consent form they received for the HPV vaccination this fall was addressed to students, not parents. “Parents are right to be concerned by the law’s failure to protect them as custodians of their children. Trustees in the Halton Board dropped the ball and let down their committed supporters. When Trustee elections come around in the not-too-distant future parents will remember the two Trustees who stood by them: Anthony Danko and Jane Michael.”
Teresa Pierre, PhD, President
Parents As First Educators
Phone: (416) 889-5396
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Despite the mother of vaccine victim Kaitlyn Armstrong telling the board that her daughter suffered from round the clock pain as a result of the vaccine, Trustees did not prevent another student from suffering the same issues in the future. In favor were Trustees Iantomasi, Rowe, Marai, Viana, Morrison and Rabenda. Trustee Alice LeMay was absent due to illness. (Source)
Because the god of sex must rule. IgniteTV will be covering this with video coverage.
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Posted on November 6th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals
…because we must accomodate at all costs.
No problem. Since we’re all going to heaven anyway, it’s all just details, details.
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From a reader…
The OCSB refused my Freedom of Info request to see how much they are spending on contraception per year. Unfortunately, my appeal to the Ontario Info Commissioner was denied on a technicality – apparently the legislation doesn’t cover “benefits”
2) Mark McGowan
There is an OCSB PD Day this Friday (“Christian Community Day”). All teachers will be at the Convention Center ($$$$) for a meeting. Sadly, the main speaker is Mark McGowan. He was involved with the “queering” of St Mike’s College in Toronto and slammed Peter Kreeft for presenting the Catholic Church’s position on homosexuality. Exhibit A
Wouldn’t you rather have Peter Kreeft presenting to the OCSB in Ottawa?
3) Grandmothers to Grandmothers
In addition, the Stephen Lewis Foundation group “Grandmothers to Grandmothers
” will be there. When you donate to G2G, you write a cheque to SLF.
G2G is a direct arm of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
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Posted on November 1st, 2013 by Squeaker in Catholic Scandals, Catholicism
As reported by Michael Voris in the video below, Fr. Robert Barron has made some bizarre statements about hell. He doesn’t go as far as to claim that everybody will be saved, but he says we may “reasonably hope that all people will be saved.” He also frequently speaks of “hell as a possibility.” The video in which Fr. Barron gives these opinions is here (his opinion begins at 5:30). Read the rest of this entry »
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The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) will continue its partnership with Free The Children in spite of a group of parents who urged the board last month to cut ties with the charity due to its and its founders’ support for contraception and abortion. (Source)
Well, it comes down to getting real with yourself and with your beliefs. If you want to be treated like a fool, then keep believing the official response. It’s amazing. The evidence is all out there like it was with D&P and we get the same lidless-eye crowd just bald-faced lying to us…in the age of the internet no less!
The old line: ”Who are you going to believe? The Bureaucracy or your eyes?” comes to mind.
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Posted on October 26th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals
(Gloria.tv / KNA) The philosopher Robert Spaemann has criticized the church tax. “It is scandalous in our church tax, that he who pays no more church tax, is excommunicated,” the Catholic said this for the newspaper “Die Welt” (Friday). “You can deny the resurrection of Jesus, but then you are not suspended as a priest. Yet when it comes to money, it gets serious. This coupling of church membership and church tax must fall. “[How about suspending heretical priests, instead?] (Source)
This was basically the same thing that Squeaker was saying in his post the other day.
When it comes to the money, it’s like a return of the Middle Ages and they bring out the Rack and Torquemada.
But when it comes to the basics of Christian doctrine? No worries, man. We’re going pastoral on that one!
Squeaker was right. It’s about human respect and human laws. The bishops fear man rather than God. That basically sums it up.
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He said the privacy concern is a red herring because the board already intervenes in the doctor-patient relationship by requiring a medical note before covering sexual stimulants like Viagra. “Why is there a privacy concern when the topic is contraception but not there when the topic is Viagra?” he said.
Hat tip to my good friend Andy Pocrnic who has really become the cat’s meow here in Ottawa in carrying the Catholic and conservative torch. But if he wanted an answer to his question, he really only needs to realize that Viagra is not a pseudo “medical necessity” like contraception is supposed to be.
The ironic thing, of course, is that Viagra is morally licit (although perhaps imprudent), while contraception is not.
Just goes to show that, once again, the Catholic School board doesn’t know “s— from shinola” when it comes to making a moral decision for its kids or for its employees.
Tell me why, again, we should have a separate system when the separate system is not that separate after all?
Best way to change the pseudo Catholic Board’s mind is to start campaigning for one public system. Once they understand that their bread won’t be buttered anymore, they’ll “get religion real fast”, eh?
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We had a lot of visitors today…mostly because of Squeaker’s great post: German bishop suspended for wasteful spending, but raises new concerns.
We even had a visitor from the Holy See. Maybe they can take a message back to the Holy Father and ask him to reconsider his approach.
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Posted on October 24th, 2013 by Squeaker in Catholic Scandals
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has been removed from his post as head of the Diocese of Limburg, Germany, after heated complaints about his heavy spending on a personal residence.
The Vatican announced on October 23 that “a situation has arisen in which Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst cannot, at the present moment, continue to exercise his episcopal ministry.” The Vatican has therefore directed the German bishop to leave the diocese. (Source)
This story broke just a few days ago in the mainstream media, as the bishop apparently spent 30 million euros (about C$43 million) to renovate his residence and a diocesan office building. Critics described his personal spending habits as “lavish.” German prosecutors also accused him of filing false affidavits in a lawsuit over reporting on his spending habits.
That’s not exactly what Jesus meant when he said “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)
I’m pleasantly surprised at how quickly the Vatican moved on this. His suspension is great news. We can’t have bishops living high on the hog and wasting precious Church resources.
However, there’s a troublesome corollary to this swift suspension. Read the rest of this entry »
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