The Cardinal Archbishop of Toronto has shot back against Ontario’s government after Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Education Minister said the Catholic schools should not be teaching that abortion is wrong. “Defending the voiceless is our mission,” Cardinal Thomas Collins told a crowd of 1,700 at the annual Cardinal’s Dinner in Toronto on Thursday. “Both the constitution and the Education Act make it clear that the Catholic identity of the school must be respected.”…(Source)
“You are summoned to a tribunal where you cannot have a defense lawyer and you cannot record the proceedings nor have a witness present. The people judging and prosecuting you have no legal qualifications. The accusation is ambiguous, having to do with ideas the state does not like. The penalties could include fines equal to several thousands of dollars, public recanting, and rehabilitation classes. You are a bishop. This is not China. This is Canada. The offense: explaining why homosexual relations are a sin.” – Archbishop Terrence Prendergast (Source)
Well, this is indeed good news that we’re all singing from the same song sheet, but when is that going to translate into real consequences for Catholic politicians and the laity alike?
All talk and no action doesn’t mean too much.