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Here we go….again.
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association is a rabidly liberal group. We all know this. There’s plenty of evidence, going back decades.
Therefore, it will not come as any surprise that some of its charitable endeavours like this campaign called Help Lesotho which is supposed to be helping orphans, vulnerable children and grandmothers is actually doing some other things….like sponsoring Young Women’s Gender Conferences.
And what do they learn at these Conferences?
The impact of the conference was clear in the girls’ eagerness to learn more. During the conference evaluation, girls indicated that they learned how to protect themselves against teenage pregnancy and [learn about] contraceptives. They learned the importance of making good decisions, becoming good leaders in the future and how to share with other teenagers who do not have the opportunity to learn. Their comments included:
”When I decide to have sex, I will use a condom to protect myself”
Or how about this concern from Ms. Peg Herbert, the Executive Director…
As I read that, I know that the clinic near us has been out of condoms and latex gloves for weeks. How many more will get AIDS because of that? (Source)
Now, it’s true that Help Lesotho does much good and they should be commended for that. However, they are not a Charity which is in harmony with Catholic teaching, using and approving of means that are part of the problem and certainly not the solution. Therefore, why is OECTA supporting them?
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Posted on March 19th, 2012 by Paycheck in Catholic Education
…real Catholic educational resources. Here’s a good place to start.
Don’t let the bureaucrats do it. ‘Cause this is what you get:
Fisher’s group plans on handing out pamphlets at the “dissent-fest” that allege that some of the Religious Education Conference speakers include:
- A priest who’s said he’s “not anti-choice,” has publicly discussed his genitals, and has criticized the idea that truth is superior to dissent;
- A priest who says the Church needs “public models” of “healthy gay priests for Catholics to reflect on,” to counter “the stereotype of the gay priest as child abuser;”
- A professor who subtly undermines Church teachings on papal authority, sodomy, contraception and women’s ordination;
- A nun who’s taught that “ordinary genital self-touch can be very important” for children; and
- A laicized priest who wants not only women priests but also women bishops.
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Posted on March 18th, 2012 by Paycheck in Catholic Education
So you want some government bureaucrat calling the shots on you kids’ education?
Are you crazy? Deprogram and be involved in your kids education…if you have to have them in government schools.
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Don’t miss all of the excitement.
Speakers include Mark McGowan who slammed Peter Kreeft for a talk on homosexuality.
Also Paul Cavalluzzo is speaking!
The Conference is co-sponsored with the “Catholic” Principals!!
Looks like grand fun for all. Sign up today!
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Posted on March 5th, 2012 by Paycheck in Catholic Education
…Some background first. In Ontario, as well as most of Canada, state-funded Catholic education is generally about as Catholic as an Orange Lodge meeting in East Belfast. Non-Catholics assume that eager little Papists are indoctrinated into the Roman faith, but if only this was the case. The vast majority of Catholic teachers — while often decent and dedicated — are non-practising and even anti-Church.
They are divorced, gay, abort and use contraceptives, live together, never attend mass, reject Catholic teaching, are indifferent or even hostile to the religion they are supposed to be part of….(Source)
The Catholic school system is a joke. There are small numbers of faithful Catholic teachers and small numbers of faithful Catholic students. Everyone knows there is a huge elephant in the room, but the men who are responsible for guarding Catholic education (i.e. the bishops) are not interested in addressing the fundamental problems. Instead, they’ve invested too much in the bureaucracy and have a huge problem with naïveté.
The Catholic school system in this province is going to formally collapse within 5-10 years — because formal collapse happens shortly after moral and religious collapse. If the men who are responsible for guarding Catholic education were wise, they would use whatever leverage they can with the government now, ditch the currently funded system and secure some kind of modest tax credit for faithful Catholics (and by extension everyone else) who want to educate their children according to their own values.
The bishops need to read the writing on the wall. If they want to demote themselves to politicians and managers, the least they can do is to negotiate and salvage something for Catholic parents while they still have the time to do it.
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An Orthodox friend of mine sent me this about the recent Supreme Court ruling on parental rights in education….
By the way, I don’t know if you’ve read the Supreme Court ruling of last week but paragraph 51 contains a key piece of information. It is within the unanimous part of the ruling, and states in essence that the lower court’s judge concluded that the ERC could not have an impact on parents’ ability to pass on their religion to their children, because the bishops of Quebec did not oppose the program. In essence, parents are losing the right to control their children’s education, in part because these bishops didn’t object. Here’s the quote:
“The trial judge acknowledged that the parents were Catholics and that they believed they had an obligation to pass on their faith to their children. Having gotten to that stage, he did not consider the program’s content or its impact on the alleged belief. In substance, he held instead that the parents were wrong to believe that the program’s objectives interfered with the fulfilment of religious obligations toward their children. He relied mainly on the opinion of a theologian who served as an expert for the respondents and on the fact that the Assemblée des évêques catholiques du Québec was not opposed to the objectives of the ERC Program.”
May God grant our bishops and all Christian people the courage to stand up and speak out when faith is at stake.
Indeed, even now after the Supreme Court has ruled essentially how the Quebec bishops wanted, the bishops are rather proud of the betrayal, pitting them against families and Rome’s well known objection to the relativistic heresy that the bishops of Quebec have practically and pastorally adopted. Here is their response to the Supreme Court’s decision which is posted on their website: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on February 27th, 2012 by Paycheck in Catholic Education
Teresa Pierre from the Parents as First Educators (PAFE) in Toronto will be giving talks in Ottawa the weekend of March 3-4. The title of the talks is “Equity and Inclusion in Catholic Schools: Maintaining Our Catholic Identity.” Her talk is particularly relevant now, in light of Bill 13 (the Accepting Schools Act) which mandates Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs, and the problems the governments broader Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy poses for Catholic schools.
Saturday March 3
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Our Lady of the Visitation
5338 Bank Street South
Saturday March 3
7:30 – 9:00 PM
St. Maurice Parish
4 Perry Street at Meadowlands
(West of Merivale)
Sunday March 4
2:00 – 4:00 PM
St. Patrick’s Basilica
220 Kent Street
(Between Gloucester & Nepean)
Teresa Pierre’s group PAFE has an interesting Web site containing current information: http://www.p-first.com. The PAFE site also contains links to media reaction to the Catholic Trustee document as well as other interesting and pertinent information. See also Teresa Pierre’s interview with Michael Coren on the subject:
The Catholic Trustee Document dealing with GSA clubs is excellent. It is available at the Catholic Register website here.
This article from Catholic Insight describes how the document was written by special task force of the Catholic schools of Ontario, set-up in the spring of 2011, with Bishop Gerard Bergie of St. Catharines as Chairman.
Please consider helping to raise awareness for the talks by forwarding this email to other concerned Catholics, and by asking your parish priest to post the attached PDF flyer on your parish’s bulletin board or mention it in the parish bulletin.
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Believe it or not, this radically unorthodox ex-nun was head of Religion and Chaplaincy at Monsignor Johnson High School in Etobicoke, Ontario. Moreover, she reveals in her biography that she developed high school curriculum for the Catholic school Board and even for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. She sat as an executive on the Catholic teachers union and was hired by the Faculty of Education at York University to teach theology to teachers working in the Catholic School Board. (Source)
Sure explains a lot concerning “Catholic” education in the publicly-funded system.
Where are the bishops? Oh wait, I know. They are being led around Haiti by the feminists while the apostates and anti-Catholic radical feminists decimate our schools and ravage our children.
There’s going to be a lot of sobering up on the Day of Judgement. Then again, the late Cardinal Ambrozic had a colourful epithet for womyn like Manning:
Manning, the 63-year-old former nun who became a teacher, a mother, a writer, a feminist and an indefatigable social activist, has been called “the scourge of popes and patriarchs.” It is an appropriate tag for a woman who takes her theology seriously and refuses to shut up when told to do so by members of the old boys’ club. (Which perhaps explains why Toronto’s conservative Cardinal Ambrozic once referred to her in a magazine interview as a “bitch”.). (Source)
Too bad the Ontario Bishops’ education committee didn’t clue in to Ambrozic’s colourful description about the substance of what was wrong with Manning.
The bishops of the Canadian church are a reflection of lost fatherhood in our culture. It’s all just sick and sad.
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Despite his denials during the election and even accusations from the mainstream media that social conservatives were lying about McGuinty’s plans, now we have the truth written in black in white in Bill 13.
Last week Ontario’s Premier Dalton McGuinty siezed the opportunity to write his radical six-gender sex education in the new ant-bullying law. Everyone agrees that bullying is a serious threat to children and must be combated with strong, stiff programs and penalties. Children’s lives depend on it. Unfortunately the Premier is using everyone’s good will to advance his agenda.
The Anti-bullying Bill 13 uses the force of law to make teachers in both Public and Catholic to:
1. Teach Radical Six Gender Curriculum - Equity and Inclusive Education
Bill 13 Section 2. (1) Paragraph 29.1 of subsection 8 (1) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted: equity and inclusive education
29.1 require boards to develop and implement an equity and inclusive education policy, and, if required by the Minister, submit the policy to the Minister and implement changes to the policy as directed by the Minister;
2. Support Homosexual Clubs in all Public and Catholic Schools
Bill 13 Section 9. Board support for certain pupil activities and organizations
303.1 Every board shall support pupils who want to establish and lead,
(a) activities or organizations that promote gender equity;
(b) activities or organizations that promote anti-racism;
(c) activities or organizations that promote the awareness and understanding of, and respect for, people with disabilities; or
(d) activities or organizations that promote the awareness and understanding of, and respect for, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, including organizations with the name gay-straight alliance or another name.
3. Force Churches Renting School Property to Follow Province’s Radical Agenda.
Bill 13 Section 7 (2) Agreements with third parties re use of schools
(3.1) If a board enters into an agreement with another person or entity, other than a board, respecting the use of a school operated by the board, the board shall include in the agreement a requirement that the person or entity follow standards that are consistent with the code of conduct.
It is egregious to impose, with the force of law, this bizarre social engineering experiment on Ontario’s children under the pretense of protecting children from bullying. There is no proof that forcing all schools, Public and Catholic, to teach this material and host gay clubs will stop bullying. This guise doesn’t hold water with standard pedagogical practices. Our schools don’t have to teach the intricacies of every element of difference to combat bullying. Teachers don’t need a 219 page curriculum guide extolling the virtues of being short, overweight, Christian, Jewish, Muslim or any other identifying factor. They simply need to combat bullying.
Think of the millions of small, innocent children who will be subjected to this agenda if we do nothing. Last year tens of thousands of parents spoke out, the Premier heard our cries and cancelled a similar program.
Please act to protect children and do the following:
1. Call Premier McGuinty at 416-325-1941
2. Send Premier McGuinty an email by clicking here. A copy will be sent to every Ontario MPP.
CLICK HERE TO EMAIL YOUR MP
(If this doesn’t work with your system go to www.stopcorruptingchildren.com and click on Email Premier McGuinty)
3. Sign the Petition at www.stopcorruptingchildren.com
Please make your voice known. If not you, then who? If not now, when?
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Posted on October 2nd, 2011 by Squeaker in Catholic Education
Some time ago, a group of concerned parents launched The Parental Rights in Education Defense Fund. This fund aims to provide financial support to parents who feel compelled to go to court to protect their kids from immoral curriculum being imposed on their kids.
I think it’s a great idea. Please consider making a donation.
The Parental Rights in Education Defense Fund
31 Adelaide Street E., P.O. Box 1108
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He called Catholic education a “treasure” but reminded the several hundred trustees from across Canada “nothing this side of paradise” is perfect. While some might be over-enthusiastic, others blow concerns about the schools out of proportion. But he said people do need to pay attention to “hints of problems and difficulties” and answer the “worries” some face.
Collins said he’s had parents tell him they are taking their children out of the Catholic system because they don’t think the schools are Catholic enough. He tells them there are wonderful people in the Catholic schools and great students, and while the system is not perfect “we’re working on it.” But the parents tell him, “That’s fine, bishop, we wish you well, but our kids will be adults before you make a dent in it.”
It took a long time to get into the problems Catholic schools face and it will take a long time to rectify them, he said, describing the process as a “marathon” and not a “sprint.”… (Source)
Our children are not the pseudo-Catholic school system’s guinea pigs. And this is not a stupid race. Children’s innocence and their souls are at risk.
As a Catholic father, I will tell you quite frankly that your comments only demonstrate that you just don’t get it, and it also demonstrates why we (tragically) can’t trust your judgement in pastoral matters concerning our children. That’s not something I’m happy to say. But it’s the truth. And the sooner Catholic fathers and families admit and recognize this truth, the more children can be saved.
My dear friends, if you’re relying on the bishops of this country to give you a rubber stamp of approval on publicly funded Catholic education, “social justice”, or just about any other pastoral practice, you’re a chump to be pitied indeed. They don’t seem to understand that there is a HUGE consequence to their credibility of not acting. They think that if they do nothing, there’s no cost to the Church, to their episcopal office, and to the souls of our children. That’s a big mistake.
The Catholic bishops of this country simply don’t know how to be fathers anymore. They’re politicians. Not entirely their fault, of course. They’re a product of this twisted culture of death which has completely perverted fatherhood, and they have not gone unscathed. This is nothing less than tragic for all of us, but it does not excuse our responsibility and their responsibility here and now.
It started with that hell-sent Winnipeg Statement, and it’s been downhill ever since.
But then I said something to the Archbishop that shocked even me since it had never occurred to me before that moment. Perhaps it was the prompting of the Holy Spirit because after I said it, I still did not grasp its significance. (Today, I grasp it completely, and it scares me). “Your Grace”, I said at the time, “contraception separates the priests and the bishops from the laity.” After I said it, the Archbishop gave me a puzzled look. And to be honest, I was as puzzled as he was since I myself was trying to figure out what I had just said. I remember mumbling some kind of tortured explanation to him to help clarify the statement, but I wasn’t much help. Trying to save myself any more embarrassment, I changed the subject and quickly moved on to something else. But looking back now in light of the D&P abortion scandal, the insight that I shared with the Archbishop a few years ago has taken on whole new proportions. (Source)
Fathers! Protect the innocence of your children, zealously. And pray for our Bishops that they open their ears and listen to the lamentations of their children. And pray especially that they finally garner the courage to tell the government, the unions, and the homosexualist lobby to hit the road.
THAT IS THE LEADERSHIP WE’RE LOOKING FOR AND NOTHING LESS. AND WHATEVER CONSEQUENCES HAPPENS AFTER THAT….
QUE SERA, SERA.
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Posted on September 28th, 2011 by Squeaker in Catholic Education, Homosexuality
Click here to see a brilliant ad developed by the Institute for Canadian Values. It appeared in the National Post this Saturday. It provides direct quotes from McGuinty’s “Equity and Inclusive Education” (EIE) curriculum being imposed on all schools in Ontario.
I’ve heard lots of bad things about this curriculum, but this ad really brought it home for me. It provides some direct quotes being taught from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 that really shocked me. We’re talking about kids that are 4 to 8 years old. I never thought the curriculum would be so overt and shameless. It is clearly, without a doubt, an attempt at indoctrinating our children to not just accept homosexuals but to give them opportunities and support to become one.
Click here to sign a petition against this curriculum. It is not only addressed to McGuinty, but to the other party leaders as well so that whoever wins the election receives it on their desk.
AND PLEASE, please vote on Oct. 6 for anybody but McGuinty.
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Posted on September 10th, 2011 by Paycheck in Catholic Education
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