TORONTO, Ontario, July 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Coptic Orthodox Churches in Toronto are threatening to withdraw 4,000 families from the Toronto Catholic District School Board if it does not amend its controversial equity policy to protect Catholic teaching in the schools. According to one expert in Ontario education, if the threat were carried out, the board could lose upwards of $40,000,000 in annual public funding, and over 150 teachers….
God Bless the Copts! At least they (who are not even Catholic) are sticking up for what’s right. I’m loving this line too:
Fr. Attaalla wrote in his letter, which was addressed to Director of Education Ann Perron, that they will withdraw their children “if the requested amendments are not implemented.” He said the amendments are “faithful to the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.”
Well, since our Catholic bishops who permitted this atrocity aren’t defending Catholic moral teaching and citing the Catechism like this Orthodox priest is, we can at least thank our brethren in the Orthodox faith to do it.
Why aren’t the Catholic bishops of this province defending the Catholic schools against the homosexualist assault?
I think we are at a point where we, as parents, should be asking every bishop some very straight questions about where their sexual allegiances lie. We should also be asking them, point blank, why they think that abdicating their responsibility to defend the innocence of our children still guarantees our allegiance to them.
If they aren’t going to defend the Catholic faith, then perhaps it’s time for them to examine their consciences and step aside, if necessary.
If the bishops are going to be merely figureheads and we can’t trust them to protect and teach the Catholic faith, then what’s the point?
Might as well go online to learn what Rome teaches about the Faith or check up on some solid bishop in the backwaters of Louisiana, from time to time. That’s what it’s coming to.
Unfortunately our bishops haven’t figured this salient truth out yet: just because you don’t rock the boat with McGuinty doesn’t mean there’s not going to be fallout. There will be and the first victim of that fallout is something called credibility….something they don’t have anymore.
“But look, Buckwheat! It says “Catholic School” right on the wall there. And since the bishop says so, it must be Catholic. Who are you gonna believe? – The bishop or…some blogger?”