#OCSB Sex Ed heading toward more disease and abortions?

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Will the OCSB stop the new lessons from Wynne/BenLevin? Will they stop Radical student-ledGSAs from teaching other students the “normalization” of Same-sex “marriage” from JK to Grade 12? Will they stop inviting LGBT activists like Sarah Cooper?

MUST READ article!:

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/totalitarianism-sex-marriage

Terrence Prendergast is the Catholic archbishop of Ottawa. Speaking at St. Thomas University in Minnesota in 2012, he outlined the consequences of same-sex “marriage” in Canada. His list included: restrictions on freedoms, forced sex education, sexually confused children, sexual experimentation among children, muzzling and debilitating the Church, more births out of wedlock, more in-vitro fertilizations, more abortions, more poverty, more misery, more disease, more addictions and higher health care costs.

Calgary bishop Frederick Henry was called before a Human Rights Commission Tribunal in 2005 for writing a letter defining Catholic teaching on same-sex “marriage.” During his speech, Archbishop Prendergast quoted Bishop Frederick Henry saying: “Human rights laws designed as a shield are now being used as a sword. The issue is rarely truth formation, but rather censorship, and applying a particular theology through threats, sanctions and punitive measures.” Archbishop Prendergast continued: “The Bible is being called hate literature. Clearly, the Church is in the crosshairs. There will be growing pressure for the Church to comply or be shut down.”

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OCSB Diversity Day. OCSB invited a speaker from the LGBTQ Centre at Carleton: Sarah Cooper (@sarahcoopshow)
OCSB Diversity Day. OCSB invited a speaker from the LGBTQ Centre at Carleton: Sarah Cooper (@sarahcoopshow)

Love is Louder 1St Paul's SAFE Students Advocating for Equality

#OCSB pushing “Mindfulness” from Zen Buddhism

From the Board that brought students Breathing from Ravi Shankar and Yoga in Chapels, now comes Mindfulness (from Zen Buddhism):

mindfulness1 Mindfulness2I wonder how full of “Mindfulness” Superintendent Atkinson was when he over-ruled St George’s Principal Ann Beauchamp and allowed the LGBT Agenda to move forward into a JK-Gr 6 school??

Of course, there are numerous warnings against things like Mindfulness from Pope John Paull II on down

http://www.womenofgrace.com/blog/?p=12645#more-12645

Saint Pope John Paul II:

For this reason it is not inappropriate to caution those Christians who enthusiastically welcome certain ideas originating in the religious traditions of the Far East—for example, techniques and methods of meditation and ascetical practice. In some quarters these have become fashionable, and are accepted rather uncritically. First one should know one’s own spiritual heritage well and consider whether it is right to set it aside lightly. Here we need to recall, if only in passing, the brief but important document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith “on certain aspects of Christian meditation” (10/15/1989). Here we find a clear answer to the question “whether and how [Christian prayer] can be enriched by methods of meditation originating in different religions and cultures”.

http://www.ewtn.com/library/BISHOPS/ACALL.HTM

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http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/when_worlds_that_should_collide_dont/

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#OCSB pushing “Values Clarification” via “Girls on the Run”

and also pushing “her Individual truth”. If one is into yoga and “inner consciousness evolution”, then “indvidual truth” and “values clarification” seem fine

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What’s wrong with Values Clarification?

http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/education/catholic-contributions/how-not-to-teach-morality.html

How Not to Teach Morality

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=3512

Values Clarification Destroys Conscience

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CNN:

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GOTR founder Molly Barker is a Yogi as well.

http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otc.cfm?id=719GOTR4

CARFLEO and “Evolutionary Change” – How does this influence #OCSB ?

I will have more OCSB-specific posts in the next few weeks.

But it is important to keep and eye on CARFLEO – this is the group that all the OCSB “Religion Teachers” belong to.

CARFLEO supports the work of Carter Phipps: take the many bad parts of de Chardin and put it on steroids:

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Carter Phipps was the editor of “ElightenNext”:

http://magazine.enlightennext.org/2011/06/08/no-more-messiahs/

Lesbian United Church Ministers love Carter Phipps! Here is Pastor Dawn’s comments on him:

http://pastordawn.com/tag/carter-phipps/

Inspired by Matthew Fox’s “Original Blessing”, I have long since given up on the medieval doctrine of original sin and moved beyond the atonement theologies that rely on our need to be saved by a “Father God”.  Like many progressive Christians, rather than describing the human condition as sinful or broken, I understand humanity to be incomplete and still evolving. We did not fall from grace in some mythical garden. Humanity, like all of the cosmos continues to evolve. The idea of evolution has all sorts of implications not only for how we see ourselves as human beings, here and know. As we continue to evolve, the determination of who or what humanity becomes requires that we take seriously our role as co-creators not with some grand-puppetier-god-in-the-sky. But as co-creators with a God who is in all and through all. 

The emerging conversation between scientists, theologians, and philosophers makes the question “Do you believe in the bible or do you believe in evolution?” obsolete. The conversations between disciplines are giving birth to a new spirituality. Evolutionary Christianity is emerging. Evolutionary thinkers are developing new theologies that take seriously God’s presence in all things through Christ. 

After having spent a week, exploring the work of Teilhard de Chardin; an evolutionary thinker who was decades ahead of his time, I am eagerly devouring my copy of Phipps new book”

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Teilhard de Chardin was bad enough in so many ways (see: http://msgrfoy.com/2014/12/30/letter-to-the-editor-of-catholic-insight/ ), but Phipps and gang are nuts!

Related:

http://canadianmemorial.org/event/evolutionary-spirituality-awakening-conscious-evolution/

In this workshop with Gertie Jocksch SC DMin, we’ll reflect on the insights offered by Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ilia Delio, Andrew Cohen, Carter Phipps, Teilhard de Chardin and other evolutionary pioneers and poet-mystics. Emphasis is placed on contemplating “what is real” for us in these insights and what it means to grow the field of conscious evolution.

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Gertie Jocksch is a Sister of Charity of Halifax. She holds a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry. Gertie’s worked as Director of Field Education at RegisCollege, Campus Ministry, and as Director of Graduate Theology Programs at St. Mark’s College in Vancouver. Gertie’s concern and care for Mother Earth moved her to the development of the Centre for Earth and Spirit, and she now works with The Living Language Institute Foundation developing Programs in Earth Literacies and facilitating programs. Gertie also teaches in the area of Ecotheology and Ecofeminism.

Keep an eye for these folks (esp the Canadian Catholic nuns):

http://earthliteracies.org/our-team/

How much of this “Evolutionary Christianity” is being taught in OCSB Religion classes?

#OCSB and troubled CARFLEO

The OCSB and the Religion Teachers Organization have close ties.

In fact, OCSB Coordinator of Religious Education and Family Life Education, Jan Bentham is on the CARFLEO Executive and the OCSB was quite proud of her receiving the CARFLEO Pockock award for 2014.

http://ocsb.ca/keep-connected/connect/good-news-blog/987-ottawa-catholic-school-board%E2%80%99s-janet-bentham-receives-archbishop-philip-pocock-award

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But CARFLEO is  a VERY troubled organization. I have written previously about their poor World Religions material for Grade 11 (particularly Hindu and Islam), now they pushing a conference with 2 notorious dissidents!

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Just googling Chittister and dissent will come up with tons of info.

Here is one on her about abortion, women’s ordination, contraception etc

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/dissident-nun-sister-joan-chittister-the-lifesitenews-interview

Here is one about her connect to “Call to Action”

http://al007italia.blogspot.ca/2010/08/its-official-joan-chittister-has-been.html

Likewise, O’Murchu is a dissident and has been roundly condemned for his heretical views. Just one example for the Spanish Bishops Conference:

http://www.ewtn.com/library/BISHOPS/docnoteomurchu.htm

CARFLEO is NOT even trying to be inside the Catholic Church anymore! Why does the OCSB love them so? 

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Pope calls gay/trans agenda like “Hitler Youth” indoctrination. Will #ocsb obey Pope?

Orange is the new black…  and Trans/Gender Identity is the new gay

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https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-best-kids-book-is-an-anti-christian-novel-about-a-sex-obsessed-tran

If one reads the OCSB Chair Hurley Letter and replace “gay” with
“transgender”, we can see that it only a short matter of time until Trans parents like the story
below will push their agenda into catholic schools. It is reasonable to replace “gay” with “trans” as Director Hanlon said the reasoning behind “gay is a human right” came from the OHRC, which now is pushing trans agenda,

The presence of gay parents of St George’s catholic elementary school students was apparently a driving excuse behind the push for gay agenda at the “social justice” fair and the formation of a GSA (driven by jer’s vision of activist parents). Given the number of lapsed catholic and non-catholic OCSB parents, the trans agenda pushed by trans parents or their allies will come shortly to both elementary and high schools.

"Gay Rights are a human right" (OCSB quoting OHRC)
“Gay Rights are a human right” (OCSB quoting OHRCocsb ohrc2

Transgender Parents Will Someday Tell Sons Why Dad Is Mom And Mom Is Dad
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/17/transgender-parents_n_6489850.html
This is a crazy story about a woman having 2 babies and then becoming
“Dad” and a man becoming the “mommy”

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/17/transgender-parents_n_6489850.html

The trans agenda (fluid gender, gender as a “social construct” etc)  will be pushed via GSAs, Wynne/Levin S@x ed (gender ID to be taught in Grade 3 onwards), and guest speakers that the OCSB invites in. For example, the OCSB
invited a guest speaker from the Carleton LGBTQQS group to talk to talk to all the OCSB high schools’ “equity groups” in early 2014

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Sarah Cooper, the administrative co-ordinator for the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer (GLBTQ) Centre, said some members of the queer community could be left out. “If we look at gender as a spectrum, some people might not identify as a gay male. My main concern is that people would feel left out,” Cooper said. “I understand it’s a comfort thing, but you’re creating so much disruption in the queer community. It’s hard enough to fit everyone into an umbrella.” – See more at: http://www.charlatan.ca/2012/02/mcgill-admits-first-ever-gay-fraternity/#sthash.4zmhMyos.dpuf
Sarah Cooper, the administrative co-ordinator for the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer (GLBTQ) Centre, said some members of the queer community could be left out. “If we look at gender as a spectrum, some people might not identify as a gay male. My main concern is that people would feel left out,” Cooper said. “I understand it’s a comfort thing, but you’re creating so much disruption in the queer community. It’s hard enough to fit everyone into an umbrella.” – See more at: http://www.charlatan.ca/2012/02/mcgill-admits-first-ever-gay-fraternity/#sthash.4zmhMyos.dpuf
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Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and Trans

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OCSB Diversity Day. OCSB invited a speaker from the LGBTQ Centre at Carleton: Sarah Cooper (@sarahcoopshow)
OCSB Diversity Day. OCSB invited a speaker from the LGBTQ Centre at Carleton: Sarah Cooper (@sarahcoopshow)

Remember the Pope has compared this teaching of fluid gender identity
to indoctrination for Hitler Youth
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-compares-pushing-gay-agenda-to-hitler-youth-indoctrination

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“ideological colonization” and compared to the Nazi propaganda machine. Asked by a reporter to explain the phrase “ideological colonization,” the pope gave an example from 1995 when, he says, a minister of education in a poor area was told she could have a loan for building schools so long as the schools used a book that taught “gender theory.”

Will the OSCB carry on with this indoctrination? Will faithful parents
allow their children to be exposed to this?

Is the #OCSB “devastated” by Pope F. upholding #Catholic teaching against Birth Control?

Or will they just ignore him? After all, he is their favourite Pope since, well, the mythical Pope Joan. Here is another liberal that is “devastated” http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/3635/cruxs_spirituality_columnist_is_devastated_the_pope_upholds_catholic_teaching.aspx

“The news that Pope Francis has strongly defended the Church’s ban on artificial birth control left me, in a word, devastated”

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When one sends a child to the OCSB, the OCSB gets $12000 more dollars to pay for things like free abortafacient Pills for staff.

Here is the OCSB stance on Birth Control: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ottawa-catholic-school-board-defends-coverage-for-employees-contraception-a

In their reply to the ratepayer, they appear to have fundamental misunderstanding of the Pill. They think NFP is quaint thing for some Catholics, sort of like not eating meat on Fridays. In fact, the Pill against Natural Law, ie. it is wrong for all people, all the time. OCSB thinks they have moral obligation to provide free Birth Control to non-Catholic staff. In fact, they have moral obligation to NOT provide birth control to folks. As an analogy, if government OHIP stopped paying for abortions (it should, because abortion are “choice” and therefore “elective” surgery), would the OCSB Benefits Plan step in and pay for them for non-Catholic staff?

The point that OCSB Superintendent makes about doctor-patient privacy is totally bogus as they don’t seem worried about that at all when it comes to free Viagra for impotence! The following statement is the more bizarre, illogical statement I have read in a long time!

the fact that the current practice does allow Catholic employees to not submit or request coverage for any area that may be counter to their personal or religious views, while allowing others who do not share similar views to submit their claims as per current practice.”

What? The plan is great because it allows Catholics to NOT submit claims for birth control?

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https://portal.coughlin.ca/downloads/benefits/occsb/na/booklet_english.pdf viagra

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Salaries: http://surlyhamiltonian.blogspot.ca/2014/07/ottawa-catholic-school-board-2013.html

By the way, Superintendent Tom D’Amico made $182,000 in 2013 (which translates into annual pension of maybe $120,000/yr). This might make him a “Professional Catholic” –

http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/professional-catholics-and-catholicism-as-a-living.htm