Very disturbing sex ed material from the Ministry, ICE, SEICCAN, OESC etc.
It all points to a full court press on gay marriage, gender fluidity etc right from the very early grades at “catholic schools”
Info sent from the Ministry to All Catholic Boards of Ed:
Ministry info to OCSB <– PDF of info
Notes on Resources from Ministry:
- RADICAL stuff on the SIECCAN website (eg. consent for anal sex etc)
Check out under resources: “Learning about Diversity, including Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation”
LearningAboutDiversity <– Word DOC
Grade 4-6: ” Gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are referenced within a broader context for learning in junior grades, as students are learning skills and strategies for healthy and respectful relationships and for responding to situations involving bullying or harassment.”
Grade 7-8: “As students begin learning about their sexual health, gender identity and sexual orientation is included as one factor to consider as students are learning and making decisions about their health.. More in depth learning about gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation is included in Grades 8, a time of transition and change for students, to support their building understanding of themselves and others.
Grade 9: “Expectations were added and expanded upon from the 1999 curriculum in response to research and consultation in 2007-2010 review which flagged the need to address myths and misconceptions related to sexuality. Feedback also highlighted the need to address heterosexism and misconceptions related to sexuality.”
CIA: What myths and misconceptions??
BTW, here is the Catholic Church teaching on gender identity and expression:
“transsexual identity reveals in a public way an attitude opposite to the moral imperative of solving the problem of sexual identity according to the truth of one’s own sexuality.”
3) Accepting Schools from OESC:
Catholic Facilitator Guide <– PDF of Facilitator Guide
Page after page of scripture cherry-picking to justify GSAs etc. They like to quote “John Shea, theologian”.
He has now been kicked out of Boston College for his anti-Catholic views on women “priests” etc:
Lots of disturbing things, including a redefinition of chastity by Rolheiser:
“Chastity is normally defined as something to do with sex, namely, a certain innocence, purity, discipline, or even celibacy regarding sex. This however is too narrow. Chastity… has to do with the limits and appropriateness of all experiencing, the sexual included. To be chaste means to experience things, all things, respectfully and to drink them in only when we are ready for them. We break chastity when we experience anything irreverently or prematurely” (Ron Rolheiser, The Shattered Lantern: Rediscovering a Felt Presence of God, 1995).
Not one quote from the Catechism (eg. CCC 2357-2359)..
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
New Teacher monograph from ICE:
Page after page of “soothing words” to market Wynne/BenLevin Sex Ed!!
Fertiiity as a Blessing, but make sure you wear a condom!!!! Do they think we don’t read the curriculum!!
They cherry-pick one line from PGASOSSO (Pastoral Guidelines, but do NOT use any other quotes, such as:
Pastoral Guidelines <– PDF
The Church’s general teaching on homosexuality is summed up in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. An irreversible homosexual orientation is not sinful, since it is not sought by homosexual persons. A tendency, desire or inclination are not choices and are therefore not wrong in themselves. There is a real difference between sexual desire and the decision to act on it. The Church makes a critical distinction between orientation, and conduct or behaviour. The Church clearly teaches that homosexual acts are immoral. Included under homosexual acts are genital sexual activity and erotic relational behaviour with a person of the same sex.
Thus, romantic behaviour between homosexual persons is morally unacceptable, because it points toward future sexual relationships that are non-marital. Romantic behaviour is not confined to a set of defined activities. It is a description of one-to-one relational behaviour which involves sexual attraction. Romantic behaviour is quite different from the behaviour of simple friendship.
Adolescent students are not always the best judges of their own sexual orientation. When a student discloses a same-sex attraction, it does not necessarily mean that the student is homosexual…
While the Church respects an individual who has done his or her best to come to a correct moral judgment, it is not obligated to accommodate a decision based on an individual’s erroneous conscience. This includes a student who blamelessly arrives at the mistaken conclusion that homosexual acts can be morally good. There is an objective truth concerning moral issues; and error, even when blameless, does not change the nature of this truth.
Pastoral care is marked by concern, warmth, love, compassion and sensitivity. It does not, however, encourage or condone, even temporarily, objectively immoral conduct out of misplaced compassion, since doing so would be to mislead the student gravely
15. We encourage the Bishops, then, to provide pastoral care in full accord with the teaching of the Church for homosexual persons of their dioceses. No authentic pastoral programme will include organizations in which homosexual persons associate with each other without clearly stating that homosexual activity is immoral. A truly pastoral approach will appreciate the need for homosexual persons to avoid the near occasions of sin.
We would heartily encourage programmes where these dangers are avoided. But we wish to make it clear that departure from the Church’s teaching, or silence about it, in an effort to provide pastoral care is neither caring nor pastoral. Only what is true can ultimately be pastoral. The neglect of the Church’s position prevents homosexual men and women from receiving the care they need and deserve.
It is ironic that Jan Bentham is presenting on the great new sex ed program to the OCSB Board tonight. It is even more radical than the one five years ago ( a lot more transgender stuff).
A mere five years ago (a second in God’s eye)
A senior Ottawa Catholic board official says her schools will not adhere to the new curriculum, contrary to Premier Dalton McGuinty’s contention earlier in the day that the program applied to “all students in publicly funded schools, including Catholic schools.”
“Mr. McGuinty seems to be misinformed here,” said Jan Bentham, co-ordinator of religious and family life education for the Ottawa Catholic School Board. “The ministry consulted with ICE (the Institute for Catholic Education) and they were very aware there would be some content we would not be delivering in Catholic schools.”
The most obvious element rejected by Catholic schools will be a third-grade lesson on “visible and invisible differences” that features discussion of homosexuality.
Homosexuality won’t be raised in Catholic schools until Grade 8, according to Bentham, when it will be covered “from a faith perspective,” she said. Catholic teaching considers homosexual acts to be “disordered.”…….
…. In an interview, ArchbishopPrendergast said he didn’t believe in the need for a revised, 21st century curriculum that begins with lessons on body parts in Grade 1 and explicitly mentions “vaginal and anal intercourse” in Grade 7.
Provincial officials say the new, more direct language in younger grades is a tacit acknowledgment that adolescents are sexually active at a younger age than in the past.
“I’m not totally in favour of that (approach),” Prendergast said. “I believe one of the most important things for children in learning about family life and sexuality issues is to have it in the context of a warm family that explains things to them and helps them to deal with that.
“I think parents are the first teachers of faith and moral issues to children,” he added.
Archbishop Prendergast has remained firmly against the sex ed program, just like 5 years ago. But Bentham, ICE, etc have now switched sides. Parents: do NOT be fooled by the soothing words from ICE! Save your children!