Elf on the Shelf at #OCSB

We first became aware of EotS in 2013 when an Ottawa priest contacted us with concerns about it and how it was being used at schools

Several teachers have told this blog that they use “Elf on the Shelf” to try to keep discipline during the secular frenzy of December (as opposed to ADVENT!)

This is simply wrong from both a Catholic and psychological perspective




So, instead of using discipline and teaching virtues, teachers use “EotS”.

This is but 2 examples of EotS tweets coming from #OCSB teachers




This is the professional portfolio from UO student teacher @aleey005. It is to explore her “thinking processes and growth”.

It is a bit concerning that many of her blog posts are written at the Grade 6 level (some made it to Grade 8). We originally thought the blog was for her students because the writing was so simplistic with short sentences and simple words. She is not illiterate but the level of writing makes us believe a Professor at UO who told us that he thought that 20% of his graduates (his department is in the Arts Faculty) were functionally illiterate at graduation.


Aleey Blog1

Aleey Blog2


One of her blog posts was a training day at the Teachers College with CCGSD (Jer’s Vision). It is frightening to think that future (and current) OCSB teachers do not know that the Catholic Church rejects unscientific Gender Ideology from CCGSD. Pope Francis  compared it to Hitler indoctrination













Shocking News: Cardinal Collins told PCs to “back off” on sex ed fight

As we have said before, Sex ed is only a tiny part of the problem at Ontario “catholic” schools. Bigger problems are the OECTA teachers union and the cross curricular EIE (equity and inclusive education) curriculum.

That being said, we have constantly wondered why the 2015 Wynne sex program (even worse than the 2010 McGuinty program) was accepted to readily by Cardinal Collins in 2015 (in opposition to what Archbishop Prendergast said in Feb 2015) and the opposite of what he did in 2010.

Cardinal Collins went so far as to call the PC House Leader, Jim Wilson, to a diner at 730am and tell him this:

“We [Catholic hierarchy] don’t want to make a big issue of it, so can you guys [PC Party] back off”



Why is the Cardinal Collins selling out the children? Exhaustion from losing Bill 13 fight? Desperate attempt to keep govt funding for pseudo-catholic schools?

Related Links:







In other news,

More HPE materials are now out to the school boards – no sign of it on the ICE website so people can analyze. Why the hiding? Are there cracks in the “through the Catholic lens” propaganda by ICE and ACBO and Cathy Horgan and Roger Lawler?


Sex Ed - Educators Toolkit HPE ICE

This the promise ICE gave about materials being online. Perhaps, they are waiting for Dec 24th??

PDF of ICE June 1 Update: June-1-2015-Update ICE

ICE Online


Edit: This was the Lifesite’s later take on the srory:








#OCSB and Whitewashing Islam – Producing Naive Canadians

The OCSB continues its whitewashing of Islam, making Canada even more naive and unprepared against violent Jihad, Sharia Law etc. Surveys show that about 1 in 10 Muslims in Canada and USA (more in the UK) support suicide bombings in some way. MacDonald Laurier Institute: 35% of Canadian Muslims would not repudiate al-Qaeda

Meanwhile, these young OCSB ladies are taken to a mosque (notice the “sisters” entrance as part of their World Religions course (you can be exempted https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/how-to-get-your-catholic-child-exempted-from-crazy-religion-courses/ )


Islam Sisters SHHS World Religion

CARFLEO Whitewashed Islam course:



Saudi Wahabbi funding of terrorism:



No wonder St Joe’s parish in Ottawa allows te Adhan/Azan to be sung in the parish “I acknowledge that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah


Do they learn this about Mohammed (or that he was like Jesus?)?


Archbishop Sheehan:

Towards the close of his life he [Mohammed] showed himself to be a monster of lust, cruelty, and rapacity.  He died in 633 A.D.”


This is an EXCELLENT resource to TRULY learn about Islam:




A satire website, but disturbingly close to true.


#OCSB Yoga leading kids into Goddess Durga worship in a few years?

Pure Yoga Ottawa has just spent 3 days teaching yoga at an OCSB school. (Yoga is part of the official Ontario HPE curriculum)


Pure Yoga Ottawa Convent Glen OCSB

These children will probably be enrolling in a few years with PYO (Pure Yoga Ottawa) classes like this: Durga Inspired Embodiment practice.

Goddess Durga Embodiment Yoga


Durga is a Hindu “goddess”




St Basil’s Ottawa is de facto Anglican. and #OCSB loves St Basil’s

The OCSB has close ties with St Joe’s in Ottawa. The OCSB choirs also have close ties to St Basil’s. We always wondered why the close ties with St Basil’s. Now we know. It is defacto anglican! Their synod report is identical to what an anglican community would issue

OCSB Concert St Basil's



Archive_Family_Synod_Discussions_Report  <– PDF

  • indissolubility of marriage is “too rigid”
  • supports women priests
  • supports birth control
  • pro-homosexual acts
  • some sort of “middle ground” in abortion.

What sort of middle ground  is there for abortion? First 20 weeks only?? Cannot be gender specific? What?


This is their 2013 document for Part 1 of the Synod:



Marion Dewar, former Mayor, St Basil’s Extraordinary Eucharist minister and speaker at heretical Womens Ordination Worldwide conference in Ottawa:


Now we know a reason why the organist is:


Be very wary of the Ottawa Anglican School Board (aka OCSB)


Perhaps, the Church should deal with St Basil’s like this:


How the #OCSB could have saved $70K and used it on needy children

Instead of spending $70K at CCDAY for an expensive rah-rah session at the Shaw Centre (to be let out very early on the Friday aft of a long Thanksgiving weekend), they could used this new PD resource to study GravissimumEducationis in their schools. This is the 50th anniversary of GE.



Gravissimum Educationis Inservice <–PDF

Many of the questions would be painful for OCSB staff to truthfully answer:
• How do we teach our students to judge rightly? How in tune are their values with the values of the Catholic Church? when Catholic values conflict with elements of the modern culture on issues of life, human sexuality and marriage? when Catholic values conflict with our modern culture in areas of social justice and human dignity? How can we teach these values better?

How do we transmit the best of our Catholic cultural heritage and legacy? Do all subjects, especially literature, history, art, music, and extracurricular programs, expose students to the best in Catholic thought and to all that is true, good & beautiful?

•How aware are our students of the elements of the Catholic faith? How deeply and sincerely do our students hold and practice the truths of the Catholic faith in all of its fullness and as appropriate to their age? How well can they faithfully articulate the positions of the Catholic Church, especially on contemporary topics particularly relevant to them? How can we teach this better?

•How numerous, effective and vibrant are our retreats, devotions, opportunities for the sacrament of reconciliation, and other spiritual initiatives?
GSAs, Transgender sex ed, Wynne-Levin LGBT lesson, Secular history books, kum-ba-ya services, books like the Colour Purple, etc all FAIL in the Judgement of Vatican II.

Parents: pls take the time to read GE too and see if you are giving your children a truly Catholic education

PS: a bonus homily:



Are they mocking nuns

Former #OCSB distinguished teacher and current church choir director – raunchy LGBT plays

Is it appropriate for a church choir director to also be the music director of a raunchy play by an LGBT playgroup? Avenue Q is the raunchy play



  • Organist

    St. Basil’s Church
    September 2000 – Present (15 years 3 months)
  • Organist for Resurrection Choir

    St. Patrick’s Church, Fallowfield
    January 2008 – Present (7 years 11 months)
  • Musical Director and Accompanist

    Toto Too Theatre Company
    July 2013 – June 2015 (2 years)

    Musical Director and Accompanist for Toto Too’s production of “Avenue Q” presented at Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University, June 17-20, 2015 at 7:30 pm.


Toto Too Theatre set to produce Avenue Q The raunchy puppet show comes to Ottawa

Songs like “The Internet is for Porn,”

Toto Too will partner with the Ten Oaks Project — a charity that employs a variety of programs, including summer camps, as a means to connect and empower children of LGBT families — to teach young people about theatre.








JM is a retired OCSB teacher and recipient of Distinguished “Catholic” Educators Award

OCSB Choir night with John McGovern: