Archbishop P supports #prolife @hcdsb policies! Will other boards follow? #ottnews @torontostar @nationalpost @cp24 @cbctoronto #toronto @globeandmail #catholic

Now that Archbishop Prendergast has come out in support of HCDSB’s prolife position, will other boards implement their prolife fundraising strategies? They are are already on the books!!


So we commend trustees of the Halton Catholic District School Board for acting amid a torrent of criticism to pass a motion to ensure school fund-raising always aligns with Catholic teaching on life and family. Charitable donations by Halton Catholic schools will no longer go to organizations that “directly or indirectly” support abortion, contraception, sterilization, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research.

Predictably, in a culture that has diminishing respect for the sanctity of life, the decision was assailed. A Toronto Star editorial panned it as “way off base.” Ontario’s education minister called for further community consulting on the matter. There was no whiff of respect, nor hint of tolerance, for the right of a Catholic institution to act according to its religious beliefs.

There was also dissent from parents and students who saw some of their favourite charities deemed ineligible. This anger was disappointing but not totally surprising. It showed how much work is required still, even in Catholic schools and parishes, to communicate the mission of Catholic education. 

Standing up for life has become one of the great challenges Christians face today. It can be painful. Hundreds of charities will lose government grants to fund summer student jobs after standing on principle and refusing to endorse Liberal abortion ideology. Millions of dollars are at stake. But when Catholic organizations affirm their faith this way, they exhibit the courage of Easter.

Meanwhile we have halton parents like the following.  And student leaders who refuse to say where they stand!!


#OCSB Director cannot say the word Resurrection for Easter! #catholic #ocsblent #ottnews

1 Cor 15:14

And if Christ be not risen again, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. 


How does one talk about Easter without mentioning the RESURRECTION of CHRIST??  Cultural Catholicism at its worst

Easter is about caring for the planet?? And what parish doesn’t have water in fonts for Lent? A disobedient parish like St Joe’s??

Her greetings reminds us of Justin Trudeau’s Easter greetings which are always about diversity yada yada yada (at least he even mentions Resurrection in passing!)



When I think back to Easter as a young child, I remember with kindness Easter egg hunts, family gatherings, new Spring outfits (usually matching for me and my sisters), even little gifts like skipping ropes and marbles (no doubt to get out outside of the house for a while). It was the day that our Lenten observance came to an end, holy water reappeared in the font at the entrance to our church, the Alleluia was sung once again, and purple vestments and decor gave way to the white of Easter.

While we all have different memories of Easter, we remember what it means to be an Easter people. It’s more than Easter eggs and new Spring outfits, and goes beyond the symbols of our faith. We are called to care for one another, for those who are most in need, and for our planet. We do this daily in our schools. Let’s recommit ourselves, as we journey together in these last three moths of the school year, to be God’s love and spirit at work in our world.

Happy Easter



Justin 2017:

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Easter:

“This weekend, millions of Canadians and people around the world will gather with friends and family to celebrate the Easter holiday. This year is special, as Christians in both the Eastern and Western churches are celebrating Easter on the same day.

“Easter, also known as Pascha, is a sacred time of year in the Christian tradition, and celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection and triumph over death.

“The Easter story reminds us of the sacrifices made for us, and of the forgiving power of compassion. It is also a call to hope, especially when hope feels most impossible.

“This year, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, let us take the opportunity to honour the many cultures, traditions, and beliefs that make Canada such a wonderful place to live. Christian Canadians of all backgrounds help make Canada the strong, diverse, and inclusive country it is today.

“As we gather with those most important to us, let us put into practice what it truly means to love our neighbours as ourselves, and do what we can to make the world a more just, compassionate, and peaceful place for all.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a blessed and joyful Easter. We hope all Canadians, no matter their faith, find this a time of renewal and promise.” is banned by the policies of 7+ Ontario #Catholic School boards #prolife




Given the news that refuses to say that they don’t publicly support abortion, contraception etc, the following Boards have EXPLICIT fundraising and/or partnership policies that forbid partnership with WE Day.  They all refer to the tenets or teachings or moral teachings of the CATHOLIC CHURCH (ie, not the students or the Board or the union)

Paragraph 3:



Toronto Catholic School Board

The Toronto Catholic District School Board permits fund raising to be undertaken by its schools. All fund raising activities whether for the school or for an approved organization shall be related to charitable, humanitarian, educational, or service activities consistent with the tenets of Catholicism


York Catholic School

Educational partnerships shall adhere to teachings of the Catholic faith and shall be
aligned with the Board’s supplementary learning resources, policy and procedures.


Dufferin Peel Catholic

“School community” refers to students, parents, guardians, trustees, school administrators and staff, members of the broader community and partners, as well as others who support the local school and student achievement, as represented by the School Council.
All fundraising activities shall have a designated purpose and timeline. Fundraising activities, to support school related needs, shall be permitted according to this policy and regulated as per General Administrative Procedure (GAP) 538.00.
These activities must support the moral teachings of the Catholic Church and shall reflect the mission, values and system direction principles of the Board, and must also comply with current legislation and ministry policies and/or guidelines, which include a component encompassing consultation, transparency and accountability with the school community.


Eastern Ontario (Brockville etc)


c) Executive Council completes a cursory review to ensure each
organization is compliant with the following:
 Municipal, Provincial, Federal Legislation
 School Food & Beverage Policy
 Equity and Inclusive Strategy
 Facility Partner Guidelines
 Teachings/beliefs of the Catholic Church
 Vision & Mission of the Catholic District School Board of
Eastern Ontario ;


Algonquin (Kingston)


Where funds are raised or actions are taken on behalf of organizations, groups, or individuals, schools must be diligent in ensuring that the activities of the organization are consistent with the teachings of the Church and with Catholic moral principles. Areas of particular concern include the dignity of all persons, the common good, human rights and responsibilities, social justice, stewardship for creation, embryonic stem cell research, cloning and some forms of gene manipulation,. Groups engaged in such activities should consult the information and guidelines available on the website of the Board’s Social Justice Committee at…

Embryonic stem cell research is forbidden:

page 5:


Ottawa also does but their policy on their website is NOT what they passed in 2013!


Obviously Halton Catholic as well!


Renfrew Catholic

page 51 talks about respect for life and consulting Diocesan bishop:



All about Holy Childhood Assoc:




ICE Policy:

Does Cardinal Collins approve of vs some great Catholic organizations???


In entering such partnerships, schools and boards are asked to apply the
following principles appropriately, with due diligence and with application to all
operations, in Canada or abroad, of the potential partner:
a) The basic tenets of Catholic social teaching, namely, the dignity of the human person,
human rights and responsibilities, the common good, solidarity, subsidiary, the preferential option for the poor, respect for life and the value and dignity of human work must all be respected.
b) With regard to the application of these principles boards are requested to look at other models available in the Catholic community, involve other Catholic groups and their diocesan bishop.

Did #OCSB secretly change their partnership policy? Will they ban We Day? #ottnews @cbcottawa

Update: It looks like the Board never bothered to put the new policy up on their website. This looks like the 2004 policy with a 2013 date slapped on it!! How many other policies are wrong on their website?? Do they actually care about policies or ever refer to them??


All the press reports in 2013 say their policies includes references to “Roman Catholic tradition” and “moral teaching”

OCSB’s amended “Partnership, Sponsorship, and Donations” policy

The June 11 amended policy states: “Partnerships and sponsorships with individuals, parish and community groups, business, industry and government shall be forged to ensure respect for the distinctive nature of Catholic education and adherence to the Roman Catholic tradition.


The articles in all the newspapers use the quote “moral teaching”. That is now missing too!

“Archbishop Prendergast reportedly recommended the language about choosing partners who respect “Catholic and social moral teachings” in a meeting with the Director of Education.  Staff also reported that principals have already been informed of the importance of choosing partners that don’t contravene Catholic teaching.  “


But now it reads:

Something is strange at OCSB as their policy dated June 2013 now doesn’t mention Roman Catholic tradition:

Partnerships and sponsorships with individuals, parish and community groups, business, industry and government shall be consistent with the Board’s philosophy, Vision Statement and Catholic Social Teaching.  The principles of Catholic Social Teaching include reference to the dignity of the human person, human rights and responsibilities, common good, solidarity, the preferential option for the poor, and the value and dignity of human work.





Regardless, Free the Children/We Day now  say they cannot sign an HCDSB  document saying the don’t publicly support abortion etc. As well, ample proof has been shown that they do push “reproductive rights” etc. This is against the DIGNITY of the HUMAN PERSON and HUMAN right (ie. the right to life). Therefore, OCSB must dissociate itself from We Day according to its own policies!!


See para 3:








We Day admits they support abortion and contraception! #ottnews @torontostar @nationalpost @cp24 @cbctoronto #prolife @hcdsb #toronto #tcot @globeandmail

Read para 3 (“the above…”). While they say they don’t politically advocate for them, they now say that they cannot sign a statement saying they don’t publicly support abortion and contraception. This is hardly surprising given their support for UN SDG3 and their work with the Globe and Mail and Torstar on teaching materials supporting “repro rights”




And now they have the gall to ask students to rise up and still keep supporting their pro-abort charity! Do the Kielburgers have no shame!!

And 21000 parents and kids have not signed the petition. A majority are proaborts from the USA!!

And those parents who want to defeat the motion, they are like this:




Why don’t the media ask student leaders like Ben Sabourin where they stand on abortion, contraception and ESCR? He refused to be transparent and answer. Is he a fan of Planned Parenthood like the Kielburger brothers? Does he support OECTA when they signed the FAFIA probabort letter or made donations to proabort


Former #OECTA Prez continues Genderbread push. Questions COLF expertise and “ideologies” . #catholicteachers @archtoronto #catholicto #tcdsb

We know that James Ryan has been a big promoter of Genderbread persons in OECTA to teach teachers and children. He must not feel that EGALE is “ideological”.

See the past comments by James Ryan and Kevin Welbes-Godin:


When presented with a whole conference by COLF in 2017 that opposed Gender Fluidity and “Genderbread” concept, James refused to answer some simple questions. It is easy to infer that he thinks COLF is too “ideological” or that COLF and its speakers have no “expertise”.



earlier on March 26 2018:





Huge number of #OCSB now make over $100K/year! #ottschools #onpoli #sunshinelist





6-7 weeks off in summer, 2 weeks in December, 1 week in March


Ontario is $300B in debt. California is $150B in debt. California has more than twice the number of people!!


ocsb salaries   



More on WeDay and their “non-support” for contraception. #ottnews @torontostar @nationalpost @cp24 @cbctoronto @hcdsb #toronto #tcot

As a followup to yesterday’s post:

We Org was asked to agree that they don’t publicly support contraception. However, they have decided to mean that to mean political advocacy! It does not. They are 100% of supporters of the UN SDGs and pushing 100% of them on our kids!


““The WE Charity answered accurately that the charity was not involved in any of these matters, expressed that these questions were simply ‘not applicable’ to the charity, and shared formally that this statement of policy of ‘public support’ on these issues outlined above does not affect us,” Ms. Gurley said. “The WE Charity is secular, apolitical and does not have a mandate for political advocacy.”

But they were NOT asked about political advocacy!! They were asked this:

Sanctity of Life



But We Day are HUGE supporters of SDGs. Read the material they co-publishes with the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star



Read material for children on their website:

GV-February-25-Elementary-     <–PDF


Read about their Facebook post’s support Emma Watson’s proabort speech to the UN


In her speech:
“I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body”. –


WE Day Emma Facebook 9000 LikesWE Day Emma 1


Read about their WE Day at the UN!

Hosted by Hollywood triple threat Jordan Fisher, WE Day UN—the first show during WE Day’s Fall tour—will see inspirational speakers (think Chelsea Clinton) to talented performers take the stage to speak about how communities can support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through world-changing impacts, just like more than 14,500 schools across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada will be doing through WE’s domestic educational program this academic year. Can you say: Generation WE?
By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.
Will they PUBLICLY state they do NOT support abortion and contraception as part of the UN SDGs?? The Vatican has!! Stop playing with words. Support does not only mean “political advocacy”. Come clean with Catholics!!!

Is #WeDay telling the truth when they say they renounce contraception? #ottnews @torontostar @nationalpost @cp24 @cbctoronto @hcdsb #toronto #tcot

April 2018 Update: We day now admits that they are not prolife.




BE IT RESOLVED, that the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB), because it is a Catholic Institution, will not provide or facilitate any financial donations to any charities or non-profits that publicly support, either directly or indirectly, abortion, contraception, sterilization, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research. For the purposes of this motion, “public support” for the issues listed above ( i.e. abortion, contraception etc.…) is not support when privately expressed but is support when publically expressed on a website, in press material or found in some other public area.



Does  renounce UN SDG 3 and its euphemism “reproductive health” (ie abortion) and contraception??

and the Globe and Mail  with We Day put this out just last fall!!
We Day UN:
Hosted by Hollywood triple threat Jordan Fisher, WE Day UN—the first show during WE Day’s Fall tour—will see inspirational speakers (think Chelsea Clinton) to talented performers take the stage to speak about how communities can support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through world-changing impacts, just like more than 14,500 schools across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada will be doing through WE’s domestic educational program this academic year. Can you say: Generation WE?
By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.
Many more link showing how their social media stream and speakers support abortion and contraception:

Back in 2008, Craig and Marc Kielburger wrote a lofty piece that almost canonized Farmer. One paragraph jumps out:

Farmer trained community members in basic medicine. It was mainly preventative measures like hand-washing, family planning and condom use. The goal was to stop illness in its tracks through education. The community health workers were paid for their services and would go about teaching, referring and delivering medicine. (Source)



Does We Day now support this statement??

(b)    Since the right to health is a corollary to the right to life, it can never be used as a way to end the life of a person, who is such from conception until natural death. The same is true for targets 3.7 and 5.6. In brief, target 3.7 advocates “universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes” while target 5.6 calls for “universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights”.

(c)     In regard to “reproductive health” and related expressions, including “sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights” (target 5.6), the very terms “reproduction” and “reproductive” are problematic since they obscure the transcendent dimension of human procreation. The term “procreation” is preferred because it reflects the participation of the couple, man and woman, in God’s work of creation.


(d)    The Holy See does not consider such terms as applying to a holistic concept of health, as they fail to embrace, each in their own particular way, the person in the entirety of his or her personality, mind and body, and they further fail to foster the achievement of personal maturity in sexuality and in the area of mutual love and decision-making, thereby overlooking the characteristics of the conjugal relationship between a married man and woman that are in accordance with moral norms.[17] The Holy See rejects the interpretation that considers abortion or access to abortion, maternal surrogacy or sex-selective abortion, and sterilization as dimensions of these terms.

OCSTA Chaplain Fr Fitzpatrick. Did he do enough to bring a fellow priest admitted sex abuser to justice?


OCSTA and Fr Fitzpatrick should answer some questions. What did Fr Fitzpatrick do to try to get Fr Carragher to face justice in Ireland?

Concerns have also been reported about the record of Fr Arthur Carragher in Nigeria, where he served for 17 years before joining the teaching staff at St Marys College in 1969.

The paper says he transferred to Toronto in 1971 but was accused by four men of abusing them during his brief time in Dublin. In 2002 he admitted to abusing two of the men, and they were paid compensation.

He remained in ministry and died in Canada in 2011.



Father Arthur Carragher CSSp

2001 allegations of sex abuse dating to his years at St. Mary’s – admitted he had abused two brothers at the school.  No extradition treaty between Canada and Ireland so did not return to Ireland to face charges (plus claims he could not travel because of poor health).  After his return to Canada address listed as that of Laval House, a Spiritan home in Archdiocese of Toronto.   A 2004 Spiritan publication lists him as one of a group of Spiritans ministering in the Diocese of Hamilton. Died in Canada in January 2011.





Father Pat Fitzpatrick, the Ontario director of the Spiritan order, spoke to Fr. Carraher yesterday, but has not encouraged him to return to Ireland and face charges of his own volition.

“I’m not taking this matter lightly and I’m certainly not dismissing it,” Fr. Fitzpatrick said. “When I find out what exactly is going on, we will be in a position to make some decisions.”

What decisions did the Spiritans and Fr Fitzpatrick make between 2001 and 2010 (TEN YEARS!) ?? What years was Fr Fitzpatrick Provincial Superior? Was he Superior when Carragher was supposedly in active ministry in Hamilton in 2004? Still too sick to travel?

Of course, maybe fitzpatrick stopped being Superior in 2002.. But the abused children in Ireland deserve answers about why Fr carragher never went to Ireland for a trial from 2001 to 2011. Perhaps, Fr Fitzpatrick is a great man who did everything he could to get this priest to go to Ireland.. WE JUST DON’T KNOW!



Ontario Sex Ed teaches Gender is a SPECTRUM . #oecta #catholicteachers #onpoli #tcdsb #ocsb


OECTA has long been pushing Genderbread Person to teachers and children. Now ETFO has designed a course around it. One group that teaches it is Queen’s U. It is for ALL teachers including Catholic ones for use in their classrooms

Genderbread is not about respecting people that have DSM-V Gender Dysphoria. That is easy to teach that ALL people should be respected.

It is about CELEBRATING the idea of a thousand different genders (points on a line or spectrum)


2 ETFO links:

Queen’s Link:

Course Description

  •  CONT807
  •  685.00
  •  One Session Qualifications
  •  125 hours
  •  EN
  •  Online

Teaching LGBTQ students will be a journey through lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersexual, queer, questioning and two-spirited (LGBTQQITT2S) history and theory, queer culture, critical pedagogy, and, most importantly, a challenge to meet our LGBTTIQQ2S students in a safe, inclusive, evolving, and celebratory space. Candidates will collaborate, conduct inquiries, reflect, and shift their mindset through an equity stance. Reflecting back and looking forward, candidates will open up the present to make their classroom a space for all students.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course, you will have the opportunity to:

• explore theoretical and practical teaching and learning pedagogy
• develop and implement classroom instructional strategies that include LGBTTIQQ2S students and identities
• collaborate with other candidates to identify intersecting biases and challenge assumptions about LGBTTIQQ2S subjectivities





read the questions in the so called “parent consultation” that Wynne talks about:


“It is important that curriculum is reviewed and updated regularly to keep up with the changing skills and knowledge children and youth need to thrive in today’s world.”


“It is important to me that the school curriculum supports students in having the knowledge and skills that allow them to make healthy, safe and informed choices.”


“How much would you say you trust each of the following sources of health information, in terms of providing reliable and accurate information on sexual health to your child(ren).”

The options included four authority figures: Parents, doctors/nurses, public health officials and school curriculum/teachers.

The teachers came last. In terms of which category parents consider “very trustworthy,” they put themselves at 87%, with doctors following close behind at 83%. Teachers scored a lousy 40%.





gender wawa



Pope Francis:

Pope Francis said what he was condemning was “indoctrination of gender theory,” teaching small children that no matter their biological sex, they can choose their gender. He said a Spanish father told him he had asked his son what he wanted to be when he grew up and the boy replied, “A girl.” The father realized the child was taught in school that gender is a choice “and this is against nature.”





Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Section 224:

“Faced with theories that consider gender identity as merely the cultural and social product of the interaction between the community and the individual, independent of personal sexual identity without any reference to the true meaning of sexuality, the Church does not tire of repeating her teaching: everyone, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity.

Physical, moral and spiritual difference and complementarities are oriented towards the good of marriage and the flourishing of family life. The harmony of the couple and of society depends in part on the way in which the complementarities, needs and mutual support between the sexes are lived out. According to this perspective, it is obligatory that positive law be conformed to natural law, according to which sexual identity is indispensable, because it is the objective condition for forming a couple in marriage.”

Support #prolife in @HCDSB Halton catholic district school board.

Please support the great trustees who voted for “Sharelife-like” principles for fundraising. They do not children raising money for charities that push abortion etc…

Of course, pro-abort OECTA thinks otherwise. As does the Toronto Red Star!


As if there are not enough  good charities that Catholics with correct conscience raise money for. Heck, even Terry Fox Foundation has stopped paying for embryonic stem cell research and are a great charity for kids!





This fascist want the State to shape our children’s minds. NO!

“Apart from the ongoing inequity of letting a powerful religious group have unequal benefit of the law in one of our most important government services, shaping children’s minds, the time for a change is now more than ever.


And of course she misses the word EMBRYONIC. And is surprised why Catholic children can’t raise $$ for evil Planned Killinghood

Logically, that means no fundraising for Sick Kids hospital — no stem cell research — or for the United Way, which funds Planned Parenthood.”


The Halton OECTA teachers all wore pink p***y hats at the entire OECTA AGM this past weekend. No wonder they oppose prolife in their schools!!



#OECTA #catholicteachers give Twitter award to teacher doing proabort tweets!! #oectaagm18 #oectaagm2018 #prolife

Ms Rastin won an official oecta award for AGM tweeting this past weekend. And that included pro choice tweets.!!


Last yr, she was also tweeting proabort tweets at last years AGM!!






Caesar-run “catholic” schools coming to an end. #ocsb #oectaagm18 #oecta #catholicteachers #ottnews

Looks like the beginning of the end of Caesar-run “catholic” schools. Liberals and NDP have been emboldened by the proabort attestation of summer jobs programs. Now, folks are angry at HCDSB having a prolife stand for charities (the same stand that Toronto ShareLife has)

The Green party is going hard against catholic schools. Wynne may try to do same thing now that she is in third place, according to Steve Paikin.

The proabort OECTA and many poorly cathechized parents and children of HCDSB are pushing for support of anti-Catholic charities by HCDSB.

More and more faithful Catholic parents and priests have given up on the Wynne-run system and are moving to homeschooling etc.

Most catholic millenials are no longer getting married in the Church (400% per capital decline in 35 years) or having their kids baptized. Some “catholic” elementary schools have more non-Catholics in them than children with even a tenuous link to the Catholicsm (eg. long forgotten baptism certificate of a step-mother)

Catholic dioceses should start looking in their records of all the land donations given to Catholic schools many years ago. They should be compensated for these donations as they were given to “Catholic” schools because they were truly Catholic 70 years ago. When the government turns them officially secular schools, then $$ need to be given to the Church – in turn the Church can set up smaller networks of parochial schools (like in USA) and homeschooling assistance.


Stats from Europe:

(it is not quite as bad as Europe here as we do have Catholic immigrants from Phillipines, etc. Germany really only has Turkish and Syrian and other Muslim immigrants)

Berlin: 105 parishes to be reduced to 35 “pastoral spaces”, with unused churches to be sold off and 40% of clergy and lay staffers reassigned, thereby alleviating some of the Diocese’s $140 million debt

– Vienna: 660 parishes to be merged into 150 hubs served by a handful of priests

– Luxembourg: 274 parishes reduced to 33

– Clogher, Ireland: 37 parishes cut to 14 “pastoral areas” coordinated by teams of just two priests and six laypeople

– Utrecht: 326 parishes to just 48 hubs in which only one church will serve as a “eucharistic center”

#OECTA #Catholicteachers at proabort women’s march. #prolife @archtoronto #oectaagm18 #prolife #tcdsb #ocsb

OECTA teachers in their silly pink p***y hats. These tweets were retweeted proudly by OECTA executives






Meanwhile, the march’s organizers are radical proaborts up until birth. Prolifers are NOT welcome in their marches. But OECTA is!! Must be because of OECTA’s signing of the FAFIA proabort letter. And OECTA’s donations to proabort





The Future of Catholicism in Canada. #catholic @archtoronto @CECC_CCCB

Two interesting articles about the future of Christianity. Much of this can be applied in Canada too with the disdain that Wynne and Justin have for prolife Catholics.

The quote from Ezekiel about whitewash is very apt. The government run “catholic” school system is a whitewashing. For example, we have 40,000 kids in the Catholic school system in Ottawa. How many kids are at weekly mass?? 1000? We have a 400% decrease in per capital Catholic weddings in the last 40 years.

Yet, the Bishops and so many others put on a happy face. “All is well”, they say. “We have a school system, we have Alpha programs, etc. We will keep giving “catholics” like Justin communion and pretend it isn’t that bad”



Ezekiel 13:

“‘Because they lead my people astray, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth. When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, “Where is the whitewash you covered it with?”

“‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury.  I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the Lord.  So I will pour out my wrath against the wall and against those who covered it with whitewash. I will say to you, “The wall is gone and so are those who whitewashed it, those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw visions of peace for her when there was no peace, declares the Sovereign Lord.”’

His advice for priest:

Christian ministers must look to the future. They must know both the times and the Bible, for they are organically inter-related. If you do not know the times you will misapply the Bible. Christians in the West as they come to accept the immensity of the cultural shifts need to learn to own the Biblical word for what we are entering. Historical illustrations such as the Titanic (or the Dark Ages or historical seasons of totalitarian rule in Russia etc) can take us only so far in our understanding. We must appropriate the Biblical image: Exile.

The first step believers must take is help one another to accept the reality that Exile is coming to the Western Church. Pretty much everything we have seen about how to plant, manage, fund, grow and lead churches is going to have to change. People’s expectations of career for themselves and their children will have to change. People’s commitment levels to church will have to change.

Helping one another be open to the reality of Exile and its implications is the first step. I know of people who are developing friendships with believers who presently have more experience of these things, and I know of many who are spending hours reading about how the church has survived in previous ages that had similarities.

Secondly the Church must accept that the Exile could well last centuries. The Iceberg has struck the ship and the fatal hole below the waterline cannot be sealed. But the outworkings of that and the full suffering of Exile is far from complete. The Egyptians and Babylonians had many ways to increase the suffering of God’s people: more bricks with less straw, a newly built golden statue, and the lion’s den. Our Exile will not be identical to the past Exiles – but it is clear in the Bible that Exile is often multi generational. The cycle plays out from parents to children to grandchildren to great-grandchildren and beyond.

Given that, we must prepare for the future by investing in and helping the future leaders. They need to be prepared to suffer and serve in ways that we have not yet seen in our nations. At least not in living memory. How will we find the generation of servants to care for the church through perhaps centuries of Exile? We must seek out and mentor the people with the spiritual genes of Issachar’s tribe: ‘Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen under their command.’ (1 Chron. 12:32 ESV)

If we are willing to suffer publicly and love people quietly, we will attract to ourselves people like those from the tribe of Issachar. If we meet together, pray and seek God’s ways, he will guide us and them. A good start could be to meet together and read about the Confessing Church from Weimar Germany (e.g. For the Soul of the People: Protestant Protest Against Hitler by Victoria Barnett) or read about the lives of ordinary people under Communist Russia (The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia by Orlando Figes). Most of all, read the Bible books of Daniel and Ezekiel. Pray over those texts and
strengthen one another’s faith. Seek to find ways to do church that could outlast sudden changes in the acceptability of Christian meetings, financing and speech. They will be needed.

400% per capita decrease in #Catholic Church weddings! #oecta #ocsb #catholicteachers


Like the rest of the world, the Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada’s largest diocese, has witnessed a decrease in Catholic weddings — down 28 per cent from 2006 to 2016.


One alarming statistic from the Vatican’s statistical yearbook of the Church showed a 71-per-cent decline in Canada’s Catholic marriages from 1975 to 2008, more than double the decline of weddings in general.

Maybe 80 or 75 per cent of the Marriage prep couples already lived together, said Megan, and many were not practising Catholics, so the courses were largely geared towards those couples.


There has 60% percent increase from mid 70s to 2008 of so-called Catholic individuals in Ottawa (see graph below).

Ottawa Archdiocese does NOT keep wedding stats like Toronto. However, if we assume a 60% drop in Church weddings then we have a FOUR-FOLD (400%) decrease in per capita Church weddings among Catholics (1.6/0.4) . And 80% of those weddings have people who are co-habiting, do not attend mass regularly, etc!!


2013 stats

Meanwhile, there are 40,000 kids in the OCSB “Catholic” school system.  How many of those children will you see at a regular Sunday Mass?? 1000 across the whole city?

In the future.. Where will we find priests? How many parishes will still be open? How will our children find practising Catholic spouses? Where will they find friends who go to Mass? Where will Catholic families meet other Catholic families?

Where will the Archdiocese be in 2028 or 2038??


PS: Many of the priests listed in the above chart are retired priests. eg. Oblates who have moved here from northern missions

PS . update .



Globally in 2016, there were 10.2 baptisms of children under the age of 7 for every 1,000 Catholics. The rate in the United States was 9.6, while in Canada it was 5.3.

The rates of child baptism were lower than they were 30 years ago. The Statistical Yearbook of the Church for 1986 said globally 18.9 children were baptized for every 1,000 Catholics. The rate in the U.S. was 17.6, and in the Middle East, it was 11.9.


The truth about LGBTQ education in Ontario “Catholic” schools. #ocsb #oecta #catholicteachers @archtoronto


If Catholic bishops, priests and parents REALLY wanted to know how LGBTQ is taught in Wynne “catholic” schools in Ontario, they would read some of these theses from Masters students at OISE. They usually consist of interviews with teachers in Catholic schools.



Search for a few OISE theses using words like LGBTQ, transgender, queer etc. All VERY strange but not surprising!!


Catholic school specific OISE theses:
Her conclusion is that “Catholic” schools should officially become less Catholic. The Catechism is to become a “conversation starter” only. Then teachers move on to tell students exactly what Pope Wynne and Cardinal Mitzie Hunter believes.
PDF of Benjamic Lee Hicks thesis:
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