#OCSB and Ramadan.

Given the huge number of practicing Muslims in OCSB “catholic” High schools and also now elementary schools (remember how they used to require kids to be nominally Catholic with a baptism certificate?), it is not surprising that elementary have been sent the following about Ramadan to share with staff.

Some elementary “catholic” schools in Ottawa have more practicing Muslims than practicing Catholics (ie. weekly mass attendance etc)

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/how-catholic-are-ocsb-elementary-schools/

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/catholic-school-trustees-turn-system-into-multi-faith-school-sytem-ottnews-onted-onpoli-tcdsb-ocsb-hcdsb/

Given the demographic collapse in Catholicism in Ontario, OCSB leads the way of turning their elementary system to be open-access multi-faith. Other “catholic” school boards will do the same in order to survive in the short/medium term:

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/catholic-demographic-collapse-onted-onpoli-oecta-ocsb-tcdsb/

 

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Just a reminder to all the Teachers at OCSB.. here is what our great saints said about Mohammed:

“Whoever does not embrace the Catholic Christian faith is lost, like your false prophet Muhammad.”

-St. Peter Mavimenus (d. 8th century), martyr from Gaza. Response reported in the Martyriologum Romanum when he was asked to convert to Islam by a group of Muslims.

 

“There is also the superstition of the Ishmaelites which to this day prevails and keeps people in error, being a forerunner of the Antichrist…. From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk, devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his and he gave it to them as an object of veneration.”

-St. John Damascene (d. 749), Syrian Arab Catholic monk and scholar. Quoted from his book On Heresies under the section On the Heresy of the Ishmaelites (in The Fathers of the Church. Vol. 37. Translated by the Catholic University of America. CUA Press. 1958. Pages 153-160.)

 

“We profess Christ to be truly God and your prophet to be a precursor of the Antichrist and other profane doctrine.”

-Sts. Habenitus, Jeremiah, Peter, Sabinian, Walabonsus, and Wistremundus (d. 851), martyrs of Cordoba, Spain. Reported in the Memoriale Sanctorum in response to Spanish Umayyad Caliph ‘Abd Ar-Rahman II’s ministers that they convert to Islam on pain of death.

 

“On the other hand, those who founded sects committed to erroneous doctrines proceeded in a way that is opposite to this, the point is clear in the case of Muhammad. He seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected, he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths that he taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity. He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the contrary, Muhammad said that he was sent in the power of his arms—which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants.”

St. Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274), Theologian and Doctor of the Church. Quoted from his De Rationibus Fidei Contra Saracenos, Graecos, et Armenos and translated from Fr. Damian Fehlner’sAquinas on Reasons for the Faith: Against the Muslims, Greeks, and Armenians (Franciscans of the Immaculate. 2002.).

 

“As we have seen, Muhammed had neither supernatural miracles nor natural motives of reason to persuade those of his sect. As he lacked in everything, he took to bestial and barbaric means, which is the force of arms. Thus he introduced and promulgated his message with robberies, murders, and bloodshedding, destroying those who did not want to receive it, and with the same means his ministers conserve this today, until God placates his anger and destroys this pestilence from the earth.

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(Muhammad) can also be figured for the dragon in the same Apocalypse which says that the dragon swept up a third of the stars and hurled down a third to earth. Although this line is more appropriately understood concerning the Antichrist, Mohammed was his precursor – the prophet of Satan, father of the sons of haughtiness.

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Even if all the things contained in his law were fables in philosophy and errors in theology, even for those who do not possess the light of reason, the very manners (Islam) teaches are from a school of vicious bestialities. (Muhammad) did not prove his new sect with any motive, having neither supernatural miracles nor natural reasons, but solely the force of arms, violence, fictions, lies, and carnal license. It remains an impious, blasphemous, vicious cult, an innovention of the devil, and the direct way into the fires of hell. It does not even merit the name of being called a religion.”

-St. Juan de Ribera (d.1611), Archbishop of Valencia, missionary to Spanish Muslims, and organizer of the Muslim expulsions of 1609 from Spain. Quoted in several locations from his 1599Catechismo para la Instruccion de los Nuevos Convertidos de los Moros (my translation).

 

“The Mahometan paradise, however, is only fit for beasts; for filthy sensual pleasure is all the believer has to expect there.”

St. Alfonsus Liguori (d. 1787). Quoted from his book, The History of Heresies and their Refutation.

 

Hilaire Belloc, the great 20th century Catholic historian and poet, warned in 1929 that Islam would make a return to the world stage:

We shall almost certainly have to reckon with Islam in the near future. Perhaps, if we lose our Faith, it will rise. For after this subjugation of the Islamic culture by the nominally Christian had already been achieved, the political conquerors of that culture began to notice two disquieting features about it. The first was that its spiritual foundation proved immovable; the second that its area of occupation did not recede, but on the contrary slowly expanded.

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In my own youth the decaying power of Islam (for it was still decaying) in the Near East was a strong menace to the peace of Europe. Those old people of whom I speak had grandparents in whose times Islam was still able to menace the West. The Turks besieged Vienna and nearly took it, less than a century before the American Declaration of Independence. Islam was then our superior, especially in military art. There is no reason why its recent inferiority in mechanical construction, whether military or civilian, should continue indefinitely. Even a slight accession of material power would make the further control of Islam by an alien culture difficult. A little more and there will cease that which our time has taken for granted, the physical domination of Islam by the disintegrated Christendom we know.

 

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PS: this blog calls for NO malice or hatred or violence to Muslims. We only call for peaceful evangelization of all the peoples of the world.

 

Related:

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/ocsb-grade-11-world-religions-is-an-islam-marketing-course/

 

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/grade-11-world-religions-course-islam/

 

 

CCCB and Rolheiser OMI and Matthew Fox Cosmic Mass. #catholic

Ron Rolheiser OMI is President of the OST – Oblate School of Theology

It is hosting a wacko Cosmic Mass of Matthew Fox nutbar fame.

Rolheiser was Keynote Speaker at CCCB Evangelization conference

https://www.catholicregister.org/faith/item/29184-canadian-bishops-evangelization-summit-returns-to-sell-out-crowd

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/04/upcoming-disastrous-cccb-conference-on-evangelization-catholic-catholicmetoo/

Rolheiser is a Columnist for Catholic Register:

https://www.catholicregister.org/faith/columnists/itemlist/category/78-rolheiser

Rolheiser and “Cosmic Christ”

https://grandinmedia.ca/all-shall-be-well/

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related:

http://voxcantor.blogspot.com/2017/01/ron-rolheiser-omi-peddles-false.html

https://www.womenofgrace.com/blog/?p=306

OST is really out there.. Eg “forest dwelling”

https://ost.edu/sitemap/

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#Catholic demographic collapse. #onted #onpoli #oecta #ocsb #tcdsb

As a followup to this:

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/400-per-capita-decrease-in-catholic-church-weddings-oecta-ocsb-catholicteachers/

and the lack of baptisms of children of presumed Catholics (Canada has almost half the rate of the USA!):

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.

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The collapse in the last 13 yrs in USA (and probably worse in English Canada) is astonishing:

http://cara.georgetown.edu/frequently-requested-church-statistics/

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Note: Catholic schools in US are tuition based private schools.

Details:

  • 33% decline in infant baptisms in 13 yrs
  • 18% decline in weekly mass attendance in 13yrs (probably mainly older, probably worse in Ontario)
  • 33% decline of primary school age kids in parish religious education in 13 yrs
  • 70% increase in “former” Catholics in 13 yrs
  • 31% drop in Catholic marriages in 13 yrs.
  • The Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada’s largest diocese, has witnessed a decrease in Catholic weddings — down 28 per cent from 2006 to 2016 in 11 years despite rapid population growth.

 

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Meanwhile, there are 40,000 kids in the OCSB “Catholic” school system. OCSB, unlike some other Catholic school boards, are “open access” to all kids in both secondary and elementary. In fact some elementary schools in OCSB, nominal “Catholics” are in the minority. Weekly mass attending children would be a extreme minority (2%?)

How many of those children will you see at a regular Sunday Mass?? 1000 across the whole city? How many of them will baptize their kids or get married in a Catholic church?

In 11 more years (2030), what will the statistics in Ontario be? How many baptized Catholic school-aged children will there be? We are already baptizing at half the rate of the US (could be some Quebec effect on Canadian numbers)

With the above demographic disaster, can so-called “catholic” school system survive? (2019: 575,000 students in more than 1500 “catholic” schools)

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https://www.crisismagazine.com/2019/artificial-birth-control-a-battle-lost

 

Related:

(identical or worse moral results than secular system)

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/ottnews-ocsb-tcdsb-ontario-catholic-schools-have-identical-moral-results-to-public-schools/

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/how-catholic-are-ocsb-elementary-schools/

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/catholic-school-trustees-turn-system-into-multi-faith-school-sytem-ottnews-onted-onpoli-tcdsb-ocsb-hcdsb/?relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=402&relatedposts_position=0

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/ottawa-schooling-situation-ottnews-ocsb-ocsdb-onted-onpoli/

 

#OCSB Budget Cuts are exaggerated! #onpoli #onted #ottnews

 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k0sG6P9fN6ERxvGUou0mouHsjVolfHU2/view

 

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“While the actual grant formulas have not yet been received, Finance staff have
estimated the reduction in overall grants of these announced changes to the Ottawa
Catholic School Board (OCSB) budget at $13.5 M before enrolment growth.”

Unknown if the $13.5M cut is over 1 yr or over 4 yrs as the govt said they would phase in cuts over 4 years.

 

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In 2014/15, OCSB budget was $470M for 40000 students ($11750/student)

In 2018/19, budget was $548M for 42900 students ($12773/student, an increase of 8.7% over 4 years)

If the expected cut is $13.5M, then their $533M for 42900 is  $12470/student, an increase of 5.7% over 5 years previously)

Note: the Occasional teacher (supply teachers) budget are HUGE! This is not just for sick teachers but also for the many many days that teachers are away at conferences etc etc

Remember, this board spends $70K to rent the Shaw Centre for a PD day that ends at 1pm on the Friday before Thanksgiving. Also, $50K for a Principals retreat at resort in Gananoque. Also, hundreds of thousands of dollars for “marketing” in order to get non-Catholic students to join OCSB as opposed to OCDSB (imagine hospitals competing for patients with marketing budgets??)

Remember: Family doctors went 7 years with no raise (and some cuts). They have accepted 1%/yr over 4 years till 2023)

The following from the 2015 budget doesn’t include marketing salaries (OCDSB included it and their communications budget was >$1M)

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Related:

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/2018-sunshine-list-school-boards-and-the-250-billion-debt-and-12b-deficit-onted-ocsb-ocdsb-onpoli-ottnews/

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/spending-of-ocsb-20152016-budget/

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/ottawa-schooling-situation-ottnews-ocsb-ocsdb-onted-onpoli/

 

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Business-Services/Budgets-and-Financial-Statements/School-Budget-Allocations

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A future post will be on all the crazy courses in HS now (mentorship? global awareness through theatre?).. and why professors are saying so many kids are functionally illiterate when they get to college and university:

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will Justin Trudeau receive Communion Good Friday? He is banned! #cdnpoli #hamont #catholic #prolife

Will he receive Eucharist??  Banned under Canon 915 by his Archbishop.

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/did-trudeau-take-catholic-communion-at-easter-against-canon-915-ottnews-cdnpoli-ocsb/

http://voxcantor.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-cardinal-and-prime-minister.html

 

Other questions:

Why is priest allowing photoshoot for a proabort PM and proabort cabinet minister?

Has priest checked with Archbishop P on whether Justin should be denied Eucharist?

Why doesnt Justin know it is NOT a mass on Good Friday?

https://aleteia.org/2019/04/19/why-is-there-no-mass-and-only-a-service-on-good-friday/

Why was CBC so keen to attack Harper about receiving Eucharist but not Justin? Both are not allowed.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/leblanc-funeral-puts-harper-in-communion-controversy-1.780871

 

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Oblates!!!

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Mother church of #OCSB caught using rice/potato communion wafers

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http://torontocatholicwitness.blogspot.com/2019/04/sacrilege-at-st-josephs-parish-in.html

https://voxcantor.blogspot.com/2019/04/invalid-communion-matter-equals.html

https://ottawasun.com/2017/08/12/prendergast-going-gluten-free-at-mass-just-not-acceptable/wcm/43616611-373c-4269-aa69-57b46cfde946

 

This is the parish where a majority of teacher candidates for OCSB get their “priest letter”, required for OCSB employment

related:

http://voxcantor.blogspot.com/2012/07/st-joes-is-vibrant-diverse-and-ever.html

http://voxcantor.blogspot.com/2012/09/st-josephs-ottawa-more-liturgical-abuse.html

Click HERE for more stories

 

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/ocsb-mother-church-st-joes/

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/ocsb-partner-parish-st-joes-condemns-sacrament-of-confession/

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/st-josephs-fave-priest-richard-rohr-and-anglican-wafers-oscb/