Spend some time looking at what books OCSB buys for its libraries. One can see where their priorities are from where they spend our $$!!
85 schools (69 elementary, 1 intermediate, and 15 high schools)
For example, Our Lady of Peace (JK-Gr 6) has more LGBT books than books with the keyword “Christ”.
Some other tidbits:
- not every high school has a copy of the Catechism. Some high schools have more Dan Brown books than Catechetics books.
- There are 450 books in system with keyword “Catholic”. Many of these are things like hymnbooks and curriculum frameworks (ie. not for kids). There are 328 books with keyword “Islam”
- For 40,000 kids, there only TWO books by the largest Catholic publisher in the world (Ignatius press)
- Over 600 books on Native “Seven Grandfather Teachings”, only 45 Catechisms of the Catholic Church
- 22 Father Lovasik St Joseph’s Picture books for 69 elementary schools (I have more in my own home!)
- 88 copies of Drama (and 22 French copies). This is a “graphic novel” (aka comic book with 2 boys kissing for students 10+ (ie. grade 5) OCSB DRAMA BOOK of 2 boys kissing. CBC story on Drama, a graphic novel ..
- 21 Vision Series books on Saints across 69 elementary schools
- 6 Chesterton books across 15 schools
- Lots of books on contraception including a Planned Parethood book called “All our Birth Control – A Personal Guide” at St Mother Theresa High School
- Some prolife books, but even more proabort books: Abortion books
- The Little Black Book for Guys : Guys Talk about Sex
- 33 Transgender books – not ONE presenting the Church’s teaching on the matter. Transgender books
- 5 copies of Richard McBrien’s Catholicism
The first edition of Catholicism was published in 1981. Almost immediately the doctrinal committee of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops pointed out serious problems with it and asked McBrien to make revisions.3 The third edition was released in 1994—still without an imprimatur. After studying it for two years, the Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices released a statement indicating that the book was inaccurate or misleading in describing Church teachings on the Virgin Birth, the ordination of women, and other issues. Not only had McBrien failed to remove the previously noted ambiguities from the previous editions, but he had introduced new ones.
The bishops’ report stated that McBrien minimized Catholic teachings and practice:
On a number of important issues, most notably in the field of moral theology, the reader will see without difficulty that the book regards the official Church position as simply in error.
How are children supposed to learn about Catholicism with SO few books about it!
Try some different keywords, authors, etc for yourself..