Will TCDSB students be free to state Church teachings as expressed below? Will teachers? Will they be bullied? Found guilty under the Code of Conduct?
Why won’t TCDSB adopt publicly in a policy statement “Speaking the Truth in Love” in its ENTIRETY so faithful Catholic students will not be bullied? Or Is the plan to drive them out? Does TCDSB not believe in protecting “creed” as listed in the OHRC?
Is a pogrom of faithful Catholic students planned by TCDSB administration and OECTA?
PDF: Aug 2019 from Archdiocese of Toronto
2019-08-29 Speaking the Truth in Love
PDF: Oct 2019 from ICE
A Catholic world view is a way of looking at the world through a Catholic Church lens. Thisworldview is derived from Catholic Church Teachings, scripture and Catholic Church traditions.
These teachings, scripture and traditions form the basis of what is taught in Catholic Schools.”1
The perspective of the Church and the
perspective of the OHRC are very different, and a
clear understanding of both perspectives is necessary
for a full appreciation of the context within which
Catholic educators are expected to work and support
students who identify as transgender. We are called to
respect persons who disagree with us, while holding
the expectation that our beliefs as Catholics, and our
denominational rights, will similarly be acknowledged
Church Teaching on Gender
As affirmed by Scripture and articulated in the
Catechism of the Catholic Church human beings
are created in the image and likeness of God. God
has chosen to create each person uniquely, and calls
each person into loving communion with God
and all other persons. Human identity as a unique
creation of a loving God unfolds over each person’s
It is ultimately from this understanding of God
that the Church’s vision of the human person, love,
and sexuality emerges: a vision that reveals that
every single human being without exception has
immeasurable value; a vision of human love and
sexuality as a vocation to love as God loves —
revealing in the creation of the human person, body
and soul, male and female, ourdeepest meaning and identity.
Far from being closed-minded or exclusionary — a mere set
of rules and prohibitions — the Christian vision of the human
person and human sexuality offers the fullest possible
understanding of the human person — a union of body and
soul, created out of love, to fulfill a purpose revealed
by God, that promises fullness of life now and which
will be eternal with God
While the Church has compassion for those who
may experience gender dysphoria, and encourages
counselling support, Catholic teaching does not
support alteration of the physical body to represent
the opposite sex
Be knowledgeable about Catholic teaching on the
human person and human sexuality;
Be as current and knowledgeable as possible of
the varied, and sometimes contradictory medical
and psychological opinions regarding gender
orientation and gender expression;
These dimensions of the Church’s pastoral care form an inseparable whole. If any of the dimensions are missing, not only will our care of God’s chosen ones be incomplete, but we may also, however unintended, become the voice that leads God’s flock away from true and abundant life and joy. If we are not clear and committed to the full vision of human life – the flourishing of the human person and the meaning of human sexuality – we risk leading those in our care astray. As the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith firmly and rightly notes: “Departure from the Church’s teaching, or silence about it, in an effort to provide pastoral care is neither caring nor pastoral.”17 Continuing, the Letteracknowledges the fundamental importance of this guiding vision: “Only what is true can ultimately be pastoral.”
Male and Female He Created Them. 2019
55. The culture of dialogue does not in any way contradict the legitimate aspirations of Catholic schools to maintain their own vision of
human sexuality, in keeping with the right of families to freely base the
education of their children upon an integral anthropology, capable of harmonizing the human person’s physical, psychic and spiritual identity. In
fact, a democratic state cannot reduce the range of education on offer to
a single school of thought, all the more so in relation to this extremely
delicate subject, which is concerned on the one hand with the fundamentals of human nature, and on the other with natural rights of parents
to freely choose any educational model that accords with the dignity of
the human person.
Gender Ideology Teaching resources:
Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (March 19, 2016)
(No. 56) “Yet another challenge is posed by the various forms of an ideology of gender that ‘denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman and envisages a society without sexual differences, thereby eliminating the anthropological basis of the family. This ideology leads to educational programs and legislative enactments that promote a personal identity and emotional intimacy radically separated from the biological difference between male and female. Consequently, human identity becomes the choice of the individual, one which can also change over time.’ It is a source of concern that some ideologies of this sort, which seek to respond to what are at times understandable aspirations, manage to assert themselves as absolute and unquestionable, even
dictating how children should be raised. It needs to be emphasized that ‘biological sex and the socio-cultural role of sex (gender) can be distinguished but not separated.’ …It is one thing to beunderstanding of human weakness and the complexities of life, and another to accept ideologies thatattempt to sunder what are inseparable aspects of reality. Let us not fall into the sin of trying to.
Pope Francis Address to the Polish Bishops during the Apostolic Journey to Poland (July 27, 2016):
“In Europe, America, Latin America, Africa, and in some countries of Asia, there are genuine formsof ideological colonization taking place. And one of these – I will call it clearly by its name – is [the ideology of] ‘gender’. Today children – children! – are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. Why are they teaching this? Because the books are provided by the persons and institutions that give you money. These forms of ideological colonization are also supported by influential countries. And this terrible!
“In a conversation with Pope Benedict, who is in good health and very perceptive, he said to me: ‘Holiness, this is the age of sin against God the Creator’. He is very perceptive. God created man and woman; God created the world in a certain way… and we are doing the exact opposite. God gave us things in a ‘raw’ state, so that we could shape a culture; and then with this culture, we are shaping things that bring us back to the ‘raw’ state! Pope Benedict’s observation should make us think. ‘This is the age of sin against God the Creator’. That will help us.”
Minutes and Presentations to Committee:
1 Every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to services, goods and facilities, without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability
Catholic creed rights AND other rights:
Catholic teachings ARE not hateful!!