How to Get Your Catholic child exempted from crazy religion courses

CRAZY= CARFLEO teachers NOT teaching the TRUE Catholic faith from the Catechism

I will write more details later, but it is

– entirely possible

– legal

– not well-known

– has been done before in the OCSB and other Boards

It involves simply changing your ratepayer from Catholic to Public. This is preferably done well in advance as the Board will try to delay things for up to a year.

there is more info here: myexemption.ca

I will have more postings about crazy CARFLEO, weird Grade 11 World Religion course, liturgical dance liturgies, eco-warrior religious retreats etc

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Why do Catholics oppose GSAs at the OCSB?

Mygsa_v2  <— Powerpoint of what GSAs REALLY are

Why do so many Catholics oppose GSAs? It is because they are NOT after-hours “support clubs”. They are activists groups out to make Catholic children hate the Catholic faith and moral theology. See the above Powerpoint.

Groups like St Peter’s Love is Louder GSA are not “general equity groups” who follow the Bishops’ Respecting Differences document. They go to presentations like Carleton’s Sarah Cooper (@sarahcoopshow). She was brought into the NDHS all-OCSB equity conference by the Board itself!!

Respecting Differences document
http://www.archtoronto.org/pdf/RespectingDifference.pdf

General Procedures for “Respecting Difference” Groups or Activities in Schools:
i. All activities and organizations should be opened to all students
who wish to participate;
ii. The activities and organization of all groups or organizations
formed within Catholic schools must be respectful of and consistent
with Catholic teaching;

iii. All mentors appointed to work with groups of students must know
and be committed to Catholic teachings;
iv. Any outside speakers must be respectful of Catholic teaching.

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/diversity-day-at-notre-dame-ndhs-ottawa-lgbt-lessons-at-ocsb/

https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/how-catholic-are-ocsb-gay-straight-alliances/

Archbishop’s Remarks 2013

Archbishop’s Remarks at the
6th Archbishop’s Benefit Dinner/Archdiocese of Ottawa

Ottawa Conference and Events Centre (Hampton Inn)
16 octobre/October 16, 2013

« WHAT KIND OF MODELS FOR STUDENTS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS? »

Your Excellencies,
Reverend Fathers,
dear Religious Sisters,
dear Members and Friends of the Archdiocese of Ottawa
and supporters of publicly-funded Catholic education:

We gather on the 35th anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul
II. It was one of the most important papal elections in the history of
the Church. By the time we celebrate the 36th anniversary, he will be
declared Saint John Paul. We give thanks to God for that!

We had a papal election this year, and there has been much excitement
about the new Holy Father. Pope Francis has attracted much attention,
much of it favourable, even from those who are sometimes hostile to
the Church. For this, we ought to be grateful, for the power of the
Gospel cannot transform someone unless he first hears it.

We need to listen to Pope Francis carefully, though. I have noticed
that many people who cheer the Holy Father think that he is
admonishing others. We see, then, the Holy Father enlisted as a
putative supporter by one faction in the Church against another.

On his pilgrimage to Assisi, the Holy Father made it clear that the
Church is not one faction or another, the hierarchy or the lay
faithful, but all the baptized. So when he addresses tough words to
us, he is not only speaking to the bishops and priests. He is speaking
to the whole Church, including the Church in the field of education.
Permit me to quote from the very first homily of Pope Francis, given
in the Sistine Chapel on the day after his election:
We can walk as much as we want, we can build many things, but if we do
not profess Jesus Christ, things go wrong. We may become a charitable
NGO, but not the Church, the Bride of the Lord. When we are not
walking, we stop moving. When we are not building on the stones, what
happens? The same thing that happens to children on the beach when
they build sandcastles: everything is swept away, there is no
solidity. When we do not profess Jesus Christ, the saying of Léon Bloy
comes to mind: “Anyone who does not pray to the Lord prays to the
devil.” When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the
worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness.

That is a strong challenge to all of us! Especially to those entrusted
with the Catholic mission in education, health care, social justice,
development, and the various corporal works of mercy. No matter how
well we do that work with professional competence, if we do not
profess Jesus Christ, we run the risk of a “demonic worldliness,” to
use the blunt language of Pope Francis.

In education, it is enticing to adopt the standards of the world.
Despite our generous fundraising efforts tonight for parents and
children in need, who can be supported discreetly by school
principals, the money for Catholic education comes almost entirely
from the state. The state sets most of the rules.

Thus, there is a daily temptation to conform not to the Gospel, but to
the central bureaucracy. It would certainly create a stir if I accused
the Ministry of Education of being a source of “demonic worldliness.”
The message of Pope Francis is not to point a finger at others.
Rather, we must examine our own conscience. The challenge is not so
much what the world forces us to do, but what we allow ourselves to be
seduced into.
Catholic education always faces the temptation of becoming another
NGO…or worse a governmental organization…rather than part of the
evangelizing mission of the Church.

We are grateful for the support of Catholic education by the Province.
However, not only does the constitution guarantee it, but is a matter
of basic justice. If the state wishes to operate in education, it must
respect the choices of parents, who are the primary educators of their
children, and the Church. We have been about the work of education
long before the British North America Act of 1867.

Catholic education has to be fully Catholic. Otherwise, we head down
the path to the demonic worldliness
Pope Francis warned against in the
Sistine Chapel. He forcefully inveighed against it again about a week
ago in Assisi. We have to be Catholic and not worldly in those models
we hold up to our students for admiration and imitation. The first
models–“witnesses” is the better Catholic word–for our students in our
schools should be our teachers and staff. This is why school boards
inquire whether teachers are living in accord with the Catholic faith
before they hire them.

In a labour market where there are many excellent, unemployed teachers
who live lives of Christian virtue, they should be at the top of your
hiring lists. The word for this latter excellence is holiness. If we
desire that our students be holy, they need to see holiness in those
who guide them daily.

We also provide other models to our students. We need to propose to
them—as creatively as the curriculum suggests—the heroes of the faith,
those saints who will inspire young people to aspire to that
excellence that is holiness. We could do no better than Marguerite
d’Youville, whose feast we celebrate today. Another hero is John Paul
II, who decisively shaped history, because he was able to inspire
people the world over. Our next generation would do well to emulate
such champions of servant leadership.

Likewise, we must find good models when we invite guests to our
schools. We are preparing students to be disciples of the Lord Jesus
in a culture that is indifferent to him, even hostile to him. They
need to meet models of men and women, courageous disciples and
faithful Catholics, who are, in cooperation with God’s grace, living
the faith to the full.

These guests and partners must give an authentic Catholic witness that
will inspire and encourage, not a counter-witness that will discourage
and confuse. No matter how great their achievements in politics,
business, sports, science, or the arts, we should not invite to our
schools as guest speakers, or give awards to, those who provide a
counter-witness to the Gospel.

This is a matter of heated debate. But we can get to the heart of this
matter by returning to our shared goal of choosing guest speakers
according to their ability to edify our students by their self-giving,
their love, and their embrace of the culture of life for the sake of
the Gospel, rather than according to their worldly fame.
We do well to hear the lucid observation of Pope Francis. Either we
operate according to the criterion of the Gospel, or we operate
according to demonic worldliness.

Cardinal Collins in Toronto likes to say, “Don’t show me your mission
statement. Show me your budget, and I will know what your mission is.”
We can paraphrase that for Catholic education. “Show me the models you
propose to your students, in your teachers and in the guests you
invite them to listen to, and I will know your mission.”

I thank our Catholic educators here this evening. I salute and support
your excellent service to our young people and their future as
citizens of Canada and of the Kingdom of Heaven.

May the proceeds of our dinner tonight aid you in responding with the
greatest of discretion and respect for the children and families in
need. It is our Holy Father’s fervent wish that our Church be of the
poor and for the poor.

Other smaller questions re: St George’s

St George’s Gay <– pdf of emails

1)  On page 3: what is the “beautiful and specific language” that Jan Bentham has around this issue? Hanlon refers to it

2) Why is Fred Chrystal, the Superintendent of Facilities (ie. buildings etc etc) SO involved with all the meetings and emails? Building maintenance is an important job, but is he a Catholic moral philosopher or something??

3) How involved was the “Local Ministry Officer” in all this? (page 13). How much does the LMO really run the Board? How much pressure in this situation?

4) All the blacked-out names are non-Board employees. Who ghost-wrote Mr Hurley’s “who am I to judge” email? Who attended the capitulation meeting on the Friday morning along with Hanlon/Hurley/Chrystal (page 7)?

HOT NEWS! OCSB St George’s Gay “Rights”

St George’s Gay  <– See this pdf of emails!!!!!!!!

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A Freedom of Info request on all internal OCSB emails to/from/cc OCSB Director Hanlon about St George’s school turns up some interesting information. 150 pages were returned and almost all those were media clippings etc. See pdf above of the most important emails!

1) From Wed Nov 27 to Fri Nov 29, the OCSB appeared to be in panic mode with obsessive monitoring of media and social media.

2) Within 48 hours (ie Fri morning), they decided to capitulate. The key meeting was Friday morning with Hanlon, Hurley, and a couple of others. (page 7) The OCSB LOVES blacking out names!

3) OCSB Communications manager Mardi de Kemp actually strongly recommended against backing down and thought they could outlast the media storm (page 6)

4) There were NO emails discussing what was best for the children, or what the Church teaches. Virtually all emails were media-centric

5) Chairman Hurley did NOT write the public statements attributed to him. The OCSB has blacked-out the author’s name. He had second thoughts about whether the “Who am to Judge” quote should go in. One can only speculate why he questioned whether it should go in. Perhaps, it was because Cardinal George said this quote has usually been misused. The Pope was answering the question about a now-celibate gay priest who has repented and asked for forgiveness, not a generic comment about homosexuals. In fact, several months after this quote, Pope Francis excommunicated an Australian priest for supporting gay marriage and woman’s ordination: http://tinyurl.com/oq3hg5p

https://foolishnesstotheworld.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/john-allen-jr-interviews-cardinal-george/

A public relations type reason is given to Mr Hurley and he agrees with the inclusion within 120 seconds from his iphone (page 8).

Voters in Kanata (he is going for the Conservative nomination) may have further questions about this for Mr Hurley. Given that Mr Hurley is also the Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese, this letter is especially egregious.

This letter from Hurley gave Hanlon, Atkinson and the rest of the Board the necessary cover to order the Principal to stand-down and relent to the parents.

6) After the Friday meeting, Director Hanlon tells Superintendent Atkinson to tell the news to the Principal. Phrases like “wheels were falling off” and “damage control mode” and “skating around the issue” are used (page 11). So, top down orders came down to the Principal.

Interestingly, they still seem to support her about gay marriage, so GAY MARRIAGE appears to be still OUT as an issue that can be presented by the girls! This is BIG news!!!!!

7) On the day of the meeting, it looks like the first email describing the meeting with parents came from the Director (a non-attendee) to an attendee (Peter Atkinson). Weird. OCSB was desperate for an agreement. Strangely, the summary of the meeting changes from being about “gay rights as it pertains to bullying” to studying how the topic of gay rights is addressed by an unnamed Catholic high school club (page 17). If the club is anything like St Peter’s Love is Louder or All Saints’ Rethink Hate then a VERY non-Catholic view of gay rights will be presented by the girls! As I have show in other posts, these are hard-core pro-gay organizations with similar outlooks to Jer’s Vision.

8) Another couple of wrinkles about what the girls will be able to present

  1. a) on page 21, Hanlon talks about gay rights as it has to do with the OHRC. However, the OHRC has used sexual orientation discrimination to allow for gays adopting children (a big NO-NO in Catholic morality – children have a right to a Mother and a Dad http://tinyurl.com/lh5l36t )
  1. b) the presentations will be reviewed for content and age-appropriateness by the teacher. Isn’t that what the first press release said? However, two days after the first press release all that language was thrown out and it was “Who am I to Judge?” and “Gay rights are human rights”. TOTALLY different message.

To summarize, the media storm caused the OCSB to back-track within 48hours. Looking good in media seemed more important to the OCSB than what is ACTUALLY best for children or trying to actually be a CATHOLIC Board. The internal emails were shockingly shallow for people being paid so much money.

Gay marriage remains OUT, but other gay “rights” like gay adoption (OHRC) remain in. As the CIA has an operative in St George’s willing to snap a picture, we will soon find out to what morality the other students will be exposed.

Other media storms may be quite successful in getting the Board to back down on moral issues. Things could get interesting later this year when the new Wynne/BenLevin sex-ed curriculum comes down from the province.

All Saints Kanata Rethink Hate Group

The OCSB likes to present their GSAs as generic equity groups that focus on many issues. In fact, they are generally closely aligned with groups like Jer’s Vision “International Day of Pink”, like Rainbow colours etc etc

Is this the group the St George’s girls will be studying about their take on “gay rights”? Or will it be St Peter’s Love is Louder? Or St Paul’s SAFE?

prochoice JV

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St Paul's SAFE Students Advocating for Equality
St Paul’s High School SAFE Group

Jer's Vision Day of Pink

A few links to read during the Ottawa snowstorm…

3 links that I may (or not) discuss over the next few postings. They are good to read anyways.

http://msgrfoy.com/category/catholic-education/  (discussion of the current “Fully Alive” program in schools)

https://foolishnesstotheworld.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/john-allen-jr-interviews-cardinal-george/ (about the “who am I to judge” soundbite)

http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/12/who-am-i-to-judge