CIA – Catholic Intelligence Association A Watchdog Exposing the Ottawa Catholic school board OCSB. Tips and Leads are welcome! You will be kept anonymous!! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . The CIA is in alliance with The Fellowship of St Joshua (Joshua is the patron saint of intelligence operatives).
This year’s speaker, Sr Helen Prejean, will be written about in another post.
However, last year, the OCSB payed tens of thousands of dollars to have a CCD “Christian Community Day” at the Congress Center. Their keynote speaker was Mark McGowan of U of T.
He is known for his pro-gay agenda and his support for Bill 13 GSAs.
In fact, he called the Ontario Bishops’ ‘Respecting Differences’
document a document motivated by fear. He also equated the inability
to students to name their clubs “GSA” to the support of the Church for
slavery! In his speech to OECTA, he tries to portray GSAs as mere support groups. They are anything but that. They are activist groups – just read Mygsa.ca
McGowan is also known for the queering of St Mike’s College at U of T and his disdain for Dr Peter Kreeft for merely using the Catechism to answer a question on homosexuality
The disdain the OCSB shows for the “Respecting Differences” document is evidenced by getting such a dissident to speak to all its teachers at a very expensive event! All this in important background to what happened a few weeks ago at St George’s School
Mark McGowan at OECTA Meeting:
“The model used by the trustees in Respecting Difference is
based on the good Samaritan parable — one who acts with
compassion. Yet, when I read in Respecting Difference the reference
to race, body type, ethnicity and culture, I see fear. How much of
that document is motivated by fear and how much by compassion?
Why are LGBT students excluded from peer counseling
and open discussion? The elephant in the room
is GSAs and the government’s Bill 13.
Jesus says, let us go to the “other shore,” which is the
unknown, fearful and chaotic. To live on the frontier of change
— the “other shore” — is terrifying and where it’s hard to avoid
difficult conversations. Following a less traveled road
is what I learned to be necessary.
Respecting diversity means allowing for different
pastoral approaches. Local groups should be allowed to
name themselves. To not allow LGBT students to
name themselves is to live in quiet desperation.
If you expect that things will change overnight, think again.
The Church thinks in centuries, but it will change. Remember
that the Church once condoned slavery and was rocked by the
discovery of North America. But the Church of the catacombs
became the Church of the cathedrals.”
He also insulted Dr Peter Kreeft for using the Catechism to correctly
answer questions on the Church’s position on homosexuality at his talk
at St Michael’s College.
Happy Christmas! Remember, Christmas is just STARTING today and goes all the way to Epiphany!
The CIA (Catholic Intelligence Association) received a great Christmas present today from a friend of the CIA. 150 pages of internal OCSB emails about the St George’s controversy (all received via a Freedom of Info request).
Fascinating stuff!! Great little quotes from Director Hanlon like “wheels were falling off” and “major damage control mode”
It will take another day or two to analyze and post the most interesting 20 pages of emails! Stay tuned!!
Why would a very highly paid principal ($120K + benefits and pension)
take the time to make a collage and tweet it on the school account?
The book is NOT a childrens’ book, is written by an atheist who calls
himself The Reverend ( thereverend.com ), and makes a total mockery of
A) Christian Community Day $65,000 (Shaw Centre: Sr Helen Prejean)
Christian Community day is an annual gathering of the entire Ottawa Catholic School Board community for an adult faith experience ofspiritual development and community building. The costs involve the rental of a large facility, audio-visual requirements, decorations,
copyright costs for music, a stipend for the Archbishop or alternate presider and the keynote presenter. Supply coverage for teachers who assist with music and ambiance, refreshments and guest speaker costs (including travel expenditures) are also part of the total. The total here reflects a significant increase in the cost of the rental of the facility.
Continue involvement in Me to We/Free the Children Sacred Circle training modules ($9,000).
Functional Area: Student Success Superintendent: Manon Seguin/Simone Oliver
Name of Department/Program or Service: Conference Funding Dept.: 338
Purpose of Department/Program or Service:
To support contractual agreements and terms and conditions with various employee groups in the area of conference funding.
Summary of Initiatives or Activities:
The total budget request for this department is: $192,400
and includes the following major initiatives or activities:
This initiative supports a professional development fund for members of the following employee groups:
A) OECTA/Board 1/3 Conference Fund $40,000
B) Principal/Vice-Principal Association Professional Development $90,000
C) Director’s Conference for Leadership $50,000(resort in Gananoque?)
D) Director’s Conference for Vice Principals $12,400
Catholic Education Distinctiveness:
Funding for professional development opportunities provide for the continuation of the sacred work of Catholic education.
Building capacity and providing for the needs of all employees strengthens the sense of faith and community.
Student Services Experiential Learning – Student Leadership/ Voice – Peer Assistance Camp, Youth Summit, Me to We, Free the Children,
Take Action Schools, Adobe Youth Voices, Leadership Training andWE Day ($21,500).
All in all, a lot of $$ for conferences and things like resorts and We Day