Sister Helen Prejean, Dissident at $65000 PD Day OCSB event

A couple of months ago, the OCSB spent $65000 to have a short “Christian Community Day” at the Shaw Centre (the old Congress Centre). Rents have apparently gone up.

Like the year before, they paid for a major dissident to speak. Sister Helen Prejean. Apparently hearing about American death penalty laws is crucially important to teachers in Ottawa.

Prejean is a major dissident who loves going to conferences like “Call to Action” (one Bishop excommunicated all members of CTA in his diocese) and LGBT-militant “New Ways Ministry”

– she supports women’s ordinations (against the infallible teaching of the Church)

– she has rather strange  beliefs of the Crucifixion

– she acted as the minister at Susan Sarandon’s daughter’s wedding (her Mother Superior denies this, but guests insist it it true)

– has only ONE problem with pro-abort Pres Obama – he supports the death penalty

– works with pro-abortion ACLU

– says  “it is the Church’s doctrine on homosexuality that is sinful”

– pro-birth control etc etc.

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OCSB gets a pro-GSA dissident to speak to 3000 teachers

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

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.

All Saints transgender logo
All Saints GSA (Re Think Hate) and the Transgender Logo for International Day of Pink (organized by Jer’s Vision”)
prochoice JV
Jer’s Vision/Intl Day of Pink” and some of the things they support

Check out what GSAs are REALLY all about in the following powerpoint!


OCSB St George’s Controversy

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!!

St Anne OCSB School Kanata and Inappropriate Brick Bible

If you look at the St Anne School (Bridlewood, Kanata) Twitter account, it says:
“Principal, Kari Burke, tweeting on behalf of St. Anne Catholic School.
Kanata, Ontario ·

In January 2014, she tweeted this:

St. Anne School @OCSB_StAnne 7 Jan
10 Commandments as shared in the Brick Bible

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 ( ), and makes a total mockery of
the Bible!

Read all the 1* reviews:

St Anne Brick Bible Collage

OCSB and Gay Pride Parade

In 2014, an OCSB student was Youth Marshall at the Ottawa Gay Pride Parade:

My informed predictions for 2015:

– the bankrupt Ottawa Pride will be refloated by Mayor Jimmy Watson with our tax dollars

– Quinn Maloney, who pushed for the JK-Gr6 GSA at St George’s School will be named GRAND Marshall after some lobbying by Jeremy Dias of Jer’s Vision (he is called a “buddy” by mother Ann Maloney)

– the Ottawa OECTA local will have a small contingent there, along with St Joe’s parish

– one OCSB trustee from West Ottawa will march too

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OCSB and Questionable Spending of OUR Dollars

Given things like the $50K last year spent on a Gananoque resort in 2013 ( ) , it would be interesting to look at the 2014/15 budget.
Also, remember ALL the issues with We Day/Free The Children!
(eg. Kielburger support for Planned Parenthood, etc)
A few highlights:
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 and WE Day ($21,500).
All in all, a lot of $$ for conferences and things like resorts and We Day