I agree with all that Father says here. However, the trustees in the OCSB are probably too far gone to successfully complain to. Also, any good principals will have their good decisions over-turned by unfaithful Superintendents and the OCSB Director
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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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.
Check out what GSAs are REALLY all about in the following powerpoint!
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!!
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 · ann.ocsb.ca ”
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
Read all the 1* reviews:
There are 22 stories on Lifesite:
and dozens of stories on Catholic Legate:
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