The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) today posted an advertisement on their Facebook page to promote a fundraiser for the pro-abortion Stephen Lewis Foundation taking place at St. Joseph’s parish.
Although this is sad and tragic, it is hardly surprising considering the close ties between St. Joe’s and the OCSB, as well as the support of the OCSB for organizations like Free the Children.
Please note: this is not the personal Facebook page of a teacher or a student. No, it’s the page of the school board itself.
Some background on Stephen Lewis:
Lewis, the former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, is a long-time proponent of abortion, and has publicly attacked the Church’s efforts to promote a culture of life.
At the infamous Cairo conference on population and development in 1994, Lewis slammed the Vatican for opposing abortion and contraception, calling their statements “torrents of thinly veiled misogyny.”
Also a major advocate of condoms, Lewis has said that Pope Benedict XVI, in opposing condoms in the fight against HIV/AIDS, is “sending a message which ultimately kills people.”
“His words were, frankly, irresponsible and damaging and it was like inviting death,” he said.
On the same issue, he has said that the Pope is “living on the moon,” and presents “another example of complete indifference to the vulnerability of women, who are so hugely and disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.” (Source)
Try to wrap your head around it: a “Catholic” school board and a “Catholic” parish helping raise funds for a group that says Catholic teaching “kills people” and “invites death.”