So in the next week or so, Bill 13 will become law. Of course, there will be legal and constitutional appeals and it will be caught up in the courts for years to come.
But in the mean time, when the socialists pass the law, it will be the law. And the Catholic School Boards and School principals will have no choice but to permit these GSAs because it is, after all, the law. And our bishops, unlike the American ones, are hardly going to call for civil disobedience. That would be impolite. And yet, even if they did, who would join up for the Crusade? The teachers, the trustees, the unions?! Bahahahahaha. Let’s get serious.
And as for appeals of the law, they are just that: appeals. They are not the law. The Bishops’ lawyers will inevitably ask for an injunction against the law. I’m not sure how this whole thing is going to play out. I’m no lawyer, but I have a pretty good idea of what will happen in the interim.
The Gay Agenda already has some Judas “Catholic” school or schools ready to go with their GSAs. As soon as the the legislation passes, they will pounce, and with their partners in the School Boards, they will create the GSAs. It’s the law, after all. And then it’s not even about normalization of these clubs in these Schools – as some of you who are mildly naive might think. No.
What we are dealing with here is about institutionalization of bullying against conscientious objectors who oppose the Gay agenda. Yes, that’s right, folks – the opposite of what this legislation claims (“bullying”) is so very wrong. Don’t kid yourself, folks, that’s exactly what this is about. And if you don’t think so, you’re as dimwitted as the nearest half-wit Church bureaucrat who thinks negotiation with Pope Dalton is clearly, CLEARLY!, the only way to save our Catholic education system!
“Soft in the head”, as we use to say in the playground.
What are Cardinal Collins and the rest of the bishops going to do about it? Come and rip off the GSA signs which will now be proudly bolted to the door frame? I seriously doubt it. This isn’t Poland and the Bishops of Ontario are not Karol Wojtyla or Cardinal Wyszynski.
The proverbial horse has left the barn – at least the Catholic-in-name-only barn.
Game. Set. Match.
So, looking back now, what can we say about the quiet diplomacy of our bishops with Pope Dalton I and his regime? Well, it was hopelessly naive, because, for one thing, we can hardly believe that we are dealing with people of goodwill, especially considering the subject of this controversy and, secondly, considering the track record of these pro-abort moral heretics, the fix was in from the beginning as anyone with a modicum of street smarts will tell you.
But the bishops persisted in continuing this fruitless negotiation which was doomed from the beginning. Hopefully, if anything else, it has hopefully taught them a lesson that they won’t soon forget: this is not aggiornamento and this is not the 1960s. Ontario is not Shangrala, and Dalton McGunity is no Catholic, although he doesn’t really know it because – ahem – no bishop would have cared enough about his eternal fate to point that out to him and to us. Moreover, I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that his Liberal holiness will be in line on Sunday for Communion, and I have no doubt whatsoever that absolutely no bishop in the province would ever dream of denying him his Eucharistic “rights”.
So, now, where do Catholic schools stand? No where. Why? Because the bishops will pin their hopes in the courts while the GSAs are setup anyway, in the mean time. This is not the approach we should be taking – or should have taken. Here is the letter that Cardinal Collins should have written:
My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As you may have heard through various media reports, Premier Dalton McGuinty has decided to ignore my rejection of his proposed anti-bullying measures that he wishes to impose on Catholic Schools through a political gay agenda known as “Gay-Straight Alliances”. In so doing, Mr. McGuinty’s regime has encroached on religious liberty in general and my authority in Catholic schools in particular, effectively trying to change Catholic moral teaching in a domain which is not the State’s competence or jurisdiction.
I have informed Mr. McGuinty that once this Bill passes into law in Ontario, all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Toronto will no longer be permitted to use the name “Catholic”. All sacraments and sacramental formation programs will end and no priest will be able to minister in these schools without my direct authorization. The attorneys for the Archdiocese of Toronto will then begin negotiations with Government officials on the question of school property division and compensation to the Archdiocese of Toronto.
The Archdiocese of Toronto has already formed a board of advisors to begin a new Catholic school system under my direct supervision and authority. I have instructed my treasurer to formulate a budget with proposed tuition rates and other financial matters related to a new school board. Archdiocesan resources which were previously devoted to “social justice” will end and be directed towards the education of our children. There will also be a new intensive program launched for teachers who have the privilege of teaching Catholic students. I will personally interview each teacher and each teacher will be accountable to me and to me alone.
The Archdiocese of Toronto has also engaged with other faith groups to form a Committee devoted to promote the rights of parents as first educators and lobby the government to provide a financial recognition of their sacrifices to educate their children, according to their own values. The Catholic Church teaches that parents and not the State are the primary educators of children. As such, the government is subservient to parents and families – not the other way around.
I have also discussed the Catholic Faith with Mr. McGuinty and warned him that he has put his eternal salvation in grave peril by advocating for the destruction of innocent human life through abortion and his recent promotion of the gay political agenda. I have indicated to Mr. McGuinty that he has placed himself outside of the Church’s Faith and have asked him kindly to refrain from receiving any of the Sacraments within the Archdiocese of Toronto, until he becomes honest with himself and with his Faith.
I hope this provides some clarity to the recent issues raised concerning Catholic education. I have no doubt that these measures may cause some discomfort and anxiety. But, honestly, we all have to grow up some time and realize that being Catholic means something. It also means that, as your Archbishop, I want you all to make no mistake that the Catholic Faith in this Archdiocese begins and ends with me, not the State, not Mr. McGuinty, or the Agendas which are hostile to the Catholic Church. The sooner you all learn this simple teaching, and the sooner that I, myself, recognize it, is the sooner we will all have a much more harmonious and less confusing time with one another.
Yours truly in Christ,