Canada: Catholic School Board Won't Submit to LGBTQ Policy, Defying Alberta Government


#1

The government of the Canadian province of Alberta has mandated that all schools there adopt a policy towards transgenders which includes such practices as allowing them to dress in and use the washrooms of the opposite sex. While other school boards there haven’t protested, all the members of this Catholic school board voted to reject the policy the government seeks to impose. Transgender people are members of one sex who self-identify as members of the opposite sex. The government official in charge of this policy then said he will work with the Catholic board on this policy, though it isn’t clear yet what he means by this.
see www.cbc.ca/news/canada/school-board-wont-submit-lgbtq-policy-alberta-government-1.3454995


#2

Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary received a mighty backlash over his pastoral letters opposing the policy, but he’s standing his ground.

He needs your prayers.


#3

Our Father said.


#4

Saint Michael the Archangel defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the Divine Power of God thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.
Amen.

Our Father…

Hail Mary…,

Thanks be to God for the Faithful that will unequivocally embrace and promote truth.:thumbsup:


#5

It’s situations like these when we’re reminded why the faithful on earth are called the Church Militant. :thumbsup:


#6

One assumes he’s had no problems taking the Alberta government’s money to run his school.


#7

The government funds Catholic education for historical reasons, and I suspect there may come a day when the government decides this is no longer appropriate. In fact, given these types of confrontations, that day may he here already. But for as long as the government decides to continue to fund Catholic education, then the Bishop and the Board has a responsible to help deliver a Catholic education.


#8

The money does not belong to the government. It belongs to the people, many of whom are tax-paying Catholics.


#9

Yes. He took government money, as it is his constitutional right. That money comes from Catholics who explicitly designated the Catholic school board as that which they will support.

No, that does not give him the obligation to shut up and fail to protect Catholic teaching in a Catholic school board. He’s still right.


#10

Not likely in Alberta because the separate school board system is a constitutional institution. The Government of Alberta cannot abolish it because it’s enshrined in the Canadian Constitution. To allow the government to “decide” to no longer fund Catholic school boards, the Constitution would have to be subjected to an amendment, which requires passage in the House of Commons, the Senate, and the consent of seven of the ten provinces (not just Alberta) covering 50% of the total population of the country.

That is not an easy or cheap process, and I doubt Canada would bother with the time and expense to abolish a relatively familiar part of life in Alberta.


#11

They got rid of the denominational school system in Newfoundland. Wasn’t that hard.


#12

Actually, you are correct.

If an amendment affects only one province, only the assent of the federal Parliament and the provincial Legislature is required, not the 7+50 rule.


#13

Alls it took in Newfoundland was the scandal of the Christian Brothers, and a policy that turned orphanages into free pedophilia brothels for homosexuals.

It is a little bit harder to turn the Alberta population against schools that seek to keep this kind of thing out in the future.


#14

So if a Catholic organization accepts government money, they are beholden to the whims of every single government bureaucrat and their personal vendettas?

Fine, let’s play that game. Next time a Catholic bureaucrat is in charge, you will OBVIOUSLY support him dictating policy to every organization that receives funding, correct?


#15

Also waits for the answer :popcorn:


#16

He didn’t take Alberta Govt money. He took the money the taxpayers of Alberta, many of them Catholic, paid to fund education in Alberta. I really dislike Govt taking our money and then attaching strings when they give it back


#17

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