This is a fair point. The Ontario Government has made several efforts to introduce secular legislation into its Catholic Schools (I know, because I work in one of them). Yet it has been strangely silent when things such as Muslim Prayer Services go on in its own Public Schools, which are supposed to be non-sectarian. Last year, there was a public furor when it emerged that a local public elementary school was holding such prayer services, and insisting that the boys sit at the front, the girls at the back, and the menstruating girls (being ritually unclean) were segregated at the back of the room, where they were forbidden to take part. I felt then (and I do now) that this is an outrageous assault on human equality which ought to have no place in a province that claims that it views men and women as equal…yet, the local Ontario Liberal government just couldn’t find the courage to defend its own views on equality, for fear of not being “multicultural” enough, or maybe seeming intolerant or bigoted. Folks, you’re not fooling anyone here…you only have to look at the track record of dozens of Middle Eastern countries to realize that they are absolute catastrophes for human rights in general, and womens’ rights in particular. In every country where Shariah or Islamic Law has been implemented, we have seen appalling insults to human freedom, including freedom of religion, freedom of association, freedom of conscience, the right to vote, and a respect for the equality of male and female. We Catholics aren’t even amateur misogynists at best; these guys are the professionals!
It’s ok for Muslims to segregate girls in Ontario for being unclean, I guess…but woe to you if you teach that abortion is morally wrong in a Catholic School. Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.