Copts Leaving Catholic Schools in Toronto
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Copts might leave Catholic schools over weak moral teaching.

http://byztex.blogspot.com/2011/08/copts...-over.html
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TORONTO, Ontario, July 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Coptic Orthodox Churches in Toronto are threatening to withdraw 4,000 families from the Toronto Catholic District School Board if it does not amend its controversial equity policy to protect Catholic teaching in the schools.  According to one expert in Ontario education, if the threat were carried out, the board could lose upwards of $40,000,000 in annual public funding, and over 150 teachers.

If the board implements its policy, wrote Fr. Jeremiah Attaalla on June 22nd, “we will not hesitate to withdraw our children at once from attending any Catholic school within Toronto or [the Greater Toronto Area].”

The equity policy, passed earlier this year as part of the Ontario government’s sweeping equity and inclusive education strategy, has sparked an unprecedented mobilization of parents who fear that it will give homosexual activists a foothold in order to further subvert already weak Catholic sexual teaching in the schools.

In August the board will be considering a set of amendments to the policy promoted by trustee John Del Grande and Angela Kennedy to ensure that equity and inclusion are interpreted consistently with Catholic teaching.

Fr. Attaalla wrote in his letter, which was addressed to Director of Education Ann Perron, that they will withdraw their children “if the requested amendments are not implemented.”  He said the amendments are “faithful to the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.”

The priest explained that he was writing on behalf of the parishes of St. Mark (Scarborough), St. George and St. Ruiess (North York), St. Mourice and St. Verena (North York), and Ti Agia Maria and St. Demiana (Etobicoke).

He said these parishes have a population of at least 5,000 families, not one of which support the public schools because of their implementation of the government’s controversial equity agenda.  He said at least 80% of those families attend the Catholic schools and the rest attend private schools.

The school board reportedly receives about $10,000 in public funding for every child and it requires approximately 19 children to support one teacher.
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(08-05-2011, 01:12 PM)bkovacs Wrote: Copts might leave Catholic schools over weak moral teaching.

http://byztex.blogspot.com/2011/08/copts...-over.html

Looks like these Coptics have more knowledge of the truth than mainstream Catholics
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There are catholic schools  in toronto?
Where?
Besides st micheals which is privae
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(08-05-2011, 02:11 PM)devotedknuckles Wrote: There are catholic schools  in toronto?
Where?
Besides st micheals which is privae

There are some Catholic schools that deserve the name.  I've heard good things about Mary Mother of God which is also private.

The entire public Catholic school system in Ontario should face off with the government and refuse to accept its immoral directives. And if it means losing funding then so be it.
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(08-05-2011, 02:56 PM)JayneK Wrote: The entire public Catholic school system in Ontario should face off with the government and refuse to accept its immoral directives. And if it means losing funding then so be it.

I agree, but I can't see this happening.  I know of too many directors, superintendents, principals, and teachers who see the Catholic board as a source of employment - nothing else.  And especially in the upper echelons, where these sorts of discussion would need to take place.  Add to that the blatant anti-Catholic stance of OECTA, and we're in a pretty tough situation.  I think that accepting public funding was a big mistake, and we've been left with a system of bureaucrats trying to please our liberal governments ever since.

I think we need to move to something like the Charter system.
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Mary mother of God doesn't count
that's alps private
th not part o he shook board
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(08-05-2011, 03:06 PM)Pheo Wrote:
(08-05-2011, 02:56 PM)JayneK Wrote: The entire public Catholic school system in Ontario should face off with the government and refuse to accept its immoral directives. And if it means losing funding then so be it.

I agree, but I can't see this happening.  I know of too many directors, superintendents, principals, and teachers who see the Catholic board as a source of employment - nothing else.  And especially in the upper echelons, where these sorts of discussion would need to take place.  Add to that the blatant anti-Catholic stance of OECTA, and we're in a pretty tough situation.  I think that accepting public funding was a big mistake, and we've been left with a system of bureaucrats trying to please our liberal governments ever since.

I think we need to move to something like the Charter system.

I completely agree with you about public funding.  I have seen this coming for years.  You can't expect to hold onto Catholic values if the money is coming from people who have values opposed to Catholicism.  I agree that something like a charter system might be a viable alternative.
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(08-05-2011, 03:19 PM)devotedknuckles Wrote: Mary mother of God doesn't count
that's alps private
th not part o he shook board

That was my point.  I was agreeing with you.  I guess you weren't expecting that.  :)
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