Friday, May 8, 2015

Parents urge Pope’s envoy to push for stronger Catholic response to Wynne’s explicit sex-ed

Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, Pope Francis' apostolic nuncio to Canada
OTTAWA, May 8, 2015 ( -- A group of Ontario Catholic parents launched an appeal Monday to Canada’s papal nuncio, asking for a stronger Catholic response against the Liberal government’s controversial sex-ed curriculum and stating that “orthodox faithful Catholics” have “little confidence” in Ontario’s bishops.

After an overwhelming response – 1,132 signatures by mid-day Wednesday – the group has extended the deadline for signing the letter, available on googledocs, to May 12, and is aiming for 5,000 signatures. (The tally Friday at noon was 1,421.)

The seven-page strongly worded missive, addressed to Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, the Vatican’s representative in Canada, implores Catholics to seize their constitutional rights and reject the ministry’s radical sex-ed curriculum.

“No Catholic School Board in Ontario is legally required to implement this particular curriculum,” the letter asserts.

But more significantly and troubling for Catholics, the letter excoriates the Ontario bishops’ current family life program, Fully Alive, for being “unacceptable” and “sexually graphic,” and describes the state of the province’s Catholic schools as “atrocious.”  (more...)

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