Friday, December 12, 2014

New Toronto Catholic board chair: Catholic schools can’t just ‘take marching orders from the state’

Mike Del Grande, chair of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, signs his oath of office.
The Toronto Catholic District School Board’s new chairperson has insisted the board must weed out scandal in order to “keep the faith” in the Catholic schools.

Newly-elected trustee Mike Del Grande, who won the chair’s seat late last month in a narrow vote against trustee Jo-Ann Davis, tells LifeSiteNews that Catholic schools can’t be satisfied to “take marching orders from the state” when it comes to crucial moral issues like the awaited explicit sex ed program from the Wynne government.

“One of the things I think is the lynch is what I call ‘faithfulness.’ And if you don’t have faith, then you don’t have a Catholic system,” Del Grande told trustees last week in his opening speech as chair.

Del Grande told LifeSiteNews that “faithfulness” means being faithful to the “teachings of the [Catholic] Church.”

Prior to becoming chair, Del Grande sat on Toronto’s City Council as budget chief and ran a tight fiscal ship, something that may have helped him ascend to the chair where he must deal with the $10 million deficient faced by the TDCSB.  (more...)

1 comment:

  1. Yeah that's nice to say, but with the majority of them being hypocrites to the Catholic Faith and/or lazy this board will make the next 4 years suck for Upholdong the Catholic faith. Don't expect anything orthodox although Del Grande will say orthodox things.