Thursday, April 17, 2014

OECTA Wrong to Attend Gay Pride: Cardinal Collins

OECTA, however, is not the Catholic teachers; it is a union. Its competence is limited to collective bargaining, and the services any union provides to its members.
“When it goes beyond those areas, it can easily go wrong, as it has in the decision of the OECTA delegates to participate in this event. This decision shows that they and the OECTA leadership have an inadequate and mistaken understanding of their faith.”
Collins and St. Catharines Bishop Gerard Bergie expressed their opposition to OECTA’s decision in a meeting with Ryan. Collins is president of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario and Bergie is chair of the its education committee. Collins is also on the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education.
“The bishops are not happy that we are in the parade,” Ryan said.

Great! The bishops are showing some leadership.

It's all well and good that they say "don't do that!"

Will there be any consequences if OECTA does participate?

The "stop-or-I'll-say-stop-again" method doesn't have much traction.

There's something wrong with the Catholic system when someone who thinks Gay Pride is okay is allowed that level of responsibility.