Imagine if a Jewish rabbi was to have accidentally stumbled into the gay bar in Munich where many of the earliest meetings of the Nazi Party took place. Conjure in your mind's eye how the atmosphere would have immediately turned icy and palpably changed to one of aggression, intimidation and hostility. Then ask yourself why the atmosphere at a CCRS meeting, an official organ of the Catholic bishops conference, turns immediately sour and unwelcoming when an orthodox Catholic is discovered in their midst? Are we not witnessing here something literally diabolical? Then further ask yourself: why your bishop is routinely appointing such hard-line anti-Catholics to key diocesan posts? This has been going on now for some fifty years in most of our dioceses, so wake up and smell the coffee, and for God sake stop kidding yourself that this is an accident. The very least you should be doing is refusing to fund these Catholic hating bishops, and removing your children, if you value their faith, from their deeply corrupt schools - GEM
By: Patrick Lawler
“But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:06
Welcome to yet another of the “Tales of CCRS”. One of the teaching days on the Westminster CCRS course I attended was specifically for teachers in ‘Catholic’ (you’ll see why I place it in parentheses as we go along) diocesan schools, mostly primary schools as it turned out, but with a few from secondary. The theme of the day was “What makes a successful Catholic School?”
One of the first things I noticed was that, in line with the feminisation of education in general and the primary sector in particular, all the teachers were women. That would be the same these days anywhere in the country at a gathering of primary teachers.
The day was led by a logic, reason and historical knowledge challenged Deputy Head (soon to become a Headmistress, Lord help us!). However, I want to focus on the other course participants and the jaw-dropping ignorance of the Faith, promotion of heresy, error and apostasy and the self-serving cowardice they collectively displayed.
Let’s get a few things straight first of all:
You do not have to be a Catholic to teach in a ‘Catholic’ school.
If you are a Catholic, you do not have to uphold the Faith, live the Faith or have even a modicum of knowledge and understanding of the Faith.
Families do not have to be Catholic to send their children to ‘Catholic’ schools.
In many, especially, but not only, inner city ‘Catholic’ schools, children from Catholic families are in a minority; non-Catholic and especially Muslim pupils make up the majority in an ever increasing number of them.
Many of the 'Catholic families’ that send their children to ‘Catholic’ schools do not attend Mass and indeed have no faith life whatsoever. Many are single-parents, unmarried or divorced and "remarried". Most are using contraception and are pro-aborts.
Are you depressed yet? Well, hold on, it gets much worse! While there are so many things I could say about the teachers I met that day, it is important to bear in mind that they are an absolutely representative sample of the people running our diocesan schools and the three most basic and crucial things I can point out that should utterly convince you to Home School at all costs are:
These people have no commitment to the Faith, nor indeed knowledge or understanding of it. Put simply, they are unbelievers.
They are, quite literally, incapable of grasping objective truth and, in fact, reject it out of hand.
As if 1 and 2 above were not bad enough, they are actively and hysterically aggressive, antagonistic and insulting to anyone who points out the truths of the Faith and their logical ramifications.
I will not give chapter and verse of the many exchanges I had throughout the day, it would be tiresome and long-winded in the extreme. The notable thing was that, as soon as it became clear by my comments and suggestions that I am an orthodox, traditional Catholic, it was obvious I made most (if not all) of the other course participants and the course leader uncomfortable and many of them made their dislike of me and my Catholic attitudes clear.
The state of ‘Catholic’ schools (Primary and Secondary) can be illustrated by the following points, all of which are real responses, views and official policies I read and heard on the day - I am not making any of this up:
I will mention just one specific interaction I had with two of the course participants, because it goes to the very root of the rot and corruption we see in ‘Catholic’ schools; the inability or refusal to grasp the meaning of objective truth. I was in a discussion with two of the Primary school teachers and I was trying to explain to them that their just expressed belief that “There is no such thing as absolute truth, truth is relative” was:
It may not be said or taught at any time and in any context that the Roman Catholic Church is the One True Faith.
All religions and faiths are equally valid and worthy of respect.
Sodomite ‘marriage’ is to be celebrated and approved of.
Children are “sexual beings” from an early age and sexual experimentation and questioning are to be encouraged and accepted.
There is no such thing as “normal” in terms of sexuality, marriage or family structure; these things are fluid, changeable and not subject to any fixed morality.
There is no such thing as absolute Truth; truth is relative.
There is no such thing as objective morality; morals are relative.
One’s own conscience is the ultimate guide, not a fixed system of rules “imposed upon us by a patriarchal Church”.
As long as one has love and good intention, one need not attend Mass.
The Eucharist is symbolic.
The Koran is a holy book.
Islam is a religion of peace.
Hell does not exist.
Satan does not exist.
All people are saved.
There is no such thing as sin (apart from being “judgemental”, of course!).
The Labour Party is the champion of the “Poor and Oppressed”.
The European Union is an unalloyed good.
The United Nations is an even bigger unalloyed good.
Abortion is a woman’s choice; no patriarchal “Church run by celibate old men” can have anything of value to say on the matter.
Contraception is a really, really good thing (no patriarchal “Church run by celibate old men” has anything of value to say on the matter).
Inherently self-contradictory and nonsensical because the statement, “There is no such thing as Absolute Truth…” purports to be an absolute truth statement.
Inherently pointless and self-defeating because, even if one ignores the above, and accepts the statement at face-value, the statement has no meaning or purchase on reality because, by the statement’s own terms, it has no right to be accepted as truth.
By definition, an abandonment of morality, an open door to every vice and perversion fallen human nature can conjure and an acceptance of “Might makes Right”.
A denial of God; since God is the Absolute Truth and all Truth descends from him.
I spent a significant amount of time clearly and logically expressing these points and giving examples and similes to illustrate them beyond any ambiguity. It was perfectly plain that neither of them had any counter to any of the points I made (because they are logically and irrefutably true) so the way they chose to end the interaction was to say (in their best talking-to-child-with-learning-difficulties-voice), “Well, that’s your opinion" ... I was, quite literally, speechless.
While I strongly urge as many people as can to home school, I do realise that it’s just not possible for everyone. The next best thing is to find a secular, non-Catholic school, and take care of your children’s faith formation yourself (it is your responsibility anyway). Your children will have a much better chance of learning and loving the Faith that way and staying faithful into adulthood, whereas, if they go to ‘Catholic’ Primary and Secondary schools, they will have their faith destroyed by the faithless, stupid, ignorant and cowardly teachers therein.
Only four percent of those who attend ‘Catholic’ Primary and Secondary schools in the UK remain in the Church into adulthood, a 96% failure rate. Perhaps you will now have a better understanding of why that is so