Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Why Do Catholic Schools Get Public Funding?

  Let’s keep the magical thinking out of schools. Let’s be upfront.  The demographic situation in Alberta in the days gone past dictated that we have two school boards.  Keeping the religious happy was much higher on up on the agenda in the 20th century.  I get that. It is, however, the 21st century.  Religious ...

The Ranting Canadian: The sins of the Argentinian church (article in The Guardian)

The sins of the Argentinian church (article in The Guardian): The last pope was a member of the Hitler Youth. The new one acted like a fascist collaborator in his adulthood. Fancy Francis, aka Jorge Bergoglio, was not a progressive-minded liberation theologist like Oscar Romero. Apparently the CONclave members have no problem with Bergoglio’s shameful ...

The Ranting Canadian: Thank gawd, finally a new cult leader was appointed in Italy by…

Thank gawd, finally a new cult leader was appointed in Italy by an elite cabal during a secret backroom ritual. This one is from Argentina. I guess that country deserves it, considering they just lost the recent vote on the status of the Falkland Islands. Yay, does this mean the end of the Olympic-style news ...

Five of Five: Spoken Word Homophobia

This is just…awful, weird and creepy, and full of the usual lies about sexuality. The up camera angles are very 1984. I’m sure the young peoples of the hood were deeply touched. Update: wrong video…

Five of Five: Gay is the Word

I was in the gym tonight when Toronto Archbishop Tom Collins came on the television.  The Ontario government is currently fine tuning proposed anti-bullying legislation, which of course affects catholic schools.  The legislation would allow students to form anti-bullying, anti-homophobic groups, sometimes known as Gay-Straight Alliances.  The issue right now seems to be the use ...