CNA Staff, Nov 20, 2020 / 16:48 pm
Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has rebuked members of the local Catholic school board for refusing to allow a passage of the Catechism of the Catholic Church pertaining to ministry to people with same-sex attraction to be read during a recent meeting.
"That a Catholic should be criticized, and effectively be prevented by Catholic Trustees from reading from the Catholic Catechism at a meeting of a Catholic School Board is reprehensible," Collins wrote in a Nov. 17 letter to board chair Joseph Martino.
"The Catholic faith must guide all who are engaged in Catholic education- including students, teachers, administrators, and trustees- or that education ceases to be Catholic."
Jose Luis Dizon, a member of a Scarborough parish, had called in to a Nov. 12 board meeting to express support for the statements of several board members who had been speaking in support of Church teaching regarding people with same-sex attraction.