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TORONTO, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) – On Thursday, the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s lawyer told trustees they are no longer required to swear an oath to the Teaching Magisterium of the Church, after one of the trustees noticed the oath was absent from recent documentation.
Addressing the recent swearing in of a student trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), Trustee Mike Del Grande inquired about why the oath to the Teaching Magisterium was no longer present in the series of oaths required to be sworn in for the position.
“The student trustee is a Catholic leadership position,” Del Grande stated.
“But there is no oath of allegiance [to the Magisterium demonstrated in the recent ‘minutes’], I would have suspected that would have occurred, but it didn’t occur,” he continued.
The other members present at the meeting seemed unaware that the oath was no longer being used, and deferred to TCDSB’s legal counsel, Paul Matthews, for an answer.
Hungary recently took a major step to protect children from having their innocence destroyed and being sexualized by LGBT propaganda in schools and by pornography in the mass media.
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Since passage of the bill the fake news outlets from Europe to America have predictably begun to fabricate outrage and, or, simply lie about the contents of the bill. And, the corrupt European Union has also now started to attack Hungary's efforts to protect children.
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The bill, which was passed last week, specifically prohibits showing pornographic material or content portraying homosexuality or transgenderism to minors under the age of 18. Other measures include a registry of sex offenders, regulations on sexual education, and stronger policies against child pornography.
This policy is to be welcomed as a pro-active measure against the liberal and LGBT propaganda machine which is steadily encroaching on Hungary's borders, and which threatens to tear down Christian civilization altogether.
Indeed, the same week that this law was passed in Hungary, Vienna's (Austria) deputy mayor distributed "Rainbow Family" information boxes to 350 kindergartens in the Austrian capital. And, Vienna is only about 50 miles from the Hungarian border!
But, never satisfied with corrupting the children of their own countries, LGBT activists and their accomplices in the EU have been quick to castigate Hungary, claiming that the Budapest government has "discriminated" against homosexuals with their law to protect children, and in doing so, has violated EU law.
However, Hungary's Justice Minister, Judit Varga, set the record straight in an interview with Hungarian journalists, stating:
"This is one of a number of declarations declaring certain Hungarian measures to be contrary to EU law without a thorough examination. The fake news that has taken wing in these statements is completely unfounded.
In Hungary's view, the legislation has nothing to do with EU law. The issue of subsidiarity and constitutional, national identity is a matter for the Member States. Furthermore, the European Charter of Human Rights also says that a parent has the right to determine the direction of their children's development in a culturally traditional background."
And, more broadly, Viktor Orbán, Hungary's Prime Minister, had this to say about Hungary's new law:
"The current left-wing campaign against Hungary is further proof that today, the left is the enemy of freedom, because instead of freedom of speech, they want political correctness as defined by them, and hegemony of opinion instead of a pluralism of ideas.
The new Hungarian law does not conflict with any lofty ideals or European laws. The new Hungarian law simply states clearly that only parents can decide on the sexual education of their children. Education in schools must not be in conflict with the will of parents; it must at most be supplementary, its form and content must be clearly defined and it must be subject to parental consent.
Parents also rightly expect that on platforms used by our children, pornography, sexuality for its own sake, homosexuality and gender reassignment programs should not be available. These restrictions must also be defined with surgical precision. In Hungary, no one has a say in how adults live their lives. In our view, a free adult should not have to give an account of his life in front of any secular authority — only before God when the time comes."
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“There is no oath to the Magisterium required by the Education Act,” Matthews replied.
“In fact, the Education Act prescribes what the oath is: There are two pieces to it. One is to swear an oath in respect to being a student trustee, the other is to swear an oath to the queen,” he continued.
“So, a Catholic school board is not allowed to behave like a Catholic school board anymore?” retorted Del Grande.
“Every year we’ve taken the oath to the teaching magisterium,” he added, “now going forward we don’t proclaim our Catholicity anymore?”
Matthews responded by saying that the oath can be reinstated, but that it is not required by the Education Act, and since it is not “required” the board decided to forgo it.
Del Grande, who was a trustee from 1994 to 1998 and has been a trustee again since 2014, replied that the oath has been used “since forever” and that the justification that the oath was removed because it is “not in the [Education] Act” seems strange.
“Not everything is in the Act that our board does,” he noted.
“I’ve got grave concerns that we are really drifting [from the Catholic faith].”
After an attempt to continue voicing his concerns, the other members shut down Del Grande’s inquiry by saying Matthews had already adequately answered the question.
Del Grande has consistently come under fire by the board for defending and upholding the authentic Catholic faith.
Del Grande fought to keep the anti-Catholic LGBT agenda out of the school board, and was met with massive opposition from his fellow trustees, homosexual activists, and members of the provincial legislature.
Del Grande faced 8 “Code of Conduct” complaints for his defense of the faith, and although initially acquitted, the trustees voted 8 to 1 to have the complaints reopened last December.
As of April 2021, Del Grande has been forced to amass over $100,000 in legal fees appealing the TCDSB’s decision to reprimand him for upholding his oath to the Catholic Teaching Magisterium – an oath that has now been removed from the board’s processes because it is not “required.”
Del Grande told LifeSiteNews he simply wanted to express that he is fulfilling his duty by “upholding the faith.”
LifeSiteNews reached out to the Archdiocese of Toronto in regards to the removal of the oath to the Teaching Magisterium, but has not yet received a reply.
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Cardinal Thomas Collins
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