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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Halton Catholic DSB "Approved" Charities List Supports Abortion

BURLINGTON The on going battle over a fundraising policy which seeks to limit fundraising to "approved" charities which meet the Board's "sanctity of life" criteria may have finally hit a brick wall. Their resolution (found here) states;

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB), because it is a Catholic Institution, will not provide or facilitate any financial donations to any charities or non-profits that publicly support, either directly or indirectly, abortion, contraception, sterilization, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research. For the purposes of this motion, “public support” for the issues listed above ( i.e. abortion, contraception etc.…) is not support when privately expressed but is support when publically expressed on a website, in press material or found in some other public area.

It seems their approved list below (since removed), lists one of the largest Canadian Catholic charities in North America known as "Development And Peace" (D&P). It was created by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and has been around since 1967. It is also the Canadian arm of the larger Vatican charity Caritas Internationalis. D&P is well known by every parish and school in the Board, it's Canada's largest Catholic charity.

This is where things go off the rails. The motion clearly states "will not support ....either directly or indirectly.....abortion......but is support when publicly expressed on a website, in press material or found in some other public area." Here is the dilemma,  D&P gives over $50,000 a year (see here) to the United Church of Canada according to the Canada Revenue Agency charities division. 

From Development and Peace 2016 CRA Charity Return

Wikipedia a public website, lists (see here) the United Church of Canada as supporting abortion, contraception etc.  This clearly establishes the "approved" charities Development and Peace as well as "Parishes" must be removed from any future approved list. These charities directly and indirectly give their funds to other charities whose support is publicly expressed in the most respected encyclopedia in the world used in every school on the planet. This is in clear contravention of cry baby trustees Danko, Karabela, Marai, Quinn and Trites resolution. Now the Board has to scrub Development and Peace and all Parishes from the list because they are closely associated and one has raised funds for the other. They also have to check to see if any of the few remaining charities have connections to Parishes or Development and Peace since that would violate the resolution as well by indirectly supporting the issues of abortion, contraception etc.

If trustee Danko's resolution succeeds he and the other trustees will be supporting charities that support abortion. Come re-election time Anthony won't be seen as a pillar of the Catholic community or a supporter of catholic electors will he?

Based on this new information trustees Danko, Karabela, Marai, Quinn and Trites are asked to immediately withdraw support for this motion. If they don't, as it now stands their resolution will effectively prevent all schools from raising funds for any Catholic cause.

As always the HCDSB NEWS invites your corrections, comments and criticisms and any replies received from people or institutions mentioned in any article will be published.


  1. Next headline Danko supports abortion

  2. And a Day after the above article - An Archbishop says the same thing -

  3. Here's Danko's KofC doing the same thing -

    1. Thanks for the info - much appreciated