Another Catholic Cover Up Exposed

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s website, along with perpetuating the fiction that “Extraordinary Lives Start With a Great Catholic Education,” maintains that it is

determined to ensure that all persons who work and learn in the Dufferin-Peel community feel safe, secure and respected at all times.

and goes on to assert that

Dufferin-Peel’s approach to School Safety and Progressive Discipline is firmly rooted in our Catholic Christian faith tradition which calls us to become an inclusive community modeled after Jesus and the early Christian community. As a faith community, we are committed to honouring the dignity of all persons created in God’s image, and to fostering those virtues and attitudes that promote compassionate service to all.


The Toronto Star article, “Dufferin-Peel School Priest Confessed to Sex Assault in U.S,” shows that the only Catholic Christian faith tradition the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is protecting is the Catholic Church by protecting abusive priests.

The only person’s dignity that the DPCDSB protected was James Roth’s:

Although the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the archdiocese were kept informed throughout the investigation into Rev. James Roth by his U.S.-based religious order, they repeatedly chose not to publicly reveal the allegations until Thursday, when the Star began making inquiries. That was almost two months after the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales deemed the allegations credible.

Ryan Rocca, a Grade 11 student in the school district says

“The fact that the board didn’t tell students, didn’t tell parents, I think displays a lack of care and responsibility.”

No kidding!

The Ontario government is also displaying a lack of care and responsibility when it refuses to stop using taxpayer dollars to fund Catholic schools, when it refuses to create one publicly-funded secular school system for each official language in Ontario.

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