A simple letter from a priest created a tidal wave of protest!

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When it comes to standing up for our Faith, we must take every opportunity to fight. It is amazing what a simple letter can do.

It helps to have a well-known Catholic journalist  working in one of the major newspapers (The Daily Telegraph – Miranda Devine). Recent events regarding the proposed changes to the RE Curriculum in Parramatta diocese (Sydney) were also posted today in an article by Life Site News.

“Australian diocese to teach kids LGBT studies, gender fluidity, atheism in new religion class”
Critics are calling the new curriculum a ‘Trojan horse to smuggle in a leftist political agenda.’

See the article here:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/australian-diocese-to-teach-kids-lgbt-studies-gender-fluidity-atheism-in-new-religion-class?utm_source=editor_picks&utm_campaign=catholic

Below is the series of events which led to this.

      1. Events re Fr. Warren
      2.  Catholic Teacher Symposium
      3.  Letter to Daily Telegraph by Fr. Rizzo
      4. Fr Rizzo’s interview  by  “Catholic Lives Matter”
      5. Letter from Fr O’Neill in support of Fr Rizzo
      6. Lay Advocacy Group relating to St Patrick’s Cathedral and Bishop Long.

In the beginning (2019):

The story starts with Fr Warren Edwards who was mentioned by Fr Bossini (former Parish Priest of Parramatta Cathedral parish) in his whistleblower letter to the laity.   Fr Edwards was bullied when he fought for control of the religious education teaching of Santa Sophia Collegewhich should be under the control of the parish priest.  Greg Whitby made Sancta Sophia independent from the parish priest.  You see, Catholic Schools pastoral and religious education should be under the control of the parish priest.
This is the topic Fr O’Niell brought up in defence of Fr Rizzo in his letter to the Daily Telegraph.(see more info below)
It is interesting to note that both Fr Warren Edwards and Fr Bob Bossini have been removed form their parishes unjustly by this bishop.

Catholic Teacher Symposium:

This is outlined below in a letter by Bernadette of a lay advocacy group which formed to fight not only this, but other injustices in this diocese.

PREPARATION TO INDOCTRINATE NON-CATHOLIC TEACHINGS STARTED WITH THE CATHOLIC TEACHERS

In 2019, Greg Whitby and Bishop Long invited all Catholic School teachers to a symposium at Rosehills Racecourse.  However, both did not attend and went overseas. They send two openly gay priests to conduct the symposium.  Attached are the topics.  (Synodus Epsicoporum. 3 pages.)
Attached also is the copy of the Draft of the New Curriculum.  I know it seems only page 55 -56 is worrying but with the indoctrination of the Catholic school teachers makes the whole curriculum tainted from the true Catholic teaching
Fr Rizzo and Fr O’  Neil (Doonside) have responded to this.  Let’s pray more priests and bishops come out to support these two priests who are courageous enough to speak out. Yesterday 27 August, Thursday, Fr Rizzo was called to Bishop Long’s office at 3 pm.  Fr Rizzo said the meeting went well. 
(Editor’s note re last statement: It was reported that Fr. Rizzo had been “silenced”, but it wouldn’t worry him because his work had been done  – i.e. getting parents on the offensive and making them aware of the details.)

Note the new curriculum focusses on the following aspects of the curriculum document:  

“respecting sexual identities”: This is problematic because it implies more than two sexual identities and that we are required to respect whatever identity a person chooses for themself. It is not about teaching objective Catholic teaching on sexuality but allowing students to subjectively determine for themselves their sexual identity and require others to affirm that choice.
Is sexual identity nature or nurture?This allows open-ended discussion to conclude that it is both and hence allow students to nurture their own identity independent of biology.
Is sexuality optional? This allows open-ended discussion to conclude that sexuality is optional and we all have the option to choose our own sexual identity independent of biology.
Is Church teaching relevant? This will allow the discussion to conclude that Church teaching on sexuality is no longer relevant and it needs to change to be in tune with the times. That is, surrender to the tenets of the sexual revolution.
How does social media construct sexual identity? This, again, implies that sexual identity is merely a social construct and all students are hence free to construct or reconstruct their own sexual identity.
How is sexuality a journey of infinite exploration? If sexuality is a journey of exploration, then the implication is that students are free to embark on their own journey of sexual exploration and come to whatever conclusions they wish to independent of their biology.
Flourishing:This word implies that we can only truly flourish if we are allowed to explore our sexuality and form our own personal identity.
With the indoctrination for years by Greg Whitby and the Bishop of the Catholic School teachers, this curriculum is dangerous to our Church and Children.
After Mass yesterday, I went to see Bishop Long.  I introduced myself and reminded him that I have registered to mail my petition for Transparency and Accountability which he received on 7 July.  I asked him why he kept refusing my request for an appointment.   He gave me a spiel that there is a process. I reminded him that he cannot remain silent, more and more things are coming out and I have not been disrespectful to him in my approach or my correspondence.  I mentioned we have a daily zoom The Laity Advocacy Prayer Group and we are praying for him 2x a day. I said God loves Him and he may be surrounded by bad people so he should speak to me us as we are here to strengthen the church and assist in fraternal correction if necessary.
We need prayers.  Greg Whitby, Geoff Officer and sadly Bishop Long (if he refuses to handle or is incapable of handling the powerful vicars and employees) have to go.  This is not a sin if it is to save souls and defend the teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  
Kind regards,
Bernadette”

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Fr Rizzo’s Letter to the newspaper after the release of the Curriculum:

A letter from Fr John Rizzo, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, to the Daily Telegraph
“Regarding the plans of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta in instituting “a radical shake-up of the religious curriculum, I respond in the following way: If I were a Catholic parent and a salesman came to my door wanting to sell me material about “gender identity,” I would tell him of the TWO identities, male and female. If he wanted to sell me on “atheism being another faith,” I would tell him that atheism involves a LACK OF FAITH.
Perhaps at this point he would say that I am suffering from “boredom of religion!”
As a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Parramatta, I kindly remind the Catholic Education Office of Parramatta of their crucial responsibility in teaching their students of the importance of the 10 Commandments; likewise the Catholic teachings of morality, especially in regards to the Church’s teachings on proper relationships, marriage between a man and a woman; abstinence before marriage; the evils of pornography; the love of purity; the avoidance of homosexuality. Oops, am I boring you??
If the Catholic Education Office does not want to live up to this God-given responsibility, than I kindly ask Bishop Vincent Long to terminate the Catholic Education Office and replace it with people who are faithful to ALL the teachings of the Catholic Church in Her faith and morals!!
Catholic faithful are sick and tired of politically correct agendas being thrown at the innocence of their children.
Oh Mary conceived without sin , pray for us who have recourse to you.”
Sincerely,
Fr. John Rizzo, Diocese of Parramatta”

Fr Rizzo’s interview on “Catholic Lives Matter”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852494475018627/permalink/2690027327932000/

As a result of this letter and his interview, Fr Rizzo was called into  the bishop’s Office on 27th August at 3pm.

The news of this was only released  on the morning of the 27th, but with help of Social Media there was an army of people praying the Rosary and Chaplet at 3pm for him. We found out this morning the result. He has been silenced, but it is not the first time. He was not concerned because he had done what he set out to do : make parents aware of what this Curriculum is all about.

His simple letter began  with a ripple, but it had developed into a tidal swell.

Catholic Journalist’s articles in the Daily Telegraph.

  • “Miranda Devine: Catholic schools sell out scripture for sex ed

Miranda Devine       The Daily Telegraph    

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Fr O’Neill’s letter  in defence of Fr Rizzo in his letter to the Daily Telegraph:

Dear Sir
re article on Parramatta Schools
More power to the arm of Fr. Rizzo. What the Catholic Education Office needs to know is that they do not have authority over Parish Schools: that belongs to the Parish Priest. It would be interesting for this matter to be raised before The Sacred Congregation for Clergy in the Vatican. I am Parish Priest of St. John Vianney’s Doonside, Parramatta Diocese, coming here in 1983. My first and happy task was to establish a primary school. It was my decision in obedience to the Church’s universal Code of Canon Law, CN. 776, not to an instruction from the CEO, which did not exist here at that time – the Diocese was not cut off from Sydney until 1986. The bishop of this diocese, so I hear, has required that this very faulty RE programme be used in this diocese. The bishop needs to know that he has not the authority to place a bureau above the authority of the Parish Priest.
I have forbidden the use of this RE programme in this parish school and have so instructed the school authorities. I am very much prepared to make this public before the congregations at Mass. Just in case anyone is surprised, or even shocked at these arguments in our Church, they should bone up on their Church History, starting with reading the Letters of St. Paul. Christ said to His Apostles, his first priests: “Go, teach all nations;” He did not tel them: “Go, found bureaus!”
Fr. John W. O’Neill, PP, STB, MASA
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Headline in Parramatta Outlook (Diocesan news site) re New Curriculum:

“Catholic schools across Western Sydney are changing the way students learn about faith.

The Draft New Curriculum is a response to the “signs of the times” as well as the needs of local students and school communities. It has been developed based on the big questions students themselves ask about life, identity and belonging. The final version of the new curriculum will be launched in Term 2, 2021.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby has confidence in this up-to-date approach to learning and teaching.

“We’ll meet students and their families where they are, give them a voice and empower them to explore faith through participation and dialogue,” Greg said.

This new approach aims to nurture young people so they might help to build a more compassionate and caring society through being thoughtful, intelligent, reasonable and responsible.

“We’re aiming to educate the whole person and empower our young people to discover a full and meaningful life” Monica said. “It is a call to action to use their learning to make a difference in the lives of others.”

Consultant Theologian Professor Anthony Maher highlights the relevant and inspirational nature of the new curriculum, and said that its “purpose is to bring about the flourishing of our young people.”   …”

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Screen shot re comments on FB on new Curriculum :
(being managed by Laity Advocacy Group)

“Your comments and suggestions to the diocese on the Facebook link are being deleted, despite the comments being respectful.
If anyone can take screen shots of all the comments, send them through to me”

 

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Comment from an email parishioner friend:

“From the Curriculum “God loves me for who I am”

That is a very dangerous statement. It implies that each person is his/her own god…the capital sin of pride.

This also runs counter to A’Kempis: “The more humble and obedient to God a man is, the more wisw and at peace he will be in all that he does.”

Documents:

Synodus Episcoporum

Curriculum v4 (3)

More Prophecies Fulfilled: Threats to Freedom, Faith and Family

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Children are being threatened from every side.

  • Our governments are enacting many new laws, under the guise of ”protection”. The details of a new law was sent to me from a friend in Victoria and applies as part of a new governmental COVID 19 emergency response action plan.

Here we see communistic principles of control (through fear) being enacted under the pretense of protecting and saving our children.

There is nothing further from the truth. In reality, parents should have sovereign rights over their children – their education, their health, their place of residence and their formation!

This is proof that Satan is attacking the family where communism, or at least a Communist form of rule, is being used to take away basic freedoms- under other guises and pretexts.

The Book of Truth warns us about the dangers of laws designed to enslave us:

Excerpt of message 9 Nov. 2012

“…Look in front of you and behind you. Look carefully at seemingly innocent new laws introduced into your countries designed to make you feel as if they are to improve your lives. Many of them are simply to enslave you by getting you to sign away your rights, under what appear to be democratic laws.

Democracy will be replaced with dictatorships, yet they will not be presented to nations as such. When millions have signed away all their rights, in the name of new tolerant laws, it will be too late. You will become prisoners.

The main leaders in the world are working together to bring their new plans about. They are part of the elite whose goal is greed, wealth, control and power. They do not accept the Power of God. They do not believe My Death on the Cross was to save them from the fires of Hell….”

In this message, we are given a prayer entitled:

CP 84 To enlighten the Souls of the Elites who rule the World

O dear Jesus, I beg You to enlighten the souls of the elites who rule the world. … Please prevent their plans to hurt millions of people through vaccinations, shortage of foods, forced adoptions of innocent children and the splitting up of families, from taking place.

Heal them. Cover them with Your Light and take them into the bosom of Your Heart to save them from the snares of the evil one. Amen.

And other prayers for the protection of our children and our families.

Crusade Prayer (153): The Gift of Protection for children

O Mother of God, Mother of Salvation, I ask that you consecrate the souls of these children (list them here…) and present them to your beloved Son. Pray that Jesus will, through the Power of His Precious Blood, cover and protect these little souls with every kind of protection from evil. I ask you, dear Mother, to protect my family in times of great difficulties and that your Son will look favourably upon my request to unite my family in one with Christ and grant us Eternal Salvation. Amen.

Crusade Prayer (167) : Protect my family

O God, my Eternal Father, through the grace of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, please protect my family, at all times, from evil. Give us the strength to rise above evil intent and to remain unified; in our love for You and one another. Sustain us through every trial and suffering we may endure and keep alive the love we have for each other, so that we are in union with Jesus. Bless our families and give us the Gift of Love, even in times of strife. Strengthen our love, so that we may share the joy of our family with others so that Your Love may be shared with the whole world. Amen.

Another warning against new laws:

Excerpt of message: 31 March 2013

“…Many new laws will be brought into your nations, where My Father’s Book will become impossible to access. You must never accept these laws because they deny Me.  When you have no access to My Teachings, your children will not know Me. When My Teachings, the Laws of God, become outlawed, then you will know that it will be by the hand of Satan that your governments are being guided.

You must not allow yourselves to be taken like slaves. You must not succumb to absurd laws, which deny your free will. Never forget that you were born with the gift of free will – a Gift from God.

Any man who takes away your free will, denies God. Any government or nation, which denies you your free will to bear witness to God, is being guided by Satan. You, My beloved followers have been duped by satanic influences through those nations, which control your banks, your governments and your access to food. …”

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Besides laws such as the one mentioned above (Section 25A: removal of children) we have Catholic educational leaders (and their bishop?) taking the first step towards confusing children about their Creation and their identity. It was under the pretext that it is to educate them re: LGBT and transgender, in the light of the teachings of the Catholic Faith. We might think this sounds good, but in reality, we know this will not happen.

The Faith of  Catholics is already in the hands of modernist teachers and leaders. No-one gets promoted unless you are very ‘contemporary’ as they like to call it. Already the Director of schools has targeted and labelled ‘devout Catholics’ (as if it was a  bad thing) as likely having a problem with it and needing to ‘get over it’ or be railroaded. Does he know the meaning of devout? Are the parents, who actually care that Catholic schools exist, even worth him acknowledging?!

The children will latch onto this “new” approach and be overwhelmed and drown in its insidiousness. The vast majority of teachers of this new religious education curriculum,  are poorly formed in their faith and utterly unsuited to teach and answer questions about the Teachings of our Faith on matters challenged by society. And consider who/ where it is coming from, this is as dangerous as letting an enemy put ‘vitamins’ in your water source.

Book of Truth warns us not just against new laws, but clergy who are silent:

Excerpt of message 5 Sept. 2012

“…Not only do the laws, which govern their countries, begin to change, but the faith they once had, seems to have evaporated.

Fewer priests, fewer servants in My Christian Church, are coming forward to defend the Laws of God.

Nor do they shout their allegiance to Me. Instead their voices are but whispers amidst the noise of voices, which rant and promote self-love.

The Word of God is being devoured by the voices of the atheists who disguise their voices behind the cloak of government laws, which are being amended in the name of so called justice, tolerance, for the good of all.

The lies being presented before you are designed to destroy not only the Word of My Father, but Christianity throughout the world….

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See story below.

Report in the Daily Telegraph on 16 Aug. 2020:

Catholic kids to study atheism, gender identities as part of religious education shakeup

“Catholic school students will be taught about different sexual identities, atheism and social media relationships as part of a radical shake- up of religious curriculum in the Parramatta Diocese. Greg Whitby conceded the move would be controversial among devout Catholics but said change was necessary .

“Catholic school students will be taught about different sexual identities, atheism and social media relationships as part of a radical shake-up of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta’s religious curriculum. The move is a bid to make religion more relevant to students’ lives and cater to an increasing number of multicultural students who are not Catholic. Students in Year 7 and 8 will be asked “to recognise sexuality as an exploration in forming personal identity”.

They will discuss questions like “Is sexuality optional? Does the Church’s teaching on sexuality have any value or relevance to modern life? How does social media construct sexual identity?”

The Diocese’s schools chief Greg Whitby conceded the move would be controversial among devout Catholics but said change was necessary if they were going to engage students in religion.

“There will be critics of this approach, just as the older generation critiques the younger generation but we believe we can defend the proposition,” Mr Whitby said.”

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Parents have been complaining all over social media. One well-meaning priest, reacted to parents’ concerns and reassured them that although many Catholic teachers do not practice their Faith, many resources have been made available to teachers so that they teach the Faith. He is a good priest and apparently was part of the discussions in forming this curriculum. But really? Parents aren’t that blind. It will be exactly as has been done to many other traditional features of our Faith and Christ’s Teachings. They will be twisted to suit the modern agendaand our children’s morals and Faith will be further diluted, if not totally corrupted and they will become conformed to modern society.

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 In response, the newspaper received a letter from a solid Catholic Priest in regards to plans of Catholic Diocese of Parramatta:

 “Regarding the plans of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta in instituting “a radical shake-up of the religious curriculum, I respond in the following way: 

 If I were a Catholic parent and a salesman came to my door wanting to sell me material about “gender identity,” I would tell him of the TWO identities, male and female.

 If he wanted to sell me on “atheism being another faith,” I would tell him that atheism involves a LACK OF FAITH.

Perhaps at this point he would say that I am suffering from “boredom of religion!”

As a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Parramatta, I kindly remind the Catholic Education Office of Parramatta of their crucial responsibility in teaching their students of the importance of the 10 Commandments; likewise the Catholic teachings of morality, especially in regards to the Church’s teachings on proper relationships, marriage between a man and a woman; abstinence before marriage; the evils of pornography; the love of purity; the avoidance of homosexuality. Oops, am I boring you??

If the Catholic Education Office does not want to live up to this God-given responsibility, then I kindly ask Bishop Vincent Long to terminate the Catholic Education Office and replace it with people who are faithful to ALL the teachings of the Catholic Church in Her faith and morals!!

Catholic faithful are sick and tired of politically correct agendas being thrown at the innocence of their children.

Oh Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.”

Sincerely,

Fr. John Rizzo, Diocese of Parramatta

Let’s all stand united with Fr Rizzo and make sure they don’t try to silence him (as has been done before)

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So many of these attacks began with our bishops. E.g. support for same sex marriage, closure of churches, Communion in the hand only, etc. This is only just the beginning. In October, Australia is having a Plenary Council. The agenda is insidious and, just like that of the Amazonian Synod, has been condemned. It has been said, that this agenda will resurface in this Plenary Council and make this teaching mandatory everywhere.

Heaven forbid! We have many good bishops, but not many of our bishops are courageous. Can they stand up to the influence of the masonic bishops and defend laws of God?

We have to pray so hard for our priests, bishops and government leaders!!! We must pray daily for the Protection of our children from the demonic forces which encircle us. They threaten our lives and they threaten our souls. They are dividing families (in more ways than one!) and have taken our freedom- and they have only just started!

But also know this: our help is in God who made the heavens and the earth. All Power and Dominion belongs to Him. His Power is Almighty, far greater than any evil entity. If you know this, you must call on His Power day and night pray without ceasing. You were born for this, and in truth, you may die for this, but you will testify to His Glory and His Power and He will be Victorious.