Open letter exposes faculty revolt at U of T’s St. Mike’s College, as discontent swirls over role of president, cardinal

Lots goin on here… likely his wife too.

“…Added to what one professor has called “ecclesiastical turmoil” at St. Mike’s, Angelo Minardi, fired several months ago as the college’s lay chaplain, has lodged a human rights complaint against the college that alleges Mulroney ordered him to take down a “Golden Rule” poster that declared that the world’s major faiths adhere to the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated. In the complaint, Minardi claims that Mulroney told him Catholics are not equal to other faiths and the poster would mislead Catholic students.

Faculty members familiar with Minardi’s complaint say Minardi also alleges he was told by Mulroney not to organize a prayer service with Muslim students after the shootings at a mosque near Quebec City, and that a Mulroney aide told him “students who are of other faith traditions can be accommodated across campus at the University of Toronto’s multifaith centre, not at St. Michael’s College because we are a Catholic college.”

Minardi says that, on the advice of his lawyer, he won’t speak publicly about his human rights complaint or produce documentation until the college files a response. Mulroney said that he will not talk about a “management” issue, but insisted St. Mike’s meets U of T standards on student rights.”

Propaganda poster.

Interfaith dialogue propaganda poster

  • BillyHW

    Catholicism will not be tolerated on a Catholic campus.

  • marty_p

    I am betting that as soon as the percentage of Mo’s increases in Ontario there will be a concerted effort to either end the provincially funded Catholic school system or to morph it into some type of hybrid Mo/Catholic “Religious School System”.

    When I attended UofT I knew as a Jew that I wouldn’t be applying to St Mikes or Victoria College. Jews typically applied to New College (nicknamed Jew College) or Innes.

    • Likely so, I am surprised no one has been charged with a hate crime yet.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Mini-storm in a Catholic Cup. The complainant is probably gay, too.

  • andycanuck

    Did the Islam quote cut off Confucius’s head?

  • simus1

    “Lay chaplain”?
    That’s like a reenactor who needs constant supervision and is barred from accessing any long sharp pointy things, right?

  • David Murrell

    Note that the author of this anti-Catholic screed is one Michael Valpy, an elderly, ultra-left ex-journalist who wrote for two left-wing papers, the Star and the Globe and Mail. At one time at the Globe he was the paper’s “religion reporter” — but that ended when the paper abolished the position, given its rather mad dash towards atheism and militant anti-family values.

    • Indeed.

      That man is as impartial as a fox is unwilling to eat chickens.

  • From the article:

    “In the complaint, Minardi claims that Mulroney told him Catholics are
    not equal to other faiths and the poster would mislead Catholic

    That’s right. They’re not because Catholics don’t murder their women nor do they blow up buildings or plow through crowds in vans.