Petition to Cardinal Collins: Reverse the Archdiocese of Toronto’s acceptance of Gender Theory at the Toronto Catholic District School Board


Your Eminence,

I am deeply disturbed and outraged by the decision of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, acting under your spiritual direction, to incorporate "Gender Ideology" into its Code of Conduct.

"Gender Ideology" makes the erroneous claim that one’s gender may be divorced from one’s God-given biological sex. It asserts that a person may claim to be “born in the wrong body”, and that he or she may choose whatever gender “feels right” among a vast assortment of new and novel “gender identities”, including “no gender”.

This is an abominable affront to God, whose design for mankind is clearly revealed in Holy Scripture, and affirmed by the teaching of the Church for over 2,000 years.

The Book of Genesis states: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27).

The Lord Jesus teaches: “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’” (Mark 10:6).

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “By creating the human being man and woman, God gives personal dignity equally to the one and the other. Each of them, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity.” (2393).

Your Eminence, I am convinced that, by adopting Gender Ideology, Catholic schools will now be complicit in the confusion, corruption, and abuse of children. Many children will be swayed by transgender ideas and adopt a harmful and conflicted self-image. Some will be lured into receiving dangerous artificial hormone therapy or mutilating “gender reassignment” surgery with or without the consent of their parents. Many young girls will be exposed to trauma as biologically male transgenders assert their “right” to use girls’ intimate facilities, including changerooms, showers, and washrooms in Catholic schools.   

The claim that Gender Ideology can “be interpreted through the lens of the Catholic faith as articulated by the teachings of the church” is patently false. How can something that is incongruous with Catholic teaching be incorporated into Catholic education? As St. Paul writes, “For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-16).

As Cardinal of the Toronto Catholic Archdiocese, a pre-eminent moral and spiritual leader within the Catholic community nation-wide, and as a visible representative of Christianity to society at large, your words, advice, and direction carry enormous weight. You have the power to promote Catholic values and uphold the Christian worldview, or to undermine and discredit those values and that worldview. I believe you are doing the latter, bringing great harm to the Church and to “the least of these” – the children – who rather ought to be protected and nurtured by the teaching ministry of the Church through the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

I pray that you will reconsider your position in support of Gender Theory and direct the School Board to reject the addition of “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the Code of Conduct.

Sincerely Yours, 

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Anonymous ,
Jun 29, 2020 - 09:23pm
Are we still Catholics or already pseudo catholics
Jun 28, 2020 - 11:15am
Bishop Collins, time to be a true leader of the Catholic faith, not a fundraiser.
Anonymous Scarborough, ON
Jun 24, 2020 - 01:23am
This is not the teaching of Christ and not scientific at all. I humbly but firmly ask your eminence to listen to the faithful. Please stand up for what is truth and not allow these ideologies and lies to ruin the next generation.
Anonymous Toronto, ON
Jun 23, 2020 - 10:49pm
Dear Cardinal Collins, You often speak as one who is full of the Holy Spirit and well learned in the faith. I would like to thank you for taking your time to bring the online masses to all the faithful who are currently unable to share in the grace of the Eucharist. However, in one of your masses you spoke about the way that
Krystyna N. Mississauga, ON
Jun 23, 2020 - 10:18pm
Why our catholic leader is so trendy and so much admires ideology contradicting Jesus teachings. When we will used to pry and watch mass at home? How to trust our Cardinal, who's looking for applause from atheist or other believers, ignoring conservative Catholics. It is less of us thanks to decision like this one. Frightening!
lynda g. townsend, ON
Jun 19, 2020 - 07:23pm
yes I agree
Anonymous Port Elgin, ON
Jun 17, 2020 - 04:38pm
Please do what you can to stop this in our Catholic schools and prevent the government from enacting Bill C-8.
michelle r. cumberland, BC
Jun 17, 2020 - 02:49pm
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
david r. cumberland, BC
Jun 17, 2020 - 02:48pm
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
Anonymous Port Coquitlam , BC
Jun 15, 2020 - 10:53pm
I pray constantly for priests who refuse to remain true to their promises to Christ and are now preaching according to their own wills. God is perfect and has made us in his own image. His word does not change to reflect the ideology of today’s society. Stop from leading God’s children astray. May God have Mercy on your soul.
Anonymous Toronto, ON
Jun 14, 2020 - 01:36pm
Why are the Cardinals, Bishops, Priests not saying anything and capitulating to the immoral secular culture? Not even one. The silence is deafening. You are expected to be defend the faith even if your very life is at risk. Our religious leaders are not even trying. What a poor example and very disappointing.
Renata C. North York, ON
Jun 9, 2020 - 09:45pm
To incorporate Gender Ideology is a step against Scripture and step against God Himself as it pretty much says that God makes mistakes and thus we as His creation need to be fixing His mistakes.
Jun 9, 2020 - 11:55am
God created MALE AND FEMALE. Don't let people change this.
Rita M. Stettler, AB
Jun 7, 2020 - 07:38pm
Yes I agreee
Anonymous Cormac, ON
Jun 7, 2020 - 01:56pm
Please reject the gender ideology from the schools.