Dioceses not backing down from Summer Jobs policy dispute
OTTAWA – Neither the government nor parishes and charities are backing down from their positions on the new Canada Summer Jobs policy, which has left many organizations scrambling to find alternative funding.
“We’re not seeking a war with the government or anything like that,” said Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins in a Feb. 23 interview in Rome with Vatican Radio. “We didn’t start this controversy,” he said in reference to the pro-abortion attestation required in the application for the government grant. “We’re trying to be co-operative, but we cannot check off the box” that says “I believe in abortion and a couple of