Catholic apologist and academic Christian Elia appeared on Sun News Network’s June 17th episode of Holy War to discuss/debate “prostitution, Catholic teachers in Pride, and more” with secularist Justin Trottier. In an answer to a question from Michael Coren, Elia attempted to explain and justify Catholic schools:
The reason why we still have a Catholic school system, or the reason why the plug hasn’t been pulled is we’re hopeful that [. . .] somewhere down the road the door is left open; they can come back and embrace Catholic teachings.
Elia’s message is not particularly clear, but the implication is Ontario is funding a separate, public Catholic school system, so lapsed Catholics can have a place to come back to and embrace Catholic teachings, Really, that’s what churches are for! The Ontario tax payer should not be expected to fund a refuge for those who want to return to the Roman CatholicChurch; it’s bad enough that the Ontario tax payer should have to pay for Catholic education in a public funded school. The Ontario taxpayer should watch the June 17th Holy War and pay special attention to Elia’s statement @11:30 to find out what Catholics like Elia think the Ontario public should support with their tax dollars.