What is happening at St Albert’s College is going to make the Church wake up from its long dormant state. One cannot help observing that the Maltese bishops – not the Gozitan ones – are in bed with the wokes. It is interesting that a number of those who ended up insulting the Rector and agree with those who call him ‘spittle,’ are in league with Bernard Grech or with Repubblika.
In one instance, I was personally attacked by someone who adopted Repubblika’s stand that I was writing ‘conspiracy theories’ and questioning my academic qualifications at University. In brief, this chap did precisely what Repubblika had attempted to achieve by dictating who is entitled to teach at university or not. What I wish to state is that this individual chose to attack a lecturer when he had never even attended any of my lectures at University. Nonetheless, the important factor is to insult in order to defend the indefensible; in this case, a teacher can insult his/her superior! No. Whoever does this, is not fit to be a teacher.
Omar Rababah wrote;
Oh. Those who ‘teach’ at university and are full of conspiracy theories are fit to be teachers!
What we are witnessing is a secular challenge against Church Schools. We are no longer in the times of Dom Mintoff when he wanted to close down Church Schools. But as one of the woke teachers told the Rector, only the building is of the Dominicans but the school is theirs (the teachers) and they can do as they please!
We are now worse off than in Mintoff’s days. After all, wokes hate the Church and it is with sadness that I note that our Maltese Bishops, instead of defending the Dominicans, are defending those who wish to destroy Catholic Christian teachings in Church Schools! One has to note that Archbishop Scicluna did not even bat an eyelid to defend Fr Aaron Zahra when the latter was viciously attacked by pro-abortion doctors. It is obvious that Scicluna is not fit to lead the Diocese.
This is not about the Church entrusting her schools to seculars because there is a shortage of priests or nuns to teach or even to be heads of schools. There are many secular teachers who are carrying out their duties correctly according to Catholic teaching.
Today, the Church has a clear choice. This is a battle of who owns the schools. What is happening at St Albert’s could never have happened in a State School. Whenever have we heard of a teacher insulting his superior in this manner? And for Pete’s sake, this teacher was once teaching in an independent private school before.
It is unacceptable that the Malta Union of Teachers defends such behaviour. Have we ever heard of anyone organizing new courses without informing his immediate superior? Imagine were I to do the same at University, setting up courses and entering into projects without first informing my superiors!
The issue that ensues – after all this hullabaloo – is one. To whom do the Church Schools belong today? Were the Dominicans to lose this battle, the schools would no longer belong to the Church but would belong to a group of teachers who have their agenda imposed upon them by others who do not necessarily have the wellbeing of our children at heart.
Besides, like me, parents who are sending their children to church schools because they desire that their children have a Catholic upbringing will no longer be able to do so.
Therefore, I insist that this is a battle about who owns the Church schools. Is it the priests, the nuns, or the Woke clique who are employed as teachers? What do we expect from Church Schools which is different from Independent or State Schools? What is happening at St Albert’s has never happened in our secular state schools.
Much can be learned from this case.