"It is...Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as 'profane novelties of words,' out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: 'This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved' (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim 'Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,' only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself." -- Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 24 (1914)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Chancery Office Staff & Their Social Media Accounts

Did you know the Diocese of Hamilton has an Office of Justice and Peace? We even have a coordinator for it. I don't know if it's a full time position, part time, or volunteer, but I assume full time. What's the compensation package for a chancery office coordinator? I'd guess somewhere between $40K-$50K salary plus benefits, vacation, travel expenses (to attend social justice conferences, trips to the Vatican, etc) office expenses, etc. So the collection baskets in the diocese fork out around $60,000/yr for this role. Does anyone know what a justice and peace diocesan coordinator does all day?

Sarah Guinta is our Justice and Peace Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Guelph three years ago with a degree in Political Economy and Administrative Change. Previous work experience at Me To We and AIESEC Canada. I'd guess her age in the mid-twenties. I have no idea what the skill set or experience level for a diocesan justice and peace coordinator are but let's assume Sarah's qualified for this position, whatever it's suppose to do for us. 

After some googling and browsing on employment websites, I could not find any advertisements for this position. Were there other candidates? This is all I could find, the announcement of her hiring in September 2015. I'm not sure who does the hiring at the Diocese of Hamilton Chancery Office, but do they check potential new employee's social media accounts?

This is Sarah's Facebook page. It's privacy settings are public so I didn't have to hack into it or anything like that. It's currently available for anyone to see. 

After her current employment status, educational achievement, her attendance at "Sexually Charged: November Edition" is listed. If you don't know what "Sexually Charged" is all about then consider yourself lucky. The event's profile picture of three plush vaginas should be a clue. 

Charged Questions

Not sure how to start a Sexually Charged conversation at your table? We have you covered! On every table you’ll find a bowl of questions to help get your juices flowing. Our list is always growing, thanks to suggestions from attendees. Have a question you’d like to see added? Tweet it to us @SexuallyCharged !
  • Talk about any fantasy or experience with S/M sexuality.
  • Share a favourite “gasp producing” sexual technique or trick.
  • Talk about your taste in sex toys.
  • Talk about your first sexual understandings (grade school stuff).
  • How do you feel about “dirty” words? What is your visceral reaction? When are they a turn on/off?
  • What are the best and worst potentials of group sex?
  • What is your favourite compliment to hear?
  • Tell us a specific technique you enjoy/want from a lover performing oral sex on you.
  • What adolescent fantasies or experiences still hold an erotic charge for you?
  • Talk about any fantasies or experiences with food and sex.
  • In what ways do you find yourself embodying traditional sexually repressive attitudes?
  • What clothes or costumes do you enjoy wearing when you want to feel sexy?
  • Describe how you like to kiss.
  • Tell us about a situation in which there was a strong sexual tension which was never resolved.
  • What goes on in your mind during orgasm?
  • How do you define a sexual encounter?
  • What is the last specific sexual thing you asked a lover to do?
  • Tell us about a favourite technique you use to masturbate a partner.
  • How did you discover masturbation? At what age?
  • Talk about fantasies or experiences with body art or modifications?
  • Talk about a fantasy or experience with the gender/s other than the one/s to which you are usually attracted. Pansexuals, tell us any story you want!
  • Talk about any fantasies or experiences with dominance and submission.
  • Describe a fantasy or experience involving an animal, vegetable, or mineral.
  • Tell us about the evolution of your body image. Where are you now?
  • How do you like to flirt?
  • How do you like to be flirted with?
  • What is your relationship with pornography/erotica?
  • Describe a favourite way of masturbating using as much detail as you are comfortable with.
  • What were some of your body’s first sexual feelings? (e.g. sweaty palms, getting wet, orgasm in your sleep, etc.) How did you feel about it? What did you think about it?
  • Tell us the kinds of things you like a lover to say to you during sex.
  • Demonstrate or describe a favourite sexual position.
  • Talk about any fantasies or experiences with group sex.
  • Is there any response you fear when you think about asking a lover to do something in particular?
  • Do you have sexual fantasies or practices that you are uncomfortable with? What is the nature of the conflict?
  • Tell us about a particularly dramatic kissing experience you have had.
  • Does the idea of sex in a public place turn you on? If so, describe.
  • Tell us any fantasies or experiences with sex in cars, planes, trains, or boats.
  • Did your early sexual feelings correlate with fairy tales and/or family members? Do they still?
  • What kind of sexual play do you like to get you really turned on?
  • What are some of the ways you communicate what you want to a partner? (e.g. body language, sounds, verbally, etc.)
  • Describe a sexual alter ego of yours (a sexual persona or aspect of yourself which does not find expression in everyday life).
  • Demonstrate the sounds you make when you orgasm.
  • Tell us about any fantasies, experiences or “almosts” with threesomes.
  • Have you ever fantasized or experienced watching a lover with someone else? Describe.
  • What sexual activity have you not yet tried but would like to?
  • Describe some of the different modes you like to be sexual in. (e.g. soft and tender, quick and dirty, etc.)
  • Tell us about a fantasy or experience with a favourite sex toy or sexual object.
  • What physical characteristics do you usually find sexy?
  • Describe what it is like when you feel very sexually powerful. What can bring that on?
  • How does menstruation (yours or a partner’s) affect your sexuality?
  • Tell us about a very brief sexual encounter.
  • Talk about any fantasies or experiences with role playing.
  • Talk about your fantasies and/or experiences with anal sex play.
  • Name some favourite places or settings you like to be sexual in.
  • How much sex education did you get from your parents or caregivers?
  • Are you curious about your friend’s sexual lives? What do you wonder about? How could you bring the topic up?
  • In what situation(s) do you feel sexy?
  • Talk about your sexual relationship with yourself. (e.g. evolution of masturbation fantasies, orientation, etc.)
  • What is a question you would like to be asked?
  • Have you ever had a fantasy or experience where the distinction between pain and pleasure became blurred?
  • Tell us something you like about your body.
  • What characteristics do you find attractive in members of your own gender?
  • What characteristics do you find attractive in members of other genders?
  • Tell us a favourite fantasy of yours with as much detail as you can stand.
  • What does the word “sex” mean to you?
  • What does the word “gender” mean to you?
  • What is your gender (or are your genders) what does that mean to you?
  • What is your sexuality (or are your sexualities) and what does that mean to you?
  • How comfortable are you talking about sex?
  • How comfortable are you talking about sexuality?
  • How comfortable are you talking about gender?
  • How did you first learn about your gender/s? How about other genders?
  • If your gender were a colour what would it be and why?
  • If your sexuality were a colour what would it be and why?
  • If you were any undergarment or accessory, what would best match your personality and why?
  • If you were any kind of footwear, what would best match your personality and why?
  • Going from your own experience, what would have been the best age for you to start exploring sexual behaviour with others and why?
  • Are you becoming more or less sexual with time and age?
  • What are the pros and cons to monogamy, as you see it?
  • What are the pros and cons to non-monogamy, as you see it?
  • In what ways might you like to explore trying out another gender, if at all?
  • In what ways might you like to explore having different anatomy, if at all?
  • If everyone woke up as a different gender or sex for just one week, how would the world change that week? And how the world be different after that week was over?
  • If everyone woke up as a different sexuality for just one week, how would the world change that week? And how the world be different after that week was over?
  • Have you found that various genders are more alike or more different than you used to think they were?
  • Why is talking about sex so taboo?
  • Why is talking about genders so taboo?
  • Why is talking about sexualities so taboo?
  • If you could say one sentence to the world about sex, sexuality, or gender and know that people would really listen, what would it be and why?
  • What does active consent mean to you?
  • Share a story about a really great conversation or moment you have had around sex, sexuality, or gender.
  • If you were going to pick up a new kink that currently holds no appeal to you, what would you like it to be?
  • What is the best thing about genitals?
  • How good are you at knowing when people are flirting with you? Tell us a story about it!
  • Why are you so interested in topics about sex/sexuality/gender?
  • If you could have any job in the world related to sex/sexuality/gender what would it be?
  • What are you most proud of about your sex/sexuality/gender?
  • What do you think your experience of your sexuality and gender will be like when you’re 10, 20, or 30 years older
  • How do you think our cultures are changing for the better when it comes to sex?
  • How do you think our cultures are changing for the better when it comes to sexuality?
  • How do you think our cultures are changing for the better when it comes to gender?
  • How do you think you’re changing for the better when it comes to sex?
  • How do you think you’re changing for the better when it comes to sexuality?
  • How do you think you’re changing for the better when it comes to gender?
  • What is something you’ve learned about sex/sexuality/gender that you wish you knew sooner?
  • What is something you’ve learned about sex/sexuality/gender that you wish more people knew?
  • What is something you wish you understood better about sex/sexuality/gender?
Sarah doesn't list anything in "Relationship Status". I think it's safe to assume she's not married. Maybe she went to the event to proclaim the Gospels, participate in New Evangelization, and explain Church teaching. 

The event is organized by a University of Guelph prof who specializes in kinky sex and gender identity issues. 

"Dr. Ruth Neustifter is an author, university faculty member, and sexuality researcher from snowy Guelph, Ontario, Canada. They are also proud to co-chair the Guelph Sexuality Conference, which is one of the largest and longest running annual professional sexuality conferences in Canada. Ruthie happily identifies as poly, kinky, sex-queer and gender-queer."

Apparently when you identify your gender as 'poly' you use 'they' instead of 'he' or 'she', because it's 2015.

Sarah also gave a Facebook shout-out to all her wonderful same-sex attracted friends this past summer. I have friends and family with same-sex attraction; some of them are wonderful too. However, Pride isn't about loving and caring for people, it's about deviant and harmful sexual behavior. Professional Catholics should not be condoning nor promoting such events. 


Maybe working in the chancery office, Sarah will find a catechism:

2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

Sarah's Twitter account has issues too. Her tweets are highly political (leftwing, of course) and at least one sexual. Here is a re-tweet of an organization that supports abortion

She proclaims her love for a series of videos from a website called SlutEver

It seems Sarah has some growing up to do, but then again so does our new prime minister. Maybe in her role as a professional Catholic she'll reform her life. Many of us didn't follow Church teaching on matters of sexuality in our twenties, but we weren't employed by our diocese either. 

At this point I'm not even sure if Sarah is a practicing Catholic. There is nothing on her social media accounts to suggest otherwise. You'd think being a practicing Catholic would be a job requirement with the Diocese of Hamilton. 

After some googling I did find a Shari Guinta. She is the National Treasurer of the CWL, a member of the KW Serra club, a director at  the Good Shepherd Centre, and sits on the Diocese of Hamilton's Finance Committee. Maybe that's the connection.


  1. Have you seen the Jesuit scholastics with their gay flags? I guess they all just go together.

  2. Two things: I think she came across my social media account before, as a professional interest. Also, if I am not mistaken my diocese just created aa position with the same title: social justice whatever. Third thing as a bonus. We have a grandmotherly lady at the office. She is always schmoozing and hacking connections for her daughter in order to get Catholic professional jobs and free giveaway money.

  3. I have one question for you: would Jesus Christ have written something like this, throwing stones? Take up your issue with the Diocese, by all means, but don't just spread gossip online. Shame on you.

  4. To answer your question, yes, I think Jesus may have written something like this. Jesus said to go and sin no more; to enter the narrow gate.

    Now a question for you: what gossip? Is anything posted here not true?

  5. Oh, and if anyone should be feeling shame, it's Sarah. Do you approve of her attendance at 'Sexually Charged'? Do you approve of her love for the videos on SlutEver?

  6. This is shameful and the author of this blog should feel extreme remorse and shame for publishing this. Does the Gospel not ask us to bring our concerns to someone directly instead of taking this chosen tactic: publicly humiliating a young woman? Did you approach your chancery office about this before publishing this filth? Or reach out to this woman yourself? I'm willing to bet you did not. And all this takes place behind the anonymity required by a spineless coward who tears people down but doesn't have the courage to show his face. What's done in the dark will be seen in the light. You should go to confession and try to root out the darkness in your soul that would compel you to publicly humiliate and try to destroy someone in this fashion. Perhaps this woman is confused and wrong-headed in the things you mention, but by posting this you demonstrate that the inside of your cup is just as dirty as anyone caught up in the things mentioned above.

  7. You didn't answer my questions.

    There has been no intent here to humiliate or destroy anyone. It's a commentary on the general state of things not anyone in particular. I'm willing to bet this young woman wasn't catechized. Don't shoot the messenger.

    Blog posts can come down. If I become aware of sincere repentance and correction then it will be.

    Please refrain from insults especially hypocritical ones.

    The Gospels tell us to pluck out our eye if it causes us to sin. Hopefully Sarah doesn't take this literally. It also calls us to follow Christ and His Church 100% because we don't know the hour the thief arrives. We don't get to make up the rules according to our conscience. Perhaps your anger would be better directed towards those you have influence with if you care about where they will spend eternity.

    1. "You didn't answer my questions." - you didn't ask me any questions; this is my first comment on this horrific blog post.

      "There has been no intent here to humiliate or destroy anyone. It's a commentary on the general state of things not anyone in particular." - this is absurd and asinine. Posting photos of a *particular person* and viciously attacking them personally is in absolutely no way a "commentary on the general state of things." Do you grasp that the person you are publicly humiliating is a *person* who should be treated with dignity? Or do you just think that your particular crusade absolves you from the Christian duty to treat others as if they have dignity?

      As I said, it is obvious that the posts this woman has made are problematic. It's sad that the truth of our faith as regards family and life are increasingly rarely lived out in fullness. However, nothing gives anyone the right to publicly shame people online, regardless of what they've posted. Nothing gives you the right to disregard the Gospel in burning someone down in your anonymous blog. Nothing absolves you from the Christian duty of treating others as you would be treated, and loving your enemies. And nothing absolves the sinfulness of what you are doing. Perhaps channel just a little bit of this great zeal for pointing out sinfulness toward yourself. After reading how little you even think what it is to viciously tear someone down online, you desperately require this.

      The fact that you publish this vitriol anonymously demonstrates that you have at least some sense of the fact that what you are doing is wrong. Unless you want to just go ahead and put your name on the sinful attacks you publish, if you do, in fact, feel proud of what you're doing?

      If you're so righteous and proud of what you say, and so convicted that what you're doing is right, then - why don't you say who you are? You have nothing to be ashamed of, right?

    2. Oh, I thought you were the same "Unknown" as the first. Ok, so take a moment out of your outrage and read the questions I posed to them. Same apply to you.

      Please don't lecture me on being a Christian. Sarah's behavior is/was public and clearly contrary to Church teaching. It's an issue when that same person works for a Catholic diocese. Catholic employees are expected to live as Catholics.

      Once again, don't shoot the messenger. All I did was report the public activities of a public employee. If you care about her you should spend your time helping her see the errors of her ways and the narrow path towards Salvation. If you don't know that path then you should consult Church teaching.

      Thanks for taking time to comment. May God bless you.

    3. Why don't you have the courage to put your name on the venom you spew?

      If you truly believe that those who die in mortal sin go to hell, then you should phone the emergency line of your local parish make an immediate appointment and then run - don't walk - to confession. Repent, have true contrition, make reparation for the harm you've done, and shut down this garbage blog.

    4. "Unknown says:

      Why don't you have the courage to put your name on the venom you spew?"


  8. Excuse me "Unknown." The information was made public on Facebook including the fact that this young lady worked for the Diocese of Hamilton as a Coordinator of Peace and Justice.

    If there is anyone whom you should be directing your remarks to, it should be her and the people who hired her!

  9. FYI: http://cnstopstories.com/2015/11/16/bishops-in-draft-statement-call-pornography-mortal-sin/

  10. Letter to bishops do not work. Phone calls to not work. They do not listen to reason from the faithful. The only thing that works is outing their disgrace.