Monthly Archives: May 1995

Who won the peace?

Fifty years after the liberation of Europe from the Nazis, the struggle to protect life continues unabated.  In the victorious democracies, Judeo-Christian based morality has been subverted by a specious amorality based on reason.  Individual responsibility has been expropriated by relentless increase of government control over all aspects of human life: in who will be born, and whether someone’s quality of life [...]

2010-02-02T15:01:29-06:00May 29, 1995|Society & Culture|

UNICEF plays hand with controversial appointment

The controversy surrounding the United Nation’s Children’s Fund has deepened with the appointment of a long-time abortion advocate as its new director. Carol Bellamy, a state senator from New York, has been named the new director of UNICEF despite heated criticisms from pro-family circles. The U.S. Catholic newspaper The Wanderer reports that Cong. Chris Smith (R. N.J.), chairman of the House Sub-committee [...]

2010-01-21T14:52:31-06:00May 29, 1995|Politics, Population|

OPINION – Oh Canada – How could you?

The Canadian point of view at a recent UN meeting preparing for the Beijing Women’s Conference held that men, in particular, are responsible for all violence, injustices and oppression against women In 1924, The Department of Health for the Dominion of Canada published The Canadian Mother’s Book. Consider the high esteem in which the government used to regard the family: “The greatest [...]

2010-02-02T14:49:45-06:00May 29, 1995|Marriage and Family, Motherhood, Society & Culture|

Preparing for, enriching or rescuing your marriage, there’s help out there

“Seventy-five percent of marriages in North America are blessed by a pastor, priest or rabbi,” Mike McMannue, a nationally syndicated columnist and former Time correspondent, notes in his book. Marriage Savers. Therefore “the church bears a tremendous responsibility in preparing couples not for weddings which last a day, but for marriage which lasts a lifetime.” About fifteen years ago, clergy and counselors [...]

2011-04-12T12:59:57-06:00May 29, 1995|Marriage and Family|

Mob wreaks havoc at HLI convention

Despite disruption, controversial pro-life group concludes successful convention About 1,500 delegates from around the world attended Human Life International’s 14th annual world conference on life, love and family at the Hotel Radisson in Montreal between April 19-23. The delegates heard from a number of prominent speakers, including Randall Terry, James Sedlak, Jim Hughes and Dr. Donald DeMarco. Although the conference was met [...]

2010-01-21T14:42:08-06:00May 29, 1995|Abortion, Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups|

Information on the Consent to Treatment Act

The Consent to Treatment Act (which came into force on April 3, 1995) sets out conditions under which Health Practitioners (HPs) are permitted to administer treatment to patients.  (The term Health Practitioner includes: school doctors, nurses and psychologists; public health nurses, and doctors and nurses on staff at birth-control centres and abortion clinics.) Although one of the main purposes of the Act [...]

2010-02-02T14:39:13-06:00May 29, 1995|Bioethics, Health Risks|

SUPPRESSION OF CIVIL RIGHTS BY NDP ABUSE OF POLITICAL POWER

Imagine, you’ve done nothing wrong, nothing illegal.  You’re not charged with anything by the police.  But the government doesn’t like your opinion.  So it seeks an injunction to prevent you from expressing this opinion, from speaking to people and giving out information, or even praying in a quiet and peaceful manner in public places, and it seeks $500,000 in damages against you.  [...]

2010-02-02T12:42:00-06:00May 29, 1995|Abortion, Abortion Law, Politics|

KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT TAX-FUNDED ABORTION IN ONTARIO

The essential question in determining whether the Ontario Government has the legal right to de-insure abortion is a straightforward one: Who defines what is medically “necessary” under the Canada Health Act? IT’S A FACT: Section 3 of the Canada Health Act states that…”The primary objective of Canadian health care policy is to protect, promote and restore the physical and mental well being [...]

2010-02-02T12:26:33-06:00May 29, 1995|Abortion, Abortion Law, Abortion statistics|

“Abortion king” comes in from the cold

The man who admits he “uncaged the abortion monster in the Western world” is now taking instruction in the Catholic Church Father Frank Pavone, the leader of Priests for Life, calls Bernard Nathanson’s story a testimony to the grace of God.  Indeed once you’ve heard the account, it is hard to argue otherwise. Nathanson, in his own words, helped “uncage the abortion [...]

2010-02-02T12:24:20-06:00May 29, 1995|Abortion, Pro-life Groups|

Past Interim editor named on hit list

It was, for all intents and purposes, a hit list and had it not targeted pro-lifers, they wouldn’t have gotten away with it. In April, a free “entertainment” paper available on the streets of Montreal called the Mirror, (similar to Now Magazine in Toronto) printed an article with the banner headline “HLI’s top 10 extremists.” The article was an attempt to discredit [...]

2010-02-02T12:21:42-06:00May 29, 1995|Activism, Pro-life Groups, Society & Culture|

God’s presence gives us courage when future looks dark

It would be impossible to give an exhaustive account of this wonderful Human Life International Convention in a brief article, so I shall try to stress the salient and exciting aspects of it. The Convention commenced with a High Mass in the beautiful Basilica of Notre Dame, in Montreal.  After came the much talked about Rosary Procession from the Basilica to the [...]

2010-02-03T13:33:53-06:00May 29, 1995|Abortion, Pro-Life|

Few provincial pro-life heroes

As pro-life people in Ontario go about deciding how they should vote in the up-coming provincial election, there is one name they should bear in mind.  That is Tom Wappel.  Since being elected to the federal parliament in 1988, Tom has been a tireless advocate for the unborn.  A crucial question for pro-life voters in Ontario is why wasn’t there a Tom [...]

2010-02-02T10:29:03-06:00May 29, 1995|Abortion, Abortion Law, Politics|

You Were Asking?

Discussion following the recent memorial service for Nazi victims raised two questions: who was the US physician at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi doctors; how did he link the euthanasia movement with their crimes?  M.J.S.  Ottawa Dr. Leo Alexander, psychiatrist of Tufts Medical School, was the U.S. expert who drafted the Nuremberg Code of Medical Ethics used in the trial of Nazi [...]

2010-02-02T10:16:42-06:00May 29, 1995|Abortion, Bioethics, Euthanasia|

Evangelium Vitae – The Gospel of Life

I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision.  The wound in your heart may not yet have healed.  Certainly what happened was and [...]

2010-02-02T10:14:27-06:00May 29, 1995|Pro-Life, Religion, Society & Culture|

Mob rules in Old Montreal

As the large, heavy doors of Old Montreal’s beautiful Notre Dame Basilica slowly swung open, I could hardly believe what I was seeing. Dozens of helmeted and visored riot police clutching truncheons were roaming the street in front of the church.  Behind them, several hundred protestors kept back by metal barricades, were throwing various objects – glass-filled condoms, vegetables, firecrackers, bottles, eggs [...]

2010-02-02T10:05:45-06:00May 29, 1995|Abortion, Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups|
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