Anglican bishop’s controversial actions could lead to schism

A vote in a Vancouver diocese to bless same-sex unions is threatening to tear asunder not only the diocese but also the Anglican Church of Canada and the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. George Carey, has sharply rebuked Bishop Michael Ingham for undermining marriage and for causing schism in the global communion. On June 14, the synod of New [...]

2010-08-04T14:13:49-04:00August 4, 2002|Religion|

More adult stem cell breakthroughs

Excitement is building in the world of stem cell research, with breakthroughs being announced regularly, if not daily. But why concentrate on both adult and embryonic stem cell research - or primarily on embryonic stem cells - when adult stem cells are proving to be more promising? Montreal Neurological Institute researcher Freda Miler says cells found in skin can form into nerve, [...]

2010-08-04T14:12:52-04:00August 4, 2002|Bioethics|

Cohabitation on the rise

The day before the Ontario Superior Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages, Statistics Canada noted a marked increase in the number of couples choosing common-law arrangements over marriage. The July 11 report, entitled "Changing conjugal life in Canada," was based on data compiled from the 2001 General Social Survey. The study showed that close to 1.2 million couples were living in a common-law [...]

2010-08-04T14:11:59-04:00August 4, 2002|Marriage and Family|

Gay marriage: Ontario capitulates to court while Ottawa fiddles

An Ontario Superior Court ruling that would allow same-sex marriages gets no objection from Ontario Premier Ernie Eves, as he announces that the province will not be appealing the groundbreaking decision redefining marriage. "Everybody has their own personal point of view on this issue. My point of view on this issue is that if two people decide that they want to be [...]

2010-08-04T14:11:23-04:00August 4, 2002|Society & Culture|

Decommissioning a human rights commission

At a time when many Canadians are beginning to notice that provincial human rights commissions - quasi-judicial bodies established to investigate and mediate alleged human rights violations - have become arbitrary, politically correct star chambers, British Columbia is set to do what had previously been thought politically impossible. In late May, the Liberal B.C. government introduced draft legislation that will scrap its [...]

2010-08-04T14:10:39-04:00August 4, 2002|Human Rights Commissions|

Animal rights and such

Princeton University ethicist Peter Singer recently told a Washington, D.C. audience that Judeo-Christian teaching promotes "speciesism" because it creates "a very negative influence on the way in which we think about animals." It should hardly be surprising that Singer has spouted this idiocy, because this particular university professor is known to support killing certain infants for a short period after birth (until [...]

2010-08-04T14:09:58-04:00August 4, 2002|Editorials, Society & Culture|

What you can do for life

As pro-life, pro-family advocates, too often we have a tendency to engage in hand-wringing over the lamentable social, moral, ethical and spiritual state of Canadian society. The avalanche of negative - and downright evil - developments has the potential to leave even the most committed and hardy soul downcast, discouraged and - worst of all - prone to inaction on a range [...]

2010-08-04T14:05:18-04:00August 4, 2002|Editorials, Pro-Life|
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