Pro-life former MP runs for Toronto mayor

The outspokenly pro-life John Nunziata, a former Liberal and independent MP, is running for mayor of Toronto. Nunziata is joined by former mayor Barbara Hall, city councillor David Miller, former city councillor Tom Jakobek and former Rogers Cable CEO and Brian Mulroney chief of staff John Tory, in seeking the mayor's job of Canada's largest city. Each of the four other candidates [...]

2010-08-26T13:30:28-04:00September 26, 2003|Politics|

Chandler pro-life message to Tories

As the Progressive Conservative's Leadership convention came to a close in June, the Party emerged with a new leader, the social liberal, Peter MacKay. In my analysis of the leadership race, I neglected to commend Craig Chandler, as a pro-life, pro-family social conservative worthy of support. In stating that many pro-lifers "regretted the lack of social conservative ideas among the leadership candidates", [...]

2010-08-26T13:29:44-04:00September 26, 2003|Politics, Pro-Life|

Thousands rally in Vancouver, Winnipeg to protect marriage

One day after all Winnipeg Catholic parishes heard homilies on the need to protect marriage, as asked for by Archbishop James Weisgerber, a crowd of 3000 rallied at the Manitoba legislature to show their support for traditional marriage. Fifty supporters of homosexual 'marriage' were on hand yesterday to cast aspersions on the gathered crowd. Nuns in habit waved signs reading "Grant, O [...]

2010-08-26T13:28:39-04:00September 26, 2003|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Can euthanasia safeguards protect interests of vulnerable persons?

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the Canadian Bar Association Law for the Future Fund funded a study written by disability lawyer, Orville Endicott, which asks (answers) the question: Can safeguards protect the interests of vulnerable persons if physician-assisted death were legal? Endicott, is a barrister and solicitor, who serves as part-time legal counsel to Community Living Ontario and as a [...]

2010-08-26T13:27:23-04:00September 26, 2003|Euthanasia|

More Canadian births, Ontario leads the increase

According to Statistics Canada, women in Canada are having more babies for the first time in a decade. A total of 333,744 babies were born in 2001, up 1.8 per cent from the year before. The fertility rate (the average number of children a woman between the ages of 15 and 49 will have) has risen from 1.49 in 2000 to 1.51. [...]

2010-08-26T13:26:38-04:00September 26, 2003|Issues|

Abortuary admits danger of abortion

A series of information sheets obtained by The Interim and related to a Toronto abortuary offer a revealing glimpse into the workings, tactics and mindset of personnel within the abortion industry. They also indicate an attempt by such personnel to guard themselves against possible future legal actions by revealing some of the negative and dangerous aspects of the abortion procedure. The documents, [...]

2010-08-26T13:22:37-04:00September 26, 2003|Abortion, Health Risks|

British couple sue for wrongful birth

British pro-life campaigners are critical of a High Court ruling that has awarded compensation to a couple because their daughter was born with Down syndrome. The ruling, handed down by Mr. Justice Morland, suggests that a doctor's strong Catholic faith influenced his treatment of a patient, as well as his failure to send her for an amniocentesis test. Dr. George Tse Sak [...]

2010-08-26T13:20:43-04:00September 26, 2003|Abortion, Bioethics|

Taking the pro-life message to the street

On July 4, the Toronto Right to Life Association held street information sessions on abortion. More than 6,000 flyers were distributed, which outlined the facts about abortion and the damage it causes. This information card was accompanied by a bookmark showing a living six-week unborn child held by an adult's hands. Youth distributed this information to the public July 4-15 from 1 [...]

2010-08-26T13:17:15-04:00September 26, 2003|Pro-Life|

Group tries to put happy face on abortion

As part of a 'loving act,' girls write letters to the babies they are about to abort As pro-lifers, we have long been bemused by our lack of success in convincing the general population of the reasonableness of our position. The September 2003 issue of Glamour magazine features an article about a group of 12 abortionists and abortion "counsellors," who call themselves [...]

2010-08-26T13:16:37-04:00September 26, 2003|Abortion|

Human-rabbit embryos created by scientists

Researchers in China have announced the successful creation of animal-human chimeras which have survived till the blastocyst stage - at which point they can extract stem cells. The study which is published in the current issue of the peer reviewed journal Cell Research notes that human skin cells were fused with rabbit ova which had their nuclei removed to produce the cloned [...]

2010-08-05T13:31:28-04:00September 5, 2003|Bioethics|

New report details unicef support for abortion, radical politics

A major new study just released by the New York-based International Organizations Research Group (IORG) reports in great detail the gradual change of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) from a child survival agency to one that promotes aspects of radical feminism. Produced by the International Organization Research Group, an arm of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), the study [...]

2010-08-05T13:52:59-04:00September 5, 2003|Abortion, Population|

Bush’s AIDS plan is all about the ABCs

The statistics on AIDS in Africa paint a stark picture. According to UNAIDS, a United Nations umbrella group that includes five UN agencies, the World Bank and the World Health Organization, 34.3 million people in the world have died from AIDS - 3.8 million of them children under the age of 15 - and 13.2 million children have been orphaned by AIDS, [...]

2010-08-05T13:34:36-04:00September 5, 2003|Society & Culture|

Quarter century of IVF and the ghastly future

On July 25, 1978 the world witnessed the emergence of a new field of science. We were introduced to Louise Brown: a child who had been conceived outside her mother's body, in a glass dish; the world's first in vitro, or "test tube" baby was born. In 1978 the time was exactly right. The sexual revolution, which divorced sex from marriage and [...]

2010-08-05T13:33:27-04:00September 5, 2003|Issues|

Looking back on a century of Hope

On the passing of Bob Hope, President George Bush offered this succinct and fitting tribute: "Today America has lost a great citizen … Bob Hope made us laugh. He lifted our spirits." Sir Robert Hope, who held an honorary knighthood in Britain, was honoured four times by the U.S. Congress and by every branch of the military. But it is the latter [...]

2010-08-05T13:08:28-04:00September 5, 2003|Donald DeMarco, Profiles|

The summer of Anglican discontent; church riven by homosexuality

This has been a controversial summer for the Anglican church. For theological conservatives, the worst moment came on Aug. 5 in Minneapolis, when the General Convention of the U.S. Episcopal Church ratified the election of an openly gay bishop. Gene Robinson, 56, a divorced father of two who has been in a sexual relationship with another man for the past 13 years, [...]

2010-08-05T13:06:47-04:00September 5, 2003|Religion, Society & Culture|
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