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Refer to the Old Masters to stem the decline in modern art

Commentary by Michael Taube The Interim On June 20, three paintings sold for a combined $32,000 at London’s Bonhams auction house - an astonishing 20 times more than the original estimated value. Interest in these paintings far outpaced an Auguste Renoir sculpture, which was withdrawn due to a lack of bidding interest. Who was the painter that was all the rage at [...]

2010-07-30T13:21:38-04:00September 30, 2005|Society & Culture|

U.S. abortions continue decline, while U.K. rates increase

Terry Vanderheyden The Interim A new analysis from a pro-abortion group, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, shows that U.S. abortion rates continued to decline in 2001 and 2002, although the rate of decline slowed since the early 1990s. The Institute estimated that 1,303,000 abortions took place in the United States in 2001 – 0.8 per cent fewer than the 1,313,000 in 2000. In [...]

2010-07-30T13:19:52-04:00September 30, 2005|Abortion statistics|

Surprise, surprise … contraceptives found to be carcinogenic

John Jalsevac Special to The Interim A press release issued on July 29 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a division of the World Health Organization, declared the little-publicized classification of combined estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives as carcinogenic. The IARC placed the contraceptives into their Group 1 classification, the highest classification of carcinogenicity, used only “when there is sufficient evidence of [...]

2010-08-26T09:29:11-04:00September 30, 2005|Abortion, Sex Education|

One victim or two?

Eli Schuster The Interim Should a man who murders his wife and unborn child face two charges, rather than one charge, of murder? Pro-abortion advocates, who believe any such recognition of unborn life could lead to restrictions upon abortion say “no,” and a recent case in Edmonton is starting to unnerve the pro-abortion side. That case involves the July murder of 29-year-old [...]

2010-08-26T09:29:33-04:00September 30, 2005|Fetal Rights, Pro-Life|

Another award for abortionist

Tony Gosgnach The Interim Pro-life advocates had barely stopped making phone calls, sending letters and putting away picket signs over Henry Morgentaler’s honourary degree award at the University of Western Ontario, when news emerged that the abortion crusader was about to receive another public recognition. The Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs – which bills itself as “Canada’s largest, oldest and most influential [...]

2010-08-26T09:30:02-04:00September 30, 2005|Activism, Morgentaler|

Teachers’ union hypocrisy

Chris Kempling, the British Columbia teacher suspended by the B.C. College of Teachers, must be shaking his head. In 2003, he was punished for writing letters to the editor of his local paper voicing concern over the promotion of homosexuality in the classroom. The British Columbia Federation of Teachers, his union, was eventually forced to fund Kempling’s legal bills, although it repeatedly [...]

2010-07-30T13:11:26-04:00September 30, 2005|Editorials, Marriage and Family|

So many rights, so little dignity

When Quebec MP Francine Lalonde proposed Bill C-407, an amendment to the Criminal Code that would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, she did so with reference to the “right to die with dignity.” Abortion advocates regularly justify pre-natal infanticide with the so-called “right to choose.” And when marriage was redefined in Canadian law to include same-sex unions, it was done in the [...]

2010-07-30T13:09:45-04:00September 30, 2005|Editorials, Euthanasia, Human rights, Pro-Life|

Across Canada

Bishop Henry continues defense of marriage CALGARY – Writing in the Calgary Sun, Roman Catholic Bishop Fred Henry quoted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states, “The family is the natural and fundamental group unity of society and is entitled to protection by society and the state,” before noting: “The state has no authority to alter the fundamental meaning of marriage [...]

2010-07-30T13:08:34-04:00September 30, 2005|Across Canada|

World Briefs

Group wants pro-abortion Catholics removed MANASSAS, Va. – The Cardinal Newman Society has written to 75,000 people, asking for assistance in its campaign to have pro-abortion and pro-euthanasia academics removed from their positions in U.S. Catholic universities. They seek to remove the likes of Fr. Kevin O’Rourke, a bioethicist at Loyola University, who has argued that it is morally permissible to remove [...]

2010-07-30T13:07:36-04:00September 30, 2005|World Briefs|

Bits ‘n’ Pieces

Canada Justice Minister Irwin Cotler has again said he would explore how to make the appointment of judges more “transparent” and “accountable.” He said he will invite the public to send the Justice Department suggestions on a replacement for Supreme Court justice John Major, who is retiring in December ... Former Reform and independent MP Jim Pankiw is petitioning the Federal Court to exempt politicians [...]

2010-07-30T13:06:37-04:00September 30, 2005|Bits n' Pieces|

Planned Parenthood video shocks many

John-Henry Westen Special to The Interim “Sleazy Dude” and “Senator.” These are two pro-life characters in a new animated video released by Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (San Francisco), Ca., entitled “A Superhero for CHOICE,” which follows a female “superhero” named “Dianisis,” whose sole mission is to protect “choice.” Dianisis first encounters “Sleazy Dude,” as Sleazy tells a group of teenagers “the only [...]

2010-08-26T09:30:45-04:00September 30, 2005|Activism, Planned Parenthood|

A timeline of the UN’s anti-life agenda

Interim editor Paul Tuns explains how the UN embraced depopulation as a goal and is pushing abortion as a human right Introduction The United Nations began with lofty goals. Born in the aftermath of World War II, it sought to prevent another global conflict. But through the years, it has increasingly become involved in domestic policy including, unfortunately, the social policy of [...]

2010-08-03T08:03:32-04:00September 3, 2005|Abortion, Issues, Pro-Life|

Three blind mice

The Secular Humanistic Society (which has a slogan: “You are good – if you do good”) sent me a communication recently, denouncing me for holding convictions that weren’t theirs. I’m guilty. I’m a creationist. I tell you guys, it takes a lot of faith to believe in the big bang theory – that it started the whole world – when none of [...]

2010-08-03T08:02:14-04:00September 3, 2005|Columnist, Frank Kennedy, Issues, Politics, Pro-Life|

Let’s keep our focus on the city of God

“For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for a city that is to come.” Heb. 13:14 Same-sex “marriage” is now legal in Canada. People who hold to conservative values just have lost a major battle after a two-year struggle. Moreover, it was only two years ago that the government passed legislation giving permission to experiment on [...]

Politicians take note

I think it is true to say that most Christians have what we call their “patron saints”- that is to say, saints whose lives and principles appeal to them more than others. One of my patron saints is certainly Saint Thomas More, who was martyred in 1535 AD because he refused to support King Henry VIII’s divorce from the Spanish princess, Catherine [...]

2010-08-03T07:55:01-04:00September 3, 2005|Columnist, Politics, Religion|
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