Monthly Archives: November 2006


World euthanasia movement meets in Toronto

Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, attended the World Federation of Right to Die Societies biennial conference in Toronto and learned a lot about its strategies to bring about euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. This article is a shortened version of the full report that is available directly from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The World Federation of Right to Die [...]

2010-08-20T08:00:17-06:00November 20, 2006|Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Events|

Judge Brown knows his role

On Sept. 18, Justice Minister Vic Toews provoked a national controversy by appointing a devout Catholic to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. No one has questioned the outstanding legal competence of the judge in question, Mr. Justice David M. Brown. The sole concern of his critics seems to be that he might twist the law to conform with the [...]

2010-08-20T07:57:35-06:00November 20, 2006|Columnist, Rory Leishman|

Who stands with Israel?

Israel was born on May 14, 1948. The newly birthed nation had time for only a few breaths before her Muslim neighours – Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq – hurled themselves on her in a war of annihilation. However, Israel repulsed the invaders and survived to fight four more major wars, plus innumerable minor conflicts, over the next 58 years. Indeed, [...]

2010-08-20T07:55:29-06:00November 20, 2006|Columnist, Rev. Royal Hamel, Society & Culture|

Bungling Bob Rae

I warn readers that I just had one of my most outrageous and embarrassing dreams ever. The dream started when I was just beginning my column. The phone rang. I answered it. It was Bob Rae. “Is that you, Frank Kennedy?” “Yes, is that you, ‘Bungling Bob’ Rae?” Rae laughed uncomfortably. “They warned me that you had quite a sense of humour. [...]

2010-08-20T07:46:18-06:00November 20, 2006|Columnist, Frank Kennedy, Politics|

Expunging Christianity

The Charter of Rights of 1982 continues to dismantle the last remnants of our Christian culture in Canada. On Sept. 22, the Quebec Tribunal of Human Rights ordered the City of Laval, a suburb north of Montreal, to stop the traditional practice of prayer before the monthly city meetings. Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt has continued this good tradition despite a citizen’s formal complain [...]

2010-08-20T07:39:27-06:00November 20, 2006|Columnist, Religion, Society & Culture|

Arts event will provide platform for Christian talent

An extravaganza taking place in Hamilton the evening of Feb. 10 will  showcase Christian talent, celebrate God’s love for us all, assist with the establishment of Christian schools in needy countries and provide a spiritual angle to the celebration of Valentine’s Day. With Love Comes Hope is set for Hamilton Place and, according to spokesperson Magdi Boctor, is aimed at bringing people [...]

2010-08-20T07:37:51-06:00November 20, 2006|Activism, Events, Religion|

Pro-life play to be staged

An Alberta pro-life supporter has come up with a new and unique way of raising the profile of the pro-life cause, impacting the arts scene and perhaps raising some funds along the way. Astride Wenigerova-Noga has composed a pro-life play entitled “Is It So?” that is suitable for staging as a dinner theatre-type event. The concept first came to her during the [...]

2010-08-20T07:36:22-06:00November 20, 2006|Activism, Events, Pro-Life|

Ottawa political activist dies

Peter Naglik, a long-time political party activist and devout Catholic, was killed in the early hours of Sept. 29 at the age of 39 in a single-vehicle accident en route to his home, near Ottawa. The resident of Russell, Ont. was driving his 1995 Chrysler Concorde when he lost control of the vehicle. The car flipped onto its roof and smashed into [...]

2010-08-20T07:33:11-06:00November 20, 2006|Activism, Pro-Life, Profiles|

Former A-G aided abortion, gay lobbies

By the mainstream press, he is being remembered as a “much-admired” man noted for his “brilliance,” “intelligence,” “eloquence,” “courage,” “prodigious brain” and “encompassing empathy,” among other qualities. But although one of his legacies is the extension of full funding to Catholic high schools, former Ontario attorney-general Ian Scott is also being recalled by pro-life and pro-family advocates as the man who, as [...]

2010-08-20T07:29:06-06:00November 20, 2006|Abortion, Activism, Marriage and Family|

B.C. Anglican congregations lose appeal

After almost two years of waiting, six distressed Anglican congregations in the Diocese of New Westminster finally have learned that the Panel of Reference has rejected their appeal for protection under a jurisdiction completely free from their liberal diocesan bishop, Michael Ingham. Instead, the panel has recommended a temporary, arms-length relationship between Ingham and the nearly 3,000 church members. Archbishop of Canterbury [...]

2010-08-19T15:57:42-06:00November 19, 2006|Religion|

Teacher helps bring GAP to high school

On Sept. 27, the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) was displayed at St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School in Stratford, Ont. GAP originated in the United States with the Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform and there is now a Canadian version, the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. According to the website, GAP “is a visual display composed of 4-foot by 8-foot (or 6-foot by 13-foot) [...]

2010-08-19T14:38:31-06:00November 19, 2006|Issues|

Students leave National Campus Life Network symposium motivated, ready to make a difference

Over the final weekend in September, post-secondary students travelled across Canada to Toronto for a meeting that would challenge, inspire and motivate them in pro-life work on their campuses. The event was the 11th National Campus Life Network (NCLN) symposium. Sarah Buckle, the current executive director of NCLN, said, “The goal of the symposium is to educate university pro-life student leaders on [...]

2010-08-19T14:37:22-06:00November 19, 2006|Activism, Youth Activism|

A pilgrimage for the unborn

“It was awesome, truly amazing and energizing,” a pilgrim enthused after a foot-blistering, 200-kilometre walk to pray for the unborn. The walk was at Martyr’s Shrine in Midland, Ont. Nearly 100 English-speaking pilgrims, support workers and family members left in five separate groups from Brampton, Guelph, Kitchener, Cambridge and Georgetown (Burlington/Milton). They all met two days later at Orangeville’s Mother of God [...]

2010-08-19T14:33:25-06:00November 19, 2006|Activism, Events, Pro-Life|

Freedom of religion is imperiled

A Manitoba marriage commissioner who lost his licence last year when he refused to perform homosexual “marriages,” has taken his fight for religious freedom to the Court of Queen’s Bench. The province ordered Kevin Kisilowsky, 36, to conduct “marriage” ceremonies for same-sex couples or hand in his licence, under a 2004 policy adopted by the province following the legalization of homosexual “marriage.” [...]

2010-08-19T14:28:41-06:00November 19, 2006|Equal Rights, Religion|

Coulter, in new book, takes aim at the godless liberal-left

Godless: The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum, $36.95, 308 pages) Review by Kathy Shaidle The Interim Those who object to U.S. conservative columnist Anne Coulter’s torture-all-prisoners punditry are like pre-teen boys griping that Gone With the Wind has “too much kissing.” That is, Coulter-haters suffer from genre dysphasia. The bestselling author is neither a journalist nor a scholar, so [...]

2010-08-19T14:26:35-06:00November 19, 2006|Book Review, Politics, Religion|
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