Bits and Pieces

Canada   Rod Bruinooge (C, Winnipeg South) is the new chair of the multi-party Parliamentary Pro-life Caucus, replacing Maurice Vellacott (C, Saskatoon-Wanuskewin). Bruinooge said in a press release, "I am honored to chair a caucus that doesn't shy away from this vital issue." He said that pro-life Canadians' "concerns need to be represented" ... Brian Finnemore, a retired B.C. physician and a [...]

2009-04-09T09:40:21-04:00January 31, 2009|Bits n' Pieces, Issues, News Bits|

More Order of Canada medals returned over Morgentaler’s appointment

On Dec. 8, the Catholic Oblate Fathers of Assumption Province wrote to Governor-General Michaelle Jean to express their outrage over the July 1 awarding of the Order of Canada, the country?s highest civilian honour, to abortionist Henry Morgentaler and to notify her that they were returned the OC award two of their members had previously received. In a letter signed by Fr. [...]

2009-08-20T13:08:59-04:00January 17, 2009|Announcements, Issues|

Planned Parenthood’s business is ‘booming’ in many parts of the world

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has just released its annual performance report for 2007-2008 and boasts of pushing its abortion agenda among its member associations in traditionally pro-life countries throughout Africa, Latin America and the Islamic world. The IPPF asserts that "access to safe legal abortion is a public health and human rights imperative" and that the organization's goal is to [...]

2009-08-20T13:07:54-04:00January 17, 2009|Abortion, Issues, Society & Culture|

The problem of ‘choice’

Last Summer (July 19), the Toronto Globe and Mail featured a sociological look into women who had abortions. Titled, "The hidden abortion issue," it explored why, though abortion has been unrestricted in Canada for two decades, so few women who have undergone abortions ever talk about it, even with close friends. Journalist Cate Cochran did not provide any answers to the question [...]

2009-04-09T10:05:03-04:00January 17, 2009|Abortion, Issues, Society & Culture|

Church clarifies issues of IVF and frozen embryos

Editor's Note: The Interim is publishing excerpts from Dignitatis Personae: On Certain Bioethical Questions, the Vatican's new instruction on bioethics. The instruction, released Dec. 12 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is considered the most significant document treating biomedical issues in over 20 years, updating Donum Vitae, addressing the scientific advances of the past two decades. The excerpts we [...]

2009-04-09T12:15:36-04:00January 9, 2009|Bioethics, Issues, Marriage and Family|

Bad parents = bad kids

Let me tell you, as they say, a little story. An 11-year-old boy is abused by another child. The abuser is habitually foul-mouthed, using the most obscene of words as a matter of course, sometimes in front of his father. He sometimes becomes horribly angry, screaming four-letter words at other children and shoving them. He tells his friends that he [...]

2009-05-13T09:32:17-04:00January 9, 2009|Columnist, Marriage and Family, Michael Coren|
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