Monthly Archives: August 2009


Changing pro-abortion rhetoric

Increasingly abortion advocates acknowledge the child “Maybe we won’t agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman to make, with both moral and spiritual dimensions. So let’s work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies and making adoption more available and providing care and support [...]

2009-08-20T14:01:53-06:00August 20, 2009|Abortion, Activism, Announcements, Cover stories, Features|

Rita Curley was a fearless activist

Ottawa-area pro-life activist Rita Curley passed away last month at the age of 87. During her funeral Mass on July 13, Fr. Pedro Arana of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Vanier, Ont. noted that, “Rita was very strong in her faith and she was not afraid to express her belief.” That summed up Curley very well – [...]

2009-09-17T06:38:03-06:00August 17, 2009|Activism, Profiles|

Former Supreme Court justice Gonthier showed restraint

Charles Gonthier, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, passed away recently at the age of 80. Appointed by Brian Mulroney in 1989, he developed a reputation as a conservative during his 14 years on the country’s top court. The Canadian Press reported in its obituary that Gonthier offered “a more conservative interpretation of the individual rights guaranteed [...]

2009-09-17T05:55:13-06:00August 17, 2009|Columnist, Paul Tuns, Politics, Profiles|


Indian capital legalizes gay sex NEW DELHI – Justice S. Muralidhar of New Delhi’s High Court decriminalized consensual gay sex between adults in a controversial decision on July 2. The law only applies within city limits, but sets a legal precedent that may be invoked by courts across India. While India’s gays celebrated the victory, spiritual leaders in the religiously diverse country [...]

2009-09-17T05:51:56-06:00August 17, 2009|News Bits, News in Brief|

Wealthy push de-population

Some of America’s leading billionaires met secretly recently to consider how their wealth could be used to “slow the growth of the world’s population.” Attending on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, they discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change. Other participants included David Rockefeller Jr., the patriarch of America’s wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George [...]

2009-09-17T05:48:29-06:00August 17, 2009|Columnist, Corporate Watch, Society & Culture|

Across Canada

Montreal, Vancouver pride events denied Marquee cash OTTAWA – The Canadian Press reported that the Marquee Tourism Event Program, which doled out $400,000 to the Toronto Pride parade in June, refused in July to fund similar gay pride events in Montreal and Vancouver. Divers-Cite, the organizing committee in Montreal, had asked for $155,000 to promote their gay pride events and add performers, but [...]

2009-09-17T05:25:38-06:00August 17, 2009|Across Canada, News Bits|

Youth plan modesty fashion show

At a time when the affronts to life at every stage are enough to leave one’s head spinning, a group of summer interns at Campaign Life Coalition, the political arm of the Canadian pro-life movement, has decided to put its energies into hosting an uplifting charity event for all ages: a fashion show celebrating the dignity of each human life. [...]

2009-09-16T05:15:50-06:00August 16, 2009|Events, Society & Culture|

Post-abortive women question new pro-abortion rhetoric

Two leaders from Silent No More Awareness, a ministry that works with post-abortive women, talked with The Interim about the hand-wringing rhetoric of President Barack Obama and former first lady Hillary Clinton and the tactics of abortionists that seem to recognize the humanity of the unborn child. Georgette Forney, president of Anglicans for Life and a co-founder of Silent No [...]

2009-09-16T09:40:21-06:00August 15, 2009|Post-Abortion|

Kirkland Lake Pro-Life celebrates 35 years

Four years ago, a pro-life group in the small northern Ontario town of Kirkland Lake was experiencing a crisis. It was a story familiar to many such groups across Canada who have been forced to shut down, even as the need for them grows. The three executive members of Kirkland Lake Pro-Life were getting on in age and their health was deteriorating. [...]

2009-09-15T07:15:53-06:00August 15, 2009|Issues, Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups|

Madoff’s wife denied pot o’gold

It’s helpful to learn, in these difficult financial times, the problems we share with the very wealthy, who have to experience getting along on considerably less income. Ruth Madoff is one of those persons, the celebrity wife of an epic swindler, Bernard Madoff, a financial adviser who was found guilty of purloining $170 billion in a gigantic Ponzi scheme. Her husband’s estimated [...]

2009-09-15T07:13:13-06:00August 15, 2009|Columnist, Frank Kennedy, Society & Culture|

Ending abortion necessary to ease cost of aging society

As the huge costs of caring for Canada’s rapidly aging population become ever more apparent, more and more Canadians are finally beginning to realize that the collapse of the birthrate in Canada over the past 40 years threatens the economic prosperity of future generations. In a recent report, “Faster, Younger, Richer? The Fond Hope and Sobering Reality of Immigration’s Impact [...]

News items offered without (too much) comment

A few thing that caught my eye. This editor’s desk column will be, as it often is, less a column delving into an issue than mentioning a couple items that came across my desk, but for which there wasn’t room in the paper. The leftwing website had a story by Byard Duncan who wrote about “Maggie,” her university friend in Indiana, [...]

2009-09-14T09:46:11-06:00August 14, 2009|News in Brief, Society & Culture|

Vampires a metaphor for gays in True Blood

Vampires are back. Not that they ever went away, but they’ve been given a pop culture revival that strives to make them even more appealing than ever before. For tweens, there are the painfully attractive, but misunderstood, nightwalking misfits of Twilight, the Stephenie Meyer novel that was recently adapted into the first of a series of films, and for adults, there are [...]

2009-09-14T09:42:25-06:00August 14, 2009|Columnist, Rick McGinnis, Society & Culture|

Beware the spankophobes

It’s an annual event now, like some sort of grotesque birthday – the attempt to make the spanking of one’s child a criminal offence. The zealots have failed so far, but be warned that each time, they come a little closer. For most of us, the normal ones, the issue is largely irrelevant. Spanking is sometimes helpful, and frequently a [...]

2009-09-14T09:39:45-06:00August 14, 2009|Columnist, Human rights, Marriage and Family, Michael Coren|

Pride parade funding

Last month, we reported that several Conservative MPs expressed their disapproval of the federal government’s funding of the Toronto Pride Parade, although none of them would go on the record. After we went to press, Tory MP Brad Trost (Saskatoon-Humboldt) told that most of the Conservative caucus was displeased with the government’s $400,000 grant to Toronto’s annual celebration of homosexuality through [...]

2009-09-14T09:34:22-06:00August 14, 2009|Editorials, Society & Culture|
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