Following the science … to the pro-life position

One of the more annoying criticisms of conservatives from the Left is that they are ideological and won't "follow the science" as if "science" should free us from making moral distinctions. What the Left seems to be saying on any issue from supposed climate change to embryonic stem cell research to how to deal with crime is that the state should permit what is possible or [...]

2011-11-30T13:49:36-05:00November 30, 2011|Soconvivium|

Peterborough Pro-Life celebrates 25 years of activism

Since its inception in 1980, Peterborough Pro-Life has never swerved from what it considers its primary duty: publicly witnessing to the dignity and sanctity of a baby’s human life inside the mother’s womb. On Oct. 12, LifeSiteNews sat down with Paul Morgan and Ali van der Vegt, who recounted what the group had accomplished in 31 years of existence. Morgan, [...]

2011-11-28T08:23:16-05:00November 28, 2011|Pro-life Groups|

CLC urged vote against Liberals, NDP

On Oct. 3 the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Providers and the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada held a press conference to endorse the Liberals and NDP claiming that Tim Hudak threatened access to abortion in Ontario because he indicated he supported defunding abortion back in the 1990s. Campaign Life Coalition responded by sending a telephone voice blast to more than 60,000 Ontario [...]

2011-11-28T08:16:14-05:00November 28, 2011|Politics|

Supporting pro-life on campus

The National Campus Life Network is dedicated to promoting the pro-life activism on university and college campuses. Recently, NCLN held its annual symposium at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, bringing together 35 representatives from pro-life clubs across the country. Students from existing clubs were present as were students who are working to form new clubs at their universities. This was the [...]

2011-11-28T08:14:27-05:00November 28, 2011|Youth Activism|

Bits & Pieces

Canada While Ottawa has given $6 million to International Planned Parenthood Federation projects in conjunction with its maternal health initiative, the Canadian International Development Agency has refused to give grants to MaterCare International. MaterCare, which works to reduce maternal mortality in the developing world but does not carry out abortions, was denied a funding request for the eleventh time in ten years. [...]

2011-11-28T08:06:35-05:00November 28, 2011|Bits n' Pieces|

Maternal health — Canada doing it right (without abortion)

The Globe and Mail interviewed Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Heath Organization, about maternal health. Nowhere was abortion mentioned despite the Opposition's insistence in 2010 that maternal health included abortion, but I found this interesting: Q: Are Canadians using their money in a smart way? A: I think the Canadian government’s investment in overseas development is smart, investing in the areas [...]

2011-11-25T06:05:57-05:00November 25, 2011|Soconvivium|

The indignity of IVF

Our lead November editorial is on in vitro fertilization. We conclude our editorial addressing a seeming paradox (to some) that IVF is not pro-life -- which is commonly misunderstood because it results in a baby: The pro-life movement’s unflinching opposition to IVF may seem, to some, as backward as certain Christian sects’ prohibition against blood transfusions. But it is not. Rather, we [...]

2011-11-16T13:09:15-05:00November 16, 2011|Soconvivium|

Schools morally broken

As originally conceived by Egerton Ryerson, chief superintendent of education for Upper Canada from 1844 to 1876, the publicly funded schools of English-speaking Canada – Protestant, Catholic and secular – were outstanding. But do these schools still provide a suitable education for most Canadian children? Most definitely not. Over the past 50 years, Canada’s publicly funded schools have succumbed to a [...]

2011-11-16T11:26:42-05:00November 16, 2011|Columnist, Rory Leishman|

Alternative to public education needed

A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from someone named Chris Topple. He described himself as being a fairly typical Canadian. He lives in Oshawa, Ont. He said he wanted to tell me about his experience, and that of his four-year-old granddaughter. He wrote that she came home from junior kindergarten in her public school with a book in her [...]

2011-11-16T11:25:09-05:00November 16, 2011|Columnist, Michael Coren|

Broken Plays

“You weren’t loud enough,” Molder said. “You should have been on your feet yelling like the rest of us.” “The quarterback was having a hard time making himself heard,” Bimson replied. “I didn’t want to add to his difficulties.” “That’s what the home team fans are for.” “We’re supposed to drown out the quarterback whenever the visitors have the ball?” “Absolutely,” [...]

2011-11-16T11:22:46-05:00November 16, 2011|Columnist, Joe Campbell|

Back to the ‘60s

In Hollywood, the maxim “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” isn’t just a saying, it’s a business strategy and a creative philosophy, which is why it was only a matter of time before prime time television went back to the Sixties. With a total of 15 Emmy awards, AMC’s Mad Men has taken the place of The Sopranos as the quality [...]

2011-11-16T11:19:42-05:00November 16, 2011|Announcements, Columnist, Features, Rick McGinnis|

Is Bill Whatcott crazy?

I’ve known Bill Whatcott, a fiery, dedicated, courageous, traditional morality activistfor over 20 years. He is making headlines all over Canada in our usually hostile press, and is now facing his judgement day shortly as the members of the Supreme Court of Canada as to whether his right to freedom of expression is dead or not. Bill Whatcott publicly protests homosexuality and [...]

2011-11-16T11:17:39-05:00November 16, 2011|Frank Kennedy|

Little Golden Books provide a big amount of inspiration

All Aboard Noah’s Ark! by Mary Josephs (Golden Books, 20 pages, $4.99) The Animals’ Christmas Eve by Gayle Wiersum (Little Golden Books, 24 pages, $4.99) The Golden Children’s Bible by Rev. Joseph A. Grispino, Dr. Samuel Terrien and Rabbi David H. Wice (Golden Books, 510 pages, $23.99) Inspirational Tales: A Little Golden Book Collection by Various Authors Golden Books, 212 pages, $15.95) [...]

2011-11-16T11:16:02-05:00November 16, 2011|Announcements, Book Review, Features|

Fantastic ‘conception to birth’ video

Alexander Tsiaras gave a TED presentation on "Conception to birth -- visualized" which is very good. There is no indication that Tsiaras is pro-life although he is implicitly spiritual when he talks about the "mystery" and "magic" of the process. Yet this visual documentation of what happens pre-birth rebuts the notion that the unborn child is not a human being. Science has long confirmed what pro-lifers have always [...]

2011-11-16T10:34:00-05:00November 16, 2011|Soconvivium|
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