Jason Alexander’s hypocrisy

Actor Jason Alexander -- George from Seinfeld -- posted a long rant against guns in America in the wake of the shooting last week in Colorado. In his concluding paragraph, Alexander includes this sentence: "Every life is precious." Yet, he was among the celebrities who announced he stood with Planned Parenthood.

2012-07-26T06:45:03-04:00July 26, 2012|Soconvivium|

Does Obama want his grandchildren aborted?

That's what I think when I read this story. But seriously, Barack Obama's line about Washington giving taxpayer money to abortion giant Planned Parenthood -- "I think that is a bad idea. I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices" -- is baffling. Really, will the daughters of a former U.S. president need taxpayer-subsidized birth control? [...]

2012-07-25T19:19:00-04:00July 25, 2012|Soconvivium|

The f-words of societal decay

As many in the media call for some vague "leadership" from our politicians in the aftermath of the gun violence in Toronto, few are willing to spell out what kind of leadership is needed precisely. I would suggest some honesty about the role of the breakdown of family and growth of fatherlessness among some populations in the city. As our friend Lou Iacobelli [...]

2012-07-24T09:44:42-04:00July 24, 2012|Soconvivium|

Childless Europa

In Greek mythology, Europa was a princess whom Zeus abducted in the form of a bull, and their union produced three sons. Pagan legends are replete with such stories of the violent visitation of the divine: they believed that the gods not only blessed their people with offspring, but would sometimes impose such blessings. The Continent which lays claim to such legends [...]

2012-07-23T07:08:21-04:00July 23, 2012|Editorials|

The myth of social peace

Confidence is the hallmark of a successful social movement. Groups which possess a conviction in their cause will trust in the power of justice and the appeal of truth, and are, therefore, always eager to articulate their ideals to any willing listener. How interesting, then, that despite their dazzling success, socially liberal groups display no such confidence, and no such desire for [...]

2012-07-23T07:06:43-04:00July 23, 2012|Editorials|

Philosophy as black comedy

Was I naïve? In the early 1980s, I mounted an argument against abortion that I thought no one could refute. In a brief to government, I asked: if the unborn do not have rights from the first moment of their existence, on the grounds of their being human, how can we be sure that they acquire rights later on, and [...]

2012-07-23T07:05:19-04:00July 23, 2012|Columnist, Joe Campbell|

Bishops must fight for Catholic education

With freedom of religion under attack as never before in Canada, what are our church leaders doing to defend the faithful? Precious little. With rare exceptions, they have mounted only the most feeble and ineffectual protests against encroachments by the state on the inalienable right of Canadians to uphold the traditional principles of Judeo-Christian morality. Consider, for example, the supine reaction [...]

2012-07-23T07:01:25-04:00July 23, 2012|Issues|

McGuinty tries to gay up Catholic schools

It appears that Gay-Straight Clubs in Ontario may be in their death throes having met strong intellectual opposition to their very existence in Great Britain recently from a Dr. Julia Gasper. Gaspar was selected by the UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) to run for Parliament. UKIP advocates withdrawal from the European Union and is currently tied with the larger Liberal Democrats in [...]

2012-07-23T06:58:35-04:00July 23, 2012|Columnist, Frank Kennedy|

Culture matters

Culture matters. I would carve these words on stone slabs and hand deliver them to every conservative and pro-life organization in the English-speaking world if I thought that it would make a difference, but I’m no longer sure it will. We may, I fear, have absented ourselves from culture and the arts for so long that everything we do now is a [...]

The significance of Bill 13, so called anti-bullying bill

The story of Dalton McGuinty's attempt to bully schools and families into accepting his pro-gay agenda through the clandestine Safer Schools Act which purports to battle bullying but is really about normalizing homosexuality appears in the July issue of our paper. On the law's stated focus, supposedly bullying,  the bill comes up short as it focuses on so-called homophobic bullying and does [...]

2012-07-19T06:16:59-04:00July 19, 2012|Soconvivium|

Review of CBC tell-all

Kathy Shaidle reviewed Richard Stursberg's The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC in the July issue of The Interim. Shaidle concludes her review: I defy anyone who reads The Tower of Babble to think up a “solution” to the CBC “problem” that doesn’t involve controlled demolition. It would be fitting, however, if the Corpse was miraculously revived by producing a [...]

2012-07-18T18:47:46-04:00July 18, 2012|Soconvivium|

Growing pro-life activism in southern Europe

The pro-life movement in Europe has had some notable successes the previous year with the marches for life held in Italy, Spain, and France. During the weekend of May 12-13, 15,000 showed up for the March for Life in Rome. As reported by LifeSiteNews, the organizers of the march expected the numbers to be three times less and many of the participants [...]

2012-07-18T12:14:51-04:00July 18, 2012|Activism, Pro-Life|

BC Supreme Court allows euthanasia

On June 15, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith said that the Criminal Code prohibitions on euthanasia and assisted suicide were unconstitutional, finding that they “unjustifiably infringe the equality rights” of one of plaintiffs in the case, Gloria Taylor, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease and wants assistance to end her own life. Justice Smith also said the prohibitions unjustifiably violate the [...]

2012-07-18T12:12:34-04:00July 18, 2012|Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Issues|

Please support The Interim

Dear Interim reader: The Interim is in its 30th year. For three decades we have been providing pro-life news and information to the pro-life community across Canada. In 2009, we unexpectedly lost a government grant from the Publication Assistance Program and we asked you, our readers and supporters, to help us make up the shortfall. Through your generosity we were able to [...]

2012-07-18T11:59:11-04:00July 18, 2012|Announcements, Features|

Ex-CBC executive spills beans on state broadcaster

The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC by Richard Stursberg (Douglas & McIntyre, $32.95, 288 pages) You don’t even have to read it – the very existence of a book like The Tower of Babble proves the author’s thesis that the CBC is broken. Employees of every enterprise with the word “corporation” in its name sign confidentiality agreements, [...]

2012-07-18T11:51:03-04:00July 18, 2012|Announcements, Book Review, Features|
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