Monthly Archives: September 2016


Conservative leadership race taking shape

When The Interim went to press there were four registered candidates for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership, four declared candidates who had yet to enter, and a handful of candidates rumoured or publicly pondering whether to run. Four sitting MPs and former Harper-era cabinet ministers are registered to run for leader: Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong, Tony Clement, and Kellie Leitch. Bernier [...]

2016-09-26T12:50:01-04:00September 26, 2016|Politics|

Voting your conscience

At a recent American political convention, in an election season already rife with diatribes, leaks, and gaffes, three little words caused remarkable outrage. What could whip up the winds of controversy so quickly and garner such a fierce response? Simply the exhortation to “vote your conscience.” That this unassuming statement could cause such a firestorm of opposition only proves its importance while [...]

2016-09-26T12:14:28-04:00September 26, 2016|Politics|

Stalwart pro-life PC MP Elsie Wayne dies

Elsie Wayne Former federal Progressive Conservative leader Jean Charest and Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes do not agree on much, but they did about the tenaciousness and courage of Elsie Wayne, the former MP from Saint John, N.B., who died August 23 at the age of 84. Charest, a Red Tory, became leader of the PCs following the [...]

2016-09-23T13:47:57-04:00September 23, 2016|Announcements, Features, Politics|

Surviving university

University of Western Ontario Early this summer I attended a graduation party for a small, private Catholic high school where the children of several friends were saying farewell to classmates and teachers they had known for years – some of them since kindergarten. Many of these young men and women were babies when I first met them, so this pleasant [...]

Religious freedom precarious in the West

In It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies (Harper, 192 pages), Mary Eberstadt documents how faithful Christians throughout the Western world are now living in fear of escalating religious oppression. Of course, Eberstadt readily acknowledges that persecution of the faithful outside the West is vastly worse. In particular, she cites the agony of Christians in the Middle East and Africa where, [...]

Mother Teresa condemns abortion

Saomt Teresa of Calcutta Editor’s Note: The following in an excerpt from Mother Teresa’s Feb. 3, 1994 speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.  I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept [...]

2016-09-08T14:37:30-04:00September 8, 2016|Marriage and Family, Pro-Life, Religion|

Mother Teresa to be canonized

Mother Teresa, born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Macedonia in 1910, founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, in 1950, and worked for the poor and unborn until she died September 5, 1997. She awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and she was beatified in the Catholic Church in 2003. She will be canonized on Sept. 4, the day before the [...]

2016-09-08T14:38:23-04:00September 8, 2016|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life, Religion, Society & Culture|

Pro-life, pro-family MP Brad Trost to seek Conservative leadership

Pro-life MP Brad Trost to run for Conservative leadership. “I have a 12-year track record of not only voting the right way but speaking out.” MP Brad Trost (Saskatoon - University) was first mentioned as a possible Conservative Party leadership candidate during the party’s policy conference in Vancouver in May. He was critical of the decision by delegates to remove [...]

2016-09-01T09:15:55-04:00September 1, 2016|Announcements, Features, Politics, Pro-Life|
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