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Catholic dioceses release funds for Development and Peace

Last April, 12 Canadian dioceses began withholding contributions from Development and Peace (D&P), the aid agency of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), after LifeSiteNews reported that some of the agency’s partners in the developing world supported abortion, contraception, and gay rights. The bishops that ceased support last April included Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton; Bishop Gary Gordon of Victoria; Bishop [...]

2019-02-25T06:43:08-06:00February 25, 2019|Religion|

Abortion central to work of Planned Parenthood, annual report reveals

Planned Parenthood released the latest edition of its annual report Jan. 18, which reveals the abortion giant’s legitimate medical services continue to decline as it commits more abortions, reaps more profits, and even brings in more state and federal dollars. The Planned Parenthood 2017-2018 Annual Report covers services rendered from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017; and revenue and expenses as [...]

2019-02-25T06:39:53-06:00February 25, 2019|Abortion, Planned Parenthood|

And then there was this …

Canada By a 1996 agreement, St. Martha’s Catholic Hospital in Antigonish, N.S., was taken over by the Eastern Regional Health Board, but continued to be staffed by the Sisters of St. Martha. The sisters, the board, and the N.S. Health Department signed an agreement to ensure the hospital’s Catholic identity and values would be preserved. The agreement expressly forbids “assisting” suicide and [...]

Diverse views in expert panel report on expanding euthanasia

National Affairs Rory Leishman In a remarkable report released in December, the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) which was convened by the Canadian Council of Academies at the request of the Trudeau government concluded that there is no consensus among academic authorities on the wisdom of amending Canada’s euthanasia law to include MAiD for mature minors, advance directives [...]

2019-02-18T15:33:09-06:00February 18, 2019|Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Rory Leishman|

Governments cannot discriminate

John Carpay The free society is undermined by the progressive, politically correct claim that the many Canadians who hold traditional or religious views about sexuality are “hateful.” The notion that only post-modernist beliefs about sexual behaviour can be expressed in the public square is an enemy of authentic diversity. A real-life example of an attack on the free society is [...]

2019-02-18T15:25:42-06:00February 18, 2019|John Carpay, Politics, Religion|

Witches brew

Light is Right Joe Campbell Although she had noticed him from afar, she didn’t recognize her former classmate until she reached the bench he was sitting on.“I haven’t seen you for a long time,” she said, after they exchanged greetings. “I don’t see you very well now,” he replied. “I’ve lost a good deal of my central vision to macular [...]

2019-02-18T15:19:55-06:00February 18, 2019|Joe Campbell|

Desktop versus placard in this culture war

We make two mistakes when it comes to using social media for pro-life outreach: The first is not relying on it at all, and the second is relying on it too much. Social media can be a crucial tool for amassing support for pro-life candidates, recruiting activists, promoting events, and educating peers on life issues. I am quite sympathetic to those who [...]

2019-02-18T15:16:48-06:00February 18, 2019|Announcements, Features, Josie Luetke, Society & Culture|

Reflecting on a celebrity’s suicide

Anthony Bourdain I’m not normally emotionally affected by the deaths of celebrities, but the sudden death of celebrity chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain last June resonated with me unaccountably. I don’t want to sound cold, but I think it’s difficult to feel real grief for anyone we don’t know personally. Very simply, there’s more than enough grief and heartbreak [...]

2019-02-17T06:05:59-06:00February 16, 2019|Announcements, Features, Rick McGinnis|

Settle down or lean in?

Often advice to young women to settle down or ‘lean in’ to work  ignores that family life is unattainable for many Andrea Mrozek Young women, settle down sooner! This advice is often repeated by disgruntled career women as well as conservative pundits – and sometimes both in one column, as when Dennis Prager recently made a column of the words [...]

2019-02-13T08:43:05-06:00February 13, 2019|Marriage and Family|

Gestational abortion laws are a trap

Why abortion pills have changed the future of pro-life activism in Canada Mifegymiso is the Canadian brand name for an abortion drug called RU-486, which was brought into Canada in January of 2017 after approval by Health Canada in 2015. Not yet two years since its introduction and it has already begun to alter the entire landscape surrounding abortion practices and attitudes in [...]

2019-02-13T08:30:29-06:00February 12, 2019|Abortion, Announcements, Features, Society & Culture|

Ben Shapiro challenges Trudeau quip about pro-lifers

Host also in hot water over ‘baby Hitler’ comments Ben Shapiro said being 'not in line' with a society that supports abortion is not really a bad thing. During his speech to the 2019 March for Life in Washington D.C., American conservative commentator Ben Shapiro responded to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2018 claim that pro-life people are not “in [...]

2019-02-18T15:28:06-06:00February 7, 2019|March for Life, Pro-Life|

Fr. Van Hee faces new charges

Father Tony Van Hee One of the charges against pro-life witness Father Tony Van Hee, has been dropped and replaced with other charges. Van Hee was arrested Oct. 24 for demonstrating within the 50-meter “bubble zone” outside Ottawa’s Morgentaler abortion business. The 83-year-old Jesuit priest, who demonstrated for the right of the unborn to life on Parliament Hill for almost [...]

2019-02-07T21:48:52-06:00February 7, 2019|Human rights, Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Brazil elects socially conservative president

Jair Messias Bolsonaro, a social conservative was sworn in as the 38th president of Brazil. Last month, Jair Messias Bolsonaro was sworn in as the 38thpresident of Brazil. A former member of the Chamber of Deputies, the Brazilian legislature, and captain in the reserve army, Bolsonaro became leader of the conservative Social Liberal Party and was elected president on Oct. [...]

2019-02-07T21:09:27-06:00February 7, 2019|Politics, Religion|

American Psychological Association demonizes masculinity in new guidelines

Predicated on definitions and notions drawn not from the world of science but scooped up from LGBT-driven pop-culture, the American Psychological Association (APA) – the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the U.S. – is promoting its harmful new “Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men.” There is nothing familiar or reassuring here. The main message the APA wants [...]

2019-02-07T21:49:53-06:00February 7, 2019|Human rights, Society & Culture|

Attacking masculinity

In what passes for popular discourse these days, it has become increasingly common to accuse an intellectual adversary of being in the thrall of a conspiracy theory. The charge has become a convenient way to malign anyone outside of a carefully curated and ever-narrowing range of acceptable beliefs. The clear implication behind this charge is that a serious exchange with someone so [...]

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