Monthly Archives: May 2020

Two pro-lifers in CPC leadership race

Despite Peter MacKay’s comments about social conservatives being the “stinking albatross around the neck” of the Conservative Party following Justin Trudeau’s re-election last October, social conservatives are making their mark in the Conservative leadership campaign. Two candidates rated as pro-life by Campaign Life Coalition are bidding for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, facing two presumptive frontrunners, MacKay and Erin [...]

2020-07-20T19:46:37-06:00May 28, 2020|Announcements, Features|

Sheltered in place

Amusements Rick McGinnis As I write this, it has been five weeks since life as we knew it ended. This sounds like the first line of a post-apocalyptic novel or the rough draft of a sci-fi movie script. If you’d e-mailed it back in time to me two months ago it might have triggered a panic attack, so I would [...]

2020-05-26T13:52:14-06:00May 26, 2020|Rick McGinnis, Society & Culture|

And then there was this …

Canada In a move it calls “gender diversity,” the Canadian Armed Forces has decreed that it will no longer refer to its employees as he or she but will use the pronouns they and them. No superior will be allowed to use pronouns that designate or refer to a person’s biological sex. Remember when pronouns were about being grammatically correct, not politically [...]

2020-05-22T12:03:55-06:00May 22, 2020|And then there was this...|

Red China: The saviour we didn’t know we needed

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke If the mainstream media treated Justin Trudeau the same way they treat Donald Trump, I wouldn’t need to remind you that Trudeau once responded that the national administration that he most admired was Red China’s because of how “their basic dictatorship” has grown their economy. You wouldn’t be allowed to forget. Over the past year, the [...]

2020-05-19T17:01:48-06:00May 19, 2020|Josie Luetke, Politics, Society & Culture|

Dr. John Shea, RIP

Dr. John B. Shea A long-time pro-life activist and medical advisor, Dr. John Bernard Shea, passed away Feb. 11 at the age of 93. Shea was born in Gallway, Ireland, and like many in his family became a doctor and scholar. He emigrated to Canada in 1955 and met his wife to-be, Janet Casey, when he interned at St. Michael’s [...]

2020-05-19T16:56:38-06:00May 19, 2020|Pro-Life|

Trans hysteria

National Affairs Rory Leishman Salem, Mass., will remain forever notorious as the place where, in 1692, more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft, 30 were found guilty and 19 (14 women and five men) were executed by hanging before Massachusetts Governor William Phips terminated this travesty of justice. Today, we look back on the Salem witch trials with amazement [...]

2020-05-22T12:21:35-06:00May 19, 2020|Rory Leishman, Society & Culture, Transgender|

Federal aid to businesses, charities may exclude pro-life, pro-family groups

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is forcing businesses, not-for-profits, and registered charities applying for an emergency interest-free loan to help them through the coronavirus lockdown to “confirm” that they do not “discriminate” on the basis of “gender,” “sexual orientation,” and “religion,” among other things, in order to receive the financial help. Borrowers who do not wish to confirm the “non-discrimination” clause are excluded [...]

2020-05-19T17:05:29-06:00May 18, 2020|Politics, Society & Culture|

God’s choice

Chiara Fricano Editor’s Note: Chiara Fricano, of Cathedral High School in Hamilton, Ont., finished first in the 2019-2020 Fr. Ted Essay Scholarship. This is her winning essay. “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish,” as society is reminded by St. Mother Teresa. How does one measure wealth? How [...]

Coronavirus vaccine may use aborted fetal tissue

Trump administration attacked over limits on fetal tissue research Amidst a race by pharmaceutical companies to develop a coronavirus vaccine, Democrats are pressing the Trump administration to reverse its executive order limiting research utilizing cell lines derived from aborted fetal tissue. Pro-life and religious leaders are urging the Trump administration to resist the pressure to rescind the rules prohibiting fetal tissue research [...]

Patience

Laying Down the Lawton Even though I was raised with the teaching that “patience is a virtue,” it’s taken a pandemic to truly understand why that is. Let me confess from the outset I’m not a patient person. While I take on the occasional tedious task (such as the jigsaw puzzles my wife and I have enjoyed in lockdown) I [...]

Coronavirus-related pro-life stories

Trudeau government earmarks coronavirus aid to ‘reproductive rights’ In an April 5 press release from Karina Gould, Minister of International Development lauding the Trudeau government’s pledge to help developing countries during the pandemic, it was noted that Canada would give $109.5 million specifically for reproductive rights. Weeks earlier, the Trudeau government pledged $50 million to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in [...]

2020-05-12T14:18:13-06:00May 12, 2020|Issues|

Applying the law of unintended consequences

Law Matters John Carpay In 1958, Chinese Communist dictator Mao Zedong ordered his countrymen to kill all the sparrows, because these “public animals of capitalism” ate grain seeds and fruit, reducing the size of harvests. The peasants complied, using every possible method. Millions of Chinese banged on pots and pans, scaring the birds into continued flight, until they dropped from [...]

Quarantined

Light is Right Joe Campbell My friend Dingwall has moved into an assisted living residence. When he told me, I said I didn’t think he was ready for assisted living. “I’m not,” he replied. “I chose it to escape assisted dying.” He explained that besides meals, light housekeeping, recreation, entertainment and transportation, the residence he chose provides spiritual enhancement. “If [...]

2020-05-12T13:35:52-06:00May 12, 2020|Joe Campbell, Society & Culture|
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