Monthly Archives: January 2021


US March for Life scaled down, going virtual

By Interim Staff The organizers of the March for Life in Washington D.C., announced that the massive annual gathering was to be limited to a select number of pro-life leaders who were going to be invited to demonstrate in person, with the masses being asked to join the event online. “The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, [...]

2021-01-27T18:40:03-06:00January 27, 2021|March for Life|

And then there was this – Jan 2021

Canada On Dec. 10, the House of Commons passed C-7, the bill that expands euthanasia to include people who are not terminally ill and those who are suffering psychological pain. On Dec. 11, the House of Commons unanimously voted to create a 9-8-8 suicide prevention hotline to replace the old 10-digit phone number. We’re not saying it’s incongruous; we’re saying it’s curious. [...]

2021-01-27T18:26:58-06:00January 27, 2021|And then there was this...|

D&P never stopped funding pro-abortion groups

Lianne Laurence Special to The Interim The Canadian bishops’ international aid organization, Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, has admitted that it never stopped funding 52 partner groups under investigation for flouting Catholic social doctrine and moral teaching, despite telling the bishops it had imposed a moratorium on financing these suspect organizations. “It is not true that Development and Peace partners [...]

2021-01-26T22:57:39-06:00January 26, 2021|Abortion, Religion|

A little learning

Interim writer, Joe Campbell, Light is Right By Joe Campbell When I was in Grade 10, one of the teachers bent over my desk and whispered, "Joe, you are a conceited, prodigious ass." I forget what outrage of mine prompted his sibilant complaint. I can't forget the complaint. A student spoken to in that manner today would go to his [...]

2021-01-24T19:40:52-06:00January 24, 2021|Joe Campbell|

A DNA error

By Josie Luetke I don’t think I can recall a single pro-choicer who opposes abortion in cases of fetal disability or deformity. Usually, that circumstance is one that, if anything, buttresses their pro-choice stance. Like rape, disability is used to convince themselves of their moral superiority for supporting abortion, despite its intrinsically distasteful nature. They simply want to spare others from suffering [...]

2021-01-24T19:36:54-06:00January 24, 2021|Abortion, Josie Luetke|

Mary Wagner challenges law denying humanity of unborn child

By Lianne Laurence Special to The Interim A landmark Charter challenge to the Canadian law that denies the humanity of the child in the womb has been filed with the Supreme Court of Canada. Mary Wagner, well-known pro-life advocate and inspiration for the burgeoning Red Rose Rescue movement in the United States, launched the Charter challenge during the course of her 2013 [...]

2021-01-17T17:27:36-06:00January 17, 2021|Abortion|

Life worth living

Interim writer, Rory Leishman, National Affairs By Rory Leishman Until a few decades ago, the great majority of Canadians believed that assisting in a suicide was an appalling crime and a serious criminal offence; now, most of our fellow citizens support the legalization of physician-assisted suicide under the euphemistic guise of Medical Assistance in Dying. Why is that? A large [...]

2021-01-17T17:18:12-06:00January 17, 2021|Euthanasia, Rory Leishman|

An inspiring collection to arm Christian warriors

Book Review By Paul Tuns The Wit and Wisdom of Father George Rutler, edited by Edward Short (Sophia Institute Press, $19.95 USD, 352 pages). I have long been a fan of Fr. George Rutler’s writings, being most familiar with his work in Crisis magazine. Fr. Rutler radiates both erudition and spirituality, so it is hardly surprising that he is both Ivy League [...]

2021-01-16T17:04:32-06:00January 16, 2021|Book Review|

Nearly three decade-old embryo born

By Interim Staff An embryo created by in-vitro fertilization in 1992 and subsequently frozen, was successfully implanted into her (surrogate) birth mother’s womb in early 2020 and born on Oct. 26. Molly Gibson was technically 27 years old when she was born, making her almost the same age as her mother, Tina Gibson, who is 29. Ben and Tina Gibson adopted their [...]

2021-01-13T23:45:17-06:00January 13, 2021|Bioethics|

Clamp down on Pornhub

By Interim Staff After a New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof appeared early last month, there was tremendous pressure on one of the world’s largest websites to finally take down videos featuring “child rape, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering,” and other illegal or otherwise concerning material. Pornhub, owned by Montreal-based MindGeek, has long been criticized for profiting from [...]

2021-01-13T23:31:39-06:00January 13, 2021|Society & Culture|

Blacks lives matter

By Rick McGinnis The first question you have to ask when holding all 600-plus pages of Barbara Amiel’s Friends and Enemies: A Memoir in your hand is: Who exactly is this book meant for? You might imagine that it’s an attempt to correct the story of her husband Conrad Black’s trial, conviction and imprisonment. But Black himself attempted to do that with [...]

2021-01-12T11:37:11-06:00January 11, 2021|Rick McGinnis|

Senator wrong about euthanasia reducing suicide rates

By Alex Schadenberg Special to The Interim On November 24, I had the opportunity to present our Euthanasia Prevention Coalition brief on euthanasia Bill C-7 to the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. This was followed with senators asking questions and clarifying items from those who had made presentations. Senator Stanley Kutcher (N.S., Independent Senators Group) decided to challenge a witness [...]

2021-01-10T22:12:18-06:00January 10, 2021|Euthanasia|

Euthanasia bill passes House, heads to Senate

By Paul Tuns Justice Minister David Lametti sought a third extension from a Quebec court to enable a full Senate debate and vote on Bill C-7, which expands eligibility for euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide and passed the House of Commons in a 212-107 vote. The Liberals, NDP, Bloc and Green parties voted en masse for C-7 and were joined by 15 Conservative [...]

2021-01-09T23:20:57-06:00January 9, 2021|Euthanasia|


Interim writer, Andrew Lawton, Laying Down the Lawton By Andrew Lawton Just as every business is essential if you rely on it to feed your family, church is essential if you rely on it to feed your soul. These are not radical, or even novel, ideas, yet they remain controversial in the face of lawmakers seeking to shut things – [...]

2021-01-08T14:16:29-06:00January 8, 2021|Andrew Lawton, Religion|

The real death toll

Interim writer, John Carpay, Law Matters By John Carpay Editor's Note: The statistics in this column were accurate when the print edition went to press on Dec. 20, 2020. A friend wrote me recently, stating “There are times when personal freedom has to be limited for the greater good. I was a small child in World War II, but well [...]

2021-01-15T14:13:01-06:00January 7, 2021|John Carpay, Society & Culture|
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