Charges dropped against Fr. Van Hee

Catholic Civil Rights League vows to challenge bubble zone Paul Tuns On Oct. 28, Crown Attorney Meaghan Cunningham advised the Ontario Court of Justice that the state was dropping the charges against Fr. Anthony Van Hee, 87, for allegedly breaching the anti-free speech bubble zone outside the Morgentaler abortuary in Ottawa, more than four years after he was arrested. While Fr. Van [...]

2022-11-30T12:51:14-05:00November 30, 2022|Abortion|

CLC declares success in municipal elections

Interim Staff Strongly pro-life and pro-family Catholic school board trustees Michael Del Grande and Helena Karabela, who were both criticized for their faithful witness by their fellow trustees, were reelected in Toronto and Halton respectively. Following municipal elections in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island, Campaign Life Coalition said the hard work of setting up candidate databases, sending [...]

2022-11-30T12:54:21-05:00November 30, 2022|Politics|

Fallout of U.S. midterms

We are not going to sugarcoat the results of the U.S. midterm elections: it was not a good day for pro-lifers. But neither was it a great day for pro-aborts. This election delivered stunning victories and disappointing defeats for both sides. The pro-life losses were significant, perhaps more so than the wins. Several states enacted constitutional protections for abortion through referenda and [...]

2022-11-29T13:07:16-05:00November 29, 2022|Abortion, Politics|

Abortion and the U.S. midterms Did Dobbs help the Democrats? Yes. And no.

Oswald Clark and Paul Tuns When the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade leaked on May 2, the politics of returning the abortion issue to the states and elected representatives predominated the media coverage of the momentous decision-to-be. Would overturning Roe, which discovered a right to abortion out of whole cloth, help Democrats in the midterm elections when the United States faced [...]

2022-11-29T12:58:39-05:00November 29, 2022|Abortion, Politics|

And then there was this, December 2022

Mobile abortuaries The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and returned the regulation of abortion to the states. Planned Parenthood had to rethink and regroup to ensure that its facilities continued to be available to pregnant moms. That is, it had to ensure that its annual revenue of $1.6 billion was not sacrificed. It’s OK to sacrifice unborn babies and their [...]

2022-11-21T12:25:13-05:00November 21, 2022|Abortion, Euthanasia, Society & Culture|

Liberal critique of birth control

Mary Zwicker, Review: A new feminist, left-wing documentary on the topic of birth control has been released … but it’s not what you would expect. The new film, produced by Ricki Lake’s production company and directed by Abby Epstein, is called The Business of Birth Control, and it provides an in-depth analysis of the history of hormonal birth control, concluding that women need [...]

2022-11-21T12:19:28-05:00November 21, 2022|Marriage and Family, Reviews|

The dark side of transgenderism

Mary Zwicker: Back in May, Matt Walsh and the Daily Wire’s documentary What is a Woman? exposed the world to the reality of the transgender movement’s lies, and the dangers associated with it. In a world that accepts and even promotes an ideology that encourages people to sterilize themselves, mutilate their bodies, and live their lives as a lie, it is important [...]

2022-11-17T09:50:51-05:00November 17, 2022|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

An illegal and unjustified overreaction

John Carpay: Interim writer, John Carpay, Law Matters Canadians remain divided about the Freedom Convoy truckers’ protest in Ottawa in January and February of 2022. Some Canadians saw the truckers as heroes resisting unjust laws, while government-funded media portrayed thousands of peaceful protesters as a harmful nuisance at best, and as dangerous racists and violent criminals at worst. I know [...]

2022-11-16T13:32:57-05:00November 16, 2022|John Carpay|

Financial deplatforming

Andrew Lawton: When the Canadian government gave itself the authority to freeze its political critics’ bank accounts earlier this year, it should have rattled the confidence in the state held by the most trusting among us. You didn’t have to be a donor to the Freedom Convoy to realize the dangers of this sort of power. Though as is so often the [...]

2022-11-16T10:04:36-05:00November 16, 2022|Andrew Lawton|

Trudeau, Joly Trumpet abortion at UN

Paul Tuns: On Sept. 21, in remarks to reporters at the United Nations after addressing the General Assembly, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau once again declared his support for abortion, with his Foreign Minister, Melanie Joly, reiterating the message six days later at the UN. In response to a journalist's questions about what, if any limits Trudeau supported when it comes to abortion, [...]

2022-11-15T15:33:27-05:00November 15, 2022|Abortion, Demography, Politics, Population|

Population growth is good

Paul Tuns, Review: Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet by Marian Tupy and Gale Pooley (Cato Institute, $45, 547 pages) Worries about "overpopulation" are always followed by demands for population control to prevent the growing mass of people from stripping the planet bare. The problem with that line of thinking according to Marian Tupy [...]

2022-11-15T15:29:55-05:00November 15, 2022|Demography, Population, Reviews|

Happy 8 billion!

Paul Tuns: In July, the United Nations’ Population Division predicted that on Nov. 15, global population would hit 8 billion people. Let us be among the first to wish the newborn baby boy or girl, probably born in Africa, the Middle East, or south Asia, a happy birth day and welcome to the human family. Typically, the UN’s population estimates come with [...]

2022-11-15T13:24:45-05:00November 15, 2022|Demography, Paul Tuns, Population|

Welcome to our nightmare: Blonde goes against the grain on abortion

Rick McGinnis: Blonde – Andrew Dominik’s “film about, but not a biopic of” Marilyn Monroe – was released on Netflix in September to what you could generously call mixed reviews. The Los Angeles Times called it a “torture porn biopic” while the Guardian called it “a hellish vision.” NPR described it as “an exercise in exploitation, not empathy,” and Esquire’s headline read [...]

2022-11-14T11:05:08-05:00November 14, 2022|Issues|

Preamble to a philosophy class

Donald DeMarco, Commentary: I came across a headline recently which stated the following: “LGBT doctor praises ‘transgendered’ boy who ‘boldly’ killed himself.” Are we passed being shocked? Here is a statement, that to me, signals the end of civilization, if not the end of the world. A doctor, trained to cure, praises suicide. A girl believes she is a boy, yet cannot live that [...]

2022-11-14T10:56:27-05:00November 14, 2022|Society & Culture|

New focus for U.S. March for Life

Oswald Clark: March for Life president Jeanne Mancini announced Oct. 13 that the theme of the 2023 march will center on moving into a post-Roe world by re-routing the event to pass Congress rather than the Supreme Court, acknowledging that the abortion issue is now primarily a political rather than legal issue. The forthcoming March for Life will be the 50th anniversary [...]

2022-11-14T10:42:36-05:00November 14, 2022|Abortion, Politics|
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