Yearly Archives: 2023

What men think about when they think of Rome

Rick McGinnis: Interim writer, Rick McGinnis, Amusements I knew something was up when my eldest daughter texted me: “Dad, how often do you think about the Roman Empire?” I replied quickly – and honestly. “At least every other day.” “That’s what I thought,” she wrote. “I know why you’re asking this,” I responded. It had begun just a few days [...]

2023-12-12T12:26:37-05:00December 12, 2023|Marriage and Family, Rick McGinnis, Society & Culture|

Trans Inc is taking America by storm

Joanna Alphonso: Episode 28 of Tucker Carlson’s show, “Tucker on X” (formerly Twitter) featured Chris Moritz, a longtime investment banker and policy enthusiast to discuss what he calls “Trans Inc.” Moritz begins by explaining that transgenderism is largely driven by the sex reassignment industry. In 2018, the industry grossed at least $2.94 billion, which rose to $4.18 billion in 2022, and is [...]

2023-12-11T09:50:02-05:00December 11, 2023|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Lila Rose takes UN to task for promoting abortion

Paul Tuns: On Nov. 17, Lila Rose, the founder and president of Live Action, addressed the United Nations Transatlantic Summit in New York and called upon the UN to recognize that abortion “is a contradiction of every human right” and urged the body to pass a resolution to end abortion worldwide. The summit commemorated the 75th anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration [...]

2023-12-11T09:44:21-05:00December 11, 2023|Abortion|

100 NGOs release their abortion wish list

Oswald Clark: On Oct. 25, 100 pro-abortion organizations signed the 2023 Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Policy Agenda (SRHRJ) calling on the Biden administration to increase abortion access in the United States and abroad. The blueprint asserts, “There is no gender equality or bodily autonomy for all without meaningful progress in reproductive justice, freedom, and liberty,” as it [...]

2023-12-08T10:19:59-05:00December 8, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

Playing offense

Ohio voters have approved a constitutional amendment adding abortion to the state constitution. Abortion advocates are calling on the Biden administration to pump ever more money and enact even more policies in support of abortion in both the U.S. and abroad. Justin Trudeau and United Nations’ agencies have been loudly promoting abortion as essential to their utopic vision. The common theme here [...]

2023-12-08T10:17:28-05:00December 8, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

Did abortion issue cost Republicans seats?

Oswald Clark: Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin campaigned to maintain the slim Republican lead in the state house and win the state senate in order to pass a 15-week abortion ban that he vowed to sign into law. Republicans in Kentucky hoped to defeat Democrat Andy Beshear who had vetoed pro-life legislation. Neither hope materialized and the media was eager to blame abortion [...]

2023-12-07T13:53:40-05:00December 7, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

Lessons from Ohio enshrining abortion in constitution

Oswald Clark and Paul Tuns Analysis: On Nov. 7, nearly four million citizens of Ohio voted to enshrine abortion in the state constitution, in a state that Donald Trump carried by a full eight percentage points in 2020. The vote was the seventh consecutive defeat for pro-lifers in statewide referenda since the Dobbs decision in June 2022 reversed the infamous 1973 Roe [...]

2023-12-07T13:42:12-05:00December 7, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

Majority oppose forcing religious hospitals to provide euthanasia

Paul Tuns: An Angus Reid Institute poll released on Oct. 17, shows 58 per cent of Canadians believe religiously affiliated healthcare centres should not be required to provide euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide compared to just 24 per cent who said such healthcare centres should be forced to provide Medical Assistance in Dying. Nearly one in five (18 per cent) were unsure. In June, a Vancouver [...]

2023-12-06T10:14:46-05:00December 6, 2023|Euthanasia, Religion|

AMA rejects euthanasia

Interim Staff: The American Medical Association (AMA) upheld their opposition to assisted suicide and euthanasia at the organization’s House of Delegates interim meeting in Maryland, Nov. 10-14. Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, called the AMA’s decision to maintain its opposition to euthanasia “a huge win” and bioethics expert Wesley Smith said, “the death agenda can be stopped.” Delegates [...]

2023-12-06T10:06:19-05:00December 6, 2023|Euthanasia|

13,241 euthanasia deaths in 2022

Paul Tuns: Health Canada released the Fourth Annual Report on Medical Assistance in Dying (2022), with data showing that there were 13,241 assisted deaths in Canada, the seventh consecutive year of increased euthanasia deaths, representing 3.3 per cent of all deaths in the country. Amanda Achtman, an anti-euthanasia activist, tweeted, “An average of 36 people are now being euthanized every single day [...]

2023-12-06T10:01:16-05:00December 6, 2023|Euthanasia|

International day of the girl child is all about abortion for CEDAW

Joanna Alphonso: “Safeguarding girls’ lives, health and future through minimizing unwanted pregnancies and guaranteeing access to safe abortion,” is the mission of the United Nations’ CEDAW. The Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW, issued a four-page statement on the International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. 11. CEDAW is a treaty body in the United [...]

2023-12-05T12:01:23-05:00December 5, 2023|Abortion|

Eliminating the Girl Child

October 11th, 2023 marked the 11th annual International Day of the Girl Child—a day, established by the United Nations to highlight the conditions in which girls across the globe live and to advocate for their amelioration. This is the same United Nations, of course, that welcomes the most brutal regimes in the world into its Human Rights Council—the same UN that, via [...]

2023-12-05T10:51:27-05:00December 5, 2023|Abortion|

Solving a good Christmas mystery (or two)

Michael Taube: Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Families enjoy time together. Music and carols are heard in the background. The tree is trimmed. Presents are wrapped. The wreath is on the door. Lights flicker either inside or outside the house - or, in some cases, both. Who knows? You may even be called upon to solve a good Christmas mystery [...]

2023-12-04T13:06:35-05:00December 4, 2023|Religion, Reviews, Society & Culture|

Human rights commission slams Christmas, Easter holidays

Paul Tuns: The Canadian Human Rights Commission published “A Discussion Paper on Religious Tolerance” that singles out religious holidays such as Christmas and Easter as a remnant of colonialism that privileges Christians over those of other faiths. The CHRC paper noted that the “ability of an individual to freely practice their religion is a fundamental human right,” enshrined in both international and [...]

2023-12-04T12:43:04-05:00December 4, 2023|Religion|

Prince of Peace

When Caesar Augustus decreed that the world should be enrolled (Lk 2:1), he could do so only because of the Pax Romana. The undisputed reign of Rome put entire kingdoms—like that of the Israelites—in their thrall, but it also kept the chaos of war at bay. And so, when Christ later prophesied that, in the last days, “nation will rise against nation, [...]

2023-12-04T12:21:22-05:00December 4, 2023|Religion|
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