Monthly Archives: September 2023

Advocates push B.C. Catholic hospitals to offer euthanasia

Warren McArthur: British Columbia Catholic hospitals have and continue to stand in opposition to the tides of euthanasia in Canada as bastions of palliative care and reverence for the sanctity of life. As euthanasia becomes more accepted legally and in practice, it is in conscientiously objecting institutions that many patients trust. The government gives a great deal of funding to Catholic hospitals [...]

2023-09-14T11:58:38-04:00September 14, 2023|Euthanasia|

Workplace pressures against pregnancy

Anna Kennedy: On July 19, a British charity oriented towards helping pregnant women in the workplace published research demonstrating that 1 in 61 employed, pregnant women have had their bosses suggest they abort. Pregnant Then Screwed is a registered charity aiming to promote better working conditions for parents across the United Kingdom by raising awareness on the challenges that many working mothers [...]

2023-09-13T11:09:57-04:00September 13, 2023|Abortion, Marriage and Family|

The pro-abortion bias in abortion research

Joanna Alphonso: The latest data on post-abortion mental health reveal a bias towards presenting data that supports the narrative that abortion helps women’s mental health and denial that abortion hurts women’s mental health. Studies are riddled with pro-abortion rhetoric as well as gender-neutrality and pro-LGBT rhetoric within the past few years. Counselling is required by several states in America before a woman [...]

2023-09-13T10:59:21-04:00September 13, 2023|Abortion|

CHP bus shelter adds banned in Hamilton

Warren McArthur: In July, the city of Hamilton refused to allow the Christian Heritage Party to display an advertisement for its party in a Hamilton bus shelter. The ad contained an image of a woman, and text which defined woman as an adult female (with information about CHP at the bottom of the ad). The ad defined woman in a way which [...]

2023-09-13T10:53:55-04:00September 13, 2023|Politics, Society & Culture|

Post-Dobbs, abortion pills marketed digitally

Joanna Alphonso: The monumental Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision rendered in June of 2022, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade (1973), sparked a digital wave promoting early abortion access to women with unwanted pregnancies. The Roe decision held that abortion was a constitutional right. For this reason, no state could outright outlaw abortion – but they could enforce various legal [...]

2023-09-12T10:28:19-04:00September 12, 2023|Abortion|

Why Liberals should be pro-life

This month, we begin a series reviewing the reasons why the three largest national political parties in Canada should be staunch and unapologetic defenders of the pro-life cause. Currently, of course, only one of the big three national political parties is even hospitable to pro-lifers, and the other two parties have adopted pro-abortion policies at the level of their platform. But there [...]

2023-09-12T10:26:52-04:00September 12, 2023|Issues|

C-270, an act to stop internet sexual exploitation, may get fall hearing

Warren McArthur: BT_1172205 June 2017Arnold Viersen Official Portrait Ottawa, ONTARIO, on 05 June, 2017. Credit: Bernard Thibodeau, House of Commons Photo Services© HOC-CDC, 2017 Bill C-270, known as the “Stopping Internet Sexual Exploitation Act,” is sponsored by Conservative MP Arnold Viersen (Peace River – Westlock). The Stopping Internet Sexual Exploitation Act, or the SISE Act, is still at first reading. [...]

2023-09-11T16:16:17-04:00September 11, 2023|Politics, Society & Culture|

LifeSiteNews marks 25 years of pro-life journalism with gala

Interim Staff: On July 18, LifeSiteNews held a gala dinner in Markham, Ont., to mark a quarter century of online pro-life journalism. Growing from a small operation in 1997 – the actual 25th anniversary was last year and celebrated with a gala dinner in Naples, Florida – to a media organization with more than 75 employees and contractors, LSN has had nearly [...]

2023-09-11T16:10:28-04:00September 11, 2023|Abortion, Society & Culture|

The Saint Mary’s Book of Christian Verse

The Saint Mary’s Book of Christian Verse Chosen and introduced by Edward Short (Gracewing, $35, 350 pages) The poet Dana Gioia writes in his introduction to Edward Short’s anthology, “this brief and inadequate survey is offered to demonstrate the powerful continuity of Christian poetry in English” as “our literary canon is suffused with religious consciousness, which has expressed itself in ways beyond [...]

2023-09-11T15:52:32-04:00September 11, 2023|Reviews|

U.S. Court reinstates abortion pill safeguards

Oswald Clark: On August 16, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Food and Drug Administration’s relaxation of restrictions around the abortion pill mifepristone in 2016, 2019, and 2021, saying they did not take into consideration the health and safety of women. The decision will likely be stayed until the Supreme Court hears the case; the Biden administration’s Justice Department [...]

2023-09-11T15:46:48-04:00September 11, 2023|Abortion|

Critique of transgender man competing in Canadian women’s weightlifting

Anna Kennedy : A transgender man who goes by the name Anne Andres, won the women’s weightlifting competition in the western division of Canada’s Powerlifting Union (CPU) on August 13. He won with a score of 597.5 kilograms (about 1317 pounds) across three lifts, which was 200 kg greater than his closest competitor, SuJan Gill. Consequently, he set new national women’s weightlifting records [...]

2023-09-11T15:38:29-04:00September 11, 2023|Society & Culture|

Twelve Great Books

Twelve Great Books: Going Deeper into Classic Literature Joseph Pearce (Ignatius Press, $17.95, 226 pages) Joseph Pearce, a well-known literary critic and biographer of Christian novelists, in Twelve Great Books highlights great books as part of our intellectual and spiritual inheritance – in short, part of our civilization. We read these books, says Pearce, to “find ourselves in the presence of Great [...]

2023-09-11T15:16:42-04:00September 11, 2023|Reviews|

Cheers for premiers

The governments of Blaine Higgs and Scott Moe in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan deserve praise for taking action to uphold parental rights. Both have announced policies that require parents know what is happening in their children’s schools. New Brunswick no longer allows schools to refer to children’s “preferred” name or pronouns of gender-confused students without the permission of parents. Saskatchewan’s new “Parental [...]

2023-09-11T12:36:37-04:00September 11, 2023|Abortion, Society & Culture|

Education Minister bans Planned Parenthood from Saskatchewan schools

Angelica Vecchiato: Pro-family groups think more must be done to protect the innocence of children after Planned Parenthood was banned from Saskatchewan schools for advertising graphic sexual content to 14 and 15-year-olds. In June, the provincial Minister of Education Dustin Duncan suspended Planned Parenthood and its affiliates after the ‘pro-choice’ organization gave a presentation at Lumsden High School -- located a half-hour [...]

2023-09-11T14:34:26-04:00September 11, 2023|Issues, Politics, Society & Culture|

The Art of Being Human

The Art of Being Human Michael S. Rose (Angelico Press, $17.95, 146 pages) Michael S. Rose’s The Art of Being Human: What ‘Old Books’ Can Tell Us (and Warn Us) About Living in the 21st Century examines 18 books and one (George Orwell) essay that serve as cautionary tales on science, transhumanism, and totalitarianism. The stories range from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and [...]

2023-09-06T12:57:35-04:00September 6, 2023|Reviews|
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