Monthly Archives: October 2023

And Then There Was This, October 2023

Is freedom of speech dead in Finland? Paivi Rasanen is an elected Member of Parliament in Finland. In 2022, she and Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola faced hate-crime charges for the publication of a 2004 booklet which confirmed the biblical truth that marriage is between a man and a woman. A three-judge panel in Helsinki unanimously decided that it was not the business [...]

2023-10-13T11:30:33-04:00October 13, 2023|Abortion, Marriage and Family, Religion|

Stalwart pro-life archbishop Adam Exner, RIP

Paul Tuns: Canadian archbishop Adam Exner died on Sept. 5 at the age of 94. He served as Bishop of Kamloops, Archbishop of Winnipeg, and Archbishop of Vancouver. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, he entered the Oblate novitiate near Winnipeg, was ordained a priest in 1957, and was appointed bishop of Kamloops in 1974 – a position he said he was unsuited [...]

2023-10-12T10:14:32-04:00October 12, 2023|Religion|

Will the authoritarians prevail over science again?

John Carpay: Judging by Canadians’ overwhelming compliance with lockdowns, vaccine passports, and travel restrictions since March of 2020, it unfortunately seems that most Canadians meet authoritarianism with unquestioning obedience. University of Manitoba psychology professor Robert Altemeyer argues that those with an authoritarian personality are submissive even to authority figures who are dishonest, corrupt, and inept. They persist in their belief that their [...]

2023-10-12T10:08:45-04:00October 12, 2023|John Carpay, Politics, Society & Culture|

Dostoevsky, suffering and love

Donald DeMarco: In the novel The Brothers Karamazov, Ivan poses a soul-searching question to his brother, one that over time has invited no end of comment. “Suppose,” he asks, “that you are building up a fabric of human destiny with the object of making people happy at last and giving them peace and rest, but that in order to do so it [...]

2023-10-12T10:07:54-04:00October 12, 2023|Abortion, Society & Culture|

Guardian Angels program to help Canadians avoid euthanasia

Interim Staff: The B.C.-based Delta Hospice Society has launched a national program called Guardian Angels to provide vulnerable patients with a personal advocate in order to help them avoid being ensnared by the euthanasia trap. The Society says its new initiative is a “national health care advocacy program that partners our compassionate, trained volunteer health advocates, with people navigating the increasingly challenging health care [...]

2023-10-10T15:54:30-04:00October 10, 2023|Euthanasia|

Clang, clang, clang

Josie Luetke: Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey Imagine that you’re mentally ill, convinced that you’re worthless, and waging an internal war with yourself over whether you ought to keep on living or not. You weigh the pros and cons. You consider who might be sad over your death, and so you attempt to keep lists of things to look [...]

2023-10-10T15:02:39-04:00October 10, 2023|Euthanasia, Josie Luetke|

Dosage Level Death: The stories of killer medical professionals

Joanna Alphonso: Lucy Letby, Elizabeth Wettlaufer, and Charles Edmund Cullen all had something in common: they were all registered nurses who killed their patients. Lucy Letby, Registered Nurse, Chester, U.K. Lucy Letby, a 33-year-old registered nurse in the United Kingdom, was convicted in August for her murder spree of seven babies over the span of two years at the Countess of Chester [...]

2023-10-06T12:02:58-04:00October 6, 2023|Euthanasia, Society & Culture|

The cost of 4 million abortions

Rod Taylor, Special to The Interim Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Rod Taylor’s Sept. 15 press conference. The shedding of innocent blood in abortion clinics has some very observable economic costs. Since 1970, Canada has killed over 4 million pre-born babies. At a current rate generally estimated at about 100,000 per year, that is the equivalent of about 4,000 classrooms of [...]

2023-10-06T11:54:27-04:00October 6, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

Christian Heritage Party outlines its priorities

Paul Tuns: On Sept. 15, Christian Heritage Party leader Rod Taylor held a press conference to elucidate where the party stands on issues other than abortion while committing itself to “the protection of innocent human life from conception until natural death, a position we still hold . . . and on this position we stand alone.” Held in the Ottawa Press Gallery [...]

2023-10-06T11:22:36-04:00October 6, 2023|Abortion, Marriage and Family, Politics, Society & Culture|

Natural death is being replaced by assisted death in Quebec

Paul Tuns: In August, the Commission on End-of-Life Care in Quebec issued a memo to the province’s physicians who provide so-called medical aid in dying (MAiD) urging doctors to ensure that any euthanasia or assisted-suicides they carry out comply with the law. The memo, penned by the Commission’s president, Dr. Michael Bureau, a supporter of Canada’s liberal euthanasia laws, suggested that there [...]

2023-10-05T09:50:24-04:00October 5, 2023|Assisted Suicide|

Imagining a pro-life Green and Bloc

While this current series of editorial confines itself to national parties, it is clearly the case that boutique political entities—like the Green Party—and regional ones—like the Bloc Québécois—should abandon their advocacy of abortion as well. The environmental movement has long been the vehicle for a virulent, radical, and dangerous form of anti-human policy. Implicit in the panic about carbon and emissions is [...]

2023-10-05T09:45:58-04:00October 5, 2023|Abortion, Politics, Society & Culture|

A Watchman in the Night

A Watchman in the Night: What I’ve Seen Over 50 Years Reporting on America Cal Thomas (Humanix Books, $29.99, 330 pages) A Watchman in the Night by conservative columnist Cal Thomas is an odd book, less biographical than the recital of a series of events that occurred over the 40 years Thomas has been writing syndicated columns. While there are biographical details [...]

2023-10-04T13:26:23-04:00October 4, 2023|Issues|

Pro-life movie star to run for Mexican presidency

Paul Tuns: Eduardo Verástegui, producer of Bella and Sound of Freedom, declared his candidacy to become president of Mexico.  On Sept. 8, he tweeted that he “made the most important decision of my life,” announcing he “just registered with the INE (Instituto Nacional Electoral) my intention as an aspiring independent candidate for the presidency of the Mexican Republic, for the elections on [...]

2023-10-04T13:27:15-04:00October 4, 2023|Abortion, Politics|

Why NDP should be pro-life

In the second installment of this series of editorials—a series in which we make the case why each of Canada’s national political parties should be pro-life—we turn our attention to the New Democrats. Last month, readers will recall that the we argued that the Liberal Party should make an about-face and embrace the pro-life position because its long-standing (and endlessly repeated) commitment [...]

2023-10-04T13:13:04-04:00October 4, 2023|Abortion, Politics, Society & Culture|
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