Monthly Archives: June 2024

And then there was this, June 2024

By J.M. Glover: Brain Death: a moral dilemma The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) located near Philadelphia, is warning about changing the concept of brain death. In 2023, it raised the alarm that a redefinition of brain death could allow for the death of a person still partially alive: “a whole brain death standard has appeared to be compatible with Catholic teaching.” [...]

2024-07-13T11:10:28-04:00June 30, 2024|Bioethics|

Nova Scotia bill to educate people on Down syndrome

Paul Tuns: Liberal MLA Keith Irving (Kings South) introduced Bill 440, which, if passed, would provide evidence-based data about Down syndrome to parents informed of a prenatal diagnosis of the chromosomal anomaly. A law respecting Down syndrome, or so-called Harvey’s Law, would require medical staff to provide up-to-date and evidence-based information on Down Syndrome, including data about life expectancy, education and psychosocial [...]

2024-07-13T11:05:40-04:00June 30, 2024|Bioethics, Politics, Society & Culture|

Pregnancy care centres increasing support to pregnant, new mothers

Oswald Clark: According to a new U.S. report, pregnancy care centres provided more than 16 million clients with nearly $368 million in goods and services. “Hope for a New Generation: A Legacy of Life and Love,” issued by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, Care Net, Heartbeat International, Option Ultrasound Program by Focus on the Family, and the National Institute of Family and Life [...]

2024-07-13T11:03:08-04:00June 30, 2024|Abortion|

RFK flip-flops on abortion

Oswald Clark: Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said in several interviews this spring that he supported abortion through all nine months, for any reason, only to backtrack slightly to say post-viability babies – around 20 weeks gestation – “have rights” and “deserve society’s protection.” Kennedy originally told podcaster Sage Steele and EWTN’s Raymond Arroya in separate interviews he would not [...]

2024-07-13T10:56:06-04:00June 30, 2024|Abortion, Politics|

Biden makes sign of the cross during abortion speech

Oswald Clark: During a campaign stop in Tampa, Florida, highlighting the president’s unwavering support for unrestricted abortion, Joe Biden made the sign of the cross as Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Nikki Fried spoke lambasting Governor Ron DeSantis for signing a law that bans abortion after six weeks. It was widely taken as a sign of opposition to the state’s abortion restrictions. CatholicVote [...]

2024-07-13T09:43:23-04:00June 30, 2024|Abortion, Politics, Religion|

29 nations stand for life and family at the UN

Interim Staff: On May 15, in celebration of the International Day of Families, the Group of Friends of the Family, a United Nations coalition of 29 member states, together with co-sponsoring civil society organizations hosted a high-level side event at the United Nations headquarters in New York entitled “The Family and the Future of Humanity”, bringing together diplomats, NGO representatives, and family [...]

2024-07-13T09:34:56-04:00June 30, 2024|Abortion|

NFL star causes furor over commencement address

Paul Tuns: Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker is a conservative, Latin Mass Catholic, who was asked to deliver the commencement address at this year’s graduating ceremonies at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. His speech raised the ire of feminists and liberal Catholics. On May 11, Butker, who has won three Super Bowls in the last five seasons, told the graduating class, [...]

2024-07-13T09:10:42-04:00June 30, 2024|Marriage and Family, Religion, Society & Culture|

Canada’s population explodes as fertility rate craters

Paul Tuns: In late March, just nine months after Canada reached a population of 40 million, the number of people calling Canada home exceeded 41 million according to Statistic Canada’s live population tracker, with most growth coming through immigration. Statistics Canada reported that in 2023, Canada added 1,271,872 total inhabitants, a population increase of 3.2 per cent, the highest such figure since [...]

2024-07-13T09:06:00-04:00June 30, 2024|Demography|

Abortion may be linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Joanna Alphonso: A study published in March 2024 in the International Journal of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Risk and Prevention revealed a positive correlation between the loss of a first pregnancy and subsequent postpartum cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The pregnancy history of over one million low-income women examined based on Medicaid claims were analyzed from 1999 to 2014. After subdividing the data based on [...]

2024-06-23T10:50:36-04:00June 24, 2024|Abortion|

Reality versus ideology in N.B. Court

John Carpay:  The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has filed a court challenge against the right of parents to be fully informed about what is happening with their own children at school. One of Canada’s oldest civil liberties groups has fully embraced woke ideology, including the claim that gender is determined by identity rather than biology. In other words, if you feel [...]

2024-06-21T08:40:26-04:00June 21, 2024|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

No need for hate-crime laws

Rory Leishman: Direct attacks on the God-given, natural right of everyone to freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression are continuing to mount, not just in Canada, but also in Europe. One of the most prominent, recent victims is J.K. Rowling, a resident of Edinburgh Scotland and author of the Harry Potter series of novels. Siobhian Brown, Scotland’s Minister for Victims and [...]

2024-06-21T08:32:35-04:00June 21, 2024|Politics, Religion, Rory Leishman|

You are not as moral as you think you are

Donald DeMarco: I received an email from a political candidate requesting my vote. He promised, if elected, to do many wonderful thinks. While it is easy for a politician to make promises, I had no objection to any of the promises he set forth. But I had a strong objection to his closing statement in which he swore that he would always [...]

2024-06-20T14:27:39-04:00June 20, 2024|Abortion|

Impurity death spiral

Josie Luetke: Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey The Chosen, a wildly popular television series about the live of Jesus and His disciples, got into hot water last year because one of the members of the film crew was caught sporting a Pride flag on his equipment while on set. In the resulting brouhaha, co-founder and co-CEO of The Daily [...]

2024-06-20T14:05:51-04:00June 20, 2024|Society & Culture|

Toronto Catholic school board trustees vote down flying pro-life flag

Paul Tuns: On April 23, the Toronto District Catholic School Board (TDCSB) voted 8-2 against a pair of pro-life motions. Trustee Mike Del Grande introduced two motion, one requiring that the pro-life flag be flown on all board properties for the month of May, and another requiring staff educate students about pro-life issues on the same day as the National March for [...]

2024-06-17T09:00:38-04:00June 17, 2024|Issues|

Federal pharmacare plan to cost taxpayers $2 billion over five years

Paul Tuns: According to an analysis by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), the federal pharmacare plan that will cover diabetes care and contraception is estimated to cost $5.7 billion while recouping $3.8 billion from public and private drug plans, for a total cost to taxpayers of $1.9 billion over the next half-decade. Health Minister Mark Holland tabled legislation delivering the first phase [...]

2024-06-17T08:57:33-04:00June 17, 2024|Bioethics, Politics|
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