The population balm

Paul Tuns, Editor of The Interim Newspaper By Paul Tuns A parable of Saint Matthew’s Gospel describes a master who, before going on a journey, entrusts his property to three servants. Their charge is not a light one. They have, after all, been entrusted with the wealth — the very substance — of their lord. The talents imparted to them [...]

2020-12-05T12:58:36-06:00November 26, 2020|Announcements, Editorials, Paul Tuns, Population|


G.K Chesterton said, “When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?” As always, there is much wisdom in Chesterton’s words which help remind us to appreciate that we are fortunate to be God’s hands and feet on Earth in the work [...]

2020-11-19T10:14:52-06:00October 7, 2020|Editorials|

Keep America

In 1994, the United States of America was enjoying peace and prosperity. The Cold War was over, the economy was thriving, and the third-youngest president in the country’s history had recently been elected; he and his centrist policies enjoyed popular support. And yet, even as the good times were rolling, a 5-foot-tall Albanian religious sister offered this country a dire warning and [...]

2020-12-06T16:20:12-06:00October 1, 2020|Abortion, Announcements, Editorials, Politics|

Now What?

After what seemed like an eternity – both the seven-month campaign and the six-hour wait for the results to be announced on August 23 – the outcome of the Conservative leadership campaign should not have been a surprise, even if some of us were. The “natural” strengths of Peter MacKay never materialized as he did not win Quebec as expected, his victories [...]


As I have noted in previous issues, we are putting this paper together remotely, from our homes. Since I returned from a brief vacation to the U.S. in early March, I’ve been in quarantine with my family. A few days after we returned, the country underwent quarantine to battle the spread of the coronavirus. The fact is, I probably prefer working from [...]

2020-07-10T08:12:36-06:00July 10, 2020|Editorials, Issues, Society & Culture|

A fractured universalism

The pandemic lockdowns had not been lifted before riots broke out across America, unrest which then spread throughout the Western world. Sparked by the stomach-churning video of a black man being suffocated by a white cop, the fires of outrage which led to these riots have since cooled, and have now become smoldering piles of suspicion. In corporate, academic, political, and celebrity [...]

2020-07-06T08:38:00-06:00July 6, 2020|Announcements, Editorials, Features, Society & Culture|

Prevention and promotion?

It is madness, if you will excuse the expression, to extend Canada’s already-permissive euthanasia/assisted suicide regime to the mentally ill. As we have recently reported in these pages, the Trudeau government’s Bill C-7 eliminates what modest restrictions existed in their 2016 euthanasia law, including that death be imminent. While claiming that C-7 does not allow mental illness as a reason to access [...]

Your support is appreciated

I want to start this column by thanking you. Many readers responded to my last From the Editor’s Desk column with kind words about how much they appreciate The Interimand how much they enjoyed receiving it last month. We believe that this paper does good and important work both educating and inspiring readers to action on life and family issues. But it [...]

2020-05-07T10:08:10-06:00May 7, 2020|Editorials, Society & Culture|

Infanticide in an emergency

During the difficult days of this pandemic, spare a thought for the writers of pro-abortion press releases – theirs is no easy task. On March 20, two prominent abortion advocacy groups, the National Abortion Federation and Action Canada, joined “their voices to make sure that abortion care remains available in Canada during this time of crisis.” In this statement “on essential abortion [...]

2020-05-07T10:03:44-06:00May 7, 2020|Editorials, Infanticide|

Global push to declare abortion essential

In the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals began prioritizing care and governments began placing limits on non-essential services, but in many jurisdictions, abortion was deemed essential. In the United States, some states such as Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas sought to restrict or ban abortion during the pandemic, arguing that medical supplies should be saved for frontline health care [...]

Witness to history

Fr. Alphonse de Valk On Easter Sunday of 1932, Alphonse Anthony Maria de Valk was born in the Netherlands. What used to be known as Christendom had just endured one World War and would soon suffer another. After living through that ordeal, the young de Valk took the path of so many Europeans after the war in emigrating to North [...]

2020-05-05T10:18:57-06:00May 5, 2020|Editorials, Religion|

Deep trouble

Spring has come, yet cafés and parks are empty. At rush hour, traffic lights cycle through their colours to empty intersections. The doors of classrooms, arenas, and restaurants are locked, and only a handful of pedestrians shuffle through the streets with purpose and unease. The office buildings are as empty as the hospitals are full. There is a worldwide, long-term “snow day” [...]

2020-05-22T10:02:39-06:00April 4, 2020|Announcements, Editorials, Features, Society & Culture|

Get even, not mad

One pro-lifer barred from running One pro-lifer disqualified Two pro-lifers still in the race Granting that there is time for righteous anger and that revenge is not particularly ennobling, our advice to pro-lifers disgusted that various bodies of the Conservative Party have prevented two pro-life, pro-family candidates from becoming verified candidates for the CPC leadership, is to stay engaged and show the [...]

2020-05-22T09:12:57-06:00April 1, 2020|Announcements, Editorials, Election, Features, Politics|

Pro-life leadership contenders need our support

We have been stressing the need for every pro-lifer to take out a membership in the Conservative Party of Canada in order to vote for the pro-life and pro-family candidates running for its leadership. As we went to press, at least three Campaign Life Coalition-endorsed candidates were accepted by the party as approved candidates – Derek Sloan, Leslyn Lewis, and Jim Karahalios. [...]

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