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Father Ted Colleton Scholarship Program 2020-2021

The annual Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship and essay contest, sponsored by Niagara Region Right to Life and promoted by The Interim newspaper is being offered once again. The essay component for the 2020-2021 edition of the contest  reads as follows: Why has the womb, traditionally the safest place in the world, become the most dangerous, unprotected place in the world? Niagara Region [...]

God’s choice

Chiara Fricano Editor’s Note: Chiara Fricano, of Cathedral High School in Hamilton, Ont., finished first in the 2019-2020 Fr. Ted Essay Scholarship. This is her winning essay. “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish,” as society is reminded by St. Mother Teresa. How does one measure wealth? How [...]

The pro-life lessons of Horton Hears a Who

Gabrielle Vandergragt Editor’s Note:Gabrielle Vandergragt, attends Bishop Smith High School in Pembroke, Ont., finished second in the 2019-2020 Fr. Ted Essay Scholarship. This is her essay.  Did you hear he heard a Who? Who heard a Who, you ask? Well, Horton did! Horton heard a Who when the Whos of Whoville were wafting in the wind. Horton Hears a Whois [...]

Unplanned: the value of human life

Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship third place winner Nikole Wassenaar Nikole Wassenaar Editor’s Note:  Nikole Wassenaar who attends Smithville Christian High School in Smithville, Ont., finished third in the 2019-2020 Fr. Ted Essay Scholarship. This is her essay. Slaughter or solution? This question has been an ongoing controversy for decades. ln recent years there has been a growing divide on this topic [...]

Father Ted Colleton Scholarship Program 2019-2020

Dan Di Rocco, circulation manager for The Interim and administrator of the annual Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, has announced the topic for the 2019/2020 iteration of the essay contest presented by Interim Publishing and Niagara Region Right to Life. Niagara Region Right to Life is once  again pleased to offer The  Father Ted Colleton Scholarship essay  contest  as part  of its mandate to [...]

2019-09-11T16:51:50-06:00September 11, 2019|Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, Issues, Web Exclusives|

Surviving technological breakthroughs

Julia Alphonso Editor’s Note:Julia Alphonso of Father McGivney Catholic Academy, Markham, Ontariowon first prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Region Right to Life. The contest asked participants to reflect on the statement:. You are a child in the prenatal stage of development. Are all the current biomedical/technological breakthroughs helpful in advancing your right to life as [...]

Undesirable?

Izaak Falk Editor’s Note:Izaak Falk of Cornerstone Christian School, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewanwon second prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Region Right to Life. The contest asked participants to reflect on the statement:. You are a child in the prenatal stage of development. Are all the current biomedical/technological breakthroughs helpful in advancing your right to life as [...]

Father Ted Colleton Scholarship Program 2018-2019

Hi Education Friends, As first mid-semester marks and parent-teacher conferences are completed here is a reminder that the deadline for Father Ted Colleton Scholarship is fast approaching. Please remind interested students that applications and all other documents must be submitted by December 3, 2018. For the sake of students who do not have the actual application form I am attaching the pdf [...]

2018-11-14T10:50:09-06:00November 14, 2018|Web Exclusives|

Fr. Ted scholarship topic announced

Dan Di Rocco, circulation manager for The Interim and administrator of the annual Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, has announced the topic for the 17th iteration of the essay contest presented by Interim Publishing and Niagara Region Right to Life. Niagara Region Right to Life is once  again pleased to offer The  Father Ted Colleton Scholarship essay  contest  as part  of its mandate [...]

2018-09-18T12:29:07-06:00September 14, 2018|Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, Issues, Web Exclusives|

Fr. Ted scholarship topic announced

Father Ted Colleton Dan Di Rocco, circulation manager for The Interim and administrator of the annual Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, has announced the topic for the 16th iteration of the essay contest presented by Interim Publishing and Niagara Region Right to Life. Niagara Region Right to Life is once  again pleased to offer The  Father Ted Colleton Scholarship essay  contest [...]

2018-09-14T06:48:18-06:00September 6, 2017|Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, Issues, Web Exclusives|

Waiting women

There are the Canadian women whose waiting doesn’t matter. And then there are the Canadian women whose waiting is especially terrible and reported on at regular intervals.The Canadian Press reported on August 15 that a 29-year-old whose birth control failed got the abortion she wanted. Except it wasn’t quite fast enough. She waited too long for her abortion, she says. She waited [...]

2017-09-04T22:24:28-06:00September 4, 2017|Announcements, Web Exclusives|

Conservative policy committee scuttles social conservative resolutions ahead of party’s national convention

After months of grassroots engagement at the riding and regional level, the National Policy Committee of the Conservative Party of Canada took it upon themselves to scuttle socially conservative proposals to the party's convention in Vancouver in late May. One resolution was reportedly reconsidered and nixed after the intervention of interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose. The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) [...]

2016-05-04T21:05:09-06:00May 4, 2016|Announcements, Features, Politics, Web Exclusives|

Diverse crowd opposes Wynne’s sex ed

Numerous times speakers were interrupted with chants of “we say no” and “save our children.” Patrick Brown and Monte McNaughton, two Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership hopefuls, spoke. They both vowed to oppose the curriculum, urged those in attendance to let the government know they will not accept the curriculum, and insisted it was not yet a done deal. “This fight is not [...]

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