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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 [...]

The voice from within

Claire Mackness - third prize winner of the Father Ted Essay contest Editor’s Note: Claire Mackness of St. Thomas More High School, Hamilton, Ontariowon third prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara 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 [...]

2019-04-22T09:53:09-06:00April 22, 2019|Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, Pro-Life|

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 Essay contest winner (2nd place)

Carved by the Creator Editor’s Note: Erin McKinnon of Airdrie, Alberta won second prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Right to Life. The contest asked participants to reflect on a work of art and what it said about life. Erin McKinnon An average afternoon highway drive often brings little excitement, offering nothing more to observe than [...]

2018-04-20T18:24:03-06:00April 20, 2018|Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship, Pro-Life|

Third place winner in Fr. Ted essay contest

Stephanie Hallihan "Memorial for Unborn Life" by Martin Hudáček" Editor’s Note: Stephanie Hallihan of Tillsonburg, Ont., (St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Woodstock) won third prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Right to Life. The contest asked participants to reflect on a work of art and what it said about life. The essays of the first- and [...]

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|

Abortion since Confederation. And the Garden of Eden

Philip Anisimov won second place in the Fr. Ted Colleton Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Right to Life and presented by The Interim. His is a home schooled student from Oshawa, Ont. Times change and so do people, culture, and laws. Today we enjoy the benefits of music, language, and technology that have evolved drastically over time. Innovation is natural [...]

2017-04-14T08:06:20-06:00April 14, 2017|Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship|

Against the tide of the anti-family agenda

Haley Csada Editor’s Note: Haley Csada, a Dr. Martin Leboldus Catholic High School School student in Regina, Sask., won first prize in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship contest. This is an edited version of her essay. Informed by secular values, many claim that the well being of the individual is the best indicator of the vitality of a society. Interestingly [...]

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