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What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense Sherif Gergis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George (Encounter, $24, 136 pages) In 2013, Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George co-wrote a brief book, What is Marriage. Last year, the book was re-released and rightly so. Although the book was originally released during the height of the same-sex "marriage" debate [...]

2021-01-04T14:08:07-06:00January 4, 2021|Book Review, Marriage and Family, Religion|

Liberals vow to create a national child care scheme

Critics say the cookie-cutter program is unnecessary By Paul Tuns At the beginning of pandemic lockdowns in Canada schools and daycares closed, and children were at home with parents who all-of-a-sudden found themselves working out of their own houses. Feminists, unions, and Liberal and NDP politicians noted that working women could not as easily balance family and work responsibilities as their male [...]

2021-01-03T22:34:42-06:00January 3, 2021|Marriage and Family|

Ontario government proposes changes to marriage law

By Interim Staff The Doug Ford government said it will amend Bill 213, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, which amends 29 laws. It passed first reading in early October, but the Progressive Conservative government agreed to add wording that would have required individuals who officiate weddings to abide a provincial Code of Practice,” after independent MPP Belinda Karahalios (Cambridge) sent [...]

2020-12-26T13:48:14-06:00December 26, 2020|Marriage and Family|

Pope Francis sows confusion with comments about civil unions

By Paul Tuns In late October, the news media was in a frenzy that the Catholic Church had apparently changed its doctrine on same-sex sexual relationships after the producer of a new documentary on Pope Francis released clips of his forthcoming film. Evgeny Afineevsky, screenwriter for Francisco, a documentary about Pope Francis, in a segment from his documentary suggested that the Pope [...]

2020-12-26T13:23:44-06:00December 26, 2020|Marriage and Family, Religion|

Catholic trustee faces continued attacks over LGBQT views

By Paul Tuns Last November, Toronto Catholic District School Board trustee Michael Del Grande offered a reductio ad absurdum motion to amend the board’s code of conduct to include sexual proclivities such as bestiality and vampirism, in response to the province’s pressure to add sexual orientation, gender identity, and family status to the list of protected classes in the board’s code of [...]

2020-12-26T12:59:46-06:00December 26, 2020|Marriage and Family, Religious Education|

Conversion therapy ban passes second reading

Pro-family, faith groups concerned about broad implications of C-6 By Interim Staff On Oct. 28, the Trudeau government’s C-6, which, if it becomes law, prohibits conversion therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria, passed second reading in a 308-7 vote, with the unanimous support of the Liberals, NDP, Bloc Quebecois, the Greens, and vast majority of the Conservative Party caucus. C-6 [...]

2020-12-10T19:59:24-06:00December 10, 2020|Marriage and Family|


Laying Down the Lawton Even though I was raised with the teaching that “patience is a virtue,” it’s taken a pandemic to truly understand why that is. Let me confess from the outset I’m not a patient person. While I take on the occasional tedious task (such as the jigsaw puzzles my wife and I have enjoyed in lockdown) I [...]

Applying the law of unintended consequences

Law Matters John Carpay In 1958, Chinese Communist dictator Mao Zedong ordered his countrymen to kill all the sparrows, because these “public animals of capitalism” ate grain seeds and fruit, reducing the size of harvests. The peasants complied, using every possible method. Millions of Chinese banged on pots and pans, scaring the birds into continued flight, until they dropped from [...]

The decline of the nuclear family

National Affairs Rory Leishman In March, The Atlantic published an informative essay by David  Brooks on the current state of marriage and the family in the United States that is well worth reading, notwithstanding that he comes to the wrongheaded conclusion that creation of the nuclear family, defined as a married couple and their biological children, was a mistake and needs to [...]

2020-04-15T14:23:58-06:00April 15, 2020|Columnist, Marriage and Family, Rory Leishman|

Federal ban on ‘conversion therapy’ threatens to jail caring parents

Law Matters John Carpay If Trudeau’s Bill C-8 becomes law, parents could spend up to five years in jail for trying to help their son accept himself as a boy, or for helping their daughter to accept herself as a girl. C-8 would also impose prison terms up to five years for doctors, counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other paid professionals whose [...]

B.C. appeal court rules father must refer to teen daughter as ‘him’

The British Columbia court of appeal ruled Friday that a 13-year-old girl was old enough to consent to testosterone shots despite her father’s objections that his troubled daughter had been influenced by transgender advocates and did not understand the long-term consequences of her decision. The appeal ruling released January 10 also placed the father under a “conduct order” effective until April that [...]

2020-02-24T18:04:19-06:00February 24, 2020|Marriage and Family, Religion, Transgender|

Ottawa, Quebec intent on expanding euthanasia

Both federal government and province rush consultations ahead of court-imposed March deadline Justice Minister David Lametti has long supported broadening Canada's euthanasia rules. Ottawa gave the public two weeks to provide input on how it should expand euthanasia while the Quebec provincial government scheduled just one day of consultations ahead of broadening criteria for people seeking so-called medical aid in [...]

Toronto trustee who opposed LGBTQ evil responds to critics

Editor’s Note: Michael Del Grande is a Toronto Catholic District School Board trustee under attack from LGBT activists and their allies. Del Grande, along with Theresa Lubinski, Garry Tanuan, and Nancy Crawford, voted Nov. 7 against adding “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the TCDSB’s code of conduct. He warned the TCDSB was heading down a “slippery slope” by adding terms that endorse [...]

No room at the inn

As the feast of Christmas approaches, we may recall that Luke’s account of the coming of Christ provides evidence of something which our Supreme Court does not yet realize – that the child in the womb is a human being. When Mary went to visit her cousin, the latter’s infant leaped in her womb. “For behold as soon as the voice of [...]

2019-12-17T09:19:36-06:00December 17, 2019|Announcements, Editorials, Features, Marriage and Family, Pro-Life|
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