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Interim writer, Josie Luetke, Talk Turkey I watched Bishop Robert Barron’s interview of actor Shia LaBeouf a couple of months ago about his conversion to Catholicism. Some British singer/actor, “Oli London,” is apparently converting too, at least to Christianity, and de-transitioning back to male as a result. I wish them the best and I’m happy to hear that they’re seemingly [...]

2022-12-22T17:20:31-05:00December 22, 2022|Marriage and Family|

The unacknowledged revolution

Donald De Marco He was born in a stable to poor parents. There were no nurses or doctors in attendance, but some animals and a few nearby shepherds. His home would be the small town of Nazareth about which it was said, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” This is a most unpromising beginning of a revolution. And yet, despite all its unpromising circumstances, it [...]

2022-12-22T17:19:30-05:00December 22, 2022|Marriage and Family, Religion|

CTV repeats special-interest group charge of CLC being a hate group

Mary Zwicker Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) has responded to charges from a left-wing group – and repeated in the corporate media – that has labelled the pro-life organization a “hate group" for its pro-life, pro-family stance, specifically regarding LGBTQ ideology.  In recent months, Campaign Life Coalition has been targeted by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN), which released multiple articles calling CLC a “reactionary far-right” group for [...]

2022-12-07T12:34:00-05:00December 7, 2022|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Gay marriage bill proceeds in Congress

Oswald Clark On Nov. 16, during a lame-duck session of Congress, the Senate passed the On Nov. 16, during a lame-duck session of Congress, the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act – a version of which was passed in the House of Representatives in July– a version of which was passed in the House of Representatives in July -- that repeals [...]

2022-12-05T15:26:03-05:00December 5, 2022|Marriage and Family, Politics|

Liberal critique of birth control

Mary Zwicker, Review: A new feminist, left-wing documentary on the topic of birth control has been released … but it’s not what you would expect. The new film, produced by Ricki Lake’s production company and directed by Abby Epstein, is called The Business of Birth Control, and it provides an in-depth analysis of the history of hormonal birth control, concluding that women need [...]

2022-11-21T12:19:28-05:00November 21, 2022|Marriage and Family, Reviews|

The dark side of transgenderism

Mary Zwicker: Back in May, Matt Walsh and the Daily Wire’s documentary What is a Woman? exposed the world to the reality of the transgender movement’s lies, and the dangers associated with it. In a world that accepts and even promotes an ideology that encourages people to sterilize themselves, mutilate their bodies, and live their lives as a lie, it is important [...]

2022-11-17T09:50:51-05:00November 17, 2022|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Celebrating cultural decline

Paul Tuns: In 2017, the British journalist David Goodhart coined the theory of Somewheres and Anywheres to describe those who were grounded to the place they were born (and were generally more politically and personally conservative) and those who see themselves as citizens of the world (and were generally more politically and personally liberal). Somewheres usually outnumber Anywheres but Anywheres have outsized [...]

2022-10-11T10:35:19-04:00October 11, 2022|Marriage and Family, Paul Tuns|

Meghan Markle’s Archetypes vaunts singlehood over marriage

Angelica Vecchiato: American-born British royal Meghan Markle’s new podcast Archetypes has been living up to its edgy name, comprehensively challenging the status quo and fighting pervasive feminine gender norms, all the while rippling sound-byte waves across the vast ocean of mainstream media. Relatively popular, Archetypes remained number one on the Spotify charts for two weeks after its release date, displacing the controversial [...]

2022-09-22T20:45:11-04:00September 22, 2022|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture, Soconvivium|

Motherhood and poetry

Donald DeMarco, Commentary: Poetry in the best sense offers us glimpses into reality that we can ill afford to do without. Science, opinion polls, psychological theories, and the like, are but shadows in comparison with the light by which poetry can illuminate certain realities. G.K. Chesterton maintained that “great poets use the telescope as well as the microscope.” This paradoxical feature may make [...]

2022-09-15T11:27:07-04:00September 15, 2022|Donald DeMarco, Marriage and Family|

The no guardrails society

Paul Tuns: A CNN report on the May 23 mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school began, “we may never know why a shooter gunned down 19 children and two teachers in a massacre Tuesday at Robb Elementary School …” Not specifically, no. Reasonable explanations often betray such evil acts. But it is not impossible to diagnose the moral muck from [...]

2022-09-09T09:08:01-04:00September 9, 2022|Marriage and Family, Paul Tuns, Society & Culture|

More people living alone, common-law: StatsCan

Paul Tuns: According to a number of reports released by Statistics Canada in early July based on the 2021 census, more Canadians are living alone and fewer couples who live together are getting married.  More people are living alone than ever before, with 4.4 million people living on their own, representing 15 per cent of all adults 15 years or older in [...]

2022-09-09T08:27:08-04:00September 9, 2022|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Statistics Canada reports rise in elder abuse

Angelica Vecchiato:  According to a recent report from Statistics Canada entitled, “Violence against seniors and their perceptions of safety in Canada,” elder abuse is on the rise in Canada.  Although estimates vary, violent victimization affects approximately one in eight seniors, especially those who are socially isolated, cognitively impaired, physically frail, living in institutionalized settings or dependent upon others for care.  Although elder abuse [...]

2022-09-07T09:43:55-04:00September 7, 2022|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

And then there was this – July/August 2022

Infertility: a diabolical agenda When a woman becomes pregnant, she produces Human Chorioic Gonadotroin (HCG) through the placenta. It tells the ovaries to produce a second hormone called progesterone that then maintains the pregnancy. If the body creates antibodies against HCG, the moment a new baby is forming in the womb and starts producing HCG, it is destroyed like it was bacteria [...]

2022-08-09T09:03:14-04:00August 9, 2022|Abortion, Marriage and Family|

Queerer than we can suppose

From the editor's desk:  I had planned to use this column to write about the Uvalde school shooting in Texas on May 18, and how it ties back to abortion and other cultural rot. I’m postponing that essay because this issue is jam-packed with a lot of “heavy” material. Instead, I return to covering a miscellany of events as is my usual [...]

2022-08-08T08:49:19-04:00August 8, 2022|Marriage and Family, Paul Tuns|

Documentarian explores ‘What is a woman”

Mary Zwicker: In a world where men can become women and women can become men, Matt Walsh and the Daily Wire attempt to uncover an answer to a seemingly simple question in their new film, What Is a Woman? In order to define womanhood, Walsh questions different “experts” on the topic of gender and sex. He interviews therapists, surgeons, and university professors, [...]

2022-08-05T09:22:56-04:00August 5, 2022|Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|
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