Divorce rates fell during pandemic

Paul Tuns: Data from Vanier Institute of the Family According to a report by the Vanier Institute of the Family, the number of divorces fell to below 50,000 for the first time since 1974. The Vanier Institute’s Family Counts 2024 study relies on Statistics Canada data, and the report shows that the gradual downward trend of divorce that began in [...]

2024-06-14T07:10:56-04:00June 14, 2024|Marriage and Family|

Contracepting the future

Some rhythms and patterns are so regular that their interruption is all but almost impossible to imagine—the sun rises in the east, the seasons change, and life unfolds against a settled horizon of expectations. Indeed, the deep grooves of these established pattens are the very contours that constitute “normal life,” and their cessation has the character of a cataclysm. When sudden emergencies—like [...]

2024-06-14T06:59:19-04:00June 14, 2024|Abortion, Bioethics, Marriage and Family, Society & Culture|

Christian lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos dead at 41

Paul Tuns: On May 9, Albertos Polizogopoulos, a Canadian pro-life lawyer, died at the age of 41 following a three-year battle with cancer. Polizogopoulos had a career that defended life, conscience, and religious freedom, with his official obituary noting, “He defended the rights of the vulnerable and the freedoms of Christians." Polizogopoulos appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada ten times and [...]

2024-06-07T10:23:41-04:00June 7, 2024|Religion, Society & Culture|

Pro-lifers at 27th annual March for Life vow to ‘never forget’

Paul Tuns: On May 9, an estimated 3,500 Canadians took part in the National March for Life in the nation’s capital. The 27th annual National March for Life’s program, organized by Campaign Life Coalition, ran over four days and including the airing of a new pro-life documentary, a pro-life coffee house, a press conference, a series of masses and church services, the [...]

2024-06-06T14:35:10-04:00June 6, 2024|Abortion, Politics|

Brave New Words

Brave New Words: How AI will Re/volutionize Education (and Why That’s a Good Thing) Salman Khan (Viking, $39.99, 237 pages) Salman Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a non-profit that provides free online educational instruction for all ages. His Khan Academy videos have been viewed billions of times by more than 150 million users as he has dedicated his life [...]

2024-06-06T13:37:15-04:00June 5, 2024|Reviews, Society & Culture|

Trudeau government pledges $1.7 million to push LGBTQ ideology abroad

Interim Staff: On May 9, the parliamentary secretary for International Development, Minister Ahmed Hussen announced the Liberal government would give $1.7 million to international groups committed to advancing the LGBTQ+ agenda in the developing world. Taking part in a Dignity Network panel, Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld (Ottawa West-Nepean), said the federal government would disburse $1.7 million over three years to promote “2SLGBTQI+ [...]

2024-06-05T10:34:14-04:00June 5, 2024|Society & Culture|

Backlash against LGBTQ ideology ‘extreme,’ national security threat: CSIS

Paul Tuns: Phil Gurski, president and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting In its annual report to the House of Commons, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) listed the "anti-gender movement" as a an "Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism" movement (IMVE) which poses "a significant risk to Canada's national security risk." On May 7, CSIS tabled its annual report to [...]

2024-06-05T10:21:15-04:00June 5, 2024|Society & Culture|

Turning around the family unfriendly culture

Paul Tuns, Review: Family Unfriendly: How Our Culture Made Raising Kids Much Harder Than It Needs to Be by Timothy P. Carney (Harper, $36.99, 343 pages) Invariably, it seems, Timothy Carney’s Family Unfriendly and Brad Wilcox’s Get Married are getting reviewed together. Not here. Both are deserving of their own treatment. The Wilcox review will appear next month. Carney, a Catholic father of [...]

2024-06-04T10:41:21-04:00June 4, 2024|Marriage and Family, Paul Tuns, Reviews, Society & Culture|

Liberals slam Conservatives over abortion

Paul Tuns: In the week of and following the National March for Life in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal MPs repeatedly raised the issue of abortion, vowing to fight to protect the current abortion status quo in which abortion takes the lives of approximately 100,000 preborn Canadian children annually, and accusing the Conservative Party of wanting to rollback so-called [...]

2024-06-04T09:24:10-04:00June 4, 2024|Abortion, Politics|

Age of Anxiety: The online rewiring of youth

Rick McGinnis: Interim writer, Rick McGinnis, Amusements There was a point, nearly a quarter century ago, when the war to protect children online was probably lost. Writing about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in his new book The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness, Jonathan Haidt notes that the [...]

2024-06-03T15:43:21-04:00June 3, 2024|Reviews, Rick McGinnis, Society & Culture|

Seven Americans sentenced to jail for pro-life activism

Oswald Clark: Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022, the federal Department of Justice has vigorously enforced the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which prohibits pro-life activism that may block abortuaries. In May, seven pro-lifers were sentenced to jail terms ranging from 21 to 57 months in prison. Led by Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the [...]

2024-06-03T14:36:38-04:00June 3, 2024|Abortion|

Linda Gibbons arrested outside Morgentaler abortuary

Interim Staff: Photo credit: Facebook, Dorothy Pilarski On May 23, Linda Gibbons, who has spent years in prison for her pro-life activism outside Canada’s abortuaries, was arrested once again outside the Morgentaler abortuary in downtown Toronto. Gibbons had been witnessing for three hours in front of the abortion mill when police arrived, questioned her, and put her in a police [...]

2024-06-03T14:29:38-04:00June 3, 2024|Abortion|

And then there was this, May 2024

By J.M. Glover: British Fetal Sentience Bill The private member’s Foetal Sentience bill, introduced by Baron Daniel Moylan (Conservative) in the British House of Lords passed second reading on March 22. The bill requires the secretary of state to establish a Foetal Sentience Committee “to provide evidence-based scientific expertise on the sentience of the human foetus in light of developments in scientific [...]

2024-05-30T11:01:22-04:00May 30, 2024|Abortion|

A fictional character speaks the truth

Donald DeMarco: My name is Henry Smith. I am just an ordinary guy with a thin resume. I have accepted the post of president for our local pro-life group. On the one hand, my job seems rather easy. Essentially, my task is to convince people that love and truth provide a better basis for human existence than violence and lies. The reality, [...]

2024-05-30T10:55:18-04:00May 30, 2024|Abortion|
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