Staying true to foundational creeds

Rory Leishman In a pastoral letter issued on May 1, the Archbishop of San Francisco, Cardinal Salvatore Cordileone, has spelled out with admirable clarity why no faithful Christian cleric should allow a politician who aids and abets in committing the evils of abortion to take part in Holy Communion. Having earned a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in [...]

2021-07-22T08:27:03-04:00July 22, 2021|Pro-Life, Religion, Rory Leishman|

Pro-life and the cancel culture

Interim Staff -  During the Rose Dinner at the National March for Life, there was a panel discussion on the pro-life movement and cancel culture – the trend that sees attacks not only on the ideas that people hold, but the attempt to cancel the people who hold them from polite society, banishing them by firing them from their job, preventing them [...]

2021-06-07T14:19:13-04:00June 7, 2021|Pro-Life|

Beryl Caves, Windsor pro-life leader, RIP

BY INTERIM STAFF Mary Beryl Caves, a long-time leader in the Ontario pro-life community passed away on Jan. 7 at the age of 87. Caves, who went by her middle name Beryl, and her husband, Robert “Robin” Caves, founded Windsor and Area Right to Life (now Windsor-Essex Right to Life) in the early 1970s. When Beryl suffered a debilitating stroke, Robin took [...]

2021-02-10T11:47:18-05:00February 1, 2021|Abortion, Pro-Life|

Fewer babies with Down syndrome born in Europe

BY INTERIM STAFF A study published in the December 2020 European Journal of Human Genetics reported that the number of babies born with Down Syndrome in Europe fell by half between 2011 and 2015. The study confirms the worries of pro-life activists that have argued that increased prenatal testing and capability would lead more women to kill their preborn children diagnosed with [...]

2021-02-10T11:47:50-05:00February 1, 2021|Abortion, Pro-Life|

University of Manitoba expels med student over pro-life comments

Michael Haynes Special to The Interim A Christian medical student in Manitoba has been expelled from university for expressing anti-abortion views on Facebook. Rafael Zaki is a Coptic Christian, who left Egypt along with his parents, in order to be able to practise their religion freely. His parents are both successful in medical careers, The Post Millennial (TPM) reports, and as Zaki [...]

2020-12-26T13:57:33-05:00December 26, 2020|Pro-Life, Society & Culture|

Poland court throws out abortion exemption

By Interim Staff On Oct. 22, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal declared a law that permitted abortion for preborn children diagnosed with “fetal defect or incurable illness” to be unconstitutional. Nearly all abortions committed in the predominantly Catholic eastern European country are carried out for such reasons (1074 or 1100 legal abortions in 2019). The tribunal’s president, Julia Przylebska, wrote in the decision that [...]

2020-12-26T13:16:48-05:00December 26, 2020|Pro-Life|

Peterborough pro-life icon passes

Paul Morgan, a long-time pro-life activist in Peterborough, passed away on Sept. 2 at the age of 85. Jim Hughes, president emeritus of Campaign Life Coalition, told The Interim that he met Morgan more than 35 years ago, and that he was involved in everything the pro-life movement was active in. Morgan became a board member for CLC Ontario in the 1980s [...]

2020-12-06T15:56:09-05:00October 26, 2020|Pro-Life, Pro-life Groups|

Pro-life candidates garner 35 per cent of first ballot support

CLC national president Jeff Gunnarson said the “pro-life candidates had stunning performances, representing a combined 35 per cent of the total vote on the first ballot.” He told The Interim that having “once again proved that pro-lifers are a large and important part of the Conservative coalition, Erin O’Toole needs to respect their views with more than lip service that social conservatives [...]

2020-12-06T16:44:37-05:00August 31, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Issues, Politics, Pro-Life|

Virtue of who you are, vote pro-life

Jeff Gunnarson, President of Campaign Life Coalition By Jeff Gunnarson Vote only for pro-life candidates I think it’s time we label voters like me and many other “social conservatives.” I would like to substitute the word virtue as the term used to describe a certain political type, a social conservative (socon). In my case, and my circle of friends, it [...]

Conservative judicial activism?

National Affairs Rory Leishman Should morally enlightened judges strike down any statute that sanctions pornography, abortion, or euthanasia? The late, great Antonin Scalia did not think so. As a devout Catholic, he clearly understood that pornography, abortion, and euthanasia are unmitigated evils, yet as one of the most learned judges ever to serve on the Supreme Court of the United [...]

Only Sloan and Lewis

Only Sloan and Lewis deserve pro-life support Leslyn Lewis and Derek Sloan true conservatives for life. The only debates of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) leadership race took place last Wednesday in French and last Thursday in English. If you’re a Conservative Party member, you’ve likely been bombarded with emails from all four candidates’ campaigns over the past few [...]

Norma (‘Roe’) McCorvey

Norma McCorvey appearing in a new documentary, AKA Jane Roe, said her conversion to the pro-life movement was an act. A documentary by liberal activist Nick Sweeney and produced by Vice Media, AKA Jane Roe, claims that Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe in the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, made a deathbed confession that her conversion to pro-life [...]

2020-06-10T04:35:10-04:00June 5, 2020|Announcements, Features, Pro-Life|

Virtual National March for Life

  Campaign Life Coalition vice president Matt Wojciechowski and CLC Youth coordinator Josie Luetke host the 2020 Virtual National March for Life. Forced to cancel the National March for Life scheduled for May 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Campaign Life Coalition hosted a Virtual National March for Life online, along with a full week of events including a film festival, a [...]

Dr. John Shea, RIP

Dr. John B. Shea A long-time pro-life activist and medical advisor, Dr. John Bernard Shea, passed away Feb. 11 at the age of 93. Shea was born in Gallway, Ireland, and like many in his family became a doctor and scholar. He emigrated to Canada in 1955 and met his wife to-be, Janet Casey, when he interned at St. Michael’s [...]

2020-05-19T16:56:38-04:00May 19, 2020|Pro-Life|

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 [...]

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