Socialism as a Secular Creed

A Modern Global History: Andrei Znamenski (Lexington Books, $176 hc, $61 pb, 451 pages) Andrei Znamenski writes in the introduction to Socialism as a Secular Creed, “When I embarked on this project of galloping through the 150 years of socialism’s history I never suspected that it would be such an exciting and intellectually challenging venture.” In more than 400 pages, he provides [...]

2022-08-09T08:47:21-04:00August 9, 2022|Religion, Reviews|

The Greater Reset

The Greater Reset: Reclaiming Personal Sovereignty Under Natural Law Michael D. Greany and Dawn K. Brohawn (Tan, $30, 383 pages): For 40 years the World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab has pushed a globalist agenda of stakeholder capitalism which would make companies answerable not to their shareholders but a global elite that share a centralizing worldview of welfare statism and monopoly capitalism. The [...]

2022-08-01T11:15:52-04:00August 1, 2022|Religion, Reviews, Society & Culture|

Handing Down the Faith

Handing Down the Faith: How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk (Oxford, $33, 148 pages) Sociologists Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk distill American research based on 215 in-depth personal interviews and two surveys of a nationally representative sample of parents to determine what it takes for religious parents to inculcate their children in their [...]

2022-07-14T11:04:11-04:00July 14, 2022|Religion, Reviews|

Bishop bars Pelosi from Communion

Oswald Clark: On May 20, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote to Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, whose congressional district is in the prelate’s archdiocese, to inform her that as a pro-abortion politician she can no longer present herself for Holy Communion when she is in San Francisco. He wrote that the Roman Catholic Church has been “clear and [...]

2022-06-14T09:30:40-04:00June 14, 2022|Abortion, Politics, Religion|

Conservatives, Liberals oppose Bloc motion to end parliamentary prayer

Interim Staff: On May 10, the Bloc Québecois put forward a motion to eliminate the daily morning prayer that begins the House of Commons proceedings. It was defeated the next day in a 266-56 vote, with Conservative and Liberal MPs voting against the motion, while the Bloc and majority of NDP MPs voting to support it. According to the House of Commons [...]

2022-06-14T09:25:44-04:00June 14, 2022|Politics, Religion|

American bishops closer to statement on Eucharist and abortion

Paul Tuns On June 17, 73 per cent of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted during their annual spring meeting to draft a position paper on the “meaning of the Eucharist,” with an eye to reiterating the Church’s position that politicians who dissent from key moral teachings such as abortion should not present themselves to receive Holy Communion during Mass. [...]

2021-07-22T08:46:09-04:00July 22, 2021|Abortion, Paul Tuns, Religion|

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|

Cardinal Cordileone’s leadership on Eucharistic Coherence

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 [...]

2021-06-15T15:11:37-04:00June 15, 2021|Abortion, Religion, Rory Leishman|

Catholic boards cave, fly pride flag

Interim Staff After convincing every public school board in Ontario to fly the rainbow pride flag -- the universal emblem of LGBTQ+ rights -- on board and school properties, gay activists focused their attention on the publicly funded Catholic school boards. After the separate boards in Waterloo and Thunder Bay voted earlier this year to begin flying the pride flag in June, [...]

2021-06-04T15:11:40-04:00June 4, 2021|Religion, Society & Culture|

Let the Church be the Church

Ken Boessenkool argues on The Line, here, that “(i)f the Grace Life (sic) (Church) leaders want to truly make (sic) their case, they should be charged.” A Canadian Reformed Calvinist,[1] Boessenkool deems GraceLife Church’s holding packed Sunday services in Spruce Grove, Alberta, as civil disobedience. He implies they are unwilling to “accept the consequences of their actions,” including trial and imprisonment. He [...]

2021-04-13T11:13:29-04:00April 13, 2021|Editorials, Religion, Soconvivium|

Ignoring lockdown harms?

BY JOHN CARPAY Interim writer, John Carpay, Law Matters What drives some religious leaders to ignore the harm and suffering that lockdowns are inflicting on their congregations, and on all of society? We are now 10 months into the daily and ongoing violation of our human rights and fundamental freedoms. Depending on what province you live in, it’s illegal to [...]

2021-02-18T07:17:49-05:00February 18, 2021|Health Risks, Human rights, John Carpay, Religion|

D&P never stopped funding pro-abortion groups

Lianne Laurence Special to The Interim The Canadian bishops’ international aid organization, Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, has admitted that it never stopped funding 52 partner groups under investigation for flouting Catholic social doctrine and moral teaching, despite telling the bishops it had imposed a moratorium on financing these suspect organizations. “It is not true that Development and Peace partners [...]

2021-01-26T22:57:39-05:00January 26, 2021|Abortion, Religion|

Essential

Interim writer, Andrew Lawton, Laying Down the Lawton By Andrew Lawton Just as every business is essential if you rely on it to feed your family, church is essential if you rely on it to feed your soul. These are not radical, or even novel, ideas, yet they remain controversial in the face of lawmakers seeking to shut things – [...]

2021-01-08T14:16:29-05:00January 8, 2021|Andrew Lawton, Religion|

Books of the Day

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 [...]

2021-01-04T14:08:07-05:00January 4, 2021|Book Review, Marriage and Family, Religion|

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 [...]

2020-12-26T13:23:44-05:00December 26, 2020|Marriage and Family, Religion|
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