The real We scandal: its support for abortion

The summer political news cycle was dominated a scandal that saw the Federal Liberals give money to the We Charity, which had paid speaking fees to members of the Trudeau family and provided travel to the family of then-finance minister Bill Morneau. In the Spring, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $900-million in new funding for students who could not find summer work [...]

2020-12-06T16:43:30-05:00August 31, 2020|Abortion, Issues, Society & Culture, Youth Activism|

Over one third of Ontario’s English Catholic school boards support ‘Pride Month’

Eleven of Ontario’s 29 English Catholic school boards explicitly acknowledged June as “Pride Month,” even though “Pride” events are known for celebrating homosexuality, transsexualism, and other sexually deviant behaviors. The Catholic boards acknowledged “Pride Month” in the context of assurances that Catholic schools are inclusive and welcoming to all and often used the tagline: “We are all wonderfully made,” with an illustration [...]

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter supports abortion, LGBTQ+ agenda Following the death of George Floyd – he died after being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill and the arresting officer, Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck and back for nearly nine minutes – there were protests, first in Minneapolis and later across the United States and around the globe, organized by Black [...]

2020-07-06T08:52:27-04:00July 6, 2020|Abortion, Announcements, Features, Society & Culture|

When police stop seeing persons

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke In early 2016, an Arizona police officer yelled highly confusing commands at a sobbing and terrified Daniel Shaver (who, as it turns out, was unarmed), warning him that if he made a mistake, he might die, and die he did. For the sake of this column, I rewatched the video of this incident, witnessing his body [...]

2020-07-03T09:38:23-04:00July 3, 2020|Josie Luetke, Society & Culture|

Prevention and promotion?

It is madness, if you will excuse the expression, to extend Canada’s already-permissive euthanasia/assisted suicide regime to the mentally ill. As we have recently reported in these pages, the Trudeau government’s Bill C-7 eliminates what modest restrictions existed in their 2016 euthanasia law, including that death be imminent. While claiming that C-7 does not allow mental illness as a reason to access [...]

Trans hysteria

National Affairs Rory Leishman Salem, Mass., will remain forever notorious as the place where, in 1692, more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft, 30 were found guilty and 19 (14 women and five men) were executed by hanging before Massachusetts Governor William Phips terminated this travesty of justice. Today, we look back on the Salem witch trials with amazement [...]

2020-05-22T12:21:35-04:00May 19, 2020|Rory Leishman, Society & Culture, Transgender|

Fr. Alphonse de Valk, RIP

Father Alphonse de Valk Fr. Alphonse Anthony Maria de Valk, a Basilian priest for 55 years, passed away peacefully April 16 at the palliative care unit of the Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto at the age of 88 after a battle with pneumonia. Fr. de Valk was born March 27, 1932, in Rotterdam, Netherlands to Martien de Valk and Christina [...]

2020-05-05T10:44:39-04:00May 5, 2020|Announcements, Features, Religion|

May 10-15 Virtual March for Life

Campaign Life Coalition has scrambled to organize a virtual and truly national March for Life the second week of May after city and provincial officials closed down events and venues because of COVID-19, making the annual event in Ottawa an impossibility. Pro-lifers across Canada are asked to tune into the livestream at MarchForLife.ca throughout the week for a number of events. [...]

Fr. Alphonse de Valk, 1932-2020

Fr. Alphonse de Valk, RIP   Fr. Alponse de Valk died April 16. He was a Catholic priest, historian, teacher, and leader, Read the tribute to Fr. de Valk from Interim editor Paul Tuns on the occasion of his retirement as editor of Catholic Insight. The Interim will have an obituary in the May edition of the paper.   Fr. de Valk honoured at [...]

2020-04-17T19:41:06-04:00April 17, 2020|Announcements, Features, Religion|

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 [...]

Trudeau government proposes conversion therapy ban

Yukon looks to join provinces, cities outlawing the procedure Ann Gillies speaking at a Campaign Life Coalition clergy luncheon in February warning that bans on conversion therapy threatens religious freedom and parental rights. On March 6, Justice Minister David Lametti tabled a bill to make it a crime to outlaw conversion therapy for minors to help them overcome same-sex extraction [...]

2020-04-12T20:20:31-04:00April 12, 2020|Religion, Society & Culture, Transgender|

And then there was this …

Canada Did you know, dear pro-life reader, that the Canadian government categorizes you as a “terror threat” to the peace, justice and good order of our country. We don’t threaten anyone, we don’t hold the country hostage to our demands, we don’t jeopardize the economy of our country, and we don’t hate. Yet, the Canadian conservative medium, Rebel News, has revealed that [...]

2020-03-23T13:08:13-04:00March 23, 2020|And then there was this...|

Unplanned: the value of human life

Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship third place winner Nikole Wassenaar Nikole Wassenaar Editor’s Note:  Nikole Wassenaar who attends Smithville Christian High School in Smithville, Ont., finished third in the 2019-2020 Fr. Ted Essay Scholarship. This is her essay. Slaughter or solution? This question has been an ongoing controversy for decades. ln recent years there has been a growing divide on this topic [...]

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