Articles from February, 1987

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DISCRIMINATION CONTINUES: Tories deny pro-family funding

            On January 15, 1987 Secretary of State David Crombie (PC, Toronto Rosedale) refused REAL Women a sustaining grant for operations of an office and office staff. The Tories have spent millions ($11 million in the past year alone) on annual subsidies to women’s groups, many controlled by pro-abortionist and pro-lesbian feminists. But they cannot find money for pro-family, pro-life women.   In this letter to REAL Women – which reached the press before it reached them – Crombie acknowledged that ... (Continue reading)

Movie review: the mission

      If you have to crawl – or be carried – go and see The Mission a spectacular – thrilling – action-packed film with a spiritual message. Wrongly called an ‘epic film’ – shades of John Wayne – it’s a magnificent story of bravery and dedication – (and almost completely beyond the intelligence of some of our local critics who gave it faint praise. They think the Color of Money (which I saw) is ‘great’. With Paul Newman starring ... (Continue reading)

Facts on homosexuality

        Some people, usually non-homosexuals who believe they must reproach their fellow men for opposing homosexuality often speak of “loving relationships” among homosexuals. In the book Homosexualities published through the Kinsey Institute, sexologists Bell and Weinberg provide documentation for the following:   Promiscuity and multiple partners among homosexuals: Less than 25 different partners: less than nine percent Between 100 and 500 different partners: 32 percent Between 500 and 1000 different partners: 15 percent Over 1000 different partners: 28 percent Life-long monogamous relationships: less than one ... (Continue reading)

Parents versus the State

        It was truly ironic. During the Christmas season we celebrate the birth of a special Child, and many of us are blessed by having time to spend with family and friends. Just then, the nation’s newspapers covered the fight of the Alberta couple to save the life of their grandchild. As we all know, they lost that battle when their daughter went through with an abortion on the eve of the new year.   Less widely reported was ... (Continue reading)

Medical ethics group formed

    Washington:  pro-life physicians in the United States have formed a new organization. The American Academy of Medical Ethics (AAME). This new group will not infringe upon or take over the function of any existing group. However, doctors have felt increasingly that there is a real need for a strong pro-life medical voice on Capitol Hill and before the press. As physicians, their voices have been too faint and too fragmented. A good recent example of this need occurred ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life profiles – Dr. Gus Mitges, MP (Grey-Simcoe)

    (This is the first in a series of short profiles on Federal Members of Parliament who have demonstrated a commitment to pro-life ideals.)   A veterinarian and veterinary surgeon, Gus Mitges was born in Greece and came to Canada at an early age. He grew up in Guelph, Ontario, where he completed his education at the University of Guelph.   He is married and the father of four children. Dr. Mitges was first elected to the House of Commons in 1972 and ... (Continue reading)

Royal Bank won’t end abortion involvement

        Two shareholders of the Royal Bank of Canada have been pressing the Bank to cease funding Toronto abortionist Robert Scott. The Toronto area shareholders, Cy Fleming, a travel agent, and Patrick Redmond, a computer expert, submitted a resolution for consideration by the annual shareholders meetings, held January 7 in Montreal. The resolution called for the Bank to immediately cease its banking relationship with Robert Scott. It referred to a $220,000 mortgage loan given by the Bank to the ... (Continue reading)

International news

  News agency   Brussels. Spanish journalist Andre’s Garrigo has proposed a pro-life news agency for Europe called Euro Life News. Its purpose: to distribute current and reliable information about human life and health.   Garrigo explained the need for such an agency to an International Seminar on abortion, euthanasia and genetic manipulation in Brussels, organized by the Dutch “Cry for Life” organization. It will need a quarter of a million dollars to get started and set professional standards for news which is desired ... (Continue reading)

Book review: excavating The Desolate City

        It’s as plain as pie that, were the Catholic Church doing its job, we would not have abortion. Nor would the family be as it is, under attack. At least, attacks there may indeed be, and a terrible toll of casualties that increases as you move away from the Church, but very few among those inside the Church.   “The Church” means, (as it normally does), the Pope, bishops, priest, and laity, acting in concert. Since 50 per cent ... (Continue reading)

The importance of prayer

        “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamed of in Your Philosophy.”  Hamlet.   A month or so ago I received a phone call from a 92-year-old lady. She said, “Father, why can’t you get people to pray more that abortions will stop?”  I made what Agatha Christie would term “appropriate noises” on the other end of the phone. She went on to tell me the story of the “Boyd Gang” – of which I had ... (Continue reading)

Mother Teresa

    Calcutta:  Replying to those who advocate the killing of the unborn and the handicapped because the world is overpopulated, Mother Teresa asked, “Are those who think so willing to be the first to go?” (Continue reading)

Spiritual Corner: From a letter by Saint Raymond Penyafort, priest, 1175-1275

      May the God of love and peace set your hearts at rest.   The preacher of God’s truth has told us that all who want to live righteously in Christ will suffer persecution. If he spoke the truth and did not lie, the only exception to this general statement is, I think, the person who either neglects, or does not know how, to live temperately, justly and righteously in this world.   May you never be numbered among those whose house is ... (Continue reading)

Pope opposes abortion

    Perth, Australia:  Pope John Paul II, at the close of his November 1986 Australian visit, once more condemned abortion as an “unspeakable crime.”  He also reiterated the Catholic Church’s opposition to contraception and sterilization.   He sounded a similar note in his talk to government leaders, telling them that one basis for civilization is ‘reverence for human life from the moment of conception and throughout every stage of its earthly pilgrimage.”   “I hope that…all Australians will invite you by their voice ... (Continue reading)

Catholic journal endorses abortion

    The November issue of Vie Ouvrière, a monthly Quebec periodical published by the Quebec province of an international Catholic religious order, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, carries an editorial approving of abortion.   The editorial is part of a “dossier” on abortion, with a “pro” and “con” set of articles. The dossier is entitled “Abortion: beyond good and bad.”  The article on “Pro-Life” has the mocking title: “Holy War;” the one on “Pro-Choice”: “The ethics of Respect.”  Other articles are ... (Continue reading)

Options for abortion policy reform

      The Law Reform Commission of Canada has issued a recently-completed paper on “Options for Abortion Policy Reform.”  This study is the first step in a programme which will also include issues such as embryo experimentation, infanticide, genetic screening and in-vitro fertilization. It is expected that, by the winter of 1987, the Commission will issue “a report containing specific law reform proposals on abortion and the other issues referred to above.”   If our pre-born babies are not to be ... (Continue reading)

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