Articles from July, 1992

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Canada in the news

Abuse of Canada Council Ottawa, Ont. – MP Don Boudria (Lib. Glengarry), who helped quash a bill to legalize mercy killing last winter, expressed outrage that Vancouver’s John Hofsess is using Canada Council money to promote his Right to Die Society. In a newsletter obtained by the Ottawa Sun, Hofsess said that he wanted to buy television time to show people “the actual human face of suffering caused by Don Boudria’s policies.” He urged Right-to-Die supporters to help by lending his society ... (Continue reading)

The Gervais homily of May 3: some reflections

Part 1: L’informateur catholique The Bishop’s criticism…introduces elements of ambiguity and even contradiction. On May 3, 1992, Ottawa’s Archbishop Marcel Gervais addressed the Human Life International (HLI) Conference during a closing liturgy. American-based HLI is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life group. Through his homily the Archbishop, who is also the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), hoped to reach Canadian Catholic pro-life workers in other groups as well. The Toronto Star headlined its new report “Catholic bishop cautions pro-life group.” Canadian ... (Continue reading)

OECTA obstructs battle for identity

The Toronto-based Catholic Register (February 29, 1992) pointed out that “the clock is ticking” for Ontario’s Catholic Schools. “Unless a few lines, inserted into the Ontario Education Act of 1986, are repealed,” stated the editorial, “the separate school system will begin to lose most of its Catholic identity in September 1995.” “From then on our school boards will no longer be allowed to give preference to Roman Catholics in hiring new teachers.” Without Catholic teachers, the editor added, there can be no Catholic ... (Continue reading)

Knitting for ‘preemies’

Ottawa-area Guardian Drugstores and local knitters have teamed up to provide sets of clothing for premature babies or ‘preemies,’ the small patients of hospital neonatal intensive care units. Weighing in at between one and four pounds, ‘preemies’ need the high technology and round-the-clock-care of neo-natal intensive care units. But they also need something quite simple: warm clothing tailored to their small size. Although the joint program is barely a month old, organizers have been overwhelmed by the response. “We’ve received over five ... (Continue reading)

Is the Human Fetus a Human Being?

In the Toronto Star of Wednesday, May 27th, 1992, an article appeared under the title, “A Question of Control.” The writer is Shelagh Lynne Supeene. She is the author of a book As For the Sky, Falling: a Critical Look at Psychiatry and Suffering. The article is an attempt to find some middle ground between what the writer calls the “Pro-choice” and the “Pro-life” positions. But the attempt fails miserably for one basic reason – the writer states categorically, “But ... (Continue reading)

Abortion: the world at a glance

Abortion is now legal in practically all countries of Europe in the U.S. and Canada, in a few countries of Latin America, notably Cuba and Paraguay, in some countries of Africa, such as Zambia and South Africa, in Australia and New Zealand, and in most countries of Asia, especially India and China where it is not just legal but strongly promoted by the state. In China it is often forcibly imposed on women pregnant with their second child. Illegal but practiced In ... (Continue reading)

How I escaped from jail in Buffalo

I was in a group of twenty-two people leaving Toronto Friday afternoon, April 24, to engage in a Rescue early the following morning. About 150 of us were loaded into rented buses and off we went. Even the bus drivers (except the lead bus driver) didn’t know where we were going! There were two sites for the Rescue – one was Amherst, a small town near Buffalo, where we were told the judges were extra mean to Rescuers – and Buffalo ... (Continue reading)

Operation Fizzle…or Operation Sizzle?

The May issue of Time magazine labeled the Spring of Life Rescue in Buffalo “Operation Fizzle.” Time called it “a symbolic contest” and asserted that Operation Rescue had failed, and that “the clinics were not closed down.” Why the arrests? If the clinics were not closed down, why did the Buffalo Chief of Police feel it necessary to arrest hundreds of pro-lifers for “blocking the entrance to a health care facility”? Was it a purely “symbolic contest” that resulted in four of Buffalo’s ... (Continue reading)

“Gay” marriages?

The Ottawa Citizen is pushing mightily for legalized homosexual “marriages” in Canada. The paper’s Managing Editor, Sharon Burnside, has denied any homosexual agenda, yet recently told an outraged reader the paper wishes to “foster a more accepting attitude” towards homosexual relationships. In late May the Citizen used its front page for its set purpose. “Landmark lawsuit seeks to legalize gay marriages,” said the article written by staffer Stephen Bindman, describing the court battle of Ottawa homosexual activists, Pierre Beaulne and Todd ... (Continue reading)

An alternative army?

In October 1991 Associate Defense Minister Mary Collins argued that homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the armed forces. “Whether you’re a man or a woman, a black or a white, a Jew or a Christian, a homosexual or not, what does it matter?” she asked a parliamentary committee. MP Pat Nowlan replied that the Americans do not allow homosexuals in their military because their conduct impairs discipline and morale. Since Ms. Collins and Mr. Nowlan are both Tories, the division of ... (Continue reading)

Homosexual lifestyle Campaign for biological authenticity

Simon LeVay Last summer, Simon LeVay of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California, reported on a comparative study of the brains of 19 homosexual men who had died of AIDS and 16 heterosexual men, some of whom had died of AIDS as well. He found that the hypothalamus, the part of the male brain which governs sexual urges, is smaller in the homosexuals; typically, it resembled a woman’s. He cautioned that his study dealt only with a small ... (Continue reading)

Propaganda Barrage

In recent months, mainline newspapers have carried on a veritable war against traditional family values. The homosexual agenda Last September 17, Judy Steed of the Toronto Star produced a page-long article headed, “Gay lawyer battling for job benefits and promotion in Ontario ministry.” In a large photograph, Michael Leshner, the lawyer who alleged discrimination against him, was shown relaxing in a deck chair with a smile on his face and a Scottie dog in his arms.  He and his partner, another Michael, “whom ... (Continue reading)

The promotion of the homosexual lifestyle- Drive for acceptance

“Discrimination” on city square Toronto – In April Toronto’s homosexual councilor Kyle Rae objected to the Salvation Army being allowed to use the City Hall Square to kick off its Red Shield fundraising drive.  He called the Army “homophobic,” and Mayor June Rowlands agreed with his objections.  The Army went ahead with its opening ceremony, but she refused to attend.  (See Interim, June 1992, p. 17) Since then Toronto City Council has begun debating a by-law for the use of the Square, ... (Continue reading)

Insult to injury

If there is a limit to Canadian taxpayers’ capacity to shoulder heavy and insupportable burdens with quietude, they have no demonstrated it.  I believe the reason for their patience is that they keep expecting the authorities to come to their senses.  Evidence of the later, however, keeps pointing in the opposite direction.  Witness the following two court cases in 1991. Gerard O’Sullivan Gerard O’Sullivan of Toronto withheld $50 of his income tax in protest against any of his tax monies going to ... (Continue reading)

You were asking

I understand that exact scientific knowledge of the beginning of human life is only recent.  How recent?  E.L. Saskatchewan I quote the evidence given by Sir William Liley (the Father of Fetology) in the Borowski Trial, in Regina: “It was in 1930 that the liberation of an ovum from the human ovary was first observed.  In 1944 the union of human ovum and sperm was observed under the microscope.  In the 1950s the events of the first six days of life ... (Continue reading)

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