Articles from September, 2002

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John Paul II I love you

I am not a Roman Catholic. There is also, frankly, much in the Catholic Church with which I disagree. But I joined with the Catholic world in welcoming Pope John Paul II to Canada recently. Not only because he is one of the greatest leaders of our time, but also because he is a pure and cleansing wind in an often stale and smoggy world, a clear voice of ... (Continue reading)

Same-sex marriages won’t work

I was talking recently to Professor "Bernard Grumphoffer," a prominent biologist at a large, mid-Western university, who claimed that gay sex won't work. He said that a saw is not a hammer and a hammer is not a saw and everything has a primary purpose. Gay sex does not fit into that premise. (Professor Grumphoffer asked that his real name not be used because he ... (Continue reading)

Same sex marriage and faith

Here is a quote from a recent issue of the Toronto Star: "Industry Minister Allan Rock says he will work within the government to push for the recognition of same-sex marriages. Rock, who will march in Vancouver's Pride Parade today, told the Star in a telephone interview yesterday, "The time has come for Canada to recognize marriages between two men or two women. The ... (Continue reading)

Unborn in the classroom

My darling baby: As I prepare my classroom for a new year, I have had time to reflect on your role in my room and the incredible impact you had last year. I am already so lucky to teach a kindergarten class with 10 children, one of them being your older brother Michael. Having you as part of our daily school life was more than I could hope for. I ... (Continue reading)

Saskatchewan lawyer fights for rights of Christians

Bill Whatcott's name is smeared across a Prairie province. As one of the most outspoken advocates for pro-life and pro-family awareness in Saskatchewan, he currently faces lawsuits that could strip him of his nursing licence and prohibit his picketing and literature distribution activities. There are a lot of people who'd do almost anything to shut him up. Hugh Owens, another resident of Saskatchewan, was recently fined $5,000 for displaying a ... (Continue reading)

Abortionist tax evader

LifeSite News A Toronto-area abortionist has been fined $64,200 for tax evasion. On Aug. 13, Joseph S.K. Lee pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to one count of evading federal income taxes. Lee failed to report $303,000 in income on his income tax returns for the years 1997, 1998 and 1999. The discrepancy was discovered when Revenue Canada investigators compared Lee's OHIP billings ... (Continue reading)

Marriage good for health

Study finds single men worse off than smokers LifeSite News The health benefits of marriage are so large that single men suffer worse health effects than smokers, according to a new study. Professor Andrew Oswald of Warwick University, north of Oxford, England, studied thousands of records from the British Household Panel Survey and the British Retirement Survey. He found ... (Continue reading)

Looking Back to September 1988

Commons vote reveals pro-life strength Parliament's rejection of the government's abortion-on-demand motion of July 28 pleased both sides on the controversial issue. But despite the claims of the pro-abortion lobby that the defeat was a victory for them, the facts revealed to Canadians nationwide that pro-life forces had much greater strength than the media had led the public to believe.The only pro-life amendment put to a vote (introduced by Gus Mitges) ... (Continue reading)

Manitoba playwright tackles abortion

Playwright Marcien Ferland is one of the people that see a play as an opportunity to get a really important message out to the general public. He is now awaiting the production of his play The Third Way. However, it's not your typical run-of- the-mill musical or love story. It's about evil, selfishness and abortion. "It seemed to be such a social evil and I ... (Continue reading)

The spirit of Ann Landers

Her good advice made her credible; her bad advice made her destructive Esther Landers, much better known as Ann Landers, died in Chicago. But make no mistake about it: her spirit lives on. Make no mistake about this, either: the spirit of Ann Landers is in large measure what is so wrong with our society. If that seems ... (Continue reading)

Homeschoolers worry about new Ontario direction

LifeSite News Although most homeschooling families are blissfully unaware of the situation, on June 17 the Ontario Ministry of Education released a high-level policy memorandum that will significantly change the face of homeschooling in the province, effective immediately. Homeschooling in Ontario is now purely at the expense of parents who must also pay into a publicly funded school system, even though they receive no benefit ... (Continue reading)

Separate and equal

The case for single-gender education At unfortunate intervals in human history, certain groups have been discriminated against. Race and colour were once stumbling blocks, much like the distinction between born and unborn today. Things that are merely attributes are thought to be essential. Reacting against discrimination in the past, society now strives for equality. Any virtue, however, even equality, can be taken to an extreme. The ... (Continue reading)

Catholics honour pro-abortion personality

LifeSite News Prominent pro-abortion personality Stephen Lewis was recently honoured by a Catholic institution by being named the guest speaker at the Providence Continuing Care Centre Foundation fundraising dinner on Sept. 12 in Kingston Ont. The centre is a Catholic long-term care facility that will soon be amalgamated with Kingston General. Local pro-lifers are concerned with the honour such a platform gives to Lewis who was ... (Continue reading)

Showing the truth of abortion horror

Show the Truth, a pro-life organization that uses graphic images of aborted babies to force the public to consider the truth about abortion, held witnesses at major intersections across Toronto, Aug. 12 to 16. Throughout the week at intersections such as Bayview and Eglinton, Yonge and York Mills, Gerrard and Parliament (near the Cabbagetown abortuary), and Gerrard and Jarvis (near the Scott abortuary), dozens of ... (Continue reading)

A Protestant appreciation of John Paul II

I am a Calvinist and my wife is a Calvinist. We are both descended from a long line of Calvinists. Yet, it is difficult to imagine how our Catholic friends could have been more enthused than we by the witness to hope of Pope John Paul II in Toronto during World Youth Days. Of course, not all Christians share our admiration for this pope. A small minority are reactionaries bent ... (Continue reading)

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