Articles from September, 2005

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Annual Quebec pilgrimage draws rave reviews

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Polls show pro-life shift in U.S.

Interim Staff Two recent polls indicate that Americans in general favour specific pro-life measures and that women are becoming more pro-life. In a national poll, the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute found that 70 per cent of repsondents favored “a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an ... (Continue reading)

Musicians will play for life

Tony Gosgnach The Interim The idea grew out of discussions between two U.S. Catholic musicians who wanted to find a way to provide a fundraising opportunity for pro-life groups, and/or their charities, by staging positive, uplifting and life-affirming programs consisting of personal testimonies and music. And so, what is now known as Concerts for Life was born.... (Continue reading)

Award-winning pro-life film maker dies

Peter Gerretsen directed 20 feature films and captured more than 30 awards of merit Paul Tuns The Interim Peter Gerretsen, a film producer, Ryerson University instructor and a longtime pro-life supporter, died August 16 after ... (Continue reading)

The forgotten player in the Homolka case

Tony Gosgnach The Interim Lost in the brouhaha over the recent release from prison of Karla Homolka is the fact that an arch enemy of the pro-life, pro-family movement was one of the chief players in the arrangement that allowed the notorious schoolgirl killer to escape with a relatively light sentence, while Paul ... (Continue reading)

Youth to Hollywood: make cleaner movies

Dina Kok The Interim In early August, a group of young Americans presented a petition to movie executives in Hollywood, Ca., signed by thousands of young people, asking the executives to make cleaner movies. The petition, drafted by a teen member of the Youth Advisory Council of the Abstinence Clearinghouse, was part of the ... (Continue reading)

A concise, yet complete, history of euthanasia

A Concise History of Euthanasia: Life, Death, God and Medicine by Ian Dowbiggin (Rowan and Littlefield, $25, 176 pages) Reviewed by Alex Schadenberg The Interim If you do not know the history, you are doomed to relive the errors of the past.... (Continue reading)

From one mom to another: keep your baby

Fatima Boutaleb The Interim This is a story that happened to me while I was pregnant with my twins. It happened while I was studying computers at a private institute. My husband wasn’t working at the time. We had three kids together. We had been in Canada for three years. It ... (Continue reading)

Controversy swirls around Martin’s governor-general designate

Commentary by John Muggeridge Special to The Interim Since the appointment to the governor-generalship of Michaelle Jean, a refugee immigrant from Haiti and aCBC reporter, conservatives in Canada have been wondering what this relative newcomer to public life has to offer a deeply divided country that seems to hover perpetually ... (Continue reading)

Frist’s embryonic research betrayal draws wide condemnation Special to The Interim In a speech in the U.S. Senate at the end of July, Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader, broke radically both with President Bush and his own past statements by supporting a bill to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.... (Continue reading)

Doctor warns the practice of obstetrics is dying

Matercare International head addresses Campaign Life’s summer students John Jalsevac The Interim “Pro-life people don’t appreciate what’s happened to obstetrics,” lamented Dr. Robert Walley as he addressed summer student workers at Campaign Life Coalition’s Toronto office. “The practice of obstetrics is dying and it will be an enormous problem.”... (Continue reading)

Harper is no conservative leader

Commentary by Paul Tuns The Interim Many social conservatives have long complained about Conservative leader Stephen Harper and his lack of social conservative credentials. At best, he too easily compromised on same-sex “marriage” by accepting the idea of civil unions. Furthermore, the life issues do not show up on his radar screen at all. At the Conservative convention in ... (Continue reading)

We need another Constantine

Commentary by Donald DeMarco The Interim Two essential qualities are needed for a person to be a great leader. The first is a detachment from all the enticements that could bind him to the status quo. Greatness implies standing apart from the others, not from their needs, but from their preoccupations with approval, popularity, success, public ... (Continue reading)

Pro-marriage display costs Toronto man his home

Interim Staff Leon Konik has been evicted from his Church Street apartment in Toronto, because he graphically displayed his opinion that marriage is the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. Konik, an opponent of same-sex “marriage” who lives in the “Gay Village” area ... (Continue reading)

Chinese ‘artist’ uses aborted baby in work

Lifesite News The Interim A Chinese artist who has attached the head of an aborted baby to the body of a bird in the name of art is defending his work after a Swiss gallery removed the piece from a collection of Chinese works on display in Bern.... (Continue reading)

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