Articles from November, 2006

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World euthanasia movement meets in Toronto

Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, attended the World Federation of Right to Die Societies biennial conference in Toronto and learned a lot about its strategies to bring about euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. This article is a shortened version of the full report that is available directly from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. ... (Continue reading)

Judge Brown knows his role

On Sept. 18, Justice Minister Vic Toews provoked a national controversy by appointing a devout Catholic to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. No one has questioned the outstanding legal competence of the judge in question, Mr. Justice David M. Brown. The sole concern of his critics seems to be that he might twist the ... (Continue reading)

Who stands with Israel?

Israel was born on May 14, 1948. The newly birthed nation had time for only a few breaths before her Muslim neighours – Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq – hurled themselves on her in a war of annihilation. However, Israel repulsed the invaders and survived to fight four more major wars, plus innumerable ... (Continue reading)

Bungling Bob Rae

I warn readers that I just had one of my most outrageous and embarrassing dreams ever. The dream started when I was just beginning my column. The phone rang. I answered it. It was Bob Rae. “Is that you, Frank Kennedy?” “Yes, is that you, ‘Bungling Bob’ Rae?” Rae ... (Continue reading)

Expunging Christianity

The Charter of Rights of 1982 continues to dismantle the last remnants of our Christian culture in Canada. On Sept. 22, the Quebec Tribunal of Human Rights ordered the City of Laval, a suburb north of Montreal, to stop the traditional practice of prayer before the monthly city meetings. Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt has continued this good tradition despite a citizen’s formal complain in 2001. ... (Continue reading)

Arts event will provide platform for Christian talent

An extravaganza taking place in Hamilton the evening of Feb. 10 will  showcase Christian talent, celebrate God’s love for us all, assist with the establishment of Christian schools in needy countries and provide a spiritual angle to the celebration of Valentine’s Day. With Love Comes Hope is set for Hamilton Place and, according to spokesperson Magdi Boctor, is aimed at bringing people together in one place and sharing ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life play to be staged

An Alberta pro-life supporter has come up with a new and unique way of raising the profile of the pro-life cause, impacting the arts scene and perhaps raising some funds along the way. Astride Wenigerova-Noga has composed a pro-life play entitled “Is It So?” that is suitable for staging as a dinner ... (Continue reading)

Ottawa political activist dies

Peter Naglik, a long-time political party activist and devout Catholic, was killed in the early hours of Sept. 29 at the age of 39 in a single-vehicle accident en route to his home, near Ottawa. The resident of Russell, Ont. was driving his 1995 Chrysler Concorde when he lost control of the ... (Continue reading)

Former A-G aided abortion, gay lobbies

By the mainstream press, he is being remembered as a “much-admired” man noted for his “brilliance,” “intelligence,” “eloquence,” “courage,” “prodigious brain” and “encompassing empathy,” among other qualities. But although one of his legacies is the extension of full funding to Catholic high schools, former Ontario attorney-general Ian Scott is also being recalled by pro-life and pro-family advocates as ... (Continue reading)

B.C. Anglican congregations lose appeal

After almost two years of waiting, six distressed Anglican congregations in the Diocese of New Westminster finally have learned that the Panel of Reference has rejected their appeal for protection under a jurisdiction completely free from their liberal diocesan bishop, Michael Ingham. Instead, the panel has recommended a temporary, arms-length relationship between Ingham and the nearly 3,000 church members. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan ... (Continue reading)

Teacher helps bring GAP to high school

On Sept. 27, the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) was displayed at St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School in Stratford, Ont. GAP originated in the United States with the Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform and there is now a Canadian version, the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. According to the ... (Continue reading)

Students leave National Campus Life Network symposium motivated, ready to make a difference

Over the final weekend in September, post-secondary students travelled across Canada to Toronto for a meeting that would challenge, inspire and motivate them in pro-life work on their campuses. The event was the 11th National Campus Life Network (NCLN) symposium. Sarah Buckle, the current executive director of NCLN, said, “The goal of the symposium is to educate university pro-life student leaders on pro-life issues, for students to meet, network and share ideas with other pro-life students and to motivate them to ... (Continue reading)

A pilgrimage for the unborn

“It was awesome, truly amazing and energizing,” a pilgrim enthused after a foot-blistering, 200-kilometre walk to pray for the unborn. The walk was at Martyr’s Shrine in Midland, Ont. Nearly 100 English-speaking pilgrims, support workers and family members left in five separate groups ... (Continue reading)

Freedom of religion is imperiled

A Manitoba marriage commissioner who lost his licence last year when he refused to perform homosexual “marriages,” has taken his fight for religious freedom to the Court of Queen’s Bench. The province ordered Kevin Kisilowsky, 36, to conduct “marriage” ceremonies for same-sex couples or hand in his licence, under a 2004 policy adopted by the province following the legalization of homosexual “marriage.” An evangelical Christian, Kisilowsky said his right to freedom of religion under the Charter was violated by the ... (Continue reading)

Coulter, in new book, takes aim at the godless liberal-left

Godless: The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum, $36.95, 308 pages) Review by Kathy Shaidle The Interim Those who object to U.S. conservative columnist Anne Coulter’s torture-all-prisoners punditry are like pre-teen boys griping that Gone With the Wind has “too much ... (Continue reading)

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