Articles from January, 2007

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Bringing Christian education to the world

A Burlington, Ont.-based organization, which will be the recipient of funds raised at the Feb. 10 With Love Comes Hope concert in Hamilton, is working in 51 countries around the world to combine education and mission with the goal of ensuring everyone has access to Christian education. Worldwide Christian Schools was founded in the mid-1980s in Grand Rapids, Mich. and ... (Continue reading)

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A rare, bright media light goes out

One of the few bright lights on the Canadian media landscape has gone out. Larry Henderson passed away in his sleep at the age of 89 in London, Ont. Although remembered in the mainstream media mostly for being the first regular anchor of CBC TV’s national newscast from 1954 to 1959, he ... (Continue reading)

P.E.I. to legalize Sunday shopping

P.E.I. and Nova Scotia were the last two Canadian provinces to prohibit widespread Sunday shopping.  P.E.I.’s pharmacies, corner stores and similar small operations have long been permitted to open on Sundays, but large retailers were restricted to the last four weeks before Christmas.  Nova Scotia’s beleaguered government abandoned the battle this fall after a court permitted large retailers to ... (Continue reading)

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A leader in the biblical tradition

“Will the shofar be blown in the city and the populace will not tremble?” (Amos 3:6) When Rabbi Yehuda Levin blows the shofar at Washington’s annual March for Life, he is continuing a two-decade tradition there, initiated by Jews for Morality. And by using a ram’s horn on each anniversary of Roe v. ... (Continue reading)

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Malcolm Muggeridge: a sparkling soul

When Malcolm Muggeridge died in 1990, it can be said without any fear of hyperbole that one of the most sparkling minds and souls of contemporary Christianity and the pro-life movement had been taken from us. The body died, but the achievements live on, mostly in books such as Jesus, The Man Who Lives, Paul, Envoy Extraordinary, volumes of ... (Continue reading)

Dark side of Conservative party exposed

Sacrificed? Truth or Politics by Larry D. Spencer (Kayteebella Productions, $17.99, 172 pages) Truth and politics – are they mutually exclusive? After reading Larry Spencer’s new book Sacrificed? Truth or Politics, the answer, unfortunately, seems to be yes. And that’s the main reason every concerned Canadian should read this well-written volume.... (Continue reading)

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Marguerite Bourgeoys helps couples conceive ethically

When Margaret Smith discerned her calling to teach the Creighton system of natural family planning, she declared, “If, by becoming a practitioner, I prevent even one abortion, then I’ve done my job.” Adamantly pro-life, the former palliative care nurse and sometime missionary is now an integral part of the Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Centre ... (Continue reading)

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The sad story of ‘Tiny Tim’

“Did I hear you gentlemen say, ‘Pro-life’?” She was the only woman in the restaurant in which I happened to be grabbing a late lunch with CLC Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. secretary Bill Murphy.  We had crossed the St. Marys River to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., where our friend Tony Stackpoole owned and ... (Continue reading)

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Families to benefit from income splitting

Last Fall, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said that his government intends to introduce pension splitting for seniors and that the Conservatives are open to income splitting for couples. The idea is to let couples split their income between them to pay lower taxes as a unit than the higher income earner or pensioner would individually. Presently, Canadians are taxed as individuals and the larger income ... (Continue reading)

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Student fairs demonstrate loving message of pro-life

A few university campus pro-life clubs have recently held events that actively promote a positive image of the pro-life movement. Too often, pro-lifers are assumed to be negative and always against things. These events showed what pro-lifers are for – moms, babies, community support and protection of all human beings. The events are info fairs, which have been called ... (Continue reading)

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Woman on TV program details her abortion

A woman now in her 20s, identified only as ‘Kelly,’ appeared on Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor to relate her late-term abortion experience and the emotional aftermath she was forced to deal with as a teen. Kelly told host Bill O’Reilly that her parents took her from their Maryland home to Kansas when she was a pregnant 14-year-old to have ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life cause advancing in the educational field

This year’s Father Ted Colleton Scholarship competition is serving as one of the catalysts for a remarkable surge in pro-life interest in schools across the land. Apart from the fact that much has been happening on the campuses of universities in Canada (see the page 3 article on the situation at Carelton University, ... (Continue reading)

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Vancouver event marks new beginning

Many of the more than 300 attendees from across Canada, and even the U.S., hailed it as the best conference of any kind they had ever been to, following the completion of Healing the Culture: A New Beginning, the Canadian national pro-life conference in Vancouver Nov. 16-18. The event revolved around the Healing ... (Continue reading)

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Kevorkian to be released from jail

After spending more than eight years behind bars for his last “mercy killing,” Jack Kevorkian will be freed from a Michigan prison in June, a prison spokesman announced. Kevorkian, the infamous ‘Dr. Death’ and poster boy for the euthanasia movement, killed over 130 people through assisted suicides in the 1990s, until he was sent ... (Continue reading)

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Irish lesbians’ Canadian ‘marriage’ not recognized by Dublin court

On Dec. 14, the Ireland High Court rejected a lesbian couple’s demand to have their Canadian “marriage” recognized in Ireland, in a landmark ruling closely watched by both sides of the international marriage debate. Justice Elizabeth Dunne decided against the claim of Dr. Katherine Zappone and Dr. Anne Louise Gilligan, who had argued that the state and Revenue Commissioners had violated their constitutional rights by refusing ... (Continue reading)

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