Articles from February, 2010

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Calgary church loses charitable status

Opposition to abortion, homosexuality cited as reasons The Canada Revenue Agency has revoked the charitable status of Kings Glory Fellowship, a Christian church in Calgary. The CRA cites a number of issues with KGF’s application, but the decision is based, in part, on the ground that certain KGF board members have spoken out strongly against abortion and other moral issues. “The members of the Board of Directors espouse strong negative views about sensitive and controversial issues, which may also be viewed ... (Continue reading)

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Bits & Pieces

Canada Governor General Michaelle Jean has formally accepted the resignations of Father Lucien Larré and Renato Giuseppe from the Order of Canada. Both had objected to the awarding of the Order of Canada to Henry Morgentaler in July 2008. Fr. Larre, who started the Bosco Centers for troubled youth in Saskatchewan, said Morgentaler’s investiture “was a terrible mistake.” In total, nine medals of the Order of Canada have been publicly returned while several recipients returned their honours without publicity ... (Continue reading)

Tweeting an abortion

Jill Stanek has provided extensive coverage of one woman's live tweeting her RU-486 abortion. When I first heard of this stunt, I had the same thought that Stanek came to after writing five posts about it: "By live tweeting her abortion, Angie has performed a different kind of public service than she intended. No one can read her exhaustive and exhausting dismal account and want what she had." On one level, the personal level for the person doing the tweeting, ... (Continue reading)

How to reverse Canada’s graying population

Yesterday Statistics Canada released a report on "deaths" (life expectancy), the bottom line of which is: Life expectancy at birth in Canada reached 80.7 years for the three-year period between 2005 and 2007, up from the average of 80.5 between 2004 and 2006, and 78.4 a decade earlier between 1995 and 1997. Increased life expectancy is good for individuals, but it is not so clear cut for society in general in countries with large, redistributionist welfare programs (health and pensions). This has been widely discussed over the past few years -- including a Parliamentary Budget Office report last week ... (Continue reading)

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Two columns and one article from the February issue are now online. "Professor displays puerile, atheistic, anti-life mentality," by Rory Leishman. "Puppy mills bad, abortion mills okay," by Michael Coren. "Pro-life mission work in Cyprus," by Allison Kach. The March issue went to press today, so regular blogging will return tomorrow. (Continue reading)

Sarah Silverman is repugnant

The comedian Sarah Silverman is crass and racist. She isn't ever funny which should be a career-limiting attribute for a comedian. I won't ever understand why our esteemed editor finds her so amusing. I hope he reconsiders after reading this from last weekend's USA Weekend Q&A with Silverman: Do you want kids? I'm not stressed about not having kids. I'll want to adopt someday. I don't want to pass on my genes. I don't understand why anyone, other than for vanity, needs ... (Continue reading)

Euthanasia’s slippery slope is a luge course

Michael Cook has an excellent, must-read article on euthanasia at MercatorNet. Some key paragraphs: But amongst the numerous Dutch victims of spongy-brained euthanasia syndrome some are more affected than others. Recently a distinguished group called “Out of Free Will” has complained that there are too many restrictions on euthanasia in the Netherlands. Even in the mercy-killing heartland, people are required to have some sort of terminal illness. But the new lobby group wants the right for to anyone sane over the ... (Continue reading)

Global warming baloney is profitable

No way. To go to Copenhagen and hang out with a huge number of closed-minded people addicted to junk science I felt would’ve been just a waste of time, like trying to talk Stalin into going to church. At that big 12-day showy international climate change junk science schmozzle held recently in Copenhagen, a lot of toothless and half-baked resolutions were passed for home consumption. The losers: the taxpayers. Who won? The king ... (Continue reading)

Professor displays puerile, atheistic, anti-life mentality

Why are most pro-life activists Christians? Udo Schuklenk, professor of philosophy and Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics at Queen’s University, thinks he knows the answer – the pro-life position is so irrational that it is only likely to be espoused by fanatics who look to the Bible as the ultimate authority on all questions of faith and morality. Schuklenk is an atheist. He rejects God and dismisses the Bible as an irrational product ... (Continue reading)

A tale of two stories

I attended the Catholic Medical Association Conference in Springfield, Ill. that ran Oct. 22-24, 2009 and presented a paper entitled, “Love and Healing.” It was most encouraging to observe the strong and courageous witness for life expressed by well over 300 participants, including many members of the medical profession. Most came away from the conference, I believe, with renewed energy and a firmer resolve to work harder, in this darkening night, for the cause of life. It is impossible to do ... (Continue reading)

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Puppy mills bad, abortion mills okay

It’s become as achingly regular and just as irritating as a publicly funded documentary claiming to disprove Christianity. Celebrities and activists, that is, moaning on about animal rights and telling us that our humanity is defined by how much we care for kittens. The reason this is so bitingly relevant to the pro-life movement is because of the deep, dark links between the animal liberation movement and supporters of eugenics and population ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life mission work in Cyprus

Pro-life mission work in Cyprus

Recently, I was a part of an international missions outreach to Cyprus. For a Mediterranean island, it boasts frequent sunshine, beautiful beaches and world-famous hospitality. Historically, Cyprus was the first nation whose leader converted to faith in Jesus Christ through the ministry of the Apostle Paul. Nearly 2,000 years later, it was a privilege to walk in the footsteps of Paul and Barnabas. Similar to Paul’s experiences, our team encountered many areas ... (Continue reading)

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Condoms block aid for Haiti has an incredible report on how "The flow of medical supplies waiting to be distributed to tens of thousands of earthquake victims in Haiti was delayed for weeks by a massive supply of condoms dominating the space of the main storage facility there." Key stat: "The condoms were estimated to take up about 70% of the space in the 17,000 sq. ft. warehouse." Food? Pharmaceuticals? Surgical equipment? Emergency shelter and clothing? No, condoms. Can't feed a starving child or operate ... (Continue reading)

Abortion as the foundation of democracy?

Ethan Boyles of Seattle is upset with a pro-life student display at the University of Washington and he writes about it for the Socialist Worker. In it, he states: Reproductive freedom is a foundation of women's liberation. Women can never have full equality if they cannot control their own bodies, and we cannot have a fundamentally democratic society if half the population is denied this essential freedom. There are numerous responses, including: 1) Women have control over their own bodies when they ... (Continue reading)

Ron Paul on changing the abortion debate has an exclusive interview with Rep. Ron Paul (R, Tx) in which the former candidate for the GOP presidential nomination and former Libertarian presidential candidate says it is no use waiting for the right configuration on the Surpeme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and proposes a different solution, instead: having Congress take the abortion issue away from the central government and hand it back to the states. I'm not sure about the constitutionality of what he is arguing for, but ... (Continue reading)

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