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Saskatoon hosts national conference

Saskatoon hosts national conference

From October 29-31, 2009, the Hilton Garden Inn in Saskatoon was the setting for “Building Bridges: Making Choices for Life,” this year’s National Pro-life Conference. The gathering was hosted by the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association and co-sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition and Life Canada. An impressive line-up of speakers inspired the more than 200 registrants in attendance. Friday’s schedule began with Rev. Dr. James Lamb, executive ... (Continue reading)

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Family thankful for the time they had with child

Nothing could have prepared Gillian DeSouza for the news she would receive during what was supposed to have been a routine pregnancy care check-up in June of 2008. At the 20th week in her pregnancy, the doctor told Gillian and her ... (Continue reading)

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How to live your values at college

It’s back-to-school time and parents and students alike are experiencing the university jitters. First-year students are anxious about the unknown social and academic challenges that lie ahead, while parents – well, parents always worry. The students want to know what they are facing and the parents will want to know whether there is any real basis for concern. Should they ... (Continue reading)

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Changing pro-abortion rhetoric

Increasingly abortion advocates acknowledge the child “Maybe we won’t agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman to make, with both moral and spiritual dimensions. So let’s work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies and making adoption more available and providing care and support ... (Continue reading)

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Why the abortion law was changed

Paul Tuns looks at the decade long campaign to legalize abortion leading up to the Omnibus Bill. (Continue reading)

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More Order of Canada medals returned over Morgentaler’s appointment

On Dec. 8, the Catholic Oblate Fathers of Assumption Province wrote to Governor-General Michaelle Jean to express their outrage over the July 1 awarding of the Order of Canada, the country?s highest civilian honour, to abortionist Henry Morgentaler and to notify her that they were returned the OC award two of their members had previously received. In a letter signed by Fr. Janusz Blazejak, the provincial superior of the order, they said: ?We write to you today, Dec. 8, the Feast ... (Continue reading)

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Everyone has a role to play: Breitkreuz

Editor's note: At the Creating a Culture of Life: An International Forum banquet, MP Garry Breitkreuz (CA, Yorkton-Melville) was honoured by Campaign Life Coalition with its prestigious Joseph P. Borowski award. Given annually to a politician who has made a strong stand for life, the award is named after the late Manitoba NDP cabinet minister who took his battle against abortion all the ... (Continue reading)

First Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship winners

In May, The Interim awarded the first annual Father Ted Colleton Scholarship to Sheena McMullin, of the Rivier Academy in Prince Albert, Sask. and Stephen Tardiff of St. Michael's College School in Toronto, Ont. The $1,000 scholarships were awarded to these two high school students for their essays on the responsibilities of youth in the pro-life movement. The Interim congratulates Sheena and Stephen for ... (Continue reading)

Campaigne Quebec Vie’s Grondin retires

Interim columnist becomes new leader, sees challenges ahead Luc Gagnon brings a wide-ranging background to his role as the new president of Campagne Quebec Vie. In addition to extensive involvement in pro-life work for a number of years (which included the founding of a pro-life medical student organization at Laval University), Gagnon has at various times studied medicine, philosophy, literature and at seminaries in Montreal and Florence, Italy, on his way to ... (Continue reading)

Survey lets us know our readers

More than 100 of 489 Interim-reading household that were sent a readership survey this past summer replied, the latest step in our constant quest to improve the newspaper. The purpose of the survey was to obtain our readers' impressions of what this newspaper does or doesn't do well and to solicit their ideas about the future direction of The Interim. Although The Interim's staff and editorial advisory and business boards are ... (Continue reading)

Former Interim writer in hospital after stroke

By Interim staff Former Interim contributor Rebecca Ducusin is in hospital in critical condition after suffering a series of strokes. Rebecca wrote a number of articles for the Interim over the years, including a piece on the March for Life in Washington, D.C., before joining the staff of Campaign Life Coalition's national office in Toronto as a receptionist-typist about a year ago. Friend and fellow CLC workmate Yoli Singson said ... (Continue reading)

Ontario: St. John the Evangelist pro-life meeting

    Near the end of October, Joe Borowski was in Toronto for a health food convention and took time out to speak at a pro-life meeting at St. John the Evangelist parish church in Weston.   The dinner and dance was organized by Mr. Bill Mullally of St. John’s parish.  Additional speakers were James Hughes, president of Campaign Life Canada, Fr. Ted Colleton and the Pastor of St. John’s, Fr. Paul Casullo.   Fr. Casullo has long been a strong and most helpful ... (Continue reading)

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