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Guess who came to the inaugural address?

When she won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979, many were surprised. When she delivered her acceptance speech in Oslo Norway on December 11, she surprised her skeptics even more. She was audacious enough to say things that are not usually expected on such occasions, though they were exactly the kind of things she was wont to say always and anywhere. With no ... (Continue reading)

March For Life 2000: Photo Album

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‘A million thanks’ for March for Life conversion

The following letter was printed in The St. Catharines Standard shortly after the March for Life events in Ottawa May 10-11. It is reprinted here with permission. By Mary-Lou Bratko The Interim A week ago today is an anniversary for me - an anniversary of newly acquired knowledge, of newly acquired friends, of a completely new outlook on life. Last week, I stepped into the Right-To-Life Centre on Geneva St. in St. Catharines hoping to find some information ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life university students meet in Toronto

  National Campus Life Network symposium draws leaders from across the country By Mike Mastromatteo The Interim Canada's pro-life university students have emerged from a trying year with a renewed commitment to defending human life on campuses across the country. An optimistic tone prevailed at this year's National Campus Life Network (NCLN) symposium, January 14-16 at St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto. More than 50 students attended this year's gathering to share experiences as university pro-lifers and to discuss new ways of promoting a culture of ... (Continue reading)

The National Pro-life Conference: Save the Planet’s People First

The National Pro-life Conference: Save the Planet's People First

For me, the range of topics covered was very good. I found the pro-life movement has really matured in its scope and how it handles things. The peace and calmness in the face of the horror of the culture of death was what I needed to hear and experience. In the midst of all that is ... (Continue reading)

National Pro-Life Conference 1998 Highlights

Pro-life more than anti-abortion Being pro-life means more than just being anti-abortion. That was the message brought by the co-founder of the Planned Parenthood-watchdog organization Life Decisions International to the National Pro-Life Conference. In her closing, keynote address, Patricia Pitkus Bainbridge said a pro-lifer's attitudes, words, and actions must reflect a consistent ethic. "Pro-life means different things to different people. I have witnessed very odd inconsistencies among those who call themselves pro-life, over my 20 years in the pro-life movement," she ... (Continue reading)

National Conference ‘a very successful event’

More than 250 pro-lifers from every province attended the National Pro-Life Conference in Ancaster, Ontario July 2-4, and were treated to a series of presentations and workshops on a range of contemporary pro-life subjects. According to Jacqueline DeJong, president of hosting group Hamilton Right to Life, the conference went smoothly. "The session with the MPs (Tom Wappel, Elsie Wayne, and Jason Kenney) was a highlight," she said. "It was ... (Continue reading)

Mainse to bring ‘spiritual angle’ to summer conference

Crossroads Christian Communications president and founder David Mainse will be among the speakers when the 1998 National Pro-life Conference takes place July 2-4 in the Hamilton suburb of Ancaster. Mainse, who will speak on opening night, is being brought in to provide “a spiritual angle” to the pro-life battle, said Jim Arsenault, a co-ordinating committee member. “While he’s not recognized as a pro-life leader, he’s been involved in major (pro-life) projects in the past. ... (Continue reading)

Dinner/dance set for Apr. 17

TORONTO -- The 13th annual St. John the Evangelist parish pro-life dinner/dance is set for Friday, April 17, 1998.  The popular spring fund-raisers have become an important annual event in support of Campaign Life Coalition. The guest speaker for the evening will be Rebecca Pontiso, founder of Mary Mother of God School in Parkdale (downtown Toronto). Rebecca, a graduate of St. Joseph’s College School, will ... (Continue reading)

Strategy 2001 meeting set for nation’s capital

The full membership of Campaign Life Coalition Ottawa-Carleton is invited to participate in the Strategy 2001 Conference, scheduled for April 18, 1998 in Ottawa. The time has come to lay the cornerstone for a rejuvenated political movement, re-organized so that no pro-life supporter is left out. Organizers foresee a movement that is “well structured and produces results.” The Strategy 2001 Conference will expand on the Campaign Life Coalition document Goals and Structure, ... (Continue reading)

Hamilton is ’98 site for Alliance-CLC gathering

Preparations are well under way in Hamilton to host the National Pro-Life Conference in July. Taking the theme of "The Canadian Quilt ... A Life Pattern," the Hamilton committee, headed up by the Hamilton Right to Life President Jacqueline De Jong, plan to make the conference an opportunity to promote the national pro-life quilt project, which seeks to unite pro-life Canadians in one single nationwide endeavor. Throughout the conference, participants will have ... (Continue reading)

Panel examines life/death cultural clash

TORONTO - The clash between the contraception mentality's "culture of death" and the respect for life position embraced by traditional Christian theology was the focus of a one-day seminar November 8 at St. Michael's College of the University of Toronto. The seminar, The Culture of Life vs. The Culture of Death, attracted nearly 100 participants and touched on many issues of concern to pro-life, pro-family supporters, including human sexuality, overpopulation, and euthanasia. The "culture of death" is a phrase originating with Pope ... (Continue reading)

Mail strike playing havoc with Rosalie Hall appeal

As the Christmas letters pile up, so does Rosalie Hall Foundation's most important letter of the year. Each year, friends and supporters of Rosalie Hall's work with single young women and their children donate about $54,000 over the Christmas season for programs. This year the postal strike jeopardizes the entire campaign which must raise an additional $200,000 to meet the $515,000 shortfall in funds for Rosalie Hall by March 31, 1998. ... (Continue reading)

Student artwork recaptures Borowski’s fighting spirit

The first anniversary of the passing of noted pro-life activist Joe Borowski included a number of tributes and the unveiling of a special monument at Borowski’s home parish, St. Vital’s Church, near Winnipeg. To help mark the anniversary, students of St. Vital school were invited to prepare pro-life artwork which was used to decorate the walls of the church. Art work was evaluated by a panel of judges, including Jim Hughes, ... (Continue reading)

Calgary couple honored for pro-life dedication

CALGARY - 73-year-old Stell Attrell has been a consistent witness for life outside Calgary’s Kensington abortuary for the past six years. With her husband Johnnie always nearby, her many long, lonely hours of witnessing for life have saved several mothers and their babies from abortion. Stella has also been the victim of two assaults by abortion supporters. Once, she suffered cracked ribs and a second time her wrist was broken after she was shoved ... (Continue reading)

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