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No simple solutions to social media challenges

No simple solutions to social media challenges

Amusements Ten years ago, when I started writing this column, nobody was really frightened of the internet. My first column for The Interim was about the fear of communications technology, opting out and cutting the cable  – but the villain was television. “Every year it seems like a new study is published linking TV viewing with obesity, poor marks, diminishing attention spans or aggression,” I wrote, “with particular condemnation reserved for parents who ... (Continue reading)

A new wave of pro-life feminism

Feminism in the 21st century has become synonymous with abortion, contraception and obscene hats and is a far cry from the first wave of feminists. First-wave feminism occurred in the late 19th and early 20th century as a push for women to have the same rights as men, such as the right to vote, own property, control their own money, and the right to pursue higher education. These earliest feminists such as Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton believed that ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion and the Constitution in Canada and the U.S

Abortion and the Constitution in Canada and the U.S

National Affairs Rory Leishman In a televised debate on October 15th among Democrat candidates for President of the United States in next year’s election, former vice-president Joe Biden maintained: ”Reproductive rights are a constitutional right.” Furthermore, he promised to nominate people for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) who can be relied upon to “support the right of privacy on which the entire notion of ... (Continue reading)

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A church-sized hole

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke At a recent Mass I attended, the deacon indicated in his homily that we are most like Jesus when we fight against social injustices. The examples he gave? That of students participating in the climate strike, those calling for proper preparations for natural disasters, etc. I nearly keeled over the pew right then, because I’m so tired of a) the hysteria over our ... (Continue reading)

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Big government tramples religious freedom

Big government tramples religious freedom

Law Matters John Carpay Question: What happens when intolerant secular fundamentalists take charge of government programs? Answer: Fewer underprivileged kids get to enjoy summer camps. The question-and-answer above summarizes two court actions against the federal government, which have exposed anti-Christian bigotry in the awarding of Canada Summer Jobs grants. Mill Stream Bible Camp, a 90-minute drive north-east of Toronto, welcomes all children to its summer Bible camps, where they enjoy swimming, ... (Continue reading)

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Andrew Scheer must go

Andrew Scheer must go

Andrew Scheer Many in the pro-life, pro-family community are disappointed, but not surprised with the results of the Oct. 21 federal election. While there were well over 140 pro-life candidates, most were Christian Heritage Party and People’s Party of Canada candidates with little chance of winning. But even if every pro-life candidate won, there would not be a pro-life majority in Parliament, where 170 seats are required for a ... (Continue reading)

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Election notebook

Election notebook

Green Party candidate repudiates pro-life position October 1 Mark Vercouteren, Green Party candidate in Chatham-Kent-Leamington, stated he supported abortion after it was reported he had previously indicated he was pro-life in Campaign Life Coalition questionnaires from previous elections, including the 2018 provincial election. He said he “doesn’t remember” signing the questionnaire. Vercouteren issued a statement, “you have my word I would never veer from the position of the Green Party of Canada supporting the right of any woman ... (Continue reading)

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More than 2200 unborn babies found on abortionist’s property

More than 2200 unborn babies found  on abortionist’s property

Case reminds observers of the Gosnell ‘House of Horrors’ Ulrich Klopfer The bodies of 2,246 aborted babies were found in the home of a recently deceased abortionist who previously operated in South Bend, Indiana. Abortionist Ulrich Klopfer committed abortions at The Women’s Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana and at other Indiana facilities until his medical license was suspended in 2016. As the watchdog group Operation Rescue has extensively ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner freed from jail

Mary Wagner “Mary called from a friend’s car full of excitement and joy,” her mother Jane Wagner wrote in an email to Wagner’s supporters. “She can see the sky, said seven geese flew overhead as we spoke, and she is going to see her Beloved at Mass. She said she was sad to leave some of the ladies in Vanier (jail) who were praying with her, but she will ... (Continue reading)

19 nations tell UN ‘no international right’ to abortion

19 nations tell UN ‘no international right’ to abortion

US Secretary of Health Alex Asar told the United Nations there is no international right to abortion during an address before the General Assembly. The United States delivered a joint statement at the United Nations General Assembly Sept. 23 asserting “there is no international right to an ... (Continue reading)

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Brazilian PM rails against inhuman ideologies

Brazilian PM rails against inhuman ideologies

Jair Bolsonaro Editor’s Note: On Sept. 24, Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations. This is an excerpt from that speech. Over the past few decades, we let ourselves be seduced by ideologies that sought not the truth, but absolute power. Ideology has settled in the domains of culture, education and communications, dominating the media, universities and schools. Ideology has invaded our homes and tried to ... (Continue reading)

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Euthanasia unleashed

We have two stories in the “And then there was this” section at the back of the paper that demonstrate that it is impossible to hold the line on euthanasia. In Quebec, the Superior Court threw out the restriction that euthanasia be limited to those whose deaths are reasonably foreseeable. In British Columbia, the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons ruled that a doctor who killed a patient in a facility that did not allow “medical aid in dying” did ... (Continue reading)

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Striving for excellence

Striving for excellence

Kirk Gibson's iconic 1988 World Series home run. Donald DeMarco writes is an example of one of the great joys of life. In sports, you either win or lose, but you cannot win unless you play the game. This axiom applies to life as well as to philosophy. ... (Continue reading)

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Toronto schools may get chance to see Unplanned

On August 29, Campaign Life Coalition Youth urged the Toronto Catholic District School Board to encourage all high schools to show the pro-life movie Unplanned, an idea endorsed by the Student Achievement and Well-Being, Catholic Education, and Human Resources standing subcommittee. Emily Price, co-coordinator of CLCY, and Shania Nigli, a CLC summer student, advocated for the showing of Unplanned, a film depicting the pro-life conversion of Abby Johnson from abortion worker to pro-life advocate. Nigli said, “this movie will help start a ... (Continue reading)

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Scheer says he will ‘ensure’ abortion issue is not reopened

Scheer says he will ‘ensure’  abortion issue is not reopened

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says he will 'oppose' any effort to reopen the abortion issue by Tory backbenchers. In late August, Ralph Goodale, the Liberal Minister for Public Safety, tweeted video from 2004 in which Scheer spoke against homosexual “marriage” in the House of Commons. Goodale said, “the Conservative Party leader should now end ... (Continue reading)

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