Marriage and Family

Pro-lifers must eschew gestational limits New paper by Jakki Jeffs shows flaws in International Abortion Standards Law

Pro-lifers must eschew gestational limits New paper by Jakki Jeffs shows flaws in International Abortion Standards Law

Jakki Jeffs says pro-lifers cannot support gestational limits because they undermine the pro-life ethic. Muddled thinking leads to fatal errors. This is no more so than in the subject of gestational limits, which refers to the age of the unborn child measured in number of weeks This may be a terse way to describe the misguided efforts of ... (Continue reading)

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Court action exposes GSAs as ideological clubs

Law Matters John Carpay In March of 2015, Alberta’s Progressive Conservative government rushed a bill through the legislature in a matter of hours, requiring every school in Alberta to set up a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at a student’s request. Politicians promised the public that GSAs would merely be peer support groups, not political clubs that advocate for an ideology. Four years later, events have disproven the claim that GSAs ... (Continue reading)

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Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate

Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate

Law Matters John Carpay Passing a law against “hate” is a popular move, but one that seriously threatens free expression because people cannot agree among themselves on what constitutes hate. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is now looking at changing federal laws to stem “the propagation of hateful acts and the enticement of hate such as racism, sexism, antisemitism, islamophobia, or homophobia, ... (Continue reading)

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DeVeber, an awesome man

DeVeber, an awesome man

Barrie deVeber with his wife Iola L.L. (Barrie) deVeber, 1929-2019, MD, professor emeritus in Paediatrics and Oncology at Western University, was one of Canada’s greatest pro-life champions as well as an outstanding medical professor, physician, researcher, and philanthropist. He eminently merited induction as a Companion in the Order of Canada, yet seems never to have been considered for the distinction by the order’s advisory council. ... (Continue reading)

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Hungarian prime minister announces pro-family policies to boost births

Hungarian prime minister announces pro-family policies to boost births

Victor Orban announced seven policies to incentivize families to have more children. On Feb. 10, during his state-of-the-nation speech, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point Family Protection Action Plan to boost the country’s fertility rate. Orban said that Hungary would boost its population by encouraging families to have more children rather than through immigration, which the Prime Minister labelled “surrender.” Hungary is expected to lose about a third of ... (Continue reading)

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Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Parents opposed to the sex-ed curriculum written under the auspices of convicted sex-offender Benjamin Levin, the former deputy minister of education, and implemented in Ontario’s schools by former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne in 2016, descended on Queen’s Park last month to call for a full repeal of the curriculum and the resignation of the current Education Minister, Lisa Thompson. The problems with the curriculum are well-known toInterim readers, but ... (Continue reading)

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Anti-sex-ed protest calls for Ontario Education Minister to resign

Anti-sex-ed protest calls for Ontario Education Minister to resign

About 200 protesters demonstrated against Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson on a chilly February weekday, calling for her to resign because she has not fulfilled Doug Ford’s leadership and election campaign to scrap Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed curriculum. When Ford ran for the Progressive Conservative leadership last winter, he initially said he would review the curriculum and have more consultations. But when Tanya Granic Allen forcefully put sex-ed at the center ... (Continue reading)

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Settle down or lean in?

Settle down or lean in?

Often advice to young women to settle down or ‘lean in’ to work  ignores that family life is unattainable for many Andrea Mrozek Young women, settle down sooner! This advice is often repeated by disgruntled career women as well as conservative pundits – and sometimes both in one column, as when Dennis Prager recently made a column of the words of an unhappy career ... (Continue reading)

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Is an Ontario woman dead or is she alive?

Is an Ontario woman dead or is she alive?

Hugh Scher said Taquisha McKitty's Charter rights were violated in order to declare her dead. The case concerning a woman who has been declared brain dead by a Brampton hospital is heading to the Ontario court of appeal. The issue at hand is the definition of brain death. Taquisha McKitty, 27, of Brampton, was declared brain dead on Sept. 20, 2017, after having a cardiac arrest on Sept. 14 related to ... (Continue reading)

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Alberta religious schools challenge LGBT mandate

Over two dozen religious schools in Alberta continue to fight for their right to not allow “gay-straight alliance” (GSA) clubs, six months after being blocked by an Alberta judge. Bill 24, or An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances, requires independent religious schools permit the creation of GSAs if requested by a student, and forbids schools from informing parents when their children join one, unless the child consents to his or her parents knowing. Represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), ... (Continue reading)

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Crisis at St. Mike’s should force schooling rethink

Crisis at St. Mike’s should force schooling rethink

I have been a lifelong fan of the Beach Boys, but I’ve never been able to understand their 1963 hit single, “Be True To Your School.” That probably says more about me than the Beach Boys, but I think it has a lot to do with my high school, which has been in the news quite a bit lately as I write this column. “Be True To Your School” is ... (Continue reading)

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‘Humanae vitae at 50’ conference

‘Humanae vitae at 50’ conference

Mary Eberstadt   Marking the 50th anniversary of Humanae vitae, the Archdiocese of Toronto sponsored a one-day conference to reflect upon Pope St. Paul VI’s encyclical letter. On Nov. 10, about 125 people gathered for the conference at University of St. Michael’s College. Cardinal Thomas Collins began the day with Mass which was followed by a series of talks given by Mary Eberstadt, Maria Wolfs, Chris Manion, and Fr. Raymond de ... (Continue reading)

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Ideology in the toy aisle

Ideology in the toy aisle

Laying Down the Lawton Andrew Lawton If Celine Dion has her way, the children of the world will “be free and find their own individuality through clothes.” Clothes that pretty much look alike and are all the same colour, that is. The pop diva launched a gender neutral children’s clothing line last month, Celinununu, which supposedly “breeds equality and freedom of spirit, serving as a platform ... (Continue reading)

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Restorative reproductive medicine offers alternatives to common avenues of treatment

At the Faithful to God’s Design: Humanae Vitaeat 50 conference put on by the Archdiocese of Toronto on Nov. 10, Maria Wolfs, a staff endocrinologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, compared how estrogen sends signals to a woman’s ovaries to the way a thermostat will turn the heat on when the temperature drops too low. In her talk, “Your Hormones and Humanae vitae,” she asserted that taking hormonal birth control, ... (Continue reading)

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Anniversary Dinner Photos

Anniversary Dinner Photos

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