Marriage and Family

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Put them all together they spell trouble

Light is Right Joe Campbell Yes, I’ve heard the arguments against re-defining marriage to include same-sex couples. I know that, legally, it eliminates the only civil institution that unites children with their biological parents. I’m aware that it reduces marriage to the level of liaisons that lack procreative potential. I recognize that it views families as socially constructed units based on choice, rather than natural communities ... (Continue reading)

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Treating ‘transgender’ children

National Affairs Rory Leishman Parents of young Canadian children should beware of the potentially catastrophic advice in a Guide for Educators issued by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation on the care and treatment of children with a gender identity disorder in elementary and secondary schools. To begin with, the CTF explains: “Transgender individuals normally identify with a gender that is different from the one they were assigned at birth.” ... (Continue reading)

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Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for Mary Wagner

Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for Mary Wagner

Mary Wagner Abortionist Ninia Lupovici tried to forcibly remove Mary Wagner from her abortion center but fell instead, a Toronto court heard March 10 on the first day of Wagner’s trial. Wagner, 42, is charged with two counts of breaching a probation order and one of causing mischief, following her December 12, 2015 arrest outside the Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic. Owned and operated by Lupovici and her business partner ... (Continue reading)

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Waking up from the ‘American Dream’

Waking up from the ‘American Dream’

"The children are our future” is probably among the most sententious phrases you can utter in politics, a sure tell that the person using it has no plan that will immediately have an impact on the children – yours or anyone else’s – or the future. So it’s reasonable to raise an eyebrow at a book that makes some dire claims about the dim prospects of future generations if ... (Continue reading)

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Father’s parental rights case moves to final stage

The long court case in defense of parental rights by a Hamilton father against the Hamilton-Wentworth Disrtict School Board (HWDSB) is finally, after over three years, closer to reaching a verdict. Both sides will soon have presented their statement of facts which includes the legal argument submitted to the court and the justice sought. The father and applicant defending his parental rights is Steve Tourloukis. The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is the defendant. The statement of facts for Tourloukis was submitted ... (Continue reading)

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Against the tide of the anti-family agenda

Against the tide of the anti-family agenda

Haley Csada Editor’s Note: Haley Csada, a Dr. Martin Leboldus Catholic High School School student in Regina, Sask., won first prize in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship contest. This is an edited version of her essay. Informed by secular values, many claim that the well being of the individual is the best indicator of the vitality of a society. Interestingly however, when society is viewed as a dynamic organism, it ... (Continue reading)

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A return to homeostasis of the family body

A return to homeostasis of the family body

Rebecca Malcolm Editor’s Note: Rebecca Malcolm, a Sacred Heart Catholic High School student in Newmarket, Ont., won second prize in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship contest. This is an edited version of her essay. Behind every great individual there is a family unit, acting as the backbone and support through which the individual develops and grows. In turn, the family can be thought of as the heart of society, grooming ... (Continue reading)

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The family of humanity

The family of humanity

Mary Clarin Editor’s Note: Mary Clarin, an Archbishop Carney S.S student in, Port Coquitlam, B. C., won third prize in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship contest. This is an edited version of her essay. From Neanderthals to Ancient Egyptians, from the Romans to twenty first century Canadians, throughout history mankind has consistently proven that there is strength found in solidarity. Since the beginning of recorded humanity, ... (Continue reading)

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Church supports its gay activist pastor after sexual assault allegations

Church supports its gay activist pastor after sexual assault allegations

Rev. Brent Hawkes The Rev. Brent Hawkes was charged in December with indecent assault and gross indecency in connection with sexual assaults allegedly committed against a minor in the mid-1970s, when Hawkes worked as a teacher in Nova Scotia. Despite these charges, which were only made public Feb. 1, Hawkes is still scheduled to preside at Sunday services as senior pastor of Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Toronto. ... (Continue reading)

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Judge convicts Linda Gibbons, labels pro-life protesters ‘violent’

Judge convicts Linda Gibbons,  labels pro-life protesters ‘violent’

Judge convicts Linda Gibbons, labels pro-life protesters 'violent'. An Ontario judge convicted Linda Gibbons Jan. 21 of breaking a 1999 civil injunction that bans pro-life activities within 500 feet of Toronto’s Morgentaler abortion facility. Under the terms of the injunction, the judge also convicted Gibbons of being a “nuisance.” Gibbons was arrested Sept. 2, 2015 while walking back and forth in front of the ... (Continue reading)

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Thankfulness for family Surviving the Nazi occupation

Thankfulness for family Surviving the Nazi occupation

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt of a long essay was written by Niel Slykerman in June 1985 which was found by Maria Slykerman in October 2015. Niel was president of Campaign Life Coalition Manitoba and passed away in 2000. To a large degree the way people turn out as individuals in society is related to their background. My background includes being raised in a large family. Being the second oldest from a family of 10, I ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner refuses bail

Mary Wagner refuses bail

Pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner arrested on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the unborn. Mary Wagner was arrested on Dec. 12 and charged with two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and one of causing mischief under $5,000 after allegedly entering the ... (Continue reading)

Croatian journalist exposes Alfred Kinsey link to sex-ed

Croatian journalist exposes Alfred Kinsey link to sex-ed

Croatian sex-ed critic Karolina Vidovic Kristo recently spoke in Toronto. Karolina Vidovic Kristo, a respected Croatian television journalist employed with the state public broadcaster, was recently in Canada to talk about how she led the fight against sex education in her country by exposing Alfred Kinsey, his research, and its aftermath. Kinsey was an American biologist, and later sexologist, who founded The ... (Continue reading)

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What is the fallout from the Synod on the Family?

What is the fallout from the Synod on the Family?

Pope Francis at the Synod. The Interim has not covered the goings-on of the Synod on the Family, which was really two Catholic synods: the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2014, and the Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2015. Pope Francis called the extraordinary synod in 2014 to examine the “Pastoral Challenges of the ... (Continue reading)

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They don’t make Christmas movies like they used to

They don’t make Christmas movies like they used to

They still make Christmas movies, as far as I can tell, but we’re a long way from Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney singing Irving Berlin tunes for a war-weary generation. This Christmas, for instance, we have the very wry Bill Murray spoofing the holiday TV special in A Very Murray Christmas, and The Night Before, a seasonal buddy film where Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Antony Mackie binge their ... (Continue reading)

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