Marriage and Family

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Take a vow

Light is Right Joe Campbell To wed is to marry. But there are differences. Weddings, including related celebratory events, last a day or two. Marriages, including related blessed events, last a lifetime. This, at any rate, is the intention. And yet couples often spend more time preparing for weddings than for marriages. Maybe that’s why failed marriages outnumber failed weddings. When they fail, marriages usually end in ... (Continue reading)

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Seeing Red

It looks as though the Senate is here to stay, unreformed and unloved. I’m speaking, of course, of the Canadian Senate, also known as the Red Chamber. The nickname, from the traditional royal colour of the interior, symbolizes historic links with the Crown. The Senate also has historic links with patronage appointments, a sense of entitlement and, more recently, an expense claims scandal. Maybe we should re-nickname it the Red-Faced Chamber. The Senate is also called the chamber of sober second thought. ... (Continue reading)

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Political parties’ positions: prostitution

Canada’s political parties have distinct positions on prostitution that have developed over time. According to a December 2006 report by the Parliamentary Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws (“The Challenge of Change: A Study of Canada’s Criminal Prostitution Laws”), the Liberal, NDP, and Bloc Quebecois committee members all viewed prostitution as “a public health issue” and supported “harm reduction” strategies for prostitutes, such as sex education, condoms, and a “bad date list.” They believed that “sexual activities between consenting adults that do ... (Continue reading)

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Anti-nudity pride motion defeated in Toronto

Anti-nudity pride motion defeated in Toronto

Sam Sotiropoulos, Toronto school board trustee As Toronto’s public school board defeated a motion asking to bar nudity at the city’s June 29 World Pride parade, a Catholic school board in Ontario voiced its opposition to the participation of Catholic teachers in the march. Without a debate, in a 16-6 vote on April 9, the Toronto District School Board rejected a motion by trustee Sam Sotiropoulos ... (Continue reading)

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Judge turns down Wagner application to have experts testify to humanity of unborn

Mary Wagner The judge in Mary Wagner’s current trial has turned down a defence application to have expert witnesses testify to the humanity of the unborn. Charles Lugosi, Wagner’s lawyer, had made the application during two days of hearings before Justice Fergus O’Donnell at the Ontario Court of Justice on May 13 and 14. His intention was to have two expert witnesses – a medical doctor and professor, as well ... (Continue reading)

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Dinner for Mary Wagner defence fund

Dinner for Mary Wagner defence fund

   Mary Wagner has been in jail since her August 2012 arrest at a Toronto abortion mill and as part of her defense she is claiming a constitutional right to protect unborn children by counselling abortion-minded women to not kill their unborn babies. Wagner’s lawyer Charles Lugosi argues that her actions are protected under Section 27 of the Criminal Code, which justifies use of force to prevent an assault upon another ... (Continue reading)

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Q & A with Fr. Luc Payette

Q & A with Fr. Luc Payette

Originally from Quebec, Fr. Luc Payette was ordained to the priesthood in 1992 for the Hamilton Diocese in Ontario. He has served at several parishes in the Diocese and is currently the pastor at Mary Immaculate Parish in Chepstow, Ont. He is the Spiritual Director for Business for Life, a not-for-profit association of Canadian business and professional people who are committed to pro-life principles.  CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION: Why are you ... (Continue reading)

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Marriage and the income gap

A report released in February by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada relates marriage to income level which finds that there is a correlation between being married and family income. The Marriage Gap Between Rich and Poor Canadians by Philip Cross and Peter Jon Mitchell used data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics to determine that married and common-law couples, which are grouped together because that is how most of the data is available, accounted for only 12.1 ... (Continue reading)

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Freedom of conscience in the culture of death

Freedom of conscience in the culture of death

On Jan. 30, the Ottawa Citizen reported that three local family physicians were refusing to prescribe birth control pills. Not so long ago, the great majority of Canadians would have responded with an amazed: “So what?” Not so the anonymous woman who brought this story to public attention. She was incensed when, in response to her request for a birth control prescription at an Ottawa medical clinic, she was given ... (Continue reading)

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Ezra Levant to headline parental rights fundraiser

Ezra Levant to headline parental rights fundraiser

Freedom fighter Ezra Levant will talk about religious freedom and parental rights at a parental rights defence fundraising dinner. Sun News personality Ezra Levant will headline the Parental Rights in Education Defense Fund fundraising dinner on May 24 at Canada Christian College in Toronto to raise money for the organization as it ... (Continue reading)

Assault against the family

Michael Coren Journalist for Life Gay marriage was introduced into Britain, and it’s now been the law of the land for a year. A morbid anniversary of failure, a far from happy birthday. The Church of England has been placed in an incredibly difficult position, particularly because the Archbishop of Canterbury is an evangelical and has long been opposed to full same-sex marriage. The Muslim ... (Continue reading)

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US law would protect states’ rights on marriage

US law would protect states’ rights on marriage

A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives would protect a state’s right to define marriage. HR 3829, the State Marriage Defense Act, introduced on Jan. 9 by Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) with the support of 28 co-sponsors, would require that federal agencies apply marital status only to couples who are given marital status by their state of legal residence. “The 10th Amendment was established to protect state sovereignty and ... (Continue reading)

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Teacher resources push gay agenda

Teacher resources push gay agenda

A teacher resource uncovered by the Toronto Sun that suggests teachers change the names of Mother’s and Father’s Day is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of political correctness when it comes to homosexualist propaganda being foisted upon Ontario schools. The Social Justice Begins With Me program, a “literature-based resource kit for early years to Grade 8” is intended to expand upon We’re Erasing Prejudice for Good ... (Continue reading)

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Cost of raising a family much lower than often reported

Cost of raising a family much lower than often reported

A study released by the Fraser Institute says that contrary to reports that have the cost of raising a child exceeding $200,000 or $10,000 a year, the actual cost of a child more likely between $3,000 and $4,500, or between $55,000 and $80,000 from birth to the age of 18. In “The Cost of Raising Children,” Chris Sarlo, a professor of economics at Nipissing University in North Bay and a ... (Continue reading)

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Time magazine celebrates childlessness

The cover story for the August 12 issue of Time magazine promotes a child-free life. The article, by Lauren Sandler, which decries the cultural expectation of having children, cites the positive experiences of individuals and couples without children, and tries to explain why they choose a childless lifestyle.   Sander writes that American culture “often equates womanhood with motherhood” and boasts a “baby-product industry” that is at an all-time high, despite the drop in the birth rate. Meanwhile, childless women are ... (Continue reading)

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