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Children from large families less likely to divorce

Scientists have found that children from larger families may have lower divorce rates. Sociology professor Doug Downey, assistant professor Donna Bobbitt-Zeher, and graduate student Joseph Merry from Ohio State University presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association on August 13, 2013. Data from the General Social Survey, which involves interviews with 57,000 American adults between 1972 and 2002, showed that having an additional sibling (up to a maximum of seven) gave additional protection from future divorce, ... (Continue reading)

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Grade-by-grade breakdown of Wynne’s graphic new sex-ed program

Grade-by-grade breakdown of Wynne’s graphic new sex-ed program

While the Ontario Liberal government under lesbian Premier Kathleen Wynne would have parents believe its newly unveiled sex-ed program is an unbiased presentation of fact, a detailed look at what kids in grades 1-8 are expected to learn reveals something entirely different. The 2015 Health and Physical Education program states in its earliest pages that sexual health “is more than simply teaching young people about the anatomy and physiology of ... (Continue reading)

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Planned Parenthood to teach ‘safe sexting’

Planned Parenthood Ottawa is holding workshops to instruct teens in safe sexting. “If you tell youth not to do it, simply that it’s illegal, they hear, ‘don’t get caught,’ and it doesn’t help them understand the actual risks involved in sexting,” said Lauren Dobson-Hughes, president of PP Ottawa, to Maclean’s. “We would rather youth talk about consent in an age-appropriate way, throughout their lives, so they understand that sharing a picture without someone’s consent isn’t right.” Sexting is the sending of sexually ... (Continue reading)

L-G-B-T, X-Y-Zee, now I know my ABCs

L-G-B-T, X-Y-Zee, now I know my ABCs

Sanders, Wynne and sex ed. When Mark Steyn alluded to Kathleen Wynne’s renewed attempt to smuggle her radical “sex education” curriculum into the elementary school classroom (I’d call it a hidden agenda, but only conservatives have hidden agendas), Indigo CEO Heather Reisman nearly fell off her hostess chair. Interrupting her interview with Steyn on his new book, Canada’s self-proclaimed Reader-in-Chief protested, “I’ve never heard of that.” ... (Continue reading)

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BMO boycott urged

BMO boycott urged

TORONTO – The Interim has received numerous messages about a grassroots movement responding to BMO forcing corporate supplier clients to accept the bank’s pro-gay “diversity and inclusivity” standards. Charles McVety, president of the Institute for Canadian Values, called the policy “thinly veiled discrimination against Christians” because it would require companies to accept same-sex marriage and pry into the private lives of employees to ensure compliance with BMO’s promotion of ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa 11-year-olds plan gay club at Catholic elementary school

Two eleven-year-old girls from Ottawa are planning to start a “gay-straight alliance” club at their Catholic elementary school after the Ottawa Catholic School Board recently approved their controversial project on “gay rights” amidst national media coverage. Homosexual activist Jeremy Dias, founder of Jer’s Vision, who had lunch with the girls after the story hit the headlines, was instrumental in encouraging them to launch the homosexual club, reports the homosexual news service Xtra. Quinn Maloney-Tavares and Polly Hamilton of Ottawa’s St. George Catholic ... (Continue reading)

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The brave new world of three- and four-parent babies

As British scientists lobby for permission to create three-parent embryos, some bioethicists are calling for the creation of four-parent babies. In an article for the November edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics, John Harris, César Palacios-González, and Giuseppe Testa suggest using stem cells to create eggs and sperm (in vitro generated gametes or IVG) to allow for “multiplex parenting.” The bioethicists note that the ability to create stem cells out of adult somatic cells instead of relying on embryonic stem ... (Continue reading)

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Humble origins have an eternal reality

Humble origins have an eternal reality

Faith and Life Father Ted Colleton “God so loved the world that He sent His only Son, that we might have life through Him.” – First Letter of St. John There is a story, really a parable about a very rich man who had a little daughter of 6 or 7, whom he loved with all his heart. When Christmas came around, he wanted to really ... (Continue reading)

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Dare we hope?

Dare we hope?

On Christmas morning, children in our homes—and in the homes of our grown children—will bound down stairs to wonder at the arrival of wrapped gifts. Straining at the limit of a joy which is almost pain, they will wait with infinite impatience to open them. And, with something as trivial as the latest electronic amusement or toy, these innocent recipients will experience surprises surpassing their wildest hopes, leaving them ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative government offers tax relief for families

On Oct. 30, the Conservative government announced a bouquet of tax relief and other benefits for families with children, including the fulfilment of 2011 election promise to implement income splitting. Most significantly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the Universal Child Care Benefit would be expanded. The benefit would be boosted from $100 to $160 per month for children under seven, and a new benefit of $60 per month would be introduced for children seven to 17. The enhanced ... (Continue reading)

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Six baby bodies discovered in Winnipeg storage facility

The remains of six babies were found in a Winnipeg storage locker and police subsequently charged Andrea Giesbrecht, 40, with six counts of concealing the body of a child. Employees at a U-Haul facility in the city’s West Alexander neighbourhood made the discovery on Oct. 20 after going in to clean out the unit because rental payments were not being made. Original reports stated there were three and then four bodies found in various states of decomposition, but police later confirmed ... (Continue reading)

Science is neither good nor evil

Science is neither good nor evil

Scientific technology can be used to destroy or preserve human life Geneticist Jerome Lejeune discovered that an extra chromosome was responsible for trisomy 13 (Down syndrome) and hoped his finding would lead to a cure. Instead, it led to eugenic abortions where a majority of babies diagnosed with trisomy 13 are killed in utero. “It is impossible and it is ridiculous to pretend to ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life advocates have more kids than pro-abortion counterparts: study

Sociologists J. Alex Kevern and Jeremy Freese of Northwestern University in Illinois have released a study which reports that, though fertility has declined among both pro-life and pro-choice advocates in the United States, the former report larger family sizes. They say this has been a significant factor in the formation of Americans’ views on abortion, described as “mostly stable over the past two decades, or even more conservative,” as “cohort replacement explains most of this pattern.” “Not only do opponents of ... (Continue reading)

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School board elections in five provinces

Voter turnout in municipal and school board elections are typically lower than provincial and federal elections, but for pro-life and pro-family voters, the issues can be just as important. Campaign Life Coalition has been organizing for this fall’s school board election since mid-2013, actively recruiting and working with pro-life and pro-family candidates to run for school board trustee. Five provinces will head to the polls in October and November for local elections: Manitoba and rural municipalities in Saskatchewan on Oct. 22, ... (Continue reading)

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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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