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Pro-Life activist James V. McManamy Sr., RIP

Pro-Life activist James V. McManamy Sr., RIP

James V. McManamy Sr. After a brief illness, on Sept. 11, my father, James V. McManamy Sr. went to his eternal rest. When he got to the other side, I have that the words he heard were “well done good and faithful servant, for I was hungry and you gave me to eat.” Besides his greatest joy, his three children, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Jim ... (Continue reading)

Three movies for families

Three movies for families

Perhaps it’s a quirk of our family, but sitting down together for a movie regularly has always been as important as sitting down for a meal. I have spent 30 years, on and off, writing about movies and other entertainment, so I’ve always wanted to be there for those moments I remember so well from my own childhood, when something I saw in a theatre or on TV exploded ... (Continue reading)

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LifeSite launches Faithful Insight

LifeSite launches Faithful Insight

When earlier this year Catholic Insight announced it would no longer publish a monthly print edition of its magazine after a two-decade run, Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes, lamented the hole it left in Canada’s Catholic community. He urged LifeSiteNews, whose board he sits on, to take up the mantle and produce a monthly magazine of Catholic news and commentary, saying he heard from many Catholic grassroots ... (Continue reading)

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Wynne reveals hostility to homeschooling while slamming Tory

Monte McNaughton Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s recent swipe at homeschooling while criticizing an outspoken MPP reveals her contempt of parents, say pro-family advocates. And the Tory MPP in question, Monte McNaughton, charges that Wynne is just trying to duck the “chaos” in the school system that she and her Liberal government created as a result of her radical sex-ed program. Wynne criticized McNaughton as “irresponsible” for speaking at a London parents’ ... (Continue reading)

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The importance of dad

The importance of dad

The Dadly Virtues: Adventures from the Worst Job You’ll Ever Love edited by Jonathan V. Last (Templeton, $31.50, 180 page) Last year, Jonathan V. Last edited a wonderful volume, The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on the Virtuous Life. In his most recent collection, 17 conservative writers, reflect on what it means to be a father and advise on how to do it right. Last says in his introduction that ... (Continue reading)

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Father Ted Colleton Scholarship

Father Ted Colleton Scholarship

Application for Scholarship HERE                                           (Continue reading)

The court is not a legislator

Gay marriage comes to America courtesy of five judges National Affairs Rory LeishmanIn Obergefell v. Hodges.on.June 26, the United States Supreme Court endorsed.the manifestly preposterous argument that the provision in the Fifth and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution that no person shall “be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law” implies that same-sex couples have a constitutional ... (Continue reading)

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US Supreme Court allows same-sex ‘marriage’

On June 26, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States claimed that the Fourteenth Amendment regarding equal protection under the law requires states to offer marriage licenses to homosexual couples. The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, involved a homosexual couple from Ohio, which does not recognize same-sex “marriages,” who were married Maryland, which does. Last November, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Ohio, said their home state was under no obligation to recognize the out-of-state marriage. In ... (Continue reading)

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Why Molly Matters

Why Molly Matters

Cassandra Kaake, and her unborn baby girl Molly. On Dec. 11, 2014 Cassandra Kaake, 31, was found bludgeoned to death in her scorched Windsor home by fire fighters. She was seven months pregnant at the time of her death meaning both she and her unborn baby were killed, but only one of them was recognized by Canadian law as being a victim of ... (Continue reading)

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Catholic school boards refuse delaying sex-ed

Catholic school boards refuse delaying sex-ed

Halton Catholic District School Board trustee Anthony Danko sought sex-ed delay. Trustees in several Catholic school boards have sought delay of the curriculum until lessons can be prepared to teach the new program through what Cardinal Thomas Collins has called “the Catholic lens.” The Institute for Catholic Education announced on June 1 that resources it is developing at the request ... (Continue reading)

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Gay wedding cakes and the Ayatollahs of tolerance and diversity

Gay wedding cakes and the Ayatollahs of tolerance and diversity

While Christians are being slaughtered throughout the Middle East; while their churches are being burned; yea, while women and homosexuals are being stoned to death, we now learn that what really arouses the ire of Western liberals is that gay couples in America have to trudge yards, sometimes blocks, to purchase their wedding cakes. Since The Wizard of Oz is one of the favourite films of homosexual audiences, allow me ... (Continue reading)

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Truth in transition

L anguage is rooted in our common experience of the world. As every toddler quickly learns, each thing has a name, and every object within the range of the child’s eye and pointing finger has a word by which it can be called. After a time, the same vocabulary that clothes the visible world with language is used to dress the otherwise invisible world of thought: a “stance” can be taken, a point can be “seen,” and ... (Continue reading)

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Protests continue against Ontario sex-ed

Protests continue against Ontario sex-ed

On June 7, at least 5,500 protesters took part in a protest at Queen’s Park to demonstrate against the Ontario government’s sex-ed program. Many then took part in a march through downtown Toronto calling upon Premier Kathleen Wynne to withdraw the new curriculum and for the premier to resign. The protest was organized by the Canadian Families Alliance, an umbrella organization representing more than ten parent groups, six cultural associations, and 200,000 concerned citizens. LifeSiteNews reported that there were more than ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner gets four more months in jail

Mary Wagner gets four more months in jail

Mary Wagner Judge Mavin Wong sentenced pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner to 10 months in jail May 5, following Wagner’s April 16 conviction on one count of mischief and two of breach of probation. Crown prosecutor Craig Power asked for a sentence of six months for the mischief charge, and ten months for the breach of probation charges. Power also asked that Wagner be credited 6.75 months (based roughly ... (Continue reading)

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Pushback against new sex-ed curriculum continues

Pushback against new sex-ed curriculum continues

CLC's Jack Fonseca said protests against sex-ed will continue. Parents across Ontario are still outraged at the changes proposed to the provincial sexual education curriculum. Last October, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a number of updates, including discussions of gender fluidity in Grade 3 (aimed at 7 and 8-year-old students), masturbation in Grade 6 (for 12 and 13-year-old students), and anal intercourse in ... (Continue reading)

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