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Virtual National March for Life

Virtual National March for Life

  Campaign Life Coalition vice president Matt Wojciechowski and CLC Youth coordinator Josie Luetke host the 2020 Virtual National March for Life. Forced to cancel the National March for Life scheduled for May 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Campaign Life Coalition hosted a Virtual National March for Life online, along with a full week of events including a film festival, a virtual candlelight vigil, a virtual Mass, and an online ... (Continue reading)

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Dr. John Shea, RIP

Dr. John Shea, RIP

Dr. John B. Shea A long-time pro-life activist and medical advisor, Dr. John Bernard Shea, passed away Feb. 11 at the age of 93. Shea was born in Gallway, Ireland, and like many in his family became a doctor and scholar. He emigrated to Canada in 1955 and met his wife to-be, Janet Casey, when he interned at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. They would be married for 62 ... (Continue reading)

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God’s choice

God’s choice

Chiara Fricano Editor’s Note: Chiara Fricano, of Cathedral High School in Hamilton, Ont., finished first in the 2019-2020 Fr. Ted Essay Scholarship. This is her winning essay. “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish,” as society is reminded by St. Mother Teresa. How does one measure wealth? How does one measure worth? How does ... (Continue reading)

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2020 National March for Life

2020 National March for Life

HERE IS THE EVENTS DETAIL AND ACCESS INFO. Watch this video and then sign up at the marchforlife.ca website. (Continue reading)

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Tory leadership race resumes

Tory leadership race resumes

Derek Sloan The Conservative Party of Canada’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC) met April 29 to discuss how to resume the campaign that was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. LEOC was also reportedly considering whether or not to disqualify the pro-life leadership candidate MP Derek Sloan. The Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP had criticized federal chief health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, questioning her competence in dealing with the ... (Continue reading)

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May 10-15 Virtual March for Life

May 10-15 Virtual March for Life

Campaign Life Coalition has scrambled to organize a virtual and truly national March for Life the second week of May after city and provincial officials closed down events and venues because of COVID-19, making the annual event in Ottawa an impossibility. Pro-lifers across Canada are asked to tune into the livestream at MarchForLife.ca throughout the week for a number of events. Obianuju Ekeocha The schedule of events (see ad on page ... (Continue reading)

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The pro-life lessons of Horton Hears a Who

The pro-life lessons of Horton Hears a Who

Gabrielle Vandergragt Editor’s Note:Gabrielle Vandergragt, attends Bishop Smith High School in Pembroke, Ont., finished second in the 2019-2020 Fr. Ted Essay Scholarship. This is her essay.  Did you hear he heard a Who? Who heard a Who, you ask? Well, Horton did! Horton heard a Who when the Whos of Whoville were wafting in the wind. Horton Hears a Whois timeless. lt’s classic. lt’s simply and profoundly pro-life and nails ... (Continue reading)

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Coronavirus-related pro-life stories

Canadian abortionists respond to covid-19 On March 18, Global Newsreported on how various work environments were impacted by the coronavirus; one was a Toronto abortuary. Jane Gerster reported on the “seemingly never-ending list of cancellations and closures,” noting that “The situation changes almost hourly.” She sought out human interest stories on how the widespread closure “is already changing people’s lives nationwide,” including “a microbiologist, a call centre agent, a school custodian, abortion providers, ... (Continue reading)

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Unplanned: the value of human life

Unplanned: the value of human life

Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship third place winner Nikole Wassenaar Nikole Wassenaar Editor’s Note:  Nikole Wassenaar who attends Smithville Christian High School in Smithville, Ont., finished third in the 2019-2020 Fr. Ted Essay Scholarship. This is her essay. Slaughter or solution? This question has been an ongoing controversy for decades. ln recent years there has been a growing divide on this topic and many were surprised to ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life leadership contenders need our support

Pro-life leadership contenders need our support

We have been stressing the need for every pro-lifer to take out a membership in the Conservative Party of Canada in order to vote for the pro-life and pro-family candidates running for its leadership. As we went to press, at least three Campaign Life Coalition-endorsed candidates were accepted by the party as approved candidates – Derek Sloan, Leslyn Lewis, and Jim Karahalios. A fourth, Richard Décarie, was awaiting approval ... (Continue reading)

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University of Ottawa student union strips pro-life club of official status

University of Ottawa student union strips pro-life club of official status

Ruth Shaw executive director for the National Life Network. The campus pro-life group at the University of Ottawa vows to fight a recent decision that has stripped it of official club status. “So effectively as of right now, the club has lost status,” says pro-life champion Ruth Shaw, executive director for the National Campus Life Network, a group that trains Canadian university students ... (Continue reading)

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44 professors at Catholic university oppose screening pro-life film Unplanned

Forty-four faculty members from a Catholic university in Canada have demanded the school apologize for allowing campus ministry to show the wildly successful pro-life film Unplanned. Unplanned, a movie about the life of former Texas Planned Parenthood centre manager Abby Johnson, recounts how she quit her job in 2009 after having a conversion and renouncing abortion. Its debut across Canada, as well as the United States and worldwide, was met with protests, including two Canadian cinema owners receiving death threats. The film ... (Continue reading)

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Trump addresses the March for Life

Trump addresses the March for Life

As estimated half million people took part in the march for life in Washington. Editor’s Note:On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump addressed the 2020 March for Life in Washington, D.C. It was the first time a sitting president has addressed the March in person. It is my profound honor to be the first president in history to attend the ... (Continue reading)

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CCRL honours Fr. Van Hee

CCRL honours Fr. Van Hee

Phil Horgan and Christian Elia present Fr. Tony Van Hee with the Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Excellence in Public Life at the annual Catholic Civil Rights League dinner on Nov. 25th, 2019. The Catholic Civil Rights League honoured ... (Continue reading)

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New Year’s resolution

We have repeatedly used this space to call upon readers to do more for pro-life. Re-establishing a pro-life culture, or merely bringing a little moral sanity back to our society, requires us to dream big dreams, to pray for renewal, and put faith into action. We cannot be quietly pro-life. The world must know we want to end abortion and euthanasia. When the pundits and practical politicians dismiss us as unrealistic, their prophecies are proven correct only if we give credence ... (Continue reading)

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