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Student fairs demonstrate loving message of pro-life

A few university campus pro-life clubs have recently held events that actively promote a positive image of the pro-life movement. Too often, pro-lifers are assumed to be negative and always against things. These events showed what pro-lifers are for – moms, babies, community support and protection of all human beings. The events are info fairs, which have been called ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life cause advancing in the educational field

This year’s Father Ted Colleton Scholarship competition is serving as one of the catalysts for a remarkable surge in pro-life interest in schools across the land. Apart from the fact that much has been happening on the campuses of universities in Canada (see the page 3 article on the situation at Carelton University, ... (Continue reading)

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Vancouver event marks new beginning

Many of the more than 300 attendees from across Canada, and even the U.S., hailed it as the best conference of any kind they had ever been to, following the completion of Healing the Culture: A New Beginning, the Canadian national pro-life conference in Vancouver Nov. 16-18. The event revolved around the Healing ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life cause was dear to Ann Liptok’s heart

When Jim Hughes, Campaign Life Coalition president, hired Ann Liptok 27 years ago as his secretary in the first small, cramped CLC office in downtown Toronto, he was puzzled. When he asked her why she didn’t get a job closer to her faraway suburban home in Mississauga, she quietly replied, “I want to work for this cause. It’s very dear ... (Continue reading)

Good things happen at Christmas time

At Christmas time, good things happen at Aid to Women in downtown Toronto. Last Christmas, a friend who was “moving and downsizing” donated beautiful Christmas decorations. “They were gone in no time,” recalls Ann Wilson, director of Aid to Women. One month before Christmas, another friend sent word that a certain lady wanted to donate gifts to a dozen or so women on Aid to Women’s support list — ... (Continue reading)

Winnipeg crisis pregnancy centre pioneer still at it 21 years later

Juergen Severloh is a pioneer in Canada’s pregnancy crisis centre movement.  The German immigrant will be 50 years old this March, having spent over half his life as one of Manitoba’s most well-known pro-life activists. Juergen’s interest in pro-life activism evolved from his conversion experience four years earlier. “I became a Christian at ... (Continue reading)

Traditional values a winner for sisters in municipal elections

As the only two girls in a tight-knit Italian family, Dr. Grace Tridico and her younger sister Lorena have always done everything together. Their sisterly endeavours include standing up for Terri Schiavo’s right-to-life and fighting a proposed strip club in their community. Thus, friends and family were not surprised when the Tridico sisters put their names forward in Ontario’s 2006 municipal election. Grace, 34, ... (Continue reading)

U.S. mid-term elections offer mixed results to social conservatives

It is too easy to equate Republican losses in the mid-term elections with a defeat for pro-life and other socially conservative causes. Easy, but wrong. It would also be easy to focus on the challenges pro-lifers face. But that would ignore the opportunities that present themselves in the election’s aftermath. First, the pro-life cause’s fortunes may rise and fall with the success ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life play to be staged

An Alberta pro-life supporter has come up with a new and unique way of raising the profile of the pro-life cause, impacting the arts scene and perhaps raising some funds along the way. Astride Wenigerova-Noga has composed a pro-life play entitled “Is It So?” that is suitable for staging as a dinner ... (Continue reading)

Ottawa political activist dies

Peter Naglik, a long-time political party activist and devout Catholic, was killed in the early hours of Sept. 29 at the age of 39 in a single-vehicle accident en route to his home, near Ottawa. The resident of Russell, Ont. was driving his 1995 Chrysler Concorde when he lost control of the ... (Continue reading)

A pilgrimage for the unborn

“It was awesome, truly amazing and energizing,” a pilgrim enthused after a foot-blistering, 200-kilometre walk to pray for the unborn. The walk was at Martyr’s Shrine in Midland, Ont. Nearly 100 English-speaking pilgrims, support workers and family members left in five separate groups ... (Continue reading)

Life Chains from across Canada

There were 1200 Life Chain demonstration across North America on October 1. While numbers continue trickle in, at least 13,000 people participated in Ontario alone. (Continue reading)

900 line major road at Niagara Falls Life Chain

About 900 people in Niagara Falls were among some 15,000 Ontarians who took part in the annual, North American Life Chain event on Oct. 1. The diverse crowd, organized in four zones, lined both sides of Lundy’s Lane, the major thoroughfare running through the honeymoon city. For one hour, they held signs and stood in prayerful witness to the sanctity of human life. The ... (Continue reading)

Mourning a pro-life friend

Upon my return from a recent vacation in Ireland, I received the sad news of the death of my most valued friend, the Rev. Ken Campbell. I think most pro-life people in Toronto are aware that I am a Catholic priest and Ken was a Baptist minister. But on one vital issue, we were totally at one and that ... (Continue reading)

Why don’t disabilities groups embrace life?

The contemporary disability rights movement shows a remarkable lack of coherence on life and family issues. Historically, people with disabilities (PWD) have been disproportionately vulnerable to physical abuse and sexual exploitation. They are also at risk from eugenics – through forced sterilization, genetic engineering, selective abortion and targeting for assisted suicide and euthanasia. For that reason, some disability rights groups participate in the defence of life at its natural ... (Continue reading)

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