Articles Tagged ‘Faith’

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Duck Dynasty promotes faith, family, and pro-life

I'm a big Duck Dynasty fan. The show is about a family who became wealthy by making and selling duck calls. The show celebrates entrepreneurship, family, hunting, and faith. Each episode ends with the family praying before a meal and Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson musing about the lessons learned from whatever the family was up to that week (cleaning the warehouse to hunting ducks, finding an appropriate dress for a daughter in high school to hunting ... (Continue reading)

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Saving babies and women through prayer

There are many ways to contribute to the pro-life movement – political action, education, fundraising – but these would not be possible without prayer. In his book I’m Still A Radical, the late Father Ted Colleton wrote: “Prayer and sacrifice ... must be the foundation which underpins all other activity.” Enza Rattenni, executive director of Aid to Women, a Toronto-based organization that helps women with unplanned pregnancies, knows the importance of prayer. Aid to Women is located directly beside the Cabbagetown ... (Continue reading)

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Cardinal Ouellet and Archbishop Prendergast: “The Abortion debate is on”

Cardinal Ouellet and Archbishop Prendergast: “The Abortion debate is on”

On May 26, Quebec City Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the Primate of Canada, said in a press conference jointly hosted with Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, that “the abortion debate is on and we must not be afraid of it.” The press conference came less than two weeks after hostile reaction from the Quebec media and feminist groups over the Cardinal’s comments at a pro-life conference hosted by Campagne Quebec Vie on May 15 in ... (Continue reading)

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Christian Horizons

On May 14, a three-judge panel of the Ontario Divisional Court unanimously delivered in Ontario Human Rights Commission v. Christian Horizons another blow to freedom of religion in Canada. This ruling could have a devastating impact on Christian organizations involved in everything from providing disaster relief overseas to operating pregnancy crisis centres here at home. The complainant in this case, Connie Heintz, was a support worker for Christian Horizons, a charitable organization of ... (Continue reading)

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Faith and Freedom Alliance provides free training to lawyers

Faith and Freedom Alliance  provides free training to lawyers

On June 3-5, the Faith and Freedom Alliance Conference was held in Toronto, during which they educated the public about the threats to religious liberty and trained lawyers to fight back to protect certain freedoms from assault in the public square. J. Scott Kennedy, chair of the Alliance, opened the conference reminding participants that the freedoms of religion, conscience, and expression “are among the most fundamental freedoms in a democratic society,” although ... (Continue reading)

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Faith vital to women’s life balance

Dynamic Women of Faith, an event held on International Women’s Day, attracted women from Toronto, Oakville, Brampton, Milton, Orangeville, Collingwood, Stouffville, Nottawa, Cambridge, Richmond Hill and Scarborough, among other areas. Women of all ages, united by their love of Christ, came together to be replenished and renewed in their journey of faith. Speakers addressed a variety of issues to help women deal with the competing demands of being a wife, mother, sister, friend, employee and Christian in an increasingly secular world. ... (Continue reading)

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CLC sign taken off crèche display

CLC sign taken off crèche display

On Dec. 2, just days after erecting a nativity scene in front of old city hall in downtown Toronto, Gethsemane Ministries founder Suresh Dominic received calls from a Toronto news website inquiring about the display’s sign mentioning that it was made possible through a donation from Campaign Life Catholic. ... (Continue reading)

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Babel of moral equivalence

As Easter weekend rolled around, and with it the end of my agonizing Lenten sacrifice of caffeinated drinks, I couldn’t help but remember childhood Easters and the ritual rolling out of 50s- and 60s-era biblical epics on the big three U.S. networks. The big event was always Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 remake of his own 1923 silent-era Mosaic blockbuster, The Ten Commandments, alongside less-esteemed widescreen biblical adaptations like King Of ... (Continue reading)

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The cure

The cure

A round-bellied African child and an eager-eyed American politician approach a well. As they creep closer, they notice a sign saying, “If you are starving, I shall provide you with a life-giving substance. Tell me when you last ate.” The child takes a deep breath and with a small grin mutters, “I haven’t eaten in three days.” Nothing happens. The ... (Continue reading)

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The outing of a beauty queen

“Don’t ever compromise. Your goal should be to please God, not please man” – Carrie Prejean The U.S.A., at this moment, is engaged in an escalating culture war on the issue of same-sex “marriage.” If the battle plays out as it did in Canada, many Christians and many churches will largely run for cover, instead of speaking clearly what the Bible has taught for 2,000 years. But, like a voice crying ... (Continue reading)

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Christians as a mirror

It’s taken quite some time for the attacks upon the Roman Catholic church, the Pope and all serious Christians to die down. Dead they are not, but resting in their ugly tomb they most certainly are until the opportunity arises again. The reason, or the excuse, for the last barrage was the Pope’s comments about the dangers of condom use in Africa in the attempt to prevent ... (Continue reading)

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Archbishop: embraces encyclical on human life

The Humanae Vitae conference, which took place Nov. 15 at St. Michael's College in Toronto, attracting an overflow crowd and was a great success, according to organizers and participants. The conference was organized to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae (On Human Life), which reaffirmed Catholic church teaching against contraception in the wake of the advent of the birth control pill.... (Continue reading)

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The Light of the World has come

It is not the worst of times, but it is certainly not the best. Cultural darkness in the West seems to be deepening. And it may well be a harbinger of greater darkness to come. In any case, we do well to remind ourselves, “The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”... (Continue reading)

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Liberal Christians have conformed to the pattern of the world

While the great majority of pro-life activists in North America are Christians, is it true that only a faithful Christian can understand that all human life is sacred from conception to natural death? Obviously not. For years, Nat Hentoff, a prominent civil libertarian and occasional columnist for The Village Voice in New York City, has emblazoned ... (Continue reading)

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Garbage as ‘art’

I have made it something of a hobby to keep abreast of developments in the art world. We live in an insane society, but nowhere is lunacy more strident than in our galleries and art schools. Here, the pretentious run amok and the foolish rule. And guess what, the institutions, icons and symbols of Christianity and the pro-life movement are frequently the targets of these grant-aided heroes. No surprise there. In fact, we ... (Continue reading)

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