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Turning modern Christmas books into a new family tradition

Turning modern Christmas books into a new family tradition

It’s hard not to look forward to Christmas. It’s a wonderful time of the year when friends and family get together to help trim the tree, put up the wreath and lights, sing carols, exchange presents, and enjoy a magnificent feast. A memorable holiday tradition throughout the ages has been to gather around a central location, such as a fireplace, and read classic Christmas stories. Some typical holiday selections have included Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Clement C. Moore’s ‘Twas the ... (Continue reading)

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Sex-ed protests continue, Ontario premier lashes out

Sex-ed protests continue, Ontario premier lashes out

Dhalid Mahmood and Jack Fonseca address a press conference about parental action against Ontario's sex-ed curriculum. On Oct. 1, thousands of parents across Ontario kept their children home from school as part of a day of action organized by the Canadian Families Alliance to protest the new Ontario sex-ed curriculum being implemented this year in ... (Continue reading)

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Toronto Catholic School Board will teach radical sex curriculum

The Toronto Catholic Board will teach the radical sex curriculum. The much-anticipated changes to meet the “Catholic lens” criteria has turned out to be mere window dressing. The Ottawa Catholic Board was first off the mark to endorse the sex curriculum parent resource guides prepared by the Institute for Catholic Education (ICE). It was predicted that once one school board accepted the guides, the other boards would fall like a house of cards. The Toronto Catholic Board has done its ... (Continue reading)

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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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Thousands protest 103 MPP riding offices over sex-ed

Thousands protest 103 MPP riding offices over sex-ed

Oakville Jack Fonseca, project manager of Campaign Life Coalition, told The Interim, “I think this is the biggest provincial protest in Ontario’s history.” He was talking about a mass protest organized by CLC and Canadian Families Alliance in front of at least 103 of 107 MPP constituency offices on Sept. 2, – a Wednesday – to urge the government to shelve the sex education curriculum schedule to take effect this ... (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’s sex-ed is indoctrination not science: psychiatrist

Wynne’s sex-ed is indoctrination not science: psychiatrist

Miriam Grossman addressed 800 concerned parents in Mississauga, August 18th, 2015. An American psychiatrist who has spoken and written extensively on sex-ed says the Ontario Liberal government’s sex-ed curriculum is not based in science but “entrenched in ideology,” and endangers children by not clearly presenting the consequences of sexual activity. “The priority is not your child’s health,” Miriam Grossman told a ... (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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Sex-ed opponents plan Sept. 2 Ontario-wide protest

As the reality of the Liberal government’s roll out of its radical sex-ed curriculum looms, parents are mobilizing for a massive protest at all MPPs’ offices Sept. 2, say organizers. “Our goal is to make this the biggest protest in Ontario’s history, by holding 107 simultaneous mini-rallies at the constituency office of every single MPP in the province,” says Jack Fonseca of Campaign Life Coalition, which is spearheading the event. “On the same day, at the same hour, right across this province, ... (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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Egg freezing

Researchers are advising physicians to warn patients of the risks associated with social egg freezing. In an article titled “Social egg freezing: risk, benefits and other considerations” published in the June 16 edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the authors review guidelines and weigh the benefits and dangers of the practice.Social egg freezing involves preserving a woman’s oocytes (unfertilized eggs) for “nonmedical” reasons. “Medical” reasons for cryopreservation of oocytes include loss of fertility due to diseases such as cancer ... (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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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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