Articles Tagged ‘Fr. Ted Colleton’

Fr. Ted Pro-Life Hero 1913 – 2011

Fr. Ted Pro-Life Hero 1913 - 2011

Fr. Ted Colleton was a Pro-Life Hero to those who knew him, read about him or met people who who had inspired over the years to take an active role in the Pro-Life movement.  Many of us will give him the credit for inspiration and encouragement to make the pro=life issue their lives work as well.  Here are four articles about him in the June issue of The Interim. The Lion In Winter Passes In the evening of April ... (Continue reading)

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Excerpts from Fr. Ted’s books

Excerpts from Fr. Ted’s books

God so loved the world Is this a new discovery? By no means. “Long time ago in Bethlehem …” the world was given a lesson in love which has never been equalled. It took the experts in human psychology 2000 years to arrive at a rediscovery of this lesson. Christ could have come into this world in any way He wished. He could have been a king or a president or one possessed of limitless wealth and power. Instead He chose ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers remember Fr. Ted

Pro-lifers remember Fr. Ted

“Fr. Colleton was one of us at Campaign Life Coalition. He attended our strategy meetings, helped us plan strategies, and carried them out even to the point of locking the gate at Morgentaler’s abortuary and going to the jail for the unborn. He was an inspiration to all of us by his courage and his conviction. He was a remarkable speaker. He was able to move everyone through his tremendous gift of speaking. He was first and foremost a priest.” Mary ... (Continue reading)

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A missionary to Canada

A missionary to Canada

When President Jomo Kenyatta unceremoniously expelled Fr. Edward Colleton from Kenya in 1971, the Irish Spiritan who had spent the last 30 years living and working in Africa might well have thought his missionary days had come to an end. But Fr. Ted was on the cusp of a new mission. Having come from a place where pregnant woman were honoured and revered, Fr. Ted would come to our country to ... (Continue reading)

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The Lion in Winter passes

The Lion in Winter passes

Fr. Ted Colleton dies at the age of 97 In the evening of April 26, Fr. Ted Colleton passed away peacefully in La Salle Manor in Toronto where he had been convalescing for four years. The pro-life movement lost one of its giants. Edward Colleton was born in Dublin on July 20, 1913. Fr. Ted joked, “my mother was there at the time, so I wanted to be there with her.” Born ... (Continue reading)

The gritty realities of an Operation Rescue event

August 2007 I am sure it is not necessary to explain to any of our readers the meaning of Operation Rescue. I missed the one they had in October, but I was ready for ... (Continue reading)

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Father Ted Colleton looks back on a life of service to the pro-life cause

Father Ted Colleton photos Campaign Life Coalition national president and Interim editorial advisory board member Jim Hughes interviewed pro-life personality and long-time columnist Fr. Ted Colleton on April 3 at La Salle Manor in Toronto. Fr. Ted has “retired” from pro-life work and will return to Ireland later this year, but not before looking back at the pro-life movement and ... (Continue reading)

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Remarkable people I have met

Murphy’s Law is this, “If something can go wrong, it will go wrong.” I sometimes think I must be related to Murphy – but not always! One weekend, things went right. I was already committed to preaching on the missions at Canadian Martyrs Church ... (Continue reading)

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The power and importance of prayer

Editor’s note regarding Father Ted’s column Fr. Ted Colleton has been writing columns for The Interim almost since the first issue – nearly a quarter-century of monthly reflections on life, family and religion. This might surprise people who have heard Fr. Ted give a homily at a church or speak at a pro-life event, but Father doesn’t feel that he has much left to say. In recent years, many of his columns ... (Continue reading)

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