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Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship winner

Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship winner

Anselm Ragetli Editor’s Note: Anselm Ragetli is a student at St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg. He finished first in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship contest out of 69 entrants. The second and third place finishers will appear in a forthcoming edition of the paper. The Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship is co-sponsored by The Interim and Niagara Region Right to Life.   Western Civilization is currently in a state of profound ... (Continue reading)

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Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship contest

The Interim newspaper and Niagara Region Right to Life have teamed up again to offer the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship for the 12th year. The scholarship, created with Fr. Ted Colleton’s blessing, was founded to encourage young people to learn about, and engage, pro-life issues and become involved in the pro-life movement. Program administrator Dan Di Rocco, a former high school principal who now serves as the circulation manager of The Interim, told the paper that the scholarship honours Fr. Ted’s ... (Continue reading)

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12th annual edition of The Father Ted Colleton Scholarship

12th annual edition of The Father Ted Colleton Scholarship

Students can learn and earn through writing!         Now in its 12th annual edition The Father Ted Colleton Scholarship presents a unique opportunity to senior (16-18 yrs) secondary school students. They are challenged to express their views on life and family issues by writing an essay on a stated theme. Co-sponsored by Canada’s pro-life newspaper The Interim and Niagara Region Right to Life, the program ... (Continue reading)

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Youthful witness in the public square

Youthful witness in the public square

Darren Pereira Despite how technologically advanced it is, modern-day society is still plagued by a variety of social problems. Within their cities, people witness poverty, homelessness, hunger, and other issues. However, the biggest social injustice is swept under the rug. Abortion, the cause of more than 100,000 murders annually in Canada, is unrestrained by national law and even supported by taxpayer dollars. Causing far more deaths than any other ... (Continue reading)

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The key to winning the fight

The key to winning the fight

Alexandra Jezierski Everywhere we turn, hundreds upon hundreds of social justice issues clamour for our attention. The activists behind each compete relentlessly for the support of young people. Where there is the vigour and fiery determination of the young generation, the injustices against life will undoubtedly be abolished. How can the pro-life movement rally youth to view life issues as the most deserving and worthy of their attention? We ... (Continue reading)

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Life: the most basic and important right of all

Life: the most basic and important right of all

Katrina Fackelmann The image of a man with sunken cheeks and torn clothing, aged by hunger, flashes across the television screen. Another depiction is shown, this one is of a lone female figure surrounded by a throng throwing insults because of her skin colour. Then the screen flashes to the scene of a child with a gun held between his two small hands. His fingers press against the trigger ... (Continue reading)

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Youth shine in response to challenge

Young people like challenges. They like the opportunity to express themselves on a public issue that matters. The Father Ted Colleton Scholarship offers senior high school students a wonderful and meaningful challenge. Now entering its 12th year, the scholarship program continues to be co-sponsored by The Interim and Niagara Region Right to Life. The program calls on students to write an essay on a stated theme, as well as completing a personal application form. Three awards are made annually in ... (Continue reading)

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Good signs for the pro-life movement

Good signs for the pro-life movement

Editor’s Note: Aditya Rau attends St. Robert’s Catholic High School in Richmond Hill and finished third in the Fr. Ted Colleton Essay contest co-sponsored by Niagara Region Right to Life and The Interim. Canada is a nation that values freedom, respect for cultural differences and has a strong commitment to social justice issues. At the heart of our nation’s identity lies a commitment to equality, respect and dignity. The rights of the unborn ... (Continue reading)

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Buds of hope

Buds of hope

Editor’s Note: Salina Hunt attends St. Mary’s College in Sault Ste. Marie and finished second in the Fr. Ted Colleton Essay contest co-sponsored by Niagara Region Right to Life and The Interim. A tree stands tall, shaking off the last snow of winter as the sun kisses it with warmth. The trunk grows straight and firm, the outward manifestation of the many roots holding it steady. Thick branches shoot off from the trunk, ... (Continue reading)

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Is there hope for the pro-life movement?

Is there hope for the pro-life movement?

Editor’s Note: Isaac Longworth is the first-place winner of the 2011/12 Fr. Ted Essay Contest, co-sponsored by Niagara Right to Life and The Interim-. He attends St. Mary’s High School in Woodstock, Ont. The Interim will publish the second and third place winners in the April edition of the paper. Abortion-on-demand has been permitted in this country of ours for twenty four years, after the infamous R. v. Morgentaler case. Since then, Right ... (Continue reading)

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Fr. Ted essay contest returns for 11th year

The Interim has been on the pro-life scene for more than 28 years. For 10 of those years the paper has partnered with Niagara Region Right to Life to sponsor a scholarship program for high school level students. Back in 2001 Fr. Ted Colleton was nearing the end of his 80-hour weeks serving the pro-life cause. He was not quite retired, but he would devote more time to praying for the cause ... (Continue reading)

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Fr. Ted Colleton scholarship awards

Fr. Ted Colleton scholarship awards

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2010-2011 Father Ted Colleton Scholarship contest. As has been the case in the past, the quality of candidates and their writing abilities have made the decision difficult. We extend our congratulations to all participants (more than 60) and to the three winning candidates. This years essay theme was: Dishonest language leads to dishonest debate and bad laws. Life is sacred, but our language, debate, and laws disagree... (Continue reading)

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Fr. Ted Colleton essay contest winners

Fr. Ted Colleton essay contest winners

‘The culture of death is all-pervasive’ For nine years, The Interim and Niagara Region Right to Life have been co-sponsoring the Father Ted Colleton Scholarship program. The topics have varied over the years, but they have always challenged students to think more deeply about pro-life issues and to write about them cogently. The prizes are awarded following an evaluation process conducted by a committee that assesses the essay-writing ... (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 risk of solidarity

  “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security.”  Now, that is a powerful statement. But, we have to ask ourselves, what does it really mean? What does it mean to declare to the world, and all who care to listen, that life is a right? The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an international initiative of human partisanship, has ... (Continue reading)

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