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Documentary on Maritimes parrots activist lines

Documentary on Maritimes parrots activist lines

Vice reporter Sarah Ratchford prepares to go undercover posing as a woman seeking an abortion at a crisis pregnancy centre. A documentary by the online magazine Vice Canada claims it is difficult for women to obtain abortions in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The 33-minute video, titled, “Abortion Access in the Maritimes,” and available free online, bills itself as an investigative report by Sarah Ratchford, but it appears to ... (Continue reading)

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The moral pollution of abortion

The moral pollution of abortion

Few issues in public discourse are as prominent as concern for the climate. Celebrities, politicians, and activists preach an apocalyptic gospel of environmental repentance because there is a crisis, we are told, just slightly out of the reach of our senses. Carbon emissions and average temperature are used to substantiate fears about a looming disaster which can be felt everywhere but seen nowhere. And advocates insist that, if we ... (Continue reading)

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Planned Parenthood caught in organ harvesting scandal

Planned Parenthood caught  in organ harvesting scandal

“A lot of people want liver,” Deborah Nucatola informed two potential business partners in between a bite of salad and a sip of red wine. What Nucatola, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s senior director of medical services, didn’t know, was that these potential business partners were actually undercover pro-life activists trying to uncover evidence of Planned Parenthood’s lawless approach to obtaining and distributing fetal organs, which can fetch ... (Continue reading)

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CLC analysis of Ontario sex-ed now available in Portuguese and French

CLC analysis of Ontario sex-ed  now available in Portuguese and French

Campaign Life Coalition has just unveiled two new translations, in Portuguese and French, of its analysis of the Ontario Liberal government’s explicit sex-ed curriculum. “The Portuguese and Brazilian communities in Ontario are largely Catholic and hold fast to traditional family values,” said CLC’s political strategist Jack Fonseca. “I hope that this analysis makes its way into the hands of every Portuguese mom, dad, grandparent and pastor, who, until ... (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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Benjamin Levin sentenced

Benjamin Levin sentenced

Benjamin Levin, seen in this March 3rd picture leaving the courtroom after pleading guilty to three child-pornography charges, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on May 29th. Benjamin Levin walked out of the Finch Avenue courthouse ... (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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There is more to transgenderism than Bruce Jenner

A documentary on the high-profile transition of Sonny and Cher’s only child Chastity Bono to “Chaz” was premiered at the Sundance Festival in 2011. Three years later, Time magazine featured Laverne Cox of the TV show Orange is the New Black on their cover. The heading read “The Transgender Tipping Point” and below that, in smaller print, was “America’s next civil rights frontier.” Jazz Jennings, at just 14 years old, is the youthful face of this frontier. He has already ... (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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Coren is wrong on homosexuality

Coren is wrong on homosexuality

National Affairs Rory Leishman Pro-lifers across Canada have been dismayed by the decision of Michael Coren to endorse same-sex “marriage” and leave the Catholic Church. What could have led this erstwhile champion of the Catholic Church and the traditional principles of Judeo-Christian morality so sadly astray? When Coren first disclosed that he had “moved on” in his thinking on same-sex “marriage” in a column last year in ... (Continue reading)

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Little reality in reality TV

The recent scandal involving Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting has prompted calls for the cancellation of the show and speculation that the whole genre of reality TV might have played itself out. While I don’t think that the end is in sight for the most cost-effective production model TV has invented since the game show, ... (Continue reading)

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LifeSiteNews threatened with lawsuit after sex-ed exposé

On June 4 LifeSiteNews received a complaint letter from the law firm Keel Cottrelle, acting on behalf of Ontario’s Peel District School board, threatening legal action regarding two April news reports by reporter Peter Baklinski, in a suit that LSN’s editor is calling “frivolous.” Baklinski’s reported on a workshop given by two lesbian teachers about how they incorporate lessons about homosexuality in the broader curriculum, including math classes, and hide it from parents. Some lessons were provided to kindgarten students. The Peel ... (Continue reading)

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Protests continue against Ontario sex-ed

Protests continue against Ontario sex-ed

On June 7, at least 5,500 protesters took part in a protest at Queen’s Park to demonstrate against the Ontario government’s sex-ed program. Many then took part in a march through downtown Toronto calling upon Premier Kathleen Wynne to withdraw the new curriculum and for the premier to resign. The protest was organized by the Canadian Families Alliance, an umbrella organization representing more than ten parent groups, six cultural associations, and 200,000 concerned citizens. LifeSiteNews reported that there were more than ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian Pediatric Society advises 22-week-olds be left to die

The official policy of the Canadian Pediatric Society is that preemies born under 23 weeks of gestation should only receive palliative care, not intensive care.   However, an American study published on May 7, 2015, in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that nearly a quarter – 23 per cent – of babies born at 22 weeks survived if actively treated and nine per cent will not even be moderately or severely impaired. The study looked at 24 hospitals and close to ... (Continue reading)

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Love and hate

Light is Right Joe Campbell While reading, I often stop to meditate, and not just on sacred texts like the Bible and the Catechism. I also meditate on secular texts like the Constitution and the Criminal Code. Usually, the sacred uplift me. Too often, the secular depress me. I found especially depressing a Supreme Court of Canada text entitled Saskatchewan vs. Whatcott. The David and Goliath narrative ... (Continue reading)

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