Articles Tagged ‘Pro-Life Personalities’

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Matercare founder Robert Walley honoured by CCRL

Matercare founder Robert Walley honoured by CCRL

Robert Walley (right) receives the Adam Exner Award from the Catholic Civil Rights League, represented by board members (front from left ) Charles Lewis, Alexander MacDonald, and Tanya Granic, and CCRL president Phil Horgan (back left and executive director Christian Elia (back right). Former religious freedom ambassador discusses the public square The Catholic ... (Continue reading)

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A priest’s rest

A priest’s rest

On Monday, March 13, at the age of 101, Monsignor Vincent Foy passed away peacefully in his room at Providence Villa in Toronto. He will be warmly remembered as a tireless advocate of the pro-life cause; as the headline of a recent Catholic Register profile put it, Foy was “pro-life before there was pro-life.” He was, in particular, an ardent defender of the Catholic Church’s teachings on birth control, ... (Continue reading)

‘Jane Roe’ Norma McCorvey, RIP

‘Jane Roe’  Norma McCorvey, RIP

Norma McCorvey was the "Jane Roe" in the infamous Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, but later became a pro-life activist. On Feb. 18, Norma McCovey, whose abortion case made it to Supreme Court of the United States, passed away at the age of 69. McCorvey was the “Jane Roe” in Roe v. ... (Continue reading)

Saskatchewan pro-life leader Denise Hounjet-Roth, RIP

Saskatchewan pro-life leader Denise Hounjet-Roth, RIP

Denise Hounjet-Roth Long-time Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan president Denise Hounjet-Roth passed away on August 25 at the age of 59 after a long battle with cancer. Hounjet-Roth was a French Immersion teacher for 30 years, including 28 with Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Since 1989 she also served as president of CLC Sask. Her obituary noted, “It was a calling she had to help the most defenceless of human life; the preborn ... (Continue reading)

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Four pro-life women

Abortion advocates often dismiss the pro-life movement as populated by old white men intent on controlling women’s bodies. A simple look around the offices of any pro-life group or demonstration would dispel the slander. Since the beginning, the pro-life movement has been both populated and led by courageous, faithful women. In the last month or so we have celebrated the lives of four such women, three who passed away and one who was canonized in the Catholic Church. The most famous ... (Continue reading)

Stalwart pro-life PC MP Elsie Wayne dies

Stalwart pro-life PC MP Elsie Wayne dies

Elsie Wayne Former federal Progressive Conservative leader Jean Charest and Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes do not agree on much, but they did about the tenaciousness and courage of Elsie Wayne, the former MP from Saint John, N.B., who died August 23 at the age of 84. Charest, a Red Tory, became leader of the PCs following the Liberal rout in 1993 when the governing Progressive Conservatives were ... (Continue reading)

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Mother Teresa condemns abortion

Mother Teresa condemns abortion

Saomt Teresa of Calcutta Editor’s Note: The following in an excerpt from Mother Teresa’s Feb. 3, 1994 speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.  I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own ... (Continue reading)

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Mother Teresa to be canonized

Mother Teresa to be canonized

Mother Teresa, born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Macedonia in 1910, founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, in 1950, and worked for the poor and unborn until she died September 5, 1997. She awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and she was beatified in the Catholic Church in 2003. She will be canonized on Sept. 4, the day before the 19th anniversary of her passing. The Missionaries of Charity had 4,500 sister in 133 countries as of 2012, and ... (Continue reading)

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Ileen Kennedy, RIP

Ileen Kennedy, RIP

Ileen Kennedy Toronto pro-life activist Ileen Kennedy, wife of long-time Interim columnist Frank Kennedy, passed away peacefully of respiratory problems at the age of 87 at the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence in Toronto on July 7. From the mid-1980s until about five years ago, the Kennedys were fixtures at any event Campaign Life Coalition held in the Toronto area said CLC national president Jim Hughes. “They were everywhere,” Hughes ... (Continue reading)

CLC Ontario organizer Sandra Hook, RIP

CLC Ontario organizer Sandra Hook, RIP

Sandra Hook On May 17, Sandra Hook, died at the age of 57 following a battle with cancer. Born in Montreal, she had 12 siblings. For the past 20 years she was the Ontario organizer for Campaign Life Coalition working alongside the provincial president Mary Ellen Douglas. Douglas told The Interim, “Sandra was a very private person, so when she was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, very few people ... (Continue reading)

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Michaeline Bennet, RIP

Michaeline Bennet, RIP

Michaeline Bennet A long-time former advertising manager for The Interim, Michaeline Bennet, passed away suddenly on Feb. 13 at the age of 79 Bennet came to the paper in the early 1990s through her sister Lee Zern. When Bennet left in 1994, she was replaced in the position by her sister Marsha Hadley. Bennet and Hadley expanded the paper’s advertising base from Catholic churches to Ukrainian Catholic churches reflecting their upbringing ... (Continue reading)

Rev. Hudson Hilsden, RIP

Rev. Hudson Hilsden, RIP

Rev. Hudson Hilsden Rev. Hudson Taylor Hilsden, a leading pro-life Pentecostal minister in the 1980s, passed away March 28 at the age of 90. Rev. Hilsden was an active pro-lifer in the 1980s, present at various pickets and protests and encouraging his flock to take part with him, and was a regular speaker at pro-life conferences. As national coordinator of “Social Concerns and Public Relations” for the The Pentecostal Assemblies ... (Continue reading)

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MP praises CLC Sask leader

MP praises CLC Sask leader

Editor’s Note: On March 10, Conservative MP Brad Trost (Saskatoon—University) praised Denise Hounjet-Roth, president of Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan. Here are his remarks. Conservative MP Brad Trost honoured Denise Hounjet-Roth during statements in the House of Commons. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize one of my constituents. Born in Prud’homme, Saskatchewan, Denise Hounjet-Roth has brought zeal to ... (Continue reading)

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Joanne Dieleman: The Activist

Joanne Dieleman: The Activist

Joanne Dieleman with two saved babies at Aid to Women. Have things looked bleaker than they do today with assisted suicide and euthanasia recently legalized, abortion available on demand, embryonic stem cell research, designer babies, and organ harvesting for transplants already underway. Is there hope for the pro-life cause today? Perhaps the long perspective of someone who participated at the frontlines ... (Continue reading)

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Thankfulness for family Surviving the Nazi occupation

Thankfulness for family Surviving the Nazi occupation

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt of a long essay was written by Niel Slykerman in June 1985 which was found by Maria Slykerman in October 2015. Niel was president of Campaign Life Coalition Manitoba and passed away in 2000. To a large degree the way people turn out as individuals in society is related to their background. My background includes being raised in a large family. Being the second oldest from a family of 10, I ... (Continue reading)

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