There is a group of young, pro-life activists who have spent time becoming knowledgeable and articulate on the issue of abortion. And, recently, have brought a campaign called “Choice” Chain to nearby Catholic high schools in Alberta (see news and video links below). “Choice” Chain consists of these young, articulate and compassionate activists holding large signs with images of the reality of abortion and conversing with people. They are with The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR).
They have received a lot of feedback: good and bad. Some of the high school students, teachers and principals have attempted to censor their message.… Read more
Michael Coren’s Why Catholics Are Right has been selling quite well over the past couple of months. I had a chance to
include it as part of my Easter season reading. For anybody trying to get started with apologetics, this is a concise compendium of today’s top objections to Catholic teachings. This is a great practical example of engaging the arguments of the secular world.
Coren starts with the top areas of debate, first dealing with the abuse scandals, and then delving into historical myths (e.g. the inquisition and the holocaust), followed by common protestant theological objections and wrapping it up with the life issues (abortion and euthanasia) and then a mish-mash of other things.… Read more
When it comes to the twisted, bizarre, and far reaching ways the evil one has stretched the avenues of the anti-life movement, most of us think we’ve heard it all; however, while reading one of LifeSiteNews’ latest articles, I found myself taken by surprise. During the past year, the PepsiCo food company has signed on to collaborate with a scientific research company, Senomyx, who use aborted fetal cells for their development of artificial flavors.
Now I know what you may be thinking, because I sure did, – what do human embryos’ and food have to do with each other?… Read more
I’ve discussed in vitro fertilization in previous posts (here and here). So why not continue? It’s certainly not an issue that will go away anytime soon.
This time I’d like to focus on the countless frozen embryos as a result of in vitro fertilization and the debate over whether or not adopting them is right. A friend posted this link on Facebook that I was instantly intrigued to read.
“The Catholic Case for Embryo Adoption” by Gerard Nadal is one of the many contributions to this discussion. Nadal invites us all to read, and I would agree, Dignitas Personae put together by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.… Read more
I often find myself perusing pregnancy sites and land on some forums every once and awhile. We are at week 22 with “Baby G”.
Yesterday I came across a thread in a forum where a mother shared about her pregnancy experience. At five months she and her husband were told that their child, a baby boy, had holoprocencephaly along with a missing eye and later started forming hydrocephalus.
No doubt cause for worry and concern. Despite being told he would likely die in utero or shortly after birth, the parents decided to continue with the pregnancy. She shares, “As they were asking me these questions I feel my little boy kicking and moving inside me.… Read more
An estimated 15,000 people gathered on Parliament Hill, Thursday, May 12, 2011 in support of the Prolife cause. Among the throngs were dozens of supportive MPs, Bishops, Religious and thousands of youth from across the province.
Here is a video that looks at the highlights of the March for Life in Ottawa and interviews with Kathleen Dunn (one of our bloggers).
The National March for Life is happening today in Ottawa, Ontario. Last year over 12,000 people arrived on Parliament Hill to stand up for the preborn and peacefully protest the fact that currently there is no law in Canada to protect preborn human beings. Abortion is, therefore, legally allowed through all nine months in Canada for any reason or no reason at all. Annually there are approximately 100,000 abortions leaving countless women suffering from the aftermath, families broken and, of course, innocent human beings dead.
The National March for Life is a significant public witness to the value and dignity of all human life.… Read more
To celebrate Pope John Paul II’s Beatification today we will be posting a number of short posts from our bloggers as they reflect on JPII. Check back often and share your thoughts in the comment section!
Written by: Joanne Matters
As a pro-lifer, I am honoured to pay tribute to Pope John Paul II on the occasion of his Beatification, in a spirit of gratitude for his fearless and clear defence of human life.
I had the privilege of working on an annual “Culture of Life” day for Catholic Secondary School students in my local school board that has grown to include several Catholic school boards over the last few years.… Read more
Yesterday Dave and I went for a third ultrasound for Baby G. About a week and a half ago I started to feel him/her – quite an awesome experience! And, thanks to some lovely friends of mine, I am starting to phase out my “normal” clothes and phase in maternity clothes. We’re almost half way there – hard to believe!
I’ve been speaking to a number of students at a variety of high schools lately sharing the pro-life message. There is a new dimension for me now that I can share that I am pregnant and show images of what my baby looks like in the womb, along with other fetal development images.… Read more
Yes, you read that right. Apparently there is a connection being made by some large corporations who have partnered with biotech company Senomyx to test food flavour enhancers. Pepsico, Kraft and Nestle are among the companies that are funding the program which helps to reduce the MSG, salt and sugar in drinks and food. Sounds great right? After all we should be cutting those things in our diet. But the shocking part is what is used in the testing- HEK 293, human embryonic kidney cells from an electively aborted fetus.
Now, I’m the first to admit I am not a scientifically inclined individual.… Read more