Articles Tagged ‘Canada’

Humanae Vitae and NFP: my testimony


In a recent interview with an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis was reported to express praise for Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI's encyclical on the regulation of birth in keeping with natural and Divine law. Pope Francis reportedly said that Pope Paul VI was "prophetic" and and that "had the courage to place himself against the majority, defending the moral discipline, exercising a culture brake, opposing present and future neo-Malthusianism." He indicated that the time had come to delve deeper into the encyclical and develop ... (Continue reading)

Goodness from around the web..

Highlight of the week: All Hipsters Eventually Become Catholic by Edmund Mitchell "The new hipster loves going to daily Mass at his parish, where the pews are filled with no one under the age of 50. He did it before it was cool." Of note: "Aaron" (video) A wonderful pro-life short film. Alice von Hildebrand honoured by Pope Francis by John Burger Cardinal Burke invests her as a Dame Grand Cross of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the ... (Continue reading)

Double standards: the EU, seals, and abortion


Q. What are the sins that cry to heaven for vengeance? A. ...defrauding laborers of their wages. - Quebec Catechism, 1871 On 25 November 2013, the World Trade Organization (WTO) upheld the EU’s ban on seal products from Canada. The EU cites the reason for the ban is “public moral concerns over animal welfare. ... that seal hunting inherently leads to poor animal welfare outcomes because of the circumstances and difficulties of the hunt” (source). Canada’s seal ... (Continue reading)

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Dominion Day

Dominion Day poster

July 1, 1867: the day when three British colonies became four provinces of the new Dominion of Canada. Canada’s Confederation Day or, as it used to be known, Dominion Day. For my family, July 1st was the day of the "big party." My parents first instituted their Dominion Day Party the year they moved to The Farm. Four days after moving all eight of us kids and all our stuff into the new house, we hosted a party for about 50 of ... (Continue reading)

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Argo: Hollywood gets the hostage treatment

R for some language and violent images Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by Ben Affleck Cast: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, Victor Garber, John Goodman Screenplay: Chris Terrio Ben Affleck’s Argo—his third directorial outing—is a timely tale with all the edge and suspense one would expect of a political thriller, but with the added bonus of having been inspired by real events. It is by no means a documentary, however. It’s a story filled with taught suspense derived not so much from car chases, but from ... (Continue reading)

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