Recent Canadian News

Cardinal Ouellet “Buoyant” Amidst Attacks over Abortion Comments

By Patrick B. Craine To sign a petition in support of Cardinal Ouellet, click here. OTTAWA, Ontario, May 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite the beating he took in  the Quebec and national media last week, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, archbishop of Quebec City and primate of Canada, is “buoyant, joyful, brimming with love,” reports journalist Deborah Gyapong. Cardinal Ouellet was attacked by the mainstream press, politicians, and even some clergy after he made comments just over a week ago in which he affirmed the teaching of the Catholic Church against abortion in all cases, including rape. “The child is not responsible […]
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Woman Who Suffered Rape and Abortion as Teen:  Thank You Cardinal Ouellet

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John Jalsevac To sign a petition in support of Cardinal Ouellet, click here. OTTAWA, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Angelina Steenstra may seem like one of the likeliest candidates on earth to be offended by Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s much-criticized statements, made earlier this week at a pro-life conference in Quebec City, that abortion is wrong in all cases, even in the case of rape. As a teenager Steenstra was the victim of a traumatic date rape that resulted in an unwanted pregnancy – a situation that led her to choose an abortion. But this week Steenstra […]
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Canadian PM Harper Opposes Law Protecting Women from Coercive Abortions

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper today openly opposed a bill seeking to protect women from being coerced into abortions. The prime minister said he doesn't want any new legislation on abortion and will vote against any attempts to bring in an abortion law, reports CTV. “I generally don't comment on private member's legislation,” Harper told reporters in Niagara Falls.  “But I have been clear: I will oppose any attempt to create a new abortion law.” Harper's comments followed the unanimous passage on Wednesday of a motion from the Quebec […]
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Woman Conceived in Rape Thanks Quebec Cardinal for Abortion Statements

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski To sign a petition in support of Cardinal Ouellet, click here. May 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “I am extremely grateful to and proud of Cardinal Ouellet for speaking up to defend the lives of those of us conceived in rape,” says Deborah Morlani, a wife, mother of five children, pro-life speaker, Catholic writer, registered nurse and grad student working on her Master of Theology degree. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the archbishop of Quebec City and primate of Canada, has endured condemnation and vilification from the mainstream press, abortion advocates, and Quebec and federal politicians, after he explained Christian teaching on […]
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VIDEO: Peaceful Pro-Lifers Threatened With Violence by Enraged Young Man

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VANCOUVER, May 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the day after Canada's National March for Life drew unprecedented crowds and national media coverage, an enraged young man threatened a group of pro-lifers peacefully witnessing to the tragedy of abortion at a busy Vancouver intersection. Last Friday the unknown individual approached the pro-life witnesses, who have gathered for several years on the corner of Broadway and Commercial Drive displaying graphic images of aborted babies, and repeatedly kicked, grabbed, and attempted to deface the signs of the pro-lifers. The incident was caught on film by Campaign Life Coalition BC's […]
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From Sea to Sea – Marches For Life Occur across Canada

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski May 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This year's Canadian Marches for Life, held across the country from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John's Newfoundland, were resoundingly successful, with high participation rates and widespread media attention. Here are some highlights from this year's marches: VICTORIA, British Columbia – Organizers of the 3rd annual BC March for Life in Victoria on May 13 estimate that at least 2,500 people filled Centennial Square, then marched down Douglas Street to the Legislative Buildings. With the aid of a police escort, the pro-lifers clogged Douglas street, which was closed to traffic for […]
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Campaign Life Coalition Launches Petition in Support of Cardinal Ouellet

By John Jalsevac To sign the petition in support of Cardinal Ouellet, click here. May 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The last four days have not been easy for Cardinal Marc Ouellet. The archbishop of Quebec City and primate of Canada has been pilloried in the mainstream press across the country, and slammed by Quebec and federal politicians, after he explained Christian teaching on abortion at a pro-life conference hosted by Quebec Life Coalition this past Sunday. Asked by reporters about abortion in the case of rape, the cardinal pointed out that rather than solving the rape, an abortion actually adds a second […]
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Cardinal Primate of Canada Slammed by Media, Receives Death Wish for Abortion/Rape Comments

By John-Henry Westen and John Jalsevac To sign a petition in support of Cardinal Ouellet, click here. QUEBEC CITY, May 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Quebec City Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the Cardinal Primate of Canada, has erupted into the national spotlight after he defended Christian teaching about the immorality of abortion in all circumstances at a Campaign Life Coalition Conference in Quebec City Saturday. Asked by a reporter about the Church’s teaching on abortion in cases of rape, the cardinal said: “the child is not responsible for how he was conceived, it is the aggressor who is responsible. We can see him (the […]
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Saskatchewan Court Reserves Decision on Conscience Rights of Marriage Commissioners

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski REGINA, May 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After hearing submissions from both sides of the issue in the case involving proposed legislation that would allow the province's marriage commissioners to refuse to perform same-sex “marriages,” the five judges of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal have reserved their decision and will issue a written ruling after further deliberation. The provincial government is seeking the court's advice on the constitutionality of two versions of a proposed law. The law is intended to resolve the situation that has seen marriage commissioners sue the provincial government over its insistence that they […]
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