The National Post, founded eight years ago by then-newspaper mogul Conrad Black to challenge the hitherto exclusive claim of the Globe and Mail to be Canada's "national newspaper," signaled last week a clear intention to become the country's media voice of traditional Christianity. It marked the Christmas season with a series of articles on the Christian religion in Canada, every one of which fulfilled the promotional description of the series, carried each day.
CONSUMER groups have warned of "Frankenstein farming" after US food chiefs declared meat and milk from cloned animals safe to eat. The US Food and Drug Administration concluded cloned animals were no different from conventional livestock and food from them will not need to be labelled as such. But the UK Food Commission, Britain's independent food watchdog, condemned the proposal as "a giant step in the wrong direction".
For now, with Dawkins' book still climbing the best-seller list, and Kurtz's public-policy group lobbying hard in Washington, the mythical war between science and religion will more than likely continue to make headlines. But in the end, Barr expects the most lasting damage caused by Dawkins and company's war will be damage to the reputations of those waging it. "In the long run," he said, "fanatics always hurt their own cause."
A steady drop in the number of judgments produced by the Supreme Court of Canada hit a striking new low in 2006, with the court rendering just 59 decisions. Statistics compiled by The Globe and Mail show a total that is dramatically lower than years such as 1990, when the court rendered 144 rulings, and 1993, when it handed down 138 rulings.
This latest appointment, however, is no mistake -- it's the best Christmas present the people of Canada could have. The public square and the body politic demand an informed faith voice and Collins will provide exactly that. Our country is great but faces the dual threats of materialism and decadence. Actually the two vices tend to walk hand in hand or, in the case of Canada, run at an alarming pace.
The number of people coming to Canada is at an all-time high and more and more are heading to Ontario, federal and provincial officials say. It's predicted 1.2 million people will apply to come here this year, with a majority of them coming to Ontario.
Bill O’Reilly says George Soros and Progressive Insurance Chairman Peter Lewis are leading enemies of traditional values ... Billionaires George Soros, an investment banker, and Peter Lewis, chairman of Progressive Insurance: "For traditional-minded Americans, George Soros is public enemy number one. Without his unlimited cash (along with that of Peter Lewis), the S-P [social progressive] movement could not attack so readily and so effectively - and with such venom."
Schools that fail to show enthusiasm in rooting out prejudice against homosexuals should be reported to the police by pupils and parents, a Home Office report recommended yesterday. It called for parents and children to identify schools that ignore "homophobic" language in the playground and teachers who produce "homophobic" lessons.
This is a tale of intergenerational homosexuality in the American hierarchy with consequences beyond imagining … We are currently on the third generation of clerical homosexuals and pederasts who can be directly tied to Spellman and O’Connell and other homosexual prelates of the early 20th century…and there will be many more generations of clerical homosexuals and pederasts to follow unless Rome acts to disinherit the heirs of perversion from the Catholic priesthood and religious life.
The international human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) is considering declaring abortion an international human right, abandoning the neutral position they have long held. If they do so they will be joining the long list of enemies of the Catholic Church, perhaps their greatest ally in the realm of defense of human rights.
Last night I interviewed Dr. Paul Williams, an FBI trainer and terrorism analyst. He shared tragic information about numerous Syrian Christians in Iraq being targeted and slaughtered by Iraqi authorities because of Islamic law. Many had been decapitated by Iraqi authorities. Hundreds more have fled the country as refugees.
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. He didn’t come to be nice. He didn’t come to die for you. He didn’t come to make you healthy, wealthy, and wise, and he didn’t come to give you a purpose or your best life now. He came to destroy the works of the devil. Wouldn’t you think that Pastor Warren and Mr. Osteen could find time to mention the works of the devil, and how "sin" is devastating so many lives?
The government has decided that food from cloned animals is safe to eat and does not require special labeling. The Food and Drug Administration planned to brief industry groups in advance of an announcement Thursday morning. The FDA indicated it would approve cloned livestock in a scientific journal article published online earlier this month.
To get one of those neat little Order of Canada pins to put proudly on one's lapel it helps if you play the game on the left wing. Not many right wingers in that club. Or tough old defensemen with high collars. Look at the list sometime and you'll see former left wing newspaper columnist Michele Landsberg has one - as does her left-wing husband Stephen Lewis. Environmental activist David Suzuki is one of the 4,000 Canadians who are members of the Order of Canada and so is social activist Shirley Douglas.
Sylvester Stallone grew up Catholic, stopped going to church after he tasted fame and fortune, but now considers himself a churchgoing Catholic again. Stallone's shift back to church started when his daughter Sophia was "born sick."
A COMMON parasite can increase a women's attractiveness to the opposite sex but also make men more stupid, an Australian researcher says. About 40 per cent of the world's population is infected with Toxoplasma gondii, including about eight million Australians.
It was, he says, just a small example of how the Conservative government is quietly acknowledging the Christian movement in Canada and it isn't always about issues like restricting abortion or getting rid of gay marriage. "I see them being listened to," said Mr. Mackey, author of Stephen Harper: The Case for Collaborative Governance, and a well-respected reporter on Canada's Christian movement.
Simon Fraser University is in the final stages of removing images of two crosses from its four-decade-old coat of arms and replacing them with representations of books ... He denied the crosses were being removed because of anti-Christian bias or political correctness. But Gary Mauser, an SFU business administration professor, says he thinks the change is ''silly'' and disrespectful of the university's heritage. ''To modernize it in the way they suggest is to lose our heritage,'' says Mauser.
"You can't back down. You can't chicken out. You can't be afraid. You got to have faith in Allah, and you've got to stand up and be a real Muslim," Detroit native Keith Ellison said to loud applause. Many in the crowd replied "Allahu akbar" - God is great.
Foreseeing the future is Bonnie Davido's business. But she didn't see through an undercover detective posing as a hit man, police say. Davido, who runs a palm-reading business from her Bronx apartment, was being held on $100,000 bail, charged with conspiracy and criminal solicitation. Police said she plotted to have her husband's mistress killed.
The Baby Factory is run with brutal efficiency. As soon as an order has been placed, a woman is chosen to produce a baby. Only the beautiful girls are selected to join the production line. The customers will, the owners of the factory know all too well, pay a higher price for an angelic-looking baby. The blue-eyed ones are particularly prized.
The recent announcement from the National Center for Health Statistics that the out-of-wedlock birth rate is at an all-time high is bad news for America’s children. It would be easier to understand, perhaps, if it were naive teenage mothers who were creating this trend. However, according to the new NCHS study, the trend--which is creating 1.5 million babies a year--is being driven by adult women, many of whom are in their 30s and 40s and are choosing single motherhood. They should know better.
So, let me give you a warning. Barack Obama is a decoy, a fake if you will. The socialists want you to think he is going to score. In fact, they are right now giving him the ball a lot ... Make no mistake, they eventually want to get the ball to Hillary, but they can’t hand it to her too early. If they give it to her now, she will have to carry it too long before the next election.
A large number of homosexual men in Surat are grappling with depression and mental agony. A recent study conducted by a post graduate student in the department of psychiatry at Government Medical College (GMC), Surat, indicates that as many as 72 per cent of them want to shun their sexual preference.
Think tanks have become the determiners of mankind’s future, for they are paid to implement morality and behavior laws according to the governing intentions of the world’s rich. This is a historically terrifying scenario and one that the world’s people forget over and over again.
A Blessed Christmas to You!
A leading Church of England bishop has launched an outspoken attack on "thoughtless bureaucracy and political correctness" for helping to "write Christ out of Christmas". The Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, accuses a small but powerful group of officials of marginalising religious celebrations out of an oversensitivity to multiculturalism.
Like the three services celebrated earlier in the morning and the four that will follow into the afternoon, the 10:45 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in the Pico-Union district of downtown Los Angeles is crammed to the rafters, even though the church holds nearly 1,000 parishioners. When I spoke on a recent Sunday to Msgr. Jarlath Cunnane, or Father Jay, as he is known by his congregation, he said: “If we had the space, I think another thousand people might well come to each Sunday Mass. We’re full, bursting at the seams, and so are most churches in the archdiocese.”
A German sociologist now says he has found evidence that on Aug. 13, 1898, during a two-week vacation in the Swiss Alps, Freud, then 42, and Miss Bernays, then 33, put up at the Schweizerhaus, an inn in Maloja, and registered as a married couple, a finding that may cause historians to re-evaluate their understanding of Freud’s own psychology.
The rates of the four major youth pathologies - teen pregnancy, teen drug abuse, school dropouts and juvenile crime - are tightly correlated with fatherlessness, often more so than with any other socioeconomic factor, including income and race. The research is clear that children need fathers, not simply as breadwinners, but also for the valuable parenting - and fathering - they provide.
Almost 70 years after George Orwell created the all-seeing dictator Big Brother in the novel ``1984,'' Britons are being watched as never before. About 4.2 million spy cameras film each citizen 300 times a day, and police have built the world's largest DNA database. Prime Minister Tony Blair said all Britons should carry biometric identification cards to help fight the war on terror.
The world over has heard of Skull and Bones of Yale University. This elite secret society holds within its membership at least four U.S. Presidents. George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry are both members of Skull and Bones. This made the 2004 presidential election the first known election where two secret society members ran against each other. However, names like the Order of the Bull's Blood, Mystical Seven Society, The Order of Gimghoul , Burning Spear, and Machine are less familiar. Make no mistake these too are powerful societies. The clear pronounceable difference between these organizations and Skull and Bones is that these secret societies were founded and continue to wield power at universities where ivy does not grow.