Open Letter to Matthew-Anthony G. Hysell

Dear Matthew-Anthony G. Hysell Your position on transgender issues in “A More Catholic Understanding of Transgender Issues: Opinion,” published in the Edmonton Journal on October 6, 2015, is contemptible. You maintain, “the Church believes each human person is of infinite worth, from conception to natural death.” Tell that to the … Continue reading

From Apostle to Apostate: The Story of the Clergy Project

Catherine Dunphy, one of the founding members of The Clergy Project, visited the Toronto branch of CFI Canada to talk about The Clergy Project and her book, From Apostle to Apostate. Dunphy’s presentation was video tapped by NicolSD. When you listen to the portion after 34:00, the portion that deals … Continue reading

Sister Nuala Kenny and the Right to Assistance in Dying

Guest post by Eric MacDonald It was announced on 14th August 2015 that an inter-Provincial-Territorial advisory group on physician assisted dying was being formed. This seems almost to be a “tu quoque” to the Harper government’s risible appointment of an expert panel on assisted dying that included three members, two … Continue reading

A Short Critique of Laudato Si’

Guest post by Eric MacDonald Laudato Si’, the Roman Catholic pope’s latest encyclical, is not, to put it plainly, worth the paper it is written on. In the first place, whatever scientific information it provides is available in more detail elsewhere, particularly from the International Panel on Climate Control. The … Continue reading

Yet another survey shows majority support for defunding Ontario’s Catholic school system, but does it matter?

Poll numbers in Ontario are up! No, not for the Ontario Liberals – they’re in the basement and digging (say hi to Justin Trudeau while you’re down there!). I’m talking about public support for ending the publicly funded, separate Catholic school system. I don’t imagine anyone who reads this blog … Continue reading

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