The pipette appears on the screen and sucks up a dot, which is actually human sperm that has been genetically altered. Then the small laboratory tool pierces the membrane of a human egg, releases the sperm, “and you have changed the genetic destiny of that embryo,” notes television host Bill Whitaker. “Yes, we believe so,” nods scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov. 

Peter Stockland: Pro-lifers fight on with a tireless spirit

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When Dr. Cathy Ferrier was announced as the Bishop Adam Exner Award winner by the Catholic Civil Rights League last week, she responded with the deep grace familiar to all who know her.

Barefoot and Preaching: You can find God’s grace in every possible place

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I have found God inescapable for most of my life. Even when I try to run away, there He is. 

Robert Brehl: Racist rant is not typically Canadian

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If you’re reading this, you are likely racist.

Glen Argan: Theology and Indigenous spirituality finding common ground

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Indian residential schools were established by Canada’s federal government, but Christian churches, including the Catholic Church, bought into the plan with enthusiasm.

Charles Lewis: A practical guide for a pro-life reality

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We just witnessed the wonderful scene of thousands of Canadians marching in Ottawa to show their support for life. It was encouraging but also raises some serious questions.

Charles Lewis: Tanya Granic Allen deserves a badge of honour

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I am writing about a friend. Her name is Tanya Granic Allen. I do not normally write about friends or family, but what happened to her at the hands of supposed political allies needs repeating because it was so grotesque and cowardly. 

Glen Argan: As media consumers, we should be wary of fake news

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“Was this story about love, money, conquest or disaster?” That was the question Gordon Sinclair asked week after week on CBC-TV’s long-running Front Page Challenge. If a news story did not have at least one of those four elements, Sinclair surmised, it might be a story, but it wasn’t news.

Vanessa Santili-Raimondo: Plastic pollution a sign of failing stewardship

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When I was 10 years old, I’d spend hours creating posters that screamed out in bold letters: “Save the Whales!” 

A trip of peace, protest and patience

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OTTAWA – Prodded by an increasing intolerance for those who profess pro-life convictions — most pointedly and menacingly by no one less than our prime minister — my wife and I decided it was time to walk the walk and made our way up to Ottawa for the 21st annual National March for Life. I had attended one of the very earliest of these marches back around the turn of the century and had a pretty good idea what we were in for.

Glen Argan: Alberta narrative heads for unhappy end

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Forty years ago, I moved to Alberta from Saskatchewan imbued with the stereotype that my new province was full of cowboys, fundamentalists and wealthy oil barons who cared nothing about the environment. It didn’t take me long to realize that while there was truth in the stereotype, Alberta had numerous people who fell outside this cartoonish caricature.