Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Study finds sex-selection abortion happens in Canada

Immigrant moms from India show continued preference for boys over girls
Female immigrants from India are having more sons than daughters, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada.
"It's counterintuitive," said Marcelo Urquia, a research scientist at the University of Manitoba's Centre for Health Policy and lead author of the study. "We know that the longer immigrants are in Canada, the more likely they are to align to the host country."
But Indian women in Ontario who already have two daughters are giving birth to 192 baby boys for every 100 girls. The ratio is so distorted, only sex-selective abortion can explain it. Read the rest of the article from the Globe and Mail here.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Local Eastern Rite bishop reflects on pope meeting

Bishop Nowakowski spoke on the topic of married priests

Canadian Archbishops Richard Smith of Edmonton, Alberta, Richard Gagnon of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski of the Ukrainian Diocese of New Westminster, British Columbia, are pictured in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome March 27. The bishops were making their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican to report on the status of their dioceses. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
The Ukrainian Prelate of New Westminster, British Columbia, spoke with Crux about his recent meeting with the pope March 27-31. About 22 Canadian bishops participated in the meeting, discussing with the Holy Father several issues, including assisted suicide, youth, and the gathering of bishops.
"The very first words [Pope Francis] said to us were 'I understand that being a bishop is a very difficult task, and I want to thank you, and I want you to share with me what you're experiencing in your homes, and allow me to talk to you as a pastor," said Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski of the Ukrainian Diocese of New Westminster, British Columbia.
For the rest of the article, as well as Bishop Nowakowski's reflection upon the unique challenges and blessings for married priests, click here.

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