Seminarians For Life - To change the culture we must change hearts and minds. Human Life International is dedicated to ceasing international abortion by spreading the Gospel of Life by providing to today's seminarians the information and resources they need to ensure that they are grounded in the scientific, moral, and pastoral issues related to the defense of human life. We do this by conducting training sessions at seminaries all over the world, reaching more than 2,000 seminarians every year. We also publish the Seminarians for Life newsletter in four languages (English, French, Italian and Spanish) for worldwide distribution, and maintain the Seminarians for Life web site as an on-line resource center.
African AIDS Awareness - It is a well know fact that the pandemic of AIDS is a scourge on the African continent and that billions of dollars is spent annually in an attempt to halt or reverse the tide. At Human Life International, we focus on the only proven method of preventing the spread of this deadly disease - authentic Catholic teaching on human sexuality - chastity before marriage and fidelity in marriage. Working closely with our African affiliates to implement a program appropriate to the local customs, HLI conducts training sessions for couples, young people, medical professionals, civic leaders, and clergy. To address the reality that condoms are ineffective in dealing with this pandemic, HLI has published The Case Against Condoms in both English and French for distribution across all of Africa. You can purchase your own copy at the HLI on-line store, or read the article Death by Latex here.
Aid to Women Network - HLI's Mexican affiliate Fundación Cultural de la Vida , has developed a particularly effective model to help women in crisis pregnancy situations. Since 1989, Fundación Cultural de la Vida's network of Catholic pregnancy centers (CPCs) have been instrumental in saving the lives of more than 62,000 Mexican children while saving their mothers from the spiritual, physical and emotional ravages of abortion. The CPC is one of the most effective tools the pro-life movement has to stop abortion. Based on best practices established at pregnancy centers here in the United States, then modified to serve the local culture, the Aid to Women Network has established pregnancy centers throughout Latin America. Presently, there are more than 50 pregnancy centers in the network.
St. Michael Prayer Campaign - Saint Paul said that our battle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. This Truth is more than evident within the abortion industry and though we detest abortion and international abortion, we do not despise abortionists. Human Life International therefore launched the St Michael Prayer Campaign for the conversion of abortionists. The St Michael Campaign promotes the prayer to St. Michael at the conclusion of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To assist individuals and groups, HLI has produced St. Michael prayer cards in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Arabic and to date we have distributed more than 2 million prayer cards around the world. To read more about the campaign, order prayer cards, or to make the St. Michael pledge, visit the HLI St Michael web site.
Fetal Models - We are all called to witness to the Truth and many HLI affiliates do this via side-walk counseling at abortion centers. One of the very effective tools in this mission is to present to the expectant mothers a 10 week fetal model. These models - typically made of plaster - show the exact size and features of a 10 week old fetus. Many women, when seeing for the very first time the human life growing in their womb, choose life. An example of this is the HLI affiliate in Austria that estimates it has saved 1 baby for every 3 models handed out to mothers.
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