HLI condemns EU Adoption of Tarabella Report; Abortion Can Never be a Human Right

Statement from Father Peter West, vice president for missions of Human Life International: Under the guise of promoting “equal rights for women,” the European Union (EU) voted to adopt the “Tarabella Report,” which maintains: “…that women must have control over their sexual and reproductive health and rights, not least by having ready access to contraception and . . . Read more

Hold the Applause: Father Hesburgh Deserves Prayers, Not Praise

Tributes are pouring in for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C, who led Notre Dame University as its president for 35 years before retiring in 1986. President Barack Obama, who received an honorary degree from Notre Dame despite his adamant stand in favor of abortion, praised Father Hesburgh in a statement at his death, part of which reads: . . . Read more

Pilgrim Icon Reaches the Gateway to the West

The Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa arrived in the great State of Missouri on Saturday, June 21, which was apt since the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of St. Louis has organized Masses for an end to abortion on the third Saturday of every month for years. Karen Nolkemper, the director of . . . Read more

Black Madonna Visits Imprisoned Pro-Life Hero Mary Wagner in Ontario

Throughout my journey with the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa across North America in defense of life, I’ve been to many wonderful places surrounded by amazing people. One place I wasn’t planning to end up when we started this historic trip was in prison. On Monday of this week, on the eve of . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage: Snowbound with the Black Madonna in Charleston, SC

A rare winter storm hit Charleston, South Carolina beginning on January 28, 2014. Unfortunately, that meant that many of the From Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage events that were planned for Charleston were cancelled. When the storm hit, roads and bridges were closed because of icy conditions and downed power lines. I made it to the . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage: Black Madonna in The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr

The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr is located in an area of Cleveland, Ohio known as “Warszawa” or the “Slavic Village.” This area was settled by Polish and Czech immigrants who immigrated to Cleveland seeking work in the steel factories and woolen mills in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage: Black Madonna Visits Polish Youngstown and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon

Youngstown is located in northeast Ohio in the Mahoning Valley and is Ohio’s ninth largest city. Youngstown is part of what has become known in some quarters as the “Rust Belt” – a region in the northeast and central states in which many cities were prosperous, but have declined demographically and economically due to the . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage: Reflection on Martyrdom and Marriage as the Black Madonna Visits St. Thomas More Church

On October 16, I brought the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna, to my home parish of St. Thomas More in Fairfield, New Jersey. Fr. James Manos, the pastor, was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith before entering the Catholic Church as an adult, so he has a great understanding and . . . Read more