The Source of Human Dignity and Rights

Normally when we Americans go to the Caribbean in February, it is to escape during the second or third month of brutal cold and relax in the sun. Having just returned with Dr. Brian Clowes from a mission to St. Lucia, I can indeed affirm that the island nation is as lovely as you’ve heard, . . . Read more

When the Church Ignores Dissent…

I appeal to you, brethren, to take note of those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by fair and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the simple minded. (Romans . . . Read more

The Politics of Educating Catholic Children

The recent hearings and confirmation of Betsy DeVos brought the debate about choice in education to the fore.  While we don’t often get involved in such debates at HLI, we do consistently advocate for religious freedom and against the corrupt sex miseducation that is now regularly foisted on children in public schools, and sadly, sometimes . . . Read more

Get the Human Person Right, Get Development Right

If you had a plumber who, after decades of being called to fix your pipes, could not stop them from leaking, would you keep paying him? I can hear your answer: “Decades? I would have replaced him immediately.” Sure. But what if he was the only one available? “I would find a way to do . . . Read more

March for Life 2017: Get in the Game

An exhaustive report published Wednesday by Global Life Campaign demonstrates that during the last century in 100 countries, over 1 billion babies were murdered through the crime of abortion. It is truly impossible to fathom: one eighth of the world’s population is missing. Yet for those supportive of population control this is welcome news. Regardless . . . Read more

A Time to Speak Plainly

Thank you for your continued prayers for our mission! After a very successful week in Kenya, Dr. Brian Clowes and I have arrived in France, and after some fruitful meetings with pro-lifers from over 12 countries, tomorrow we expect to march with about 40,000 in the streets of Paris in defense of innocent life. God . . . Read more

Still Marching, Still Building the Pro-Life Movement

I want first to thank you all for your prayers! Dr. Brian Clowes and I have met up with HLI’s Anglophone Africa director Emil Hagamu and HLI Kenya Director Father Raphael Wanjohi in Nairobi. As usual, we hit the ground running, and have encamped in Karen just outside Nairobi, where we are staying with the . . . Read more

Epiphany and the Pro-Life Movement

When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the . . . Read more

Into the New Year

Warriors must know when, and how, to rest. If they don’t know how to rest, then one way or another they won’t be warriors much longer. I am spending the Christmas break at home with family and friends in Southern Louisiana, and it has been a blessed time. A welcome meeting with my bishop, coffee . . . Read more

Have a Blessed Christmas!

Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! — Philippians 4:4 The reason for this great joy to which Saint Paul exhorts us is clear enough: The Lord is at hand, and God has visited His people. Authentic Christian joy may seem paradoxical to those without faith, since it endures through trials . . . Read more