It’s Time for Sanctuary Cities for Christians

The word “sanctuary” comes from the Catholic Church. From Latin, meaning “holy place,” the word was used in the early Church, and still is used, to describe the place of the Sacrifice of the Mass. It was also used in the Bible (compiled and translated by Catholics) to describe the holiest part of the temple . . . Read more

A First Birthday for the Girl Who Shouldn’t Be Alive

Guest author: Nereida Brumat-Decker, Esq. In late 2014, Paraguay was shaken by the news that an eleven-year old girl was pregnant. She had been raped by her mother’s boyfriend. In media reports the anonymous young girl was called “Maynumbi” in order to protect her identity. Maynumbi is the Paraguayan Guarani indigenous word for “hummingbird.” The . . . Read more

Two Wins in Uganda!

We have been sent. For us, being at the service of life is not a boast but rather a duty, born of our awareness of being “God’s own people, that we may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light” (cf. 1 Pet 2:9). On our journey . . . Read more

Faith and Hope

I’m in Nashville this weekend to meet some supporters of HLI and give a brief presentation for the Trail Life USA convention. I accompanied HLI board chairman Stuart Nolan, Jr., who also serves on the Trail Life board and directs the local troop in our hometown of Front Royal, Virginia. Richard Mathews, an HLI board . . . Read more

Bringing Clarity Amid Confusion

Son of man, I have appointed you a sentinel for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, you shall warn them for me. If I say to the wicked, you shall surely die–and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade the wicked from their evil conduct in . . . Read more

Educate a Seminarian and You Educate an Entire Region

There is an African proverb that goes, “Educate a boy and you educate a person; educate a girl and you educate a village.” The proverb could go further: “Educate a seminarian and you educate an entire region.” Human Life International takes great care in training pro-life seminarians, because we know that one dedicated priest can influence hundreds of . . . Read more

Imagine the Possibilities in Africa

Thank you for your prayers during our mission to Tanzania the last two weeks. It was a blessed and productive time with our partners and new friends, though it is good to be home. As we were completing our pro-life training program in Dar es Salaam, the Catholic Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar gathered . . . Read more

Coerced Abortion is a Reality

“D” is a young woman living in Uganda. When D became pregnant, she sought help from her parents and the father of her child. Sadly, the three were not supportive, and coerced her into scheduling an abortion. Steven, a coordinator for HLI Uganda, found out about D and her scheduled abortion and intervened. He met . . . Read more

Where the Faith is Alive…

Praise God! Our pro-life training conference here in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has been a great success. Dr. Brian Clowes, Emil Hagamu and I have been sharing with regional pro-life leaders what we’ve learned in our travels about the tactics and well-known strategies of the population control industry and what has worked in stopping them. . . . Read more

Abortion Mill Closes in Miami

On the evening of May 1, sidewalk counselors and pro-life activists in Miami gathered around the abandoned Choice for Women abortion mill. Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski led the group in a prayer vigil thanking God for shutting down the business that had seen so many babies killed and mothers harmed. Abortion Mill Closed after . . . Read more