Dissent is Destroying the Family

I have traveled to over 60 countries in the nearly six years since I joined the HLI family. Based on feedback I’ve received from several dozen conferences and hundreds of parish talks I’ve given, I estimate that around 90% have never heard a homily on the evil of contraception—much less a word about its abortifacient effects—and nothing about . . . Read more

UN Rejects Pope Francis’ Call for Openness to Life

Dr. Brian Clowes and I landed yesterday in Ireland for another speaking tour in defense of life and family. True to form, our partner and good friend, HLI Ireland’s Patrick McChrystal, had us scheduled to speak the evening we arrived, and we haven’t slowed down yet. We would be grateful for your prayers–Ireland really is . . . Read more

Bringing the Gospel of Life to Kayanga, Tanzania

Bishop Almachius Vincent Rweyongeza is committed to making the Gospel of Life a living reality in his diocese. In late April, HLI’s regional director of English-speaking Africa, Emil Hagamu, visited the diocese of Kayanga on a very successful mission trip. He was impressed by the bishop’s tireless efforts to encourage his faithful to be generous . . . Read more

Eliminating the Poor is not a Solution to Poverty

Population control groups are taking advantage of a leadership transition period in Tanzania, and are intensifying their activities in the country. Their mission is a frightening one: reducing the number of poor people in order to reduce poverty. This outrageous and backwards strategy is awkwardly promoted under the false name of women’s empowerment and choice, . . . Read more

Contraception: An Alternative to Abortion?

Dr. Ligaya Acosta, Human Life International’s regional director of Asia and Oceania, gave an eye-opening talk at the tenth World Congress of Families in the Republic of Georgia in May. Her presentation on contraception was accompanied by HLI resources on the subject. Dr. Acosta took her time deciding on a topic for this important conference. . . . Read more

HLI Statement on New Zika Concerns

Statement from HLI president Father Shenan J. Boquet on reports that a child whose mother was infected with Zika has been born with microcephaly in New Jersey: “All babies born with serious birth defects deserve the best possible care, and their families deserve the best possible support in caring for their children. We continue to . . . Read more

Regarding Contraception Statements from the Philippines

Human Life International is grateful for the chance to re-present unchangeable Church teaching on contraception, in greatest respect for all the faithful shepherds of the Catholic Church. As the Brazilian bishops recently affirmed in addressing the threat posed by the Zika virus, the actual Church teaching on the matter of couples using contraception is unequivocal: . . . Read more

HLI Statement on Zika and Birth Control

UPDATE – February 19, 2016 – 1:30pm EST Today Vatican Radio published in Italian the text of an interview with Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, in which he attempts to clarify some of the Holy Father’s more controversial comments from yesterday’s return flight from Mexico. In the interview, Fr. Lombardi expands on comments Pope Francis . . . Read more