Por 15 - Fr. Marx

Back in 1972, Fr. Paul Marx, O.S.B founded the Human Life Center to fight the spread of abortion and breakdown of the family. In 1981, the Human Life Center became Human Life International. Now we travel the world helping local leaders build a pro-life culture in their families, communities, and countries.

HLI is now the world’s largest pro-life and pro-family Catholic apostolate. We work in over 100 countries on six continents. Since 1972, HLI has carried out more than 1,500 missions to 161 countries. We have travelled over 20 million miles preaching the Gospel of Life and building a Culture of Life and Love around the world.


Fr Boquet

Father Shenan J. Boquet (SHAN-en BO-kay) was ordained in 1993 and is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana, his home state, where he served before joining HLI in August 2011. As president of Human Life International, Father Boquet is a leading expert on the international pro-life and family movement, having journeyed to over 90 countries on pro-life missions over the last decade.

Regional Directors


Emil Hagamu

East Africa


George Wirnkar

West Africa


Ligaya Acosta, PhD

Asia & Oceania


Mario Rojas, MA, MBA

Latin America

Board of Directors

Frank Dennehy, MD, Interim Chairman
Patricia Bainbridge, Chairman Emeritus
Luke Fier, Treasurer

Stephen Gajdosik
Marie Anderson, MD
Teresa S. Collett, Esq.
Rev. Christopher J. Pollard

Frank Dennehy, MD, Interim Chairman

Luke Fier – Treasurer

Teresa Collett, Esq.

Marie Anderson, M.D.

Fr. Christopher Pollard

Patricia Bainbridge, MA - Chairman Emeritus