About the Author

Marisa Cantu has an MS in political science and international affairs and a BA in political science. She has also studied international studies and French. She has a strong background in nonprofit work, research, writing, and policy proposal and analysis.

In her free time, Marisa enjoys painting, writing, cooking, and spending time with her husband.

Resurrection of the Body: What Is Actually Taught?

By Adolfo J. Castañeda and Marisa Cantu / January 2, 2024 /
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Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Purity of Heart Next articles in this series: Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility  …

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Russia Bans LGBT Activism

By Marisa Cantu / December 28, 2023 /

Russia’s Supreme Court recently ruled that the global LGBT movement is extremist and banned LGBT activism in Russia. The punishment for organizing or funding extremist activities in Russia ranges anywhere from two to ten years in prison, with additional years of limited liberties and freedoms. This ruling came as a result of a lawsuit filed…

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Hope After Abortion: Nigerian Woman Has Abortion, Finds God

By Marisa Cantu / December 26, 2023 /

A woman from Nigeria returned to God thanks to a seminarian at a March for Life sponsored by HLI. Chibudom’s parents divorced when she was still in school. Chibudom lived with her mother, and the divorce was difficult economically on the family. Her mother resorted to petty trading to provide for Chibudom and her sibling.…

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The Dangers of Transhumanism, the “World’s Most Dangerous Idea”

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / December 21, 2023 /
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What Is Transhumanism? Mortality is the human condition. It is natural for humans to wish to delay or somehow escape death, or at least to forget or ignore their mortality. The ancient tales of the “fountain of youth” or other objects that promise eternal youth or immortality are well-remembered. In the modern day, an escape…

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The Canada Euthanasia Law (MAID) Kills Human Dignity

By Marisa Cantu / December 18, 2023 /

Canada’s euthanasia laws are an affront to human dignity. Euthanasia, also referred to as Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) in Canada, first began after Carter v. Canada in February 2015. This court case decided that the laws prohibiting euthanasia were unjustifiably in violation of the rights to life, liberty, and security of the person. So,…

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The Bible and Homosexuality: Does God Hate Gay People?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / December 5, 2023 /
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The explicit root-and-branch rejection of morality by gays has been real, pervasive, and baleful in its effect on both the quality of life that we create for ourselves within the [gay] community, and our P.R. [public relations] with straights…. There’s a simpler, darker reason why many gays choose to live without morality: As ideologies go,…

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Abortion in El Salvador Could be Legalized with this Case

By Marisa Cantu / December 5, 2023 /
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Beatriz, a 22-year-old from El Salvador, was diagnosed with lupus in 2009. Her lupus had damaged her kidneys. In 2011, she became pregnant. Beatriz experienced complications with the pregnancy and delivered via C-section pre-term. She had had anemia, lupus, pneumonia and preeclampsia. The child had complications, as well, but eventually both mother and child were…

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Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome

By William Lawyer and Marisa Cantu / November 28, 2023 /
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Of all the victims of abortion, it is perhaps the mother and father who are the most neglected of all. For pro-life advocates, the death of an innocent child tends to be the focus. For pro-choice advocates, acknowledging the parents as victims would weaken their own position. Nevertheless, the reality is that those who obtain…

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HLI Missionary Saves Women from Satanists

By Marisa Cantu / November 27, 2023 /
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One of HLI’s missionaries, Marie, had a horrifying experience this Halloween. Marie counsels women at a pregnancy center. A woman, Annie, came in on Halloween and was 36 weeks pregnant. Marie took Annie to get an ultrasound of her baby. But Annie revealed to Marie that she was going to ritualistically sacrifice her baby for…

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Can Abortion Make You Infertile?

By Emily Capps and Marisa Cantu / November 24, 2023 /
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In this article: Difficulties studying abortion and infertility Planned Parenthood on abortion and infertility Medical organizations on abortion and infertility Abortion complications that cause infertility Abortion and miscarriage Abortion alternatives Infertility treatments and support   Many wonder, “can abortion cause infertility?” The short answer is yes, it can. There are cases where women become infertile…

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