Charade Dishonors Saint Patrick and Parade

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In Boston and New York, persons with same-sex inclinations representing gay activist groups are marching openly for the first time in Saint Patrick’s Day parades after years of lobbying and court battles. In Boston, two LGBT groups have been invited to participate in the parade “honoring” Saint Patrick – Out Vets and Boston Pride. In New…

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HLI Condemns the Tarabella Report: Abortion Is Not a Right

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Statement from Father Peter West, vice president for missions of Human Life International: Under the guise of promoting “equal rights for women,” the European Union (EU) voted to adopt the “Tarabella Report,” which maintains: “…that women must have control over their sexual and reproductive health and rights, not least by having ready access to contraception and…

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Father Hesburgh Deserves Our Prayers . . . Not Praise

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Tributes poured in after the death of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C, who led Notre Dame University as its president for 35 years before retiring in 1986. President Barack Obama, who received an honorary degree from Notre Dame despite his adamant stand in favor of abortion, praised Father Hesburgh in a statement at his death, part of…

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Black Madonna Visits Grave of HLI Founder

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The Black Madonna returned briefly to the Diocese of Winona for their Ministry Days, an event for the continuing education and growth of ministers for the Diocese of Winona.  The icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa stayed in the chapel at the University of Mary in Winona and the ministers of the Diocese of Winona…

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Black Madonna Visits Imprisoned Pro-Life Hero Mary Wagner

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Throughout my journey with the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa across North America in defense of life, I’ve been to many wonderful places surrounded by amazing people. One place I wasn’t planning to end up when we started this historic trip was in prison. On Monday of this week, on the eve of…

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The Black Madonna Outside Gosnell’s House of Horrors

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Shortly before leaving Philadelphia in September, I made two special stops with the Black Madonna – one a very pleasant place, and the other a house of horrors. First, I visited the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, also more commonly known as the Pink Sisters. These sisters are devoted to perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.…

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History of the Black Madonna

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Icons Though the practice of peregrination with icons of the Blessed Mother has fallen out of favor in much of the Catholic world, its history is worth noting. Even in the West, the faithful have over the centuries venerated the images of the Blessed Virgin Mary and called on her intercession in times of great…

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Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part II

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This is the second of a two-part series on how Saint Pope John Paul II’s the Theology of the Body can be used to help young, confused Catholics to understand the true nature of marriage. Part I is here. True love is demanding. The source of the beauty of this love is its demanding nature.…

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Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part I

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Polls show that most young people today, even those who identify themselves as Christians, have no problem with “same-sex marriage.” If young people today are at all aware of what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage and human sexuality, what they think they know is often only a caricature of the truth. They see it…

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