Fr. Shenan J. Boquet

About Fr. Shenan J. Boquet

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet has served as president of Human Life International since 2011. He was ordained in 1993 as a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana. As HLI’s president, Fr. Boquet collaborates with fellow laborers in the pro-life and family movement in over 80 countries, offering the Sacraments, giving seminars and trainings, appearing on numerous media outlets, and encouraging people of all walks of life to live as faithful advocates for a Culture of Life and Love. He is available for interviews and bookings on behalf of HLI by emailing

Gender Ideologues Are Gaslighting Us

The official dictionary definition of the term “gaslight” is to “manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.” I thought of this term the other day after I read two paragraphs in a CNN article, originally published on Tuesday, March 30, about how South Dakota governor Kristi Noem [...]

By |2021-04-06T08:18:58-04:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , |

Why the Church Protects Human Sexuality and Marriage

A few days ago the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) somehow captured global headlines for doing something that is not particularly noteworthy, and certainly not surprising. In a brief statement – called a Responsum – the CDF responded to a question about whether or not the [...]

By |2021-03-30T10:22:29-04:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |

St. Joseph: Model of Fatherhood and Faithfulness

God, in His wisdom, chose to reveal Himself to us in Divine Revelation as Father. Theologians have ruminated at great length upon God’s Fatherhood, exploring what this mystery reveals about God’s nature and attributes. However, there is also much to learn by turning the question on its head, and instead [...]

By |2021-03-15T16:25:54-04:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |

Spiritual Shepherds Must Correct False Freedoms

Something very odd happens whenever a spiritual leader publicly defends some unpopular moral principle. Inevitably, people react with outrage, accusing the spiritual leader of restricting their “freedom,” and telling them to mind their own business. When, for instance, a Catholic bishop publicly reprimands a pro-abortion Catholic politician for his or [...]

By |2021-02-22T21:13:11-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |

Personal Encounters Shed Light on Abortion

Evil thrives amidst darkness and shadows. Thieves operate under the cover of night. Bribes are passed beneath tables. Drugs are sold from cars with tinted windows in unlit parking lots. White collar crime is committed under the cover of the opaque complexities of high finance. The way to fight evil [...]

By |2021-02-16T21:16:34-05:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |

Speak Out, That Others May Hear

It is a difficult time for pro-life Catholics worldwide, who are scrambling to figure out how to respond to the fact that the world’s most powerful politician – President Joe Biden – routinely touts his “devout” Catholic faith, while simultaneously promoting such evils as abortion and a radical form of [...]

By |2021-02-10T11:07:33-05:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |

In the Face of Battle, Take Courage

What a difference a few days can make. On January 17, President Trump issued a statement declaring National Sanctity of Human Life Day. “Every human life is a gift to the world,” the statement began. “Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in [...]

By |2021-02-02T10:07:29-05:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |
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