Father Shenan J. Boquet 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 as its President in August 2011. Father Boquet earned a BA from Saint Joseph Seminary College, a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology, a Certification Program in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and a Master of Science in Bioethics (MSBe) from the University of Mary in Bismarck. In 2018, Father Boquet was awarded an honorary visiting professorship by the Benedict XVI Catholic University in Trujillo, Peru. He is available for interviews and bookings on behalf of HLI by emailing hli@hli.org.

Marriage vs. Porn: Battle for the Soul of our Culture

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 10, 2023 /
Adult and children hands holding paper family cutout

“…[a]t a moment in history in which the family is the object of numerous forces that seek to destroy it, or in some way to deform it, and aware that the well-being of society and her good are intimately tied to the good of the family, the Church perceives in a more urgent and compelling…

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Graphic “Pride” Parades Attacking the Innocence of Children

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 3, 2023 /

*Some of the topics discussed involve explicit material that may not be suitable for younger readers* As we approach the end of June, which unfortunately has become known as “Pride Month” in much of the world, footage is beginning to emerge from so-called “Pride Parades.” In New York City, crowds of nude adults rode bicycles…

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Standing Against Transgender Ideology: Defending Human Dignity

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 26, 2023 /

“Man too has a nature that he must respect and that he cannot manipulate at will.” ― Pope Francis, Laudato Si Something extremely interesting is happening with regard to gender ideology right now. In the United States, we are seeing several states passing bans on such things as puberty blockers or body-mutilating surgery for children.…

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Enough is Enough: Rejecting the ‘Pride’ Agenda

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 19, 2023 /
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“In view of the close links between the sexual dimension of the person and his or her ethical values, education must bring the children to a knowledge of and respect for the moral norms as the necessary and highly valuable guarantee for responsible personal growth in human sexuality. For this reason, the Church is firmly…

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Reclaiming Fatherhood: A Father’s Irreplaceable Role

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 12, 2023 /

 “Men, do not hesitate to engage in the battle that is raging around you, the battle that is wounding our children and families, the battle that is distorting the dignity of both women and men. This battle is often hidden, but the battle is real. It is primarily spiritual, but it is progressively killing the…

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One Year Post-Dobbs: How Far Have We Come?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 5, 2023 /

“This situation, with its lights and shadows, ought to make us all fully aware that we are facing an enormous and dramatic clash between good and evil, death and life, the ‘culture of death’ and the ‘culture of life’. We find ourselves not only ‘faced with’ but necessarily ‘in the midst of’ this conflict: we…

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The Visitation, Pro-life, and Creating Structures of Virtue

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 29, 2023 /

In a few days (May 31) the Church will be celebrating the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast holds a significant place in the Christian liturgical calendar, commemorating the visit of Mary, pregnant with Jesus, to her cousin Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist. The story as recounted…

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Unnatural Sex Education & Its Deadly Consequences

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 22, 2023 /
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*Some of the topics discussed involve explicit material that may not be suitable for younger readers* Few things provoke more righteous anger in me than the increasingly common sight of ideologically minded adults hyper-sexualizing children, whether for their own gratification, or in the cause of spreading the doctrines of the sexual revolution. One sees this…

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Pope Francis on NFP and Birth Rates

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 15, 2023 /

“Indeed, the birth of children is the main indicator for measuring the hope of a people…If few are born, it means that there is little hope.” ― Pope Francis In recent weeks, Our Holy Father has captured global headlines twice with remarks highlighting the beauty of the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexuality, and how that…

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Mothers Shaping Human Souls

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 8, 2023 /
Happy mother holding her newborn baby

Thank you, women who are mothers! You have sheltered human beings within yourselves in a unique experience of joy and travail. This experience makes you become God’s own smile upon the newborn child, the one who guides your child’s first steps, who helps it to grow, and who is the anchor as the child makes…

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