About the Author

As president of Human Life International, Fr. Boquet is a leading expert on the international pro-life and family movement, having journeyed to nearly 90 countries on pro-life missions over the last decade. Father Boquet works with pro-life and family leaders in 116 counties that partner with HLI to proclaim and advance the Gospel of Life. Read his full bio here.

The Scourge of Pornography: Provoking Violence and Debasing Human Sexuality

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 23, 2023 /
Pornography: Provoking Violence, Debasing Human Sexuality

“The ease with which children gain access to pornographic images on the Internet resembles a rape of the consciences of these minors. I think that the psychological and spiritual consequences of this invasion of pornography for a whole generation of children and young people have not yet been measured. Doctors are beginning to sound the…

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Planned Parenthood Uses Hamas Attack to Sell Abortion

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 16, 2023 /
Planned Parenthood Uses Hamas Attack to Sell Abortion

On October 7, Israel was the victim of one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in modern history. Heavily armed Hamas gunmen flew or drove into civilian centers and then began slaughtering everybody within reach, including women and children. By the time the massacre was done, over 1,000 Israelis had been killed, thousands more injured,…

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Transgender Ideology and Parental Rights

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 9, 2023 /
Transgender Ideology & Parental Rights

“Since they have conferred life on their children, parents have the original, primary and inalienable right to educate them; hence they must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children…. The primary right of parents to educate their children must be upheld in all forms of collaboration between parents, teachers and school…

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Peaceful Pro-Life Rescuers Face Years in Prison

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 2, 2023 /
Pro-Life Rescuers Face Years in Prison

Ever since abortion was legalized in America, there have always been those pro-life advocates who have felt called to prophetically witness to the humanity of the preborn child. Certain individuals, deeply convicted of the great evil of abortion, have engaged in acts of peaceful civil disobedience, heedless of the costs to themselves. Their motivation has…

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Trump’s Critical Remarks of Post-Roe Legislation

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 25, 2023 /
Trump's Critical Remarks of Post-Roe Legislation

“Consequently, laws which legitimize the direct killing of innocent human beings through abortion or euthanasia are in complete opposition to the inviolable right to life proper to every individual; they thus deny the equality of everyone before the law. … Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There…

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The Return to Human Sacrifice in Mexico

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 18, 2023 /
human sacrifice in mexico

In the year 1531, Our Lady appeared to a lowly Mexican peasant by the name of Juan Diego. At the time, Mexico was still in thrall to the blood-thirsty ancient Aztec religion, in which human sacrifice played a key role. Diego himself was of Aztec descent. However, he and his wife were among some of…

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It All Begins in the Family

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 11, 2023 /
It All Begins in the Family

“As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.” Pope St. John Paul II famously spoke these words in a 1986 homily, delivered in Perth, Australia. This prophetic sentence is often quoted by Catholic pro-family activists. However, it is only one sentence in a longer homily,…

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Scapegoating of the Elderly

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 4, 2023 /
Scapegoating of the Elderly: types of euthanasia

“I would point out that the right to care and treatment for all must always be prioritized, so that the weakest, particularly the elderly and the sick, are never discarded. Indeed, life is a right, not death, which must be welcomed, not administered. And this ethical principle applies to everyone, not just Christians or believers.”…

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How Marriage Improves Happiness

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 28, 2023 /
How Marriage Improves Happiness

In reading the Gospels, one can spend as much time meditating upon what is not said, as what is said. Take, for instance, the story of the miracle at the wedding feast at Cana. Who, one wonders, is the fortunate couple that had Our Lord and His Blessed Mother present as honored guests at their…

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What A People Worships, Shapes Their Culture

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 21, 2023 /
What A People Worships, Shapes Their Culture

The word “culture” has an interesting history. At the root of the word is the Latin word “cultus.” This is the Latin term from which we derive the word “cult.” “Cult” is a word that has negative connotations. It suggests a group of wide-eyed, fanatical followers of a dangerous belief system created by a cult…

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