HLI Condemns the Tarabella Report: Abortion Is Not a Right

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 . . . Read more

Father Hesburgh Deserves Our Prayers . . . Not Praise

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 . . . Read more

Black Madonna Visits Imprisoned Pro-Life Hero Mary Wagner

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 . . . Read more

The Black Madonna, St. Thomas More, Martyrdom, and Marriage

On October 16, I brought the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna, to my home parish of St. Thomas More in Fairfield, New Jersey. Fr. James Manos, the pastor, was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith before entering the Catholic Church as an adult, so he has a great understanding and . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage: Black Madonna at Pulaski Day Parade in NY

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is an iconic New York and national landmark. Its cornerstone was laid on the Solemnity of the Assumption on August 15, 1858. Construction was halted during the Civil War but resumed in 1865 and was completed in 1878. On the date of its dedication on May 25, 1879, it was far outside . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage: Our Lady, the Hope of New Jersey

Benjamin Franklin called New Jersey “a barrel tapped at both ends” since it is sandwiched between two large cities: New York in the northeast and Philadelphia in the southwest. It is the most densely populated state in the union with 1,205 inhabitants per square mile, and the third wealthiest state with a median household income . . . Read more

The Black Madonna Outside Gosnell’s House of Horrors

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. . . . Read more

Black Madonna Icon Already Having a Life-Saving Impact in America

After an incredible launch of the North American leg of Human Life International’s “From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defense of Life” at the site of the first Catholic Mass celebrated in the English colonies — St. Clement’s Island, Maryland — lives are already being saved. The pilgrimage of an icon of Our Lady of . . . Read more