HLI condemns EU Adoption of Tarabella Report; Abortion Can Never be a Human 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 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 in Ontario

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

#O2OPilgrimage: Reflection on Martyrdom and Marriage as the Black Madonna Visits St. Thomas More Church

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 Visits the 7th Orange County Rosary Congress in Middletown, NY

The traveling Black Madonna icon visited St. Joseph’s Church in Middletown, New York for the 7th Orange County Rosary Congress from October 10 to 12, 2013. Middletown is a city in Orange County in the Hudson Valley region on the northern boundary of the New York Metropolitan area. The first Mass in Middletown was offered . . . 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

#O2OPilgrimage – Emmitsburg, MD: Black Madonna Visits the Earliest Known Replica of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

On Friday September 13th, the pilgrim icon was taken from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary to the Chapel of St. Mary on the Hill at National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. It was here that, in 1724, Catholics came seeking relief from religious persecution. The first Catholics had come to Maryland in 1634.  The . . . Read more

#O2OPilgrimage – Emmitsburg, MD: Our Lady Visits Seminarians at Mount St. Mary’s on Feast of the Holy Name of Mary

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary was opened in 1806, and is the second oldest Catholic theologate in the United States. It was founded by Fr. John Dubois who was a refugee of the French Revolution. In 1809, he welcomed the future saint – Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton and her newly founded Sisters of Charity to Emmitsburg. . . . Read more