Charade Dishonors Saint Patrick and Parade

In Boston and New York, persons with same-sex inclinations representing gay activist groups are marching openly for the first time in Saint Patrick’s Day parades after years of lobbying and court battles. In Boston, two LGBT groups have been invited to participate in the parade “honoring” Saint Patrick – Out Vets and Boston Pride. In New . . . Read more

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 Grave of HLI Founder

The Black Madonna returned briefly to the Diocese of Winona for their Ministry Days which is an event for the continuing education and growth of ministers for the Diocese of Winona.  The icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa stayed in the chapel at the University of Mary in Winona and the ministers of the Diocese . . . 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

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

History of the Black Madonna

In the summer of 2012, a small band of pro-life missionaries began a pilgrimage across Russia and Europe. From a worldly perspective their efforts might seem insignificant. However, seen through the eyes of faith, their journey had the potential of enormous significance for the building of a culture of life and the family in Russia . . . Read more

Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part II

This is the second of a two-part series on how Saint Pope John Paul II’s the Theology of the Body can be used to help young, confused Catholics to understand the true nature of marriage. Part I is here. True love is demanding. The source of the beauty of this love is its demanding nature. . . . Read more