The Blessings of ‘Ordinary’ Children

Sign of Hope  “In its most profound reality, love is essentially a gift; and conjugal love, while leading the spouses to the reciprocal “knowledge” which makes them “one flesh,” does not end with the couple, because it makes them capable of the greatest possible gift, the gift by which they become cooperators with God for . . . Read more

Standing Fast in the Philippines

“When I travel to the Barangay [i.e. Filipino villages], I am never asked for contraceptives. I am, however, always asked for a basketball.” — Philippine Senator Vicente Sotto I am often asked why I travel to the Philippines so often, my most recent trip being my thirteenth. The answer is provided by Father Paul Marx, . . . Read more

Before and After the Pill: Its Redefinition of Human Sexuality and Impact on Society

When couples, by means of recourse to contraception, separate these two meanings that God the Creator has inscribed in the being of man and woman and in the dynamism of their sexual communion, they act as ‘arbiters’ of the Divine plan and they ‘manipulate’ and degrade human sexuality – and with it themselves and their . . . Read more

How the Gates Foundation Harms, Not Helps Human Development

Openness to Life is at the Center of True Development Solving the world’s problems – serious poverty, hunger, war, disease, etc. – is a complicated business, to say the least. To make even a tiny, lasting dent in a single one of these problems typically requires vast amounts of careful thinking, planning, research, money and . . . Read more

Extreme Elites Vs. Real Pro-Life Middle America

80% of Americans Oppose 3rd Trimester Abortions There is a vast divide between middle America and the coastal “elites” who often purport to speak for the people in the current national debate over abortion. Poll after poll has found that most Americans are deeply divided over abortion. One recent poll, for instance, found that a . . . Read more

Where Many Fear to Tread, One Shepherd Dares to Go

Bishop Thomas Tobin Defends Truth Organizers of “Gay Pride” events have successfully conditioned the media and the public to talk about these parades as if they were simply celebrations of “equality.” However, even some people who are fully on board with the LGBT agenda have pointed out the obvious: these parades are often less about . . . Read more

13,000 Tweeting Compassionate Pro-Lifers

A Mosaic of Love A few days ago, a pro-abortion social media editor for a large newspaper tweeted out a disparaging message to pro-life activists: “Dear Pro-Life friends: what have you *personally* done to support lower income single mothers?” she asked, adding, “I’ll wait.” The sarcastic “I’ll wait” gave away the game: Sarah Tuttle-Singer (the . . . Read more

Requiescat in Pace, Dr. Antun Lisec (-2019)

For immediate release: June 3, 2019 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Email: dpiroch@hli.org (Front Royal, VA) On June 1st, the global pro-life movement lost one of its great warriors, a true Apostle of Life in the mold of Father Paul Marx, Human Life International’s founder. Antun Lisec, M.D., director of HLI Croatia, after a short and heroic . . . Read more

Growing Violence Against Pro-Lifers

Pro-Life Assault I am troubled by what appears to be a growing trend of violent attacks on peaceful pro-life activists. Perhaps the most famous recent instance was caught in a dramatic video last fall. The video shows a twenty-something-year-old man wearing a purple sweater, with a pentagram (a pagan symbol) on a necklace around his . . . Read more