Dr. Joseph Meaney Departs HLI for The National Catholic Bioethics Center

For immediate release: June 4, 2019 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Email: dpiroch@hli.org (Front Royal, VA) The Board of Directors of The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) is pleased to announce that Joseph Meaney, Ph.D., has been named as the new President of the Center upon the retirement of its current President, Dr. John M. Haas, at . . . Read more

The 7 “Pros” and Cons of Surrogacy

Surrogacy: Some Background Info This article is meant to be an overview of the types of surrogacy that are being discussed openly in the public square, so Catholics may be informed of the types of surrogacy and moral issues surrounding them. It must be stated right from the outset that there are no true “pros” . . . Read more

The U.N. Would do Well to Read Pope Saint John Paul II’s Encyclical

When Does “Human Rights” Not Mean Human Rights? As this year draws to its close, we note the 20th anniversary of the papal encyclical Fides et Ratio (On Faith and Reason) of Pope Saint John Paul II. In the document, the Holy Father deplored the separation of the two entities, which lead to a kind . . . Read more

Understanding Gender Ideology

  Author’s Note: None of the following is intended to be a personal attack on any person of any gender identity or sexual orientation: homosexual, lesbian, transgender, etc.. The Catholic Church and Human Life International view all such persons with the  love and respect naturally in accord with their  human dignity.  This article  is directed . . . Read more

HLI Gives Pro-Life Testimony in Puerto Rico

Background (HLI – Puerto Rico) Puerto Rico’s pro-abortionists were taken by surprise in May with the filing of Senate legislative bill 950 titled, “Law for the Protection of Women and Preservation of Life,” its purpose to set limits to reduce abortion access in the country. Given that Puerto Rico is a United States territory, the . . . Read more

Albania’s Modern Day Calvary of Abortion

Albanians Abort 18% of Live Births Albania has endured many Calvaries in its history, some of which challenged its very existence.  However, despite 500 years of occupation by the Ottoman Empire, it survived.  Despite occupation by foreign countries in the First and Second World Wars, it survived.  Despite fifty painful years of Communism, still it . . . Read more

Tribute to “Culture of Life” Priest, Fr. Richard Neuhaus

“The Heart of Culture is Morality” January 8th marks the passing of Father Richard J. Neuhaus (1936-2009), a crusading Culture of Life priest. One of eight children born to Lutheran missionary parents in Ontario, his large family made it perhaps inevitable he would one day embrace the cause for Life and Family. In a C-Span interview . . . Read more

The Massacre of Pennsylvania’s “Holy Innocents”

The Slaughter of “Holy Innocents” Continues… in Pennsylvania December 28th marked this year’s Feast of the Death of the Holy Innocents. King Herod had spoken with the Magi, who were seeking the King of the Jews. Feeling Him a threat to his kingdom, Herod wished to find and kill the Infant Jesus. When the Wise . . . Read more

Asia-Pacific Congress on Faith, Life and Family (ASPAC) Concludes

ASPAC Bangkok an Overwhelming Success ASPAC, Asia’s largest pro-life conference sponsored by Human Life International (HLI), has just concluded to great fanfare in Bangkok, Thailand. Held every two years, ASPAC Bangkok 2017 registrants hailed from 21 nations around the world, Malaysia to Kazakhstan, Croatia to India. This year’s theme was: “Put Out Into the Deep:  Defending . . . Read more

HLI Congress Held as Humanae Vitae Nears Half Century

Humanae Vitae Turns 50 in 2018 “The unchangeable teaching of the Church is under unprecedented attack today.” – John Smeaton (SPUC) Starting with the entire assembly singing Veni Creator Spiritus, the “Voice of the Family” (VOF) coalition opened its October 28th symposium at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, the Angelicum, in Rome. Co-sponsored by Human . . . Read more