The Gospel of Life in Hungary and Romania

I recently had the privilege of organizing a pro-life mission trip in Eastern Europe with HLI president Father Shenan Boquet. We are always blessed when a priest proclaims the Gospel of Life, especially to seminarians. This particular mission found us visiting four days in Hungary and seven days in Romania, before he continued on to . . . Read more

Another Kind of Dictatorship Reveals the Truth in Albania

LEZHE, Albania — Shortly after Pope Francis had visited this country in 2014 with its “long path of suffering,” notably under the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, I gave a talk in Lezhë, a mostly Catholic town in North-Western Albania. But my talk focused on another kind of dictatorship – the dictatorship of relativism and the . . . Read more

Marching for Life in Brussels

The terrible Brussels bombings were rightly given a great deal of coverage in the mass media and they were strongly denounced by all who had a voice. What was strange was that these opinion-makers and personalities don’t seem to perceive or don’t want to perceive the diabolical ideology that motivated the attacks. If the attacks . . . Read more

Albanians Instrumental in Building a Culture Open to Life

TIRANA, Albania — Because of the devastation wrought by abortion-on-demand in Europe, Austria-based HLI Helpers has had to blaze trails in its efforts to build a Culture of Life. One of the nations hardest hit by the Culture of Death has been Albania, where several key people have been instrumental in raising awareness that all human . . . Read more

Austrian Pro-Life March Marks 40 Years of Cultural Devastation

VIENNA, Austria — More than 500 Austrian pro-lifers solemnly marched in opposition to the country’s 40-year-old abortion decriminalization laws on January 23, in remembrance of those lost to the ravages of abortion.  Though a change in the anti-life law does not seem to be imminent, many hope that increased activism will be the impetus to . . . Read more

Austria Police Arrest 34 After Attacks on HLI’s Pro-Life Demonstration

Last week on July 25, on the 45th anniversary of the publication of Pope Paul VI’s prophetic encyclical Humane Vitae, 34 radical protesters were arrested after trying to disrupt a peaceful pro-life demonstration in Salzburg, Austria which Human Life International helped organize. The “1,000 Crosses for Life” march has sparked violence and attacks on Human . . . Read more

Prenatal Test Brings Eugenics Back to Germany

A new controversial prenatal blood test for Down’s syndrome, developed by biotech company LifeCodexx, launched this month in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. It seems that we are in for another life protection scandal in Europe, and possibly for the return of mainstream eugenics to German-speaking Europe. The new PrenaTest is “targeted exclusively toward women . . . Read more

David is Advancing: Young Pro-Lifers on the March in Europe

Anyone who has ever participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., has marvelled not only at the always-surprisingly massive and joyful crowds, but also at the abundance of pro-life resources available: books, pamphlets, buttons, stickers, CDs, DVDs, and so on. And in light of the comparably modest amount of pro-life material available . . . Read more

Referendum Threatens Liechtenstein’s Pro-Life Culture

This week the Principality of Liechtenstein will decide by national referendum whether to ratify a draft bill which would lead to the depenalization of abortion in the tiny Middle-European country. In order to understand the immense pressure that is being exerted on the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein, it is important to keep in mind the . . . Read more