HLI Co-Sponsors Commemoration of 25th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family

Human Life International (HLI) marked the importance of the Family at a high-level event at the United Nations’ (UN) headquarters in New York, by co-sponsoring an side event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the proclamation of the International Year of the Family. Dr. Joseph Meaney represented HLI and delivered an address on how 1994 proved . . . Read more

Stating the Obvious: Robots are not Persons

Robo Ethics: Humans Machines and Health The workshop of the Pontifical Academy for Life in 2019 engaged with a theme more typical of science fiction than for bioethics. It was pointed out that the word robot comes from the Slavic languages with the connotation of doing repetitive and unintelligent work. Experts in robotics brought in . . . Read more

HLI on 2018’s Dublin World Meeting of Families

HLI Represents Life, Though WMF Ignored Referendum  Human Life International Ireland (HLI) was present at the 2018 Dublin World Meeting of Families (WMF), the first one organized by the new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life of the Roman Curia and the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. Pope Francis came to conclude the event with a . . . Read more

Parents and Medical Decisions – Fight the Revolution

Technical and scientific discoveries and innovations are happening at a tremendous rate. Social attitudes and morality have also undergone huge shifts in just the past two generations. Try this mental exercise. Imagine virtually any community in the 1950s and then fast-forward to the present. Almost nothing will have remained untouched. The geography and enduring elements . . . Read more

Conscience and Health Care Workers

This is the second of Dr. Joseph Meaney’s five-part series on conscience, the third installment in HLI’s Educational Series. We invite you to read our other two series on contraception and marriage and family. To hear Dr. Meaney’s recent short talk on conscience with HLI staff and leadership, click here.   In part one of . . . Read more

Conscience and its Formation

This is the first in a five-part series on conscience, which will become the third installment in HLI’s Educational Series. We invite you to read our other two series on contraception and marriage. To hear Dr. Meaney’s recent short talk on conscience with HLI staff and leadership, click here.   Conscience and Its Formation The . . . Read more

The Hidden Agendas Within Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

We should all be concerned about the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals[i] (SDGs). What are they? A series of worldwide “development” goals and targets conceived and promoted by the UN for the period 2015-2030 as an expansion and follow-up to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2000-2015. Though they have not been completely finalized . . . Read more

Storks’ Fertility Illuminates Irony of Camino’s Abandoned Villages

Following the ancient pilgrimage “Camino” to Santiago de Compostela, I was amazed at the number of storks, a traditional symbol of fertility. In fact, a common scene was storks nesting on the church towers in village after village. The flourishing storks contrast greatly with the evident decay — and sometimes total abandonment — of these human . . . Read more