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.   Part I: Conscience and its . . . Read more

San Marino and Welcoming Life

The Republic of San Marino, a small state of only 33,00 people located in Northern Italy, does not allow abortion. They have an electoral system which allows citizen’s initiatives from individual citizens called “instances of Arengo,” on which the 60 member legislature must vote. Several instances of Arengo have been submitted this September asking for . . . 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

Blessings Flow from the Camino for Seminarians for Life International

Summarizing a major life event – one involving virtually three weeks of walking over 500 kilometers on the Camino in Santiago de Compostela to the tomb of the Apostle James – is not easy. Words like achievement, intimacy with God, and physical suffering come to mind. With so many significant experiences, I have chosen a few that stood out. Once I . . . 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