Grace and a Rough Landing in Bangladesh

HLI’s director of Asia and Oceania, Dr. Ligaya Acosta, sends an initial report on her first mission to Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh — The foreigner coming to Bangladesh for the first time is in for a culture shock. The roads are always teeming with honking buses, cars, trucks, rickshaws,  CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tricycles, and a . . . Read more

Dr. Acosta: Saipan Mission Report

It’s past midnight now in Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). I just returned to the hotel, grateful to the Lord for His Gospel of Life and the opportunity to share it with such an enthusiastic audience. After days of coordination, more than 50 people gathered to hear my presentation at Kristo Rai Parish . . . Read more

HLI’s Dr. Ligaya Acosta Challenges Faithful at March for Life

As keynote speaker for the first ever March for Life organized by the Diocese of Caceres in Naga City, Philippines, I was amazed at the overwhelming number of participants. 1,500 marchers exceeded expectations! The event was organized in response to the growing threats to life and family: a significant rise in abortions, teenage pregnancies, suicides, . . . Read more

Macau’s Faithful Welcome Pro-Life Mission, Lay Groundwork for Future

For my second pro-life mission to Macau, I was joined by HLI President Father Shenan Boquet and Dr. Brian Clowes, the director of education and research. During the late winter trip, we reached almost 4,000 people and received an invitation to return for a more complete pro-life training mission for clergy and religious by the . . . Read more

Inspired by ASPAC, Filipino Mayor Declares City Pro-Life

SORSOGON CITY, Philippines — Mayor Sally Lee declared Sorsogon City a “Pro-Life City” on February 2, in honor of pro-life month in the Philippines. The executive order highlights pertinent provisions of the Philippine Constitution, which recognizes the sanctity of family life, the protection of the life of the mother and the life of the unborn . . . Read more

Kazakhstan Celebrates Holiness of Life Week

Inspired by the HLI 18th Asia-Pacific Congress on Faith, Life and Family (ASPAC) held in Astana, Kazakhstan in September 2011, the Archdiocese of Astana has been hosting an annual “Holiness of Life Week.”  This year, it will be held on March 19-25, said Archbishop Tomash Peta, Archbishop of Astana, and the President of the Catholic . . . Read more

Pope Francis Challenges Filipinos to Hold Traditional Family Sacred

When Pope Francis arrived late afternoon in the Philippines on January 15, church bells simultaneously rang and a predominantly Catholic Filipino people gave an enthusiastic welcome to the 78-year-old leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.  It was a brilliant beginning for the pontiff’s pilgrimage to the Philippines – a time of jubilant hope for Filipino . . . Read more

Slovenians Empowered to Carry the Cross, Cultivate a Culture of Life

Pro-life conferences are on the rise around the world as people seek ways to promote a Culture of Life, especially in secular societies ridden with the devastating effects of abortion. The 17th European Congress of the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFCFFL) was held September 26-28 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where HLI President . . . Read more

Corruption, Not Overpopulation, is our Problem in the Philippines

In the largest protest gathering in the Philippines since President Aquino took office in 2010, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos came together to oppose government corruption for the “Million People March” on Monday. Held at Luneta Park in Manila, the demonstration was sparked by recent exposés on how some ten billion pesos [~$223,606,345] worth of . . . Read more