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Using an NFP Chart: The Sympto-Thermal Method

By Susan Ciancio | September 7, 2021 |

Natural family planning has helped thousands of couples conceive a baby. In addition, it’s a natural and moral method of spacing children. Unfortunately, many people decide against using NFP without knowing or understanding the facts. They may think NFP doesn’t work. They may have looked into it but assumed it to be too difficult. Or…

Ten Threats to Marriage

By HLI Staff | September 3, 2021 |

Marriage is—and has been—under attack for quite some time. While the latest attacks are fashioned by those who attempt to redefine the authentic definition of marriage to include same-sex relationships, there are many other things that not only harm but destroy this sacred sacrament. We discuss ten of these here.   1. Wounded Human Nature…

Alternatives to Abortion

By Susan Ciancio | August 31, 2021 |

Scared. Trapped. Confused. Lonely. Unsure where to turn for help. These are just some of the emotions that new moms feel when they find out they have become unexpectedly pregnant. And these are all perfectly normal emotions. It’s frightening thinking that you don’t have options. It’s scary not knowing where to get help. But when…

Why Is Abortion Wrong?

By Susan Ciancio | August 27, 2021 |

Abortion—the taking of a preborn baby’s life—is a contentious topic. But when we examine the facts, we see many reasons why abortion is wrong. It’s not just religion that tells us abortion is wrong, for we don’t need religion to tell us that taking a preborn baby’s life, often very violently, is a grave evil.…

The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part IX)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda | August 25, 2021 |

Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Later article in this series: Part X: Principles of Humanae…

In Vitro Fertilization: Unnatural Selection

By Brian Clowes, PhD | August 20, 2021 |

Definitions The Centers for Disease Control (CDCs) define the general class of “assisted reproductive technologies” as those procedures where eggs or embryos are handled. This involves surgically removing eggs from a woman’s body, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and then returning them to the woman (or another woman). The CDCs do not keep…

The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part VIII)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda | August 18, 2021 |

Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Later articles in this series: Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X: Principles of Humanae Vitae   What Authority…

Tools Used for Abortion

By Susan Ciancio | August 13, 2021 |

There’s no denying that abortion is a huge money-making business. But there’s also no denying that it’s a gruesome business, for in every abortion a preborn baby is killed. Over the last couple hundred years, people have come up with a myriad of ways to not only kill the baby, but to extract him from…

The Risks of Abortion

By HLI Staff | August 11, 2021 |

The pro-abortion movement has gone to great lengths to downplay the risks of abortion to the mother, but these risks are very real. This article will examine some of the common consequences of abortion. As we shall see, aside from always resulting in a dead baby, abortions are also dangerous to the mother.   Injuries…

Novena for Pregnancy and Motherhood

By Susan Ciancio | August 6, 2021 |

Pregnancy is a joyous time of preparation, wonder, and abundant changes. But for a new mother it can also be a scary time. There’s so much to worry about as that tiny, vulnerable baby grows each and every day. That is why we invoke the help of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Gerard. We…