Stunning Truth about the Pew Poll on Catholics’ Belief in the Eucharist

Many Americans take polls seriously, and many Catholic Americans are discouraged by Pew Research Center’s survey about a so-called majority of Catholics who don’t believe that Jesus Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist. However, we should beware of any poll, survey or study that claims findings on the thoughts or beliefs of all . . . Read more

Be Relevant, Be Counter-Cultural

Sign of Hope If you listened to certain Catholic thinkers and apologists, you’d think that the most urgent task facing the Church is to figure out ways to become more “relevant.” Especially when it comes to the youth. We need more “youth masses” with rock bands and hip, joke-cracking priests; more retreats and conferences filled . . . Read more

Is Prince Harry the Arbiter of How Many Children Are ‘Too Many?’

Recently, the UK’s Prince Harry interviewed primatologist Jane Goodall for an article in British Vogue. During that interview, he admitted to only wanting two children “maximum,” citing concerns over the environment. We’ve all heard that argument before—that there are too many people on this earth for the environment to sustain itself, that we should reduce . . . Read more

The Catholic Impact on Abby Johnson Leaving Planned Parenthood

The movie “Unplanned” is about how brutal truth helped Abby Johnson to choose beautiful  redemption. Ten years ago, Johnson left her job as the director of Planned Parenthood’s facility in Bryan, Texas, where she had passionately sold about 22,000 abortions. Since then, Johnson has exposed the abortion industry as a whole  to lawmakers and blown . . . Read more

What’s at Stake in the Purge at the John Paul II Institute

Essence of Battle is Ideological In the past few weeks, a long-brewing skirmish over the identity and mission of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences in Rome erupted into open warfare. Things boiled over after the new administration of the Institute abruptly terminated two long-standing and key chairs of . . . Read more

2019 Special Report: HLI Calls on OAS Assembly

For immediate release: August 8, 2019 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Email: dpiroch@hli.org   (Front Royal, VA ) From Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 June 2019, the Organization of American States (OAS) held its 49th General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia. Human Life International (HLI) participated at the annual OAS General Assembly event as a CSO, as it . . . Read more

HLI Statement at the 49th OAS General Assembly (2019)

For immediate release: June 12, 2019 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Email: dpiroch@hli.org (Medellín, Colombia/Front Royal, VA) HLI Statement at the 49th OAS General Assembly (2019) Address on behalf of HLI by Dr. Gladys Buitrago de Amaya, HLI Columbia Affiliate CSO COALITION FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (English translation) Good morning. We extend to the OAS our sincere gratitude . . . Read more

Living in a Post-Christian World?

“A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”   — G.K. Chesterton Responding to the Tsunami’s Attempt to Push Us Upstream  Until relatively recently, Christians in the U.S. lived in a more-or-less Christianized culture and were accustomed to governments that subscribed to an ethical code that could generally be . . . Read more

What Really Is Headship in Marriage?

“Wives should be submissive to their husbands as to the Lord.” ~ St. Paul The dreaded “submission” featured in Ephesians 5 lands like a four-letter word on the ears of many who are otherwise eager to put Catholic social teaching into practice in their lives.  This negative response to the idea of headship in marriage . . . Read more