The National September 11 Memorial & Museum Honors Unborn Victims

HLI President Father Shenan Boquet wrote about the horrific scandal of New York’s new abortion license to murder unborn babies, which contrasts the unborn baby victims who are honored at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. In part, Father Boquet said: I can’t imagine a more horrible irony. On Tuesday, January 22, New York . . . Read more

The Contraception-Abortion Connection

The Tentacles of the Contraceptive Mentality Any good medical doctor knows that while it is often necessary to treat or control the symptoms of a disease, without treating its cause the patient will often be much worse off in the long run. HLI’s founder, Fr. Paul Marx, OSB, ardently believed that, looked at one way, . . . Read more

Losing Our Religion

God, Country, Family Americans’ priorities are undergoing a seismic shift, and I’m worried about what it means for the future of the pro-life and family movement. A new poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal has found that Americans views about the importance of religion, children, and patriotism have drastically changed since 1998, when a . . . Read more

USCCB Pro-Life Chairman Has Urged Brother Bishops to Discipline Abortion Politicians

In the United States, political stakes for human rights are high as we approach the 2020 presidential election, and given that Catholics are the largest religious bloc in the USA, we have tremendous power to build the culture of life. Every year the stakes are high because of elections for Congress, governors, state lawmakers, mayors, . . . Read more

The Changing Abortion Landscape

Planned Parenthood is having a terrible few weeks. It began with the news that on the same day that the movie Unplanned was released on DVD, it shot up to become the #1 selling DVD on Amazon. Apparently, sales haven’t slowed down much since. Over a week later, Unplanned is still sitting right next to . . . Read more

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