SSI Strikes Pro-Life Gold Once Again

Following the lead of HLI founder, Fr. Paul Marx, this weekend Human Life International held what is commonly known in house as the “SSI,” or the Seminarian Summer Institute. Last year we gathered outside of Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire. The SSI this year was just held in Lomé, the capital of Togo at the John Paul . . . Read more

Back from Africa – Zimbabwe’s Contraception at its Worst

“Large poor families have simply become small poor families.” In all my mission trips I have never encountered such an entrenched contraceptive mindset as in Zimbabwe. The quotes below are a sampling from nursing students at one of the government accredited Catholic nursing schools. The government has for decades, through its ministries of Health and . . . Read more

Unstoppable Ugandan Father Jonathan Opio

HLI Ugandan Mission Hits the Road It is said of postal workers: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But they have nothing on HLI Affiliate Director for this Ugandan mission, Father Jonathan Opio. With HLI since 2010, his Ugandan mission is . . . Read more

HLI India Preaches the Catechism

CCC (Catechism of the Catholic Church) There is a lack of moral clarity and at times even gross ignorance among members of the Catholic Church today.  Human Life International’s (HLI) affiliate in Goa, India has just held its 55th Catechetical Retreat, in an ongoing attempt to educate the faithful. Started twenty years ago, with just . . . Read more

Venezuela Embraces Life

“I have come that may all have life” (John 10:10) As we approach autumn, it is good to harken back to the springtime. Then Human Life International’s Hispanic section, Vida Humana Internacional (VHI), was instrumental in starting a pilot program. The aim was to train 250 volunteers from seventeen parishes across the Diocese of Maturin, in . . . Read more

HLI Impacts Hundreds Across Latin America with the Gospel of Life

Every year Human Life International (HLI) impacts hundreds in Latin America alone with its pro-life training courses. This schooling, aimed at priests, seminarians and laity, will graduate over five hundred alone this year from the Dioceses of SonSon Rionegro in Antioquia, Colombia and of Maturin, Monagas, Venezuela.  At the present time, an additional seventeen seminarians . . . Read more

Mission Report June 2017

Dear Pro-Life Friend in Christ, In this month’s issue of Mission Report, we have two reports from Africa, each discussing the battle with promoters of the Culture of Death and how to counter these destructive forces. First, we hear from George Wirnkar, HLI Regional Director of French-Speaking Africa. George reports on a mission trip he . . . Read more

The Gospel of Life in Hungary and Romania

I recently had the privilege of organizing a pro-life mission trip in Eastern Europe with HLI president Father Shenan Boquet. We are always blessed when a priest proclaims the Gospel of Life, especially to seminarians. This particular mission found us visiting four days in Hungary and seven days in Romania, before he continued on to . . . Read more

This Season of Hope

Our God is the God of all reality. Not just the spiritual, but the Creator and keeper of all. Sometimes when we look around at the collapse of culture and institutions, crime and violence, we can forget that God loves us even while he respects our freedom enough to allow evil to occur, and that . . . Read more

What If There Were Alternatives to Abortion?

Of course, there are alternatives to abortion. But what if they were promoted instead of the more profitable choice? What if Planned Parenthood, instead of hiding their true profit center with the offer of free pregnancy tests, something available at every crisis pregnancy center, instead offered free maternity clothes to women in need? What if, . . . Read more