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 Went Wrong with the Boy Scouts?

Founded in 1910, over the years the Boy Scouts of America has expanded to include the involvement of up to 2.3 million youth, both girls as well as boys, and is coordinated with the assistance of 900,000 adult volunteers. The Scouts were originally founded to “to teach patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values” to boys. . . . Read more

Planned Parenthood’s Firing of Leana Wen

“Anything Less Than Full Enthusiasm for and Celebration of Abortion is Unacceptable” After only eight months on the job, Planned Parenthood’s short-lived president, Dr. Leana Wen, has been ousted. Immediately after her firing, Dr. Wen herself took to Twitter to criticize the organization, pointing out that they abruptly terminated her after a “secret meeting,” even . . . Read more

The LGBT Doctrine of Intolerance

Normalizing LGBT Ideology A depressingly true image has been making the rounds on social media. I can’t seem to find the original right now. But if I recall correctly, the text on the image goes something like this: “2009: How will legalizing gay marriage personally affect you? 2019: Celebrate this 11-year-old drag queen, or you’re . . . Read more

India Has One of the Highest Abortion Rates in the World

The number of abortions in India is over 21 times higher than government reports, says study India’s abortion rate is on a par with communist China and its forced abortions Study used by pro-abortionists to call for looser laws, more contraception, greater abortion access Now an Indian court rules women have a right to abort . . . Read more

The Blessings of ‘Ordinary’ Children

Sign of Hope  “In its most profound reality, love is essentially a gift; and conjugal love, while leading the spouses to the reciprocal “knowledge” which makes them “one flesh,” does not end with the couple, because it makes them capable of the greatest possible gift, the gift by which they become cooperators with God for . . . Read more

Vincent Lambert Killed by Dehydration and Starvation in France

Another tragedy struck France on July 11, 2019. In a case strikingly similar to that of Terri Schiavo, a brain damaged person has been dehydrated and starved to death at the request of their spouse. Vincent Lambert had suffered cranial trauma in a motorcycle accident in 2008, and his doctors and wife sought to have . . . Read more