The Push to Reverse Roe v. Wade

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 9, 2021 /
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“If the right to life is an inherent and inalienable right, it must surely exist wherever life exists. No one can deny that the unborn child is a distinct being, that it is human, and that it is alive. It is unjust, therefore, to deprive the unborn child of its fundamental right to life on…

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Sharing NFP: A Holistic Approach to Sexuality

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 2, 2021 /
NFP - acronym from wooden blocks with letters, abbreviation NFP, Natural Family Planning concept

Any fair analysis of how well the Catholic Church has done in educating Catholics about – let alone convincing them of – the Church’s teaching on contraception, would have to conclude that the Church’s ministers have failed quite spectacularly. One much-cited poll from 2016 found that only 13% of weekly Mass-going Catholics agreed with the…

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An Award for Population Control?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 26, 2021 /
Empty swings representing antinatalism

Parents, I think it is fair to say, are among the great unsung heroes of our world. Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding things a person can do in this life, but it’s also certainly one of the most difficult. I am constantly amazed at the mothers and fathers I encounter in…

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Pro-life Conference Inspired Tarence to Become a Priest!

By HLI Staff / July 25, 2021 /

Pro-life Conference Inspired Tarence to Become a Priest! HLI Malaysia taught this young man the value of life. Now he wants to do the same for others. The Asia Pacific Conference was the turning point for Tarence’s vocation. His faith life had been on an upward spiral since HLI Malaysia started visiting his high school.…

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Unexpected Visitor to Bioethics Library Makes a Powerful Impact

By HLI Staff / July 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Unexpected Visitor to Bioethics Library Makes a Powerful Impact

Armed with information, this ambulance driver is bringing the Gospel of Life to his hospital coworkers. Michele was an unusual visitor to the HLI Bioethics Library in Rome. The library primarily serves priests, seminarians, religious, and future professors. Through it, they find the resources they need to defend human dignity in the academic sphere. Michele…

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Biden Admin Spreads Abortion Overseas

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 19, 2021 /

“Openness to life is at the center of true development. When a society moves towards the denial or suppression of life, it ends up no longer finding the necessary motivation and energy to strive for man’s true good. If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of a new life is lost, then other forms…

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Mayelin welcomes new life and heals old wounds

By HLI Staff / July 15, 2021 /

Through HLI Dominican Republic, this mom found a way to keep her baby and change her life. “Even though I thought it was a cluster of cells, I knew something was wrong in my heart, inside me. I could not find the face of the baby, but I cried that day.” It was heartbreaking to…

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Catholic Health Care and Religious Freedom Are Under Attack

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 12, 2021 /
patient being rushed through hospital

The fight against the culture of death is a fight for lives and for souls. However, it is also a fight for the freedom of Christians to live their lives and raise their families in accordance with their beliefs, and to participate on equal terms in the public square. The further our culture moves away…

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Transgenderism is Not a Victimless Ideology

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 5, 2021 /
transgender symbol 3D

One step forward, two steps back. That’s how the culture wars sometimes feel these days. Last week I was pleased to write about a Supreme Court decision that protected the right of a Catholic adoption agency to abide by Catholic beliefs in only adopting children into families with a mother and a father. This week,…

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Upholding Religious Liberty and Genuine Help in Foster Care

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 28, 2021 /

In recent years, it is all too rare that pro-family activists have won any significant victories. From the passage of civil union laws, to the legalization of same-sex “marriage,” and now the rapid spread of an extreme and coercive form of gender ideology, it seems that we have been losing one major battle after another.…

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