Declaring Planned Parenthood an Enemy of the Church

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 19, 2014 /

Millions of Catholics, and many millions more who admire her teaching and social outreach, still think that Planned Parenthood, the most corrupt of organizations, is basically focused on women’s health, and only has slight disagreements with the Church. What separates Planned Parenthood and the Church isn’t a matter of mere disagreement, as if Cecile Richards…

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Honoring the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 12, 2014 /
September 13, 2014 - National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children; HLI

In a world where possessions and power are often valued far above persons, it is important that the pro-life faithful pray in solidarity to remember all the unborn babies—the real treasure of humanity—killed since the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in this country. This Saturday, September 13, Human Life International supports The National Day…

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Evil Cannot Be Hidden

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 5, 2014 /
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“We pray for an end to senseless violence and dawn of peace and reconciliation among all members of the human family.” – Pope Francis: August 25, 2014 The slaughter of Christians and religious minorities in Syria and Iraq by a group known as the “Islamic State” is horrific news. Images of crucifixions, beheadings, the burials…

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A Pivotal Time For Marriage

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 11, 2014 /

Every poll reveals that Americans are gradually shifting away from an understanding of marriage as being a lifelong union of one man and one woman, to one in which marriage is defined only by the whims of its participants. If we are going to safeguard the future of marriage—as defined by God and supported by…

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Open Letter to Congress: Why We’re Marching for Marriage

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 19, 2014 /

Dear Members of Congress, Today I am joining thousands of my fellow Americans from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the national March for Marriage. You may not understand why so many thousands of “Main Street” Americans think it’s important to defend marriage in such a way. Because mainstream media reporting is often lacking…

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Contraception: The Gateway to Moral Decay

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 6, 2014 /

Based on the findings of a recent Gallup poll released on May 30, Americans are becoming more accepting of a number of controversial issues. At the top of Gallup’s list of 19 issues was contraception, of which 90% of Americans approve, followed by divorce at 69% and premarital sex at 66%. Others making the top…

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Paul VI Spoke the Truth About Contraception and Marriage

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 23, 2014 /
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On May 10 the Vatican announced that Pope Francis will beatify his predecessor, Pope Paul VI, this October at the conclusion of the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. The miracle that the Medical Commission of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved for Pope Paul has to…

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Building the Culture John XXIII and John Paul II Envisioned

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 25, 2014 /

This Sunday, Pope Francis will proclaim Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II Saints. He personally chose the date to coincide with Divine Mercy Sunday, a feast inaugurated by John Paul II in 2000. It was on the eve of this feast on April 2, 2005 that John Paul II gave up his spirit…

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Our Risen Lord Gives Us Strength to Build a Culture of Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 17, 2014 /
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If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him? (Romans 8:31) This exhortation by Saint Paul vividly expresses the full extent of the love of God the Father and…

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The Feast of the Annunciation: An International Pro-Life Celebration

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 21, 2014 /

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary…then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.…

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