On a Mission to Defend Life, Faith, and Family Around the World


Featuring HLI Asia/Oceania – Dr. Ligaya Acosta
Realizing the global anti-life agenda, Dr. Ligaya Acosta tells of her profound discovery of God’s plan: to defend life and family. She was a former employee of the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) for more than 28 years and an avid promoter of contraceptives and a firm believer in population control…until she discovered the deadly deception of the international anti-life propaganda. Since 2004, she has tirelessly promoted pro-family and pro-life values as HLI’s Regional Director for Asia and Oceana, providing “invaluable services rendered in defense, protection and promotion of human life in all its stages, from conception to natural death, and in upholding the sanctity of human sexuality even at the expense of one’s career and financial gain.”

“Silence kills a culture.” – Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International

Legatus Ad, Feb 2015 We are the voice of authentic Catholic Church teaching, actively engaged in proclaiming the Gospel of Life in over 80 countries. With HLI President Father Shenan J. Boquet at the helm, we are the only Catholic apostolate supporting global missionaries who are not silent about Church teaching on abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage and contraception.

Preaching the pro-life message to bishops, nuncios, priests, seminarians, consecrated religious and laity (children, couples, families, etc.), our mission directive seeks to educate all people in societies where formation has been neglected or watered-down, especially where secularization, relativism, and individualism have overrun the culture.

What We Do:

  • We ORGANIZE community events centered around life and family issues, coordinating and leading life marches and prayer vigils and seminars that build a Culture of Life.
  • We TRAIN local church and community leaders to recognize the tactics and strategies of anti-life NGOs and the destructive forces of relativism and cultural individualism. We effectively respond through advocacy and education of natural family planning and other pro-life principles to clergy, consecrated religious, and laity.
  • We EQUIP communities with materials to spread the Gospel of Life and we promote a view of society based in a view of the human person and the human community that is directed toward authentic, integral human development. We publish educational materials that promote the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death, the true nature of marriage and the family, fertility awareness as a healthy, inexpensive and natural means to achieve or postpone pregnancy, and other pro-life themes.

Meet our regional directors:

HLI Africa – Emil Hagamu (English-speaking region) and George Wirnkar (French-speaking region)
HLI Asia/Oceania – Dr. Ligaya Acosta
HLI Europe – Joannes Bucher
HLI Latin America – Mario Rojas
HLI Rome – Fr. Francesco Giordano 

Founded in 1981 by Father Paul Marx, considered the father of the international pro-life movement, to whom Pope Saint John Paul II said, “You are doing the most important work on Earth,” HLI’s success completely depends on the grace of God and the faithful who support our mission of proclaiming the Gospel of Life so needed around the world.

Let’s not be silent.

Together, let’s build a Culture of Life that transforms the world and transforms every culture to defend and protect life, faith, and family!