Consecration is the Answer

These last few days in Rome have been both difficult and edifying. As leaders come together for the Rome Life Forum and today’s March for Life, there is both a certain sense of urgency and a shared sense of faith and trust in Our Lord. There is much to say here – far more than . . . 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

Why Fatima Matters in the Battle for Life and Family

The message of Fatima is, in its basic nucleus, a call to conversion and repentance, as in the Gospel. This call was uttered at the beginning of the twentieth century, and it was addressed particularly to this present century.  … The call to repentance is a motherly one, and at the same time it is strong and . . . Read more

Working Hard, Working Faithfully

I like to think of myself as a hardworking person. Not that I couldn’t do better, but I try my best to keep up with correspondence and the administrative work of HLI while traveling and attending various meetings and events. Though it’s a blessing to do this work, it can be exhausting at times. But . . . Read more

We are Set Free by the Power of His Cross and Resurrection…

Everything must be examined from this [utilitarian] point of view and used or rejected according to its utility. (Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf) During my recent mission to Poland, I had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau. As I walked through the entrance onto the grounds of both camps, there was a noticeable heaviness within . . . Read more

Rest in Peace, Monsignor Barreiro

Statement from HLI president Father Shenan J. Boquet on the passing of Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carambula, former interim president of HLI and longtime director of HLI’s Rome office. Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro’s courageous five year battle with cancer ended this morning at 2:00 am, when he surrendered his life and spirit to the Lord. The entire HLI . . . Read more

By Their Fruits (and Their Names) You Shall Know Them

Sometimes a name really is revealing. The United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA, is one organization whose name says a great deal about its true concern. It was, well, born during the overpopulation panic codified in the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s “The Population Bomb” in the late 1960s, but before the widespread abuses of population . . . Read more