The Annunciation and the Peace of Christ

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) Today is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a celebration of the Woman whose fiat was used to God to change the world. It is at the same time . . . Read more

Don’t Give in to Confusion, Make the Most of Lent

What an incredible gift is the penitential season of Lent. By embracing the small and not so small sufferings we endure we unite ourselves with Christ in His Passion. We have the strength to do so because we know that Our Lord will not abandon His faithful. We know that He can transform any suffering . . . Read more

HLI Responds to Attack on Pro-Family Groups

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – March 17, 2017 – Following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, in response to attacks on pro-family organizations C-Fam and the Heritage Foundation for their inclusion in the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meetings. Below the statement . . . Read more

The Source of Human Dignity and Rights

Normally when we Americans go to the Caribbean in February, it is to escape during the second or third month of brutal cold and relax in the sun. Having just returned with Dr. Brian Clowes from a mission to St. Lucia, I can indeed affirm that the island nation is as lovely as you’ve heard, . . . Read more

When the Church Ignores Dissent…

I appeal to you, brethren, to take note of those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by fair and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the simple minded. (Romans . . . Read more

Defending the Right to Life at OAS Commission

In 1948, the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, which is substantially based on natural law and fundamental human rights. In Article 1 of the document, for example, we find: “Every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person.” . . . Read more

HLI Statement at OAS on Fundamental Right to Life

    HUMAN LIFE INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT* BEFORE THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES NORTH AMERICA REGIONAL CONSULTATION HEARINGS WITH CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017   Good morning. My name is Stephen Phelan. I am the director of Missions Communications for Human Life International (HLI). On behalf of . . . Read more

The Politics of Educating Catholic Children

The recent hearings and confirmation of Betsy DeVos brought the debate about choice in education to the fore.  While we don’t often get involved in such debates at HLI, we do consistently advocate for religious freedom and against the corrupt sex miseducation that is now regularly foisted on children in public schools, and sadly, sometimes . . . Read more