The Danger of the “Seamless Garment” Mentality

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. –– St. Catherine of Siena The resurgence of the dangerous “seamless garment” mentality should cause us grave concern. In its most pernicious form, this philosophy holds that grave intrinsic evils like contraception, abortion and euthanasia and social problems like poverty, immigration, health care and the . . . Read more

HLI Mourns Loss of Ricardo Jamin Cardinal Vidal

Cardinal Vidal Dies After Receiving Sacraments of the Church With great sadness Human Life International (HLI) mourns the loss of His Eminence, Ricardo Jamin Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu, of the Philippines. A beloved HLI Episcopal Advisor since 1994, he was a remarkable witness for Life and Family and a great supporter of our . . . Read more

Prayer Makes Abortion Visible

Lebenszentrum Salzburg Marks 200th Prayer Vigil Human Life International (HLI) Affiliate, Lebenszentrum Salzburg (LZ), just held its 200th prayer vigil in Salzburg, Austria. This monthly vigil marks one of the so-called “Vigil 2000” prayer vigils that have been held to date in cities across Austria. 4,000 total have been held across Europe over the last . . . Read more

The Message of Fatima, the Family, and the Crisis of Modesty

Exactly 100 years ago, the sun danced. Nowadays you might read people like atheist Richard Dawkins dismissing the miracle in Fatima as a “mass hysteria.” Far more likely, however, you won’t hear about it at all. Or if you do, the media will be sure to give you only half the story. And yet, the . . . Read more

URGENT ONLINE EVENT: Help protect the Catholic Church’s historic defense of the vulnerable!

Fight Radical Advocates of Population Control I’m Human Life International’s Father Shenan J. Boquet and I’m writing to personally invite you to an urgent online event, to discover how global elites and the UN are pushing their international agenda to end poverty by eliminating the poor … and how advocates of population control are using . . . Read more

The Late-Term Abortion Ban

Pro-abortion writer Robin Marty is distressed that both liberal and conservative media sources are routinely using the phrase “late-term abortion.” Writing in Cosmopolitan Magazine this week, in response to the U.S. House vote to ban most abortions after 20 weeks, she laments that, “There is no specific medical definition for a ‘late-term abortion,’ and because . . . Read more

HLI Applauds Passing of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

House Resolution 36 Passes the House of Representatives Human Life International (HLI) celebrates the action taken by the House in passing H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, late yesterday. President of HLI, Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, commented: “HLI affirms the protection of every life from the moment of conception. We applaud the House . . . Read more

Fatima and the ‘Final Battle’ over Marriage

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra – who died just a few weeks ago – revealed in 2008 that shortly after Pope John Paul II charged him with founding the Pontifical Institute for the Studies on Marriage and the Family he had written to Fatima visionary, Sr. Lucia, asking for her prayers. To his surprise, a few days . . . Read more

Petition on the Right to Life in International Law

Sign the Petition Human Life International has joined with C-FAM, Center for Family and Human Rights, and six other pro-life groups in sponsoring a crucial petition on the right to life in international law. The petition aims to counter a move by the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHCR). Despite its name, the Committee regularly . . . Read more

How the Church Must Respond to the Overpopulation Myth

“The human person is man’s greatest resource.” There are two very important up-coming Vatican meetings we should pay close attention to: the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV), October 5-7, and the Pontifical Academy of Science (PAS), November 2-4. This will be the first time the PAV meets since Pope Francis inaugurated the Academy’s new statues . . . Read more