The Cardinal is Right about Education

There can be no peace between Truth and error. Like most of HLI’s pro-life missionaries, I have experienced backlash even at our own events from those who disagree with Church teaching on contraception, abortion, marriage, homosexuality, conscience and euthanasia. Typically, they are simply ignorant of the issues due to poor catechesis and formation. We often . . . Read more

The Consequences of Not Telling the Truth

Why are so many Catholics afraid to uphold the Church’s moral doctrine? Based in the Word of God and codified by the Magisterium, the truths therein are essential to living in true freedom, and are offered to all. The Church isn’t, as even many Catholics seem to assume, just some social agency with rituals. “The . . . Read more

Forming Priests, Forming Culture

It is amazing what happens when you sit in a Church on a Sunday afternoon. I returned to Louisiana this past week to participate in an event in my home parish of Saint Anne. The parish family was celebrating the retirement of its pastor, Father Ty Van Nguyen, who had served the parish for 13 . . . Read more

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

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