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

“From Ocean to Ocean” – Farewell, Mexico!

The Black Madonna’s pilgrimage through Mexico is at long last coming to an end. For two years and three months Our Lady visited this large country of 122 million people. Beatriz Gonzalez and her husband, Jose Luis Garcia Chagoyan, of the Vida Florida movement were coordinators of Our Lady’s Mexico journey. We are grateful for . . . Read more

Grace and a Rough Landing in Bangladesh

HLI’s director of Asia and Oceania, Dr. Ligaya Acosta, sends an initial report on her first mission to Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh — The foreigner coming to Bangladesh for the first time is in for a culture shock. The roads are always teeming with honking buses, cars, trucks, rickshaws,  CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tricycles, and a . . . Read more

What If There Were Alternatives to Abortion?

Of course, there are alternatives to abortion. But what if they were promoted instead of the more profitable choice? What if Planned Parenthood, instead of hiding their true profit center with the offer of free pregnancy tests, something available at every crisis pregnancy center, instead offered free maternity clothes to women in need? What if, . . . Read more

Planned Parenthood’s 100th: Cause for Celebration or Sorrow?

This Sunday, the glitterati will celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  Senate Democrats have introduced a resolution honoring PPFA.  One hundred Hollywood stars have signed a congratulatory letter to the organization.  Hillary Clinton herself has spoken repeatedly about how much she adores the abortion business’s founder, eugenicist Margaret Sanger. . . . Read more

Dr. Acosta: Saipan Mission Report

It’s past midnight now in Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). I just returned to the hotel, grateful to the Lord for His Gospel of Life and the opportunity to share it with such an enthusiastic audience. After days of coordination, more than 50 people gathered to hear my presentation at Kristo Rai Parish . . . Read more

Chile Embroiled in Abortion Fight

The fierce fight over abortion laws continues to grip Chile. In 2015, the abortion legislation drama in Chile began with socialist President Michelle Bachelet’s request to the National Congress, for a legislative bill in favor of the partial decriminalization of abortion for cases for the life of the mother, rape, and fetal deformity. In September . . . Read more

A Huge Victory for Life in Poland!

The voice of the Polish people has been heard. The “Stop Abortion” citizens’ initiative, which had received 450,000 signatures from Polish Citizens, has cleared its first hurdle in the parliamentary process this morning by a very wide margin. The “Stop Abortion” proposal was one of three citizens initiatives—proposals that receive over 100,000 signatures—considered by the . . . Read more

President of Tanzania Expresses Openness to Life

“Not too early, not too late; not too many and not too close.” This is the guideline that population control groups give to many women starting their families in Tanzania. The new president, however, has signaled that his administration will push instead for policies that demonstrate openness to life. According to some reports, he has . . . Read more

A Judicial Assault in Belize

Guest author: Judy Vazquez   As the lone English-speaking nation in Central America, Belize, in a certain way, stands apart, and is often associated more closely with its Caribbean neighbors. Collectively, the Caribbean nations tend to have strong social values that defend life, marriage and family. Yet Belize’s cultural setting may be why it was . . . Read more