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

No to Down Syndrome Abortion

“Bring this child to birth” Milagres Pererira hails from Artists for Life, which is Human Life International’s Affiliate (HLI) in Goa, India. Some time back she was invited to speak on parenting at a Parent Teacher Association gathering.  Once finished, Milagres was approached by a woman who said, “Do you remember my son? You prayed . . . Read more

HLI India Preaches the Catechism

CCC (Catechism of the Catholic Church) There is a lack of moral clarity and at times even gross ignorance among members of the Catholic Church today.  Human Life International’s (HLI) affiliate in Goa, India has just held its 55th Catechetical Retreat, in an ongoing attempt to educate the faithful. Started twenty years ago, with just . . . Read more

HLI Philippines Holds Country’s First Rally Against Divorce Bill

Human Life International (HLI) has reported more than once on Filipino House Bill 6027, its attack on marriage and evils of divorce. Ironically, sponsoring House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has termed the legislation a “dissolution of marriage” bill, but as the Catholic Church already has the annulment procedure for dissolution of marriage, it is in truth a . . . Read more

Philippine’s Sorsogon City Selected as Pilot City for Natural Family Planning

After years of grave pressure and harassment from both government and non-government organizations – including international population control groups – for her refusal to accept and distribute contraceptives, Mayor Sally Lee’s Sorsogon City has been selected as pilot city for the implementation of Natural Family Planning (NFP). The launch is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22nd. . . . 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

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

A “Pro-Life City?”

During HLI’s recent 20th Asia-Pacific Congress for Life, Faith, and Family (ASPAC) in Taiwan, I had the joy and honor of visiting with Mayor Sally Lee of Sorsogon City, Philippines. I first met this longtime friend of HLI and great defender of life and family in 2013 during the 19th ASPAC in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. . . . Read more

Good Morning, Vietnam!

“Jesus Christ brought us freedom from sin; America brought us freedom to sin.” ― Archbishop Emeritus Jean-Baptiste Cardinal Pham Minh Mân of Saigon.   Ligaya Acosta and I stepped out of Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and into the blazing heat of Vietnam. We had just traveled from Bangkok, where we conducted a one-day pro-life . . . Read more

Doctors for Life Share Ideas to Fight Anti-Life Agendas at Conference

CEBU, Philippines — Nearly 100 health care professionals dedicated to defending the sanctity of human life attended the Doctors for Life annual conference in Cebu, Philippines recently. Coordinated by HLI Pilipinas leader Dr. Rene Bullecer, the event became an invaluable tool to highlight the best practices for promoting pro-life programs. This forum, Dr. Bullecer said, . . . Read more