Irish Threat to Pro-Life Counseling Centers

Update: 11/17/2017 Attempts to Undermine Constitutionally Guaranteed Freedom of Conscience HLI Ireland reported that Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament in Dublin, would debate a bill Wednesday, November 14, 2017, aimed at shutting down pregnancy pro-life counseling networks. The proposed change is to section 4(1) of the Principal Act. Deputy Louise O’Reilly of Sinn Féin, . . . Read more

The Gospel, Doctrine and Pastoral Care

“There is no contradiction between the Gospel, doctrine and the pastoral care of God’s people.” Over the last few weeks I have addressed some very sensitive topics in my weekly column, which many found challenging. I have received numerous emails questioning what some call a “harsh” and insensitive position concerning “sinners.” In particular, last week’s . . . Read more

HLI Supports Revival of Catholic Bioethics

The FIBIP, a Name in Catholic Bioethics Curiously, perhaps the most important event at the recently concluded general assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life in October was a momentous board meeting of FIBIP. What is FIBIP you may well ask? The Federazione Internazionale di Centri e Istituti di Bioetica di Ispirazione Personalista (International Federation . . . Read more

Defending the Truth about Marriage and Family

Ever since St. John Paul II created the World Meeting of Families in 1994, the tri-annual event has served as a powerful celebration of the Catholic Church’s teachings on the nature and value of the family. That’s why I was so distressed to hear about the confusing information included in the newly-released parish program for . . . Read more

St. Gerard Majella Meets Savita Halappanavar

Remembering Savita Halapannavar The Catholic Church commemorates the dead throughout the month of November. As the prayer reads, “Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. ” It is an apt time to recall the sad passing of those who have gone before, including 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar. A week ago . . . Read more

Unstoppable Ugandan Father Jonathan Opio

HLI Ugandan Mission Hits the Road It is said of postal workers: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But they have nothing on HLI Affiliate Director for this Ugandan mission, Father Jonathan Opio. With HLI since 2010, his Ugandan mission is . . . Read more

Abortion Just Got Scarier in Great Britain

RU-486 is on the Rise, Taking Place of Surgical Abortion We’ve heard over and over how abortion numbers in the United States are decreasing. Surgical abortions, that is. The Washington Post, hardly a pro-life publication, reported abortions tanked 25% between 2008 and 2014. What no one talks much about is the “quiet” abortions. Chemical RU-486 . . . Read more

Contraception Leads to More Abortions

While we need a variety of pro-life groups hacking away at the anti-life monster, it is enormously futile and indeed grossly shortsighted to overlook the chief source of baby-killing, which is contraception. –– Father Paul Marx, OSB I’ve written before about the link between contraception and abortion: that is, statistically contraception use actually increases, rather . . . Read more

Evangelizing to the New Faces of Mozambique

No Abortion Since Colonial Times…until 2014 Word reached HLI in July, 2007 that the parliament of Mozambique had very quietly introduced an abortion bill. Before becoming law, the bill still required a presidential signature to legalize death to the unborn. Though abortion had been illegal since colonial times, pro-abortionists called for unlimited abortion through 12 . . . Read more

HLI Meets with Pontifical Academy for Life

PAV “Second to None” Defending Life On Thursday, October 26th, Human Life International (HLI) President, Father Shenan J. Boquet, met with His Excellency, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President for the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV).  Also present at the meeting from HLI were Father Francesco Giordano, Director of HLI’s Rome office, and Dr. Joseph Meaney, HLI’s . . . Read more