Review of Robert Cardinal Sarah’s “God or Nothing”

By Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro / December 10, 2015 /
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Robert Cardinal Sarah with Nicholas Diat, God or Nothing – A Conversation on Faith, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2015. In these times of confusion, it would be good for the faithful to mediate on the quote that opens this great book: “For nothing is impossible with God” (Lk. 1:37). This particular passage from Our Lord…

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Who Teaches Our Children?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 29, 2015 /

Last Friday the Ordinary Synod on the Family concluded and released its document, or Relazione Finale. The document, currently available only in Italian, is causing some concerns. Sadly, we will have to wait until the document is translated into English to better understand its content. With such an important document, I question the decision to…

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#PPSellsBabyParts: The Shocking Undercover Videos

By HLI Staff / August 25, 2015 /

What Does Planned Parenthood Do with Aborted Babies? Through a series of undercover videos (see below), the Center for Medical Progress is documenting how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted babies. From the CMP website: “Citizen journalists at CMP spent two-and-a-half years logging thousands of research hours to painstakingly gather hundreds of hours…

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The Economic Impact of Abortion

By HLI Staff / March 5, 2015 /
money and wallet

(Vatican Radio) — In his teaching on reaching out to the poor and the marginalized, Pope Francis has stressed that human dignity must not be sacrificed for profits. But some advocates of population control argue that abortion benefits the economy and the common good. At a conference in Rome on Thursday, Joseph Meaney, the Director…

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Father Hesburgh Deserves Our Prayers … Not Praise

By Fr. Peter West / March 4, 2015 /
father ted hesburgh civil rights commitee

Tributes poured in after the death of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C, who led Notre Dame University as its president for 35 years before retiring in 1986. President Barack Obama, who received an honorary degree from Notre Dame despite his adamant stand in favor of abortion, praised Father Hesburgh in a statement at his death, part of…

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Murder is Good? Does the Bible Tell Me So?

By Deborah M. Piroch / November 21, 2014 /
Planned Parenthood- Thousand Oaks, CA

Last week’s Time Magazine expose, 6 Myths About Abortion, is part of the abortion industry’s rebranding effort, as they seek to move away from the always-false “pro-choice” language toward the more diabolically honest pro-abortion approach. Hence the need to do away with certain facts that are inconvenient for the pro-abortion crowd, recasting them as “myths.”…

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Pro-Life Passion Leads Former HLI Staff Member to Postulancy

By Krista Schmid Thomas / November 6, 2014 /
postulant white veil

On Hollywood Avenue in the Bronx, New York, a growing community of women religious serve an order with a charism for life. One of our own, Theresa Tolpa, who worked for Human Life International from 2008-2011, returned recently to HLI headquarters in Front Royal, VA while preparing to enter the Sisters of Life as a discerning postulant. She will live with…

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Be Not Afraid! St. John Paul II’s Key to Building a Culture of Life

By Denise Hunnell, MD / May 28, 2014 /
pope john paul ii in the mountains

( — The recent canonization of Saint John Paul II offers an impetus to reflect on both his life and his papacy. The Pope’s leadership of the Catholic Church was exemplified by his signature phrase “Be not afraid!” Yet, what exactly was he exhorting the faithful to face without fear? Pope John Paul II first…

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Black Madonna Visits Imprisoned Pro-Life Hero Mary Wagner

By Fr. Peter West / March 28, 2014 /
Our Lady of Czestochowa

Throughout my journey with the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa across North America in defense of life, I’ve been to many wonderful places surrounded by amazing people. One place I wasn’t planning to end up when we started this historic trip was in prison. On Monday of this week, on the eve of…

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March 25: The International Day of the Unborn Child

By HLI Staff / March 21, 2014 /
human embryo

What Is It? The International Day of the Unborn Child is celebrated on March 25, in conjunction with the Feast of the Annunciation. First officially celebrated in Argentina in 1999 under the Pontificate of Pope St. John Paul II, this day is a celebration of the value and dignity of every human person from the…

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