News and Commentary

By Their Fruits (and Their Names) You Shall Know Them

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 8, 2017 /

Sometimes a name really is revealing. The United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA, is one organization whose name says a great deal about its true concern. It was, well, born during the overpopulation panic codified in the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s “The Population Bomb” in the late 1960s, but before the widespread abuses of population…

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A Better Solution to Third-World Poverty

By HLI Staff / March 17, 2017 /
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For many countries across the world, poverty and the ills associated with poverty remain the primary social concern. The streets are chaotic, both in terms of traffic and in the busyness of families trying to make a living. Often, children are abandoned by their families, left to fend for themselves and left vulnerable to any…

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Defending the Right to Life at OAS Commission

By Marlene Gillette-Ibern, Esq. / February 16, 2017 /
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In 1948, the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, which is substantially based on natural law and fundamental human rights. In Article 1 of the document, for example, we find: “Every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person.”…

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Congratulations, Sister Annunciata!

By HLI Staff / January 7, 2017 /

The missionaries, staff, and board of directors of Human Life International congratulate Sister Annunciata on her Silver Jubilee — her 60th anniversary of religious life and loving service to Our Lord and His Church! Even at 83 years young, Sister Annunciata keeps a busy schedule as director of Right for Life India: hosting conferences, giving…

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The War on Marriage and Family

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 29, 2016 /
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Contemporary culture is in a deep crisis regarding holy matrimony. Both the truth about the family and families themselves are being ripped apart by violent forces. Proponents of the Culture of Death know well the importance and centrality of the natural family; otherwise, why exhaust so much time, effort, and resources attacking it? This doesn’t…

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Size of Baby at 12 Weeks Changing Minds on Abortion

By HLI Staff / June 20, 2016 /
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One of Human Life International’s most powerful tools in spreading the Culture of Life is “Baby Joshua,” a life-size model of a preborn baby at 12 weeks. This perfectly formed miniature person, his little body curled up and wrapped in a soft cloth, has saved the lives of many babies. He is a witness to…

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St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Patroness of Missionaries

By HLI Staff / April 4, 2016 /
Therese of Lisieux

Human Life International has been blessed to work with and support many missionaries who spread the Gospel of Life to the far corners of the earth. True to the missionary tradition of the Church, we know that without God’s assistance we can do nothing whatsoever, so we strive to open our souls to receive the…

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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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