The Violence of Euthanasia in Canada

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 16, 2023 /

“Euthanasia is an intrinsically evil act, in every situation or circumstance…Any formal or immediate material cooperation in such an act is a grave sin against human life.” ― Samaritanus Bonus, §5 I’ve said in the past that on many matters Canada gives us a glimpse of what lies five-to-ten years down the road if we don’t…

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Defending Truth, Life, and Family: Benedict XVI’s Legacy

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 9, 2023 /

This past Thursday, in a humble ceremony in St. Peter’s Square, our Holy Father Pope Francis laid his predecessor, Benedict XVI, to rest. With the death of Benedict XVI, the Catholic Church has lost one of the most powerful defenders of its teaching on life and family that we have ever seen. Benedict’s Defense of…

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2022 Victories and Challenges for the New Year

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 2, 2023 /
Adult and children hands holding paper family cutout

A happy New Year to all of my readers and supporters of Human Life International. I pray that you have had a blessed and a holy Christmas, filled with much fun, laughter, and new memories.  I hope, too, that you have been able to spend some time in quiet, contemplating the great love that God…

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Restoring Human Dignity at Christmas

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 26, 2022 /
woman hope sun

Christus natus est! Christ is born! From myself and everyone at Human Life International, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. There is no feast day in the Church’s calendar that is more meaningful for me as a pro-life activist, or that brings me greater joy, than Christmas. Absolutely everything that we fight…

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Pornography Addiction and Its Consequences

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 19, 2022 /
Close up on a man and a woman holding hands at a wooden table

[Pornography] should be denounced as a permanent attack on the dignity of men and women. It is not only a matter of protecting children — an urgent task of the authorities and all of us — but also of declaring pornography a threat to public health.  ― Pope Francis Early in 2020, during the first…

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Stop the Sexualization of Our Children

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 12, 2022 /
Sex Education. Male and female sex symbol on black chalkboard. Woman draws gender symbols

One of the most difficult things about watching the radicalization and growing power of the LGBT agenda in recent years has been seeing the sexual revolutionaries targeting children, the casualties of an over-sexualized culture and adult exploitation. Advocates of this agenda and the sexualization of our youth, being encouraged at the highest levels of government,…

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Marriage Bill Passes, Undermines Truth, Natural Law

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 5, 2022 /
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A couple of weeks ago I warned that it looked as if the deceptively-titled “Respect for Marriage Act” was likely to pass in the U.S. Senate. Unfortunately, last week that’s exactly what happened. In a 61-36 vote last Tuesday, the bill received final approval in the Senate. It now goes back to the House for…

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Three Pieces of Good News for Pro-Lifers

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 28, 2022 /

There are several pieces of good news to share this week about the battle over abortion in the United States. The first is that, despite the relatively mediocre showing of the Republicans in the midterm elections, the Democrats still lack the votes necessary to push their radical abortion agenda legislatively. As I told you a…

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Deceptive Bill Harms Marriage and Society

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 21, 2022 /

This past week, senators in the U.S. Senate voted 62-37 to send the so-called Respect for Marriage Act to a final vote. Although the vote was only procedural, its success suggests that this highly problematic bill is likely to pass the Senate. Given that the bill already easily passed the Democrat-controlled House earlier in the…

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Troubling Results in Five States After Midterms

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 14, 2022 /
Protection of the Unborn

In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world. ― John 16:33 As the dust settles on the U.S. midterm elections, one unfortunate fact is clear: in those states that voted on abortion in ballot initiatives, unborn children and women in need were the losers. In all, voters in…

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