True Story II – Central and Eastern Europe: A Return to Life

By HLI Staff / July 2, 2013 / Comments Off on True Story II – Central and Eastern Europe: A Return to Life
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“These countries are in crisis. They need to do something radical to move away from the Culture of Death… and if they don’t, they are going to disappear.” — Joseph Meaney, Director of International Coordination, Human Life International In Hungary and Poland we find two European nations whose people and deep Christian roots have suffered…

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True Story I – The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life

By HLI Staff / July 2, 2013 /
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In December 2012, the Congress of the Philippines finally passed the destructive RH Bill and it was signed into law by President Beningno Aquino. In April 2014 the Supreme Court of the Philippines struck down several provisions of the law, but some of the most objectionable parts were upheld. The legal battle is far from…

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Can We Support Stem Cell Research?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 17, 2013 /
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Much of the confusion over stem cell research involves misunderstanding of terms, so let’s begin with some definitions. Stem Cells in General Stem cells are immature cells that are undifferentiated (i.e., they have not yet “decided” what kind of cell to be). A stem cell divides into two cells: (1) a duplicate of itself and…

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Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part II

By Fr. Peter West / May 14, 2013 /
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This is the second of a two-part series on how Saint Pope John Paul II’s the Theology of the Body can be used to help young, confused Catholics to understand the true nature of marriage. Part I is here. True love is demanding. The source of the beauty of this love is its demanding nature.…

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Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part I

By Fr. Peter West / May 10, 2013 /
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Polls show that most young people today, even those who identify themselves as Christians, have no problem with “same-sex marriage.” If young people today are at all aware of what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage and human sexuality, what they think they know is often only a caricature of the truth. They see it…

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Administration of Plan B Contraceptives to Victims of Rape

By HLI Staff / April 23, 2013 / Comments Off on Administration of Plan B Contraceptives to Victims of Rape
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May victims of rape be administered a “Plan B” (levonorgestrel-only) contraceptive? Catholic bishops, ethicists, and researchers have given a variety of answers to this question. Some forbid its use entirely, others permit it only after certain tests are done, still others allow it every time a victim of rape seeks care. This disparity in policy…

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Defending Marriage

By HLI Staff / March 18, 2013 / Comments Off on Defending Marriage

What is marriage and why is it important? Marriage, properly understood, is and has always been a covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for life that is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring. Arland K. Nichols: “The…

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The Story of St. Josephine Bakhita Being Replayed Today

By Fr. Peter West / March 16, 2012 /
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(Zenit.org) – When Josephine Bakhita died in 1947, thousands of Italians passed her funeral bier to pay respects to a simple woman who had achieved great renown for her kindness. To this day, the people of Schio, Italy, honor now-Saint Josephine, a former African slave, with the title “Nostra Madre Moretta,” which means “Our Black…

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The Five Goods of the Conjugal Act

By Adolfo J. Castañeda | June 24, 2022 |

The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that the conjugal act has four goods: “The goods of conjugal love, which for those who are baptized is sanctified by the sacrament of Matrimony, are unity, fidelity, indissolubility, and an openness to the procreation of life” (no. 495). However, if we consider the sign…

The Eugenic Mind of Harry Laughlin

By Susan Ciancio | June 17, 2022 |

The sum total of human freedom and human happiness will be greatly promoted, in the long run, by eugenical processes which call for the elimination of degenerate and handicapped strains, from the racial stocks, and the increase of numbers of citizens highly endowed by nature with splendid mental, physical, and moral qualities. The state, then,…

The Effects of Abortion Laws: Myths and Facts

By William Lawyer | June 3, 2022 |

With Roe v. Wade overturned, pro-lifers have an exciting opportunity to increase protections for the preborn in their state. Now more than ever it is important to know which laws work, and which don’t. So, what do common pro-life and pro-choice policies truly do, and what policies can you fight for to make your state…

Adultery and the Theology of the Body

By Adolfo J. Castañeda | May 27, 2022 |

The purpose of this article is to show the importance of the theology of the body (TOB) of St. John Paul II in explaining the meaning of adultery and, by implication, the true meaning of marriage. To accomplish this purpose we are going to develop the following subtopics: The failure of the concept of sex…

Overcoming Infertility–The Catholic Way

By Susan Ciancio | May 13, 2022 |

One of the most amazing gifts of a marriage is children. The excitement of a new life coming into the world cannot be matched by much. That’s why it’s so difficult, as a faithful people, to witness the sadness of couples who face infertility. With our country’s advances in technology, couples facing infertility have myriad…

Assisted Reproductive Technologies: A Catholic Perspective

By Susan Ciancio | May 6, 2022 |

The Catholic Church teaches that in vitro fertilization is immoral because it not only commodifies a person but also eliminates the marital act from that person’s creation. In addition, it can lead to the deaths of tiny preborn children when unwanted embryos are discarded or used for testing. This is a bitter pill to swallow…

Using the Theology of the Body To Teach Chastity to Young Adult Children

By Adolfo J. Castañeda | April 29, 2022 |

“The Theology of the Body (TOB) is pretty hard to understand for a lay person. How can I use it to have a conversation about human sexuality and chastity with my son or daughter who is already a young adult?” It is evident that the parent-child relationship takes a turn when the son or daughter…

Male and Female Sterilization

By HLI Staff | April 22, 2022 |

“Blessed are the wombs that never bore.”   The End of Generation Sterilization is, in one sense, the epitome of anti-life activities, the crowning legacy of people like Margaret Sanger, Marie Stopes, and other eugenicists. This is because it fully achieves the end that those activists hoped for: removal of the generative capacities of human…

How Rich is the Pro-Life Movement?

By Brian Clowes, PhD | March 23, 2022 |

The Baseless Propaganda For decades, pro-abortionists have painted pro-lifers as a bunch of cruel, rich old white men intent upon controlling women’s bodies and lives (read or watch The Handmaid’s Tale for their depressing version of reality). Their websites and blogs repeat endlessly what Anne Nicol Gaylor alleged in her bizarre 1975 propaganda book Abortion…

Responding to Same-Sex Attraction as a Catholic Parent

By Susan Ciancio | March 18, 2022 |

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