HLI Philippines Holds Country’s First Rally Against Divorce Bill

Human Life International (HLI) has reported more than once on Filipino House Bill 6027, its attack on marriage and evils of divorce. Ironically, sponsoring House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has termed the legislation a “dissolution of marriage” bill, but as the Catholic Church already has the annulment procedure for dissolution of marriage, it is in truth a . . . Read more

Contraceptive Brief: Condoms

We are all familiar with the liberal rule of thumb “Never waste a crisis.”  The AIDS epidemic in Africa and the prevalence of teen pregnancy in the United States have given the “family planners” ideal excuses to spread the condom far and wide, not only in the United States but all over the world. Of . . . Read more

Congratulations, Sister Annunciata!

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, . . . Read more

This Season of Hope

Our God is the God of all reality. Not just the spiritual, but the Creator and keeper of all. Sometimes when we look around at the collapse of culture and institutions, crime and violence, we can forget that God loves us even while he respects our freedom enough to allow evil to occur, and that . . . Read more

Contraception: An Alternative to Abortion?

Dr. Ligaya Acosta, Human Life International’s regional director of Asia and Oceania, gave an eye-opening talk at the tenth World Congress of Families in the Republic of Georgia in May 2016. Her presentation on contraception was accompanied by HLI resources on the subject. Dr. Acosta took her time deciding on a topic for this important . . . Read more

What it Means to be Pro-Life

Mayor Sally Lee Shows What it Means to be Pro-Life Last year, Human Life International reported on Mayor Sally Lee, who declared Sorsogon, Philippines to be a pro-life city in February 2015, after being inspired by HLI’s 19th Asian-Pacific Conference on Faith, Life, and Family. Mayor Sally shows what it means to be pro-life, and HLI . . . Read more

Return from the Philippines

It is our loving God who will transform cultures, and He asks us to be His voice, His hands and His feet. So many friends of ours in the Philippines are following this call with courage, even as the Culture of Death seeks to consolidate its recent wins in this country. Sadly, others are taking . . . Read more

The Church as a Sign of Contradiction

In an evil age, the love of Our Lord is a sign of contradiction. Even when you speak His truth with love and peace, those who drift along with the spirit of the age will often see your stand as a failure, or worse. Laypeople have a special responsibility in leading in contradicting the lies . . . Read more

HLI on the Adoption of “SOGIE” in Mandaue, Philippines

HLI condemns the unjust and ironically-named “Anti-Discriminatory Ordinance for People of Diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE)”, approved by the Mandaue City Council earlier this month. Whatever the intention of those who approved it, this ordinance utilizes language now routinely invoked to persecute Christians worldwide. We have seen several Christian-owned businesses fined . . . Read more

A “Pro-Life City?”

During HLI’s recent 20th Asia-Pacific Congress for Life, Faith, and Family (ASPAC) in Taiwan, I had the joy and honor of visiting with Mayor Sally Lee of Sorsogon City, Philippines. I first met this longtime friend of HLI and great defender of life and family in 2013 during the 19th ASPAC in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. . . . Read more