HLI Celebrates 20 Years of Viennese Crisis Pregnancy Center

By Deborah M. Piroch / February 6, 2018 /
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The Genesis of a Crisis Pregnancy Center…and HLI Austria Twenty years ago, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and one year after HLI Austria’s founding, Human Life International marked the founding of Vienna’s first crisis pregnancy center in Austria. The “Lebenszentrum Wien” (literally “Life Center Vienna”), was the first of many crisis pregnancy centers…

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November 25th Marks Seventh of Austrian Marches for Life

By Deborah M. Piroch / November 25, 2017 /
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Fighting for Austrian Babies Jugend für das Leben (“Youth for Life”) is the force behind all 2017 Austrian Marches for Life.  This year six demonstrations have already taken place in the following Austrian cities: Graz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz, Klagenfurt and Dornbirn. The last March for Life this year will be held today, Saturday November 25th in the…

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Prayer Makes Abortion Visible

By Deborah M. Piroch / October 17, 2017 /
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Lebenszentrum Salzburg Marks 200th Prayer Vigil Human Life International (HLI) Affiliate, Lebenszentrum Salzburg (LZ), just held its 200th prayer vigil in Salzburg, Austria. This monthly vigil marks one of the so-called “Vigil 2000” prayer vigils that have been held to date in cities across Austria. 4,000 total have been held across Europe over the last…

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HLI Affiliate Lebenzentrum Salzburg Marks 15th Anniversary

By HLI Staff / August 10, 2017 /
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Life is Beautiful August 14th marks two important dates: the feast of martyr Maximilian Maria Kolbe, who freely gave his life in place of another at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, as well as the 15th anniversary of Lebenszentrum Salzburg (LZ). “LZ” Salzburg is a crisis pregnancy center, founded in 2002 to help pregnant women in…

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The Feast of the Annunciation: An International Pro-Life Celebration

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 21, 2014 /

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary…then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.…

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“He is Living Because of You”: Urging the Choice of Life

By Adam Cassandra / January 14, 2013 /

Standing outside of an abortion clinic is not a pleasant experience. No matter how many friends or family members are there praying and helping to counsel women close by, the thought of innocent lives being ended in the building right behind you is inescapable. Sometimes it can seem like no one is even listening, and…

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Prenatal Test Brings Eugenics Back to Germany

By Joannes Bucher / August 28, 2012 /
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A new controversial prenatal blood test for Down’s syndrome, developed by biotech company LifeCodexx, launched this month in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It seems that we are in for another life protection scandal in Europe, and possibly for the return of mainstream eugenics to German-speaking Europe. The new PrenaTest is “targeted exclusively toward women…

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Cardinal von Galen Award – Summer 2007: Bishop Andreas Laun

By HLI Staff / July 9, 2007 /
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His Excellency Bishop Andreas Laun richly deserves to receive HLI’s Cardinal von Galen Award which recognizes courageous leadership against the culture of death. We bestow it on him for his frequent and dignified defense of the Church’s teachings on respect for human life and sexual morality. Both his academic gifts and personal warmth have served…

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