Black Madonna’s Peregrination Continues Through Southern California

With many tales of devotion brought to our attention along the way, we continue the peregrination of the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa to St. John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa on August 22. Staffed by the Norbertines of Saint Michael’s Order, an order devoted to reverent public chanting of the choir . . . Read more

Our Lady of Czestochowa Enters Southern California

Long Beach’s Church of the Holy Innocents was our first stop in Southern California. On August 9, we brought the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a magnificent replica of the original housed in the Monastery of Jasna Góra in Poland, to Family Planning Associates Medical Group and Planned Parenthood for a prayer vigil . . . Read more

The Pilgrim Icon Comes to the Big Sky Country of Montana

Montana is the 4th largest State in the United States, and also one of the least densely populated with just over one million residents, almost a quarter of whom identify as Catholic. Nicknamed “Big Sky Country” for its panoramic vistas, Montana became the 41st State in 1889. Our Lady came to Lewistown, Montana, a small . . . Read more

Icon Visits Catholics, Marian Shrines in WI

From HLI Staff — On June 13th, St. John the Baptist Church welcomed the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa to the railroad town of Marshfield, Wisconsin. With the assistance of Deacon Jeffrey Austin, Father West celebrated Mass followed by confessions. During his homily, he explained the extraordinary history of the Black Madonna and . . . Read more

View from the Canonization of John Paul II

Newly proclaimed Saint John Paul II was an inspiration for pro-lifers worldwide, for this one in particular. Pope Francis called John Paul the “Pope of the family,” and he was that in a very broad sense, which included a strong defense of marriage and the right to life of everyone from conception to natural death. . . . Read more

Preaching About HLI’s Pro-Life Pilgrimage from Where Blessed John Paul II Stood

After visiting Mary Wagner in prison at the Vanier Centre for Women, the From Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage continued to St. Francis Xavier Parish in Tottenham, Ontario. Tottenham is a small town in a remote area of Ontario with a population of 6,000 people. St. Francis Xavier offers Eucharistic adoration 24 hours a day, seven . . . Read more

The Importance of Language in Changing the Culture

For forty-one years Human Life International has been engaged in building a Culture of Life through education and activism. Though we have been blessed with success in many of our efforts, we have also faced numerous difficulties. One of these difficulties is one we share with all who defend life, faith and family: As cultural . . . Read more

Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part II

This is the second of a two-part series on how Blessed 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. . . . Read more

Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part I

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 . . . Read more