In the Name of Tolerance the Canadian Government Promotes Discrimination against Pro-Lifers

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 18, 2017 /
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The assault just keeps coming for our pro-life brothers and sisters in Canada, which should cause each of us pause and great concern. A few days ago, the Canadian Liberal Government – possibly the most pro-abortion government in Canadian history – unveiled a disturbingly discriminatory policy banning government funding for summer student jobs for any…

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Courage to Speak Truth in Turbulent Times

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 27, 2017 /
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I write to you from Bangkok, Thailand and the 21st International Asian Pacific Congress on Faith, Life and Family (ASPAC) co-sponsored by HLI and the Episcopal Commission for Social Ministries (Caritas Thailand) of the Bishops Conference of Thailand. Over 300 delegates representing twenty-two countries participated in the three-day congress. The truth about life, marriage and…

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Parental Rights Under Attack

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 20, 2017 /
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Since they have conferred life on their children, parents have the original, primary and inalienable right to educate them; hence they must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children…. Parents have the right to educate their children in conformity with their moral and religious convictions…. Parents have the right to freely…

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HLI Statement on Archbishop’s Warning to Catholics about Suicide

By HLI Staff / February 29, 2016 /

Statement from HLI president Father Shenan J. Boquet regarding Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergrast’s warning to Catholics in his archdiocese that they will be barred from receiving the last rites of the Church if they seek to end their lives by euthanasia or assisted suicide under their country’s new law. “We are grateful to see the logic…

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Stand in Solidarity With the Elderly

By Denise Hunnell, MD / April 14, 2015 /

( — The Pontifical Academy for Life held its annual assembly in March on the theme of end of life assistance to the elderly. While there are numerous Vatican documents and papal statements that address this issue, a renewed focus on the moral and ethical care of the elderly is both welcomed and needed. It…

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Silencing the Voices of the Faithful in Health Care

By Denise Hunnell, MD / January 30, 2015 /

Religious liberty provides for the free exercise of one’s faith in every aspect of life. This freedom is far more extensive than merely having the freedom to attend the worship service of choice.  Truly living one’s faith means that family life, professional life, leisure activities, as well as spiritual practices are guided by the tenets…

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Black Madonna Visits Imprisoned Pro-Life Hero Mary Wagner

By Fr. Peter West / March 28, 2014 /
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Throughout my journey with the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa across North America in defense of life, I’ve been to many wonderful places surrounded by amazing people. One place I wasn’t planning to end up when we started this historic trip was in prison. On Monday of this week, on the eve of…

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Cardinal von Galen Award – Fall/Winter 2005: Bishop Fred Henry

By HLI Staff / December 9, 2005 /
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Bishop Fred Henry of the Diocese of Calgary, Canada is the recipient of our award this quarter. Bishop Henry has an impressive track record of speaking out and enforcing Catholic doctrine in a country where it is growing increasingly dangerous to do so. In 2002 he cancelled the wedding of a member of his diocese…

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