shoulder angels

This is the first in a five-part series on conscience, which will become the third installment in HLI’s Educational Series. We invite you to read our other two series on contraception and marriage. To hear Dr. Meaney’s recent short talk on conscience with HLI staff and leadership, click here.   Conscience and Its Formation The…

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happy newlyweds

Contemporary culture is in a deep crisis regarding holy matrimony. Both the truth about the family and families themselves are being ripped apart by violent forces. Proponents of the Culture of Death know well the importance and centrality of the natural family; otherwise, why exhaust so much time, effort, and resources attacking it? This doesn’t…

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light breaking through clouds

Son of man, I have appointed you a sentinel for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, you shall warn them for me. If I say to the wicked, you shall surely die–and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade the wicked from their evil conduct in…

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leadership

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle Archibald MacNeal Willard’s famous 1875 painting “The Spirit of ‘76” captured for many the spirit of the American Revolution as the nation prepared to celebrate the centenary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The phrase has remained common parlance, conjuring…

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book review newspaper

Review: The Conscience Objection as Fundamental Human Right: in Bioethics and Bioethical Law (La Objeción de Conciencia como Derecho Humano Fundamental: en Material Bioetica y Bioderecho), Dr. Esteban Armando Kriskovich De Vargas, published by Libreria Editrice Vatican, 2015. Ambassador Esteban Kriskovich, PhD currently serves Paraguay as Ambassador to the Holy See, bringing to this valuable…

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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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gavel

It had the makings of a great and inspirational movie until the final scene. Two fearless Scottish midwives take on the government bureaucracy of the National Health Service and the powerful hospital that employs them on a matter of the highest principle. Our heroes, the perfectly-named Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood, scrape together the funds…

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word vote on american flag

“We encourage all citizens, particularly Catholics, to embrace their citizenship not merely as a duty and privilege, but as an opportunity meaningfully to participate in building the Culture of Life. Every voice matters in the public forum. Every vote counts. Every act of responsible citizenship is an exercise of significant individual power.”  ~ United States Conference…

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