Oppressive Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate Lifted

By HLI Staff / October 6, 2017 /
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Conscientious Affordable Care Act Relief for Christians Today President Trump overturned the violence perpetrated by the Obama Administration in its direct assault against family, life, and conscience through the “birth control mandate” in the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). Under President Obama, the ACA required all employers provide contraceptives under company health insurance to…

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Conscience and Health Care Workers

By Dr. Joseph Meaney / May 11, 2017 /

This is the second of Dr. Joseph Meaney’s five-part series on conscience, the second installment in HLI’s Educational Series. We invite you to read our other series on contraception, or to listen to Dr. Meaney’s recent short talk on conscience with HLI staff and leadership. In this publication I will discuss the important question of…

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Audio: Joseph Meaney on Conscience

By Dr. Joseph Meaney / December 6, 2016 /

HLI’s Dr. Joseph Meaney, director of international outreach and expansion, recently presented a summary of his doctoral dissertation on freedom of conscience for medical professionals.

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The War on Marriage and Family

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 29, 2016 /
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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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Bringing Clarity Amid Confusion

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 6, 2016 /
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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 and Virtue

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 9, 2016 /

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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Review: “Conscience Objection as a Fundamental Human Right”

By Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro / March 25, 2016 /
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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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Uruguay Court Upholds Conscience Rights of Medical Professionals

By Marlene Gillette-Ibern, Esq. / August 28, 2015 /

Until it was amended in 1964, the Hippocratic Oath was taken by all medical professionals around the world and included the promise, “I will give no sort of medicine to any pregnant woman, with a view to destroy the child.” In October 2012, the Parliament of Uruguay decriminalized abortion for the first trimester of the…

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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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The British Supreme Court Blundered in Scottish Midwives Case

By Dr. Joseph Meaney / December 31, 2014 /

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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