School Violence and its Origins in the Culture of Death

The Right to Life In the first two months of 2018, America is mourning mass murder in the form of school violence once again.  In January, Alex Hribal was sentenced in the 2014 stabbing of 21 people at Franklin Regional High School, near Pittsburgh.  On Valentine’s Day, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, . . . Read more

The Source of Human Dignity and Rights

Normally when we Americans go to the Caribbean in February, it is to escape during the second or third month of brutal cold and relax in the sun. Having just returned with Dr. Brian Clowes from a mission to St. Lucia, I can indeed affirm that the island nation is as lovely as you’ve heard, . . . Read more

March for Life 2017: Get in the Game

An exhaustive report published Wednesday by Global Life Campaign demonstrates that during the last century in 100 countries, over 1 billion babies were murdered through the crime of abortion. It is truly impossible to fathom: one eighth of the world’s population is missing. Yet for those supportive of population control this is welcome news. Regardless . . . Read more

Still Marching, Still Building the Pro-Life Movement

I hope everyone who reads this participates in a local March for Life, or in the DC March if you are anywhere near the nation’s capital. I firmly believe it is extremely important that we show up in numbers that demand attention, even if the media is committed to ignoring this particular demand. I am . . . Read more

Go Out and Proclaim the Good News

We have been sent. For us, being at the service of life is not a boast but rather a duty, born of our awareness of being “God’s own people, that we may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light” (cf. 1 Pet 2:9). On our journey . . . Read more

A March for Life of Five Million?

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear…” 1 John 4:18: This famous passage from the First Letter of John often comes to me in prayer. This may be because my night prayers often follow very long days full of conversations with faithful who fear for the future of their families and . . . Read more

Saint Michael, Pray for Us

We received a wonderful note yesterday from our good friend, George Wirnkar, HLI’s director of Francophone Africa. He writes from Cameroon: Something quite providential happened on Sunday: My younger sister and I attended Mass in the chapel of a high school with 500 students. My sister had many years ago spent time with the order . . . Read more

Be Not Afraid, Catholic Ireland!

I write this week from the Emerald Isle, where I’m on a mission with Dr. Brian Clowes, HLI’s Director of Education and Research, and Patrick McCrystal, Director of HLI Ireland. Patrick entitled our four-day series of presentations on the road “Be Not Afraid, Catholic Ireland,” as ours is a mission of hope in a land . . . Read more

Marching for Life: Defending Life from its Beginning to Natural End

Every year on January 22nd, the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of brave marchers from all walks of life participate in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. While the March for Life focuses on the grave nature of abortion, it provides the perfect sounding board to voice the sacredness of . . . Read more