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 want first to thank you all for your prayers! Dr. Brian Clowes and I have met up with HLI’s Anglophone Africa director Emil Hagamu and HLI Kenya Director Father Raphael Wanjohi in Nairobi. As usual, we hit the ground running, and have encamped in Karen just outside Nairobi, where we are staying with the . . . 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

Faith and Hope

I’m in Nashville this weekend to meet some supporters of HLI and give a brief presentation for the Trail Life USA convention. I accompanied HLI board chairman Stuart Nolan, Jr., who also serves on the Trail Life board and directs the local troop in our hometown of Front Royal, Virginia. Richard Mathews, an HLI board . . . 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

Pro-Life Conference Affirms Life & Family in Namibia

This week, in a remote part of Namibia, near Rundu, Father Shenan J. Boquet, Dr. Brian Clowes, and Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking Africa for Human Life International, conducted a four-day pro-life conference for students, leaders, medical personnel, military, law enforcement, priests, and lay faithful. Heeding Pope Saint John Paul II’s exhortation to affirm life-loving principles from Church teaching and . . . 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