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  • neo-colonialism

Bioethics Master’s Student Visits HLI for Research

The Battle for Africa When I first began my Master’s program in Catholic bioethics, little did I know that my research would bring me all the way to Front Royal, Virginia. I am writing my Master’s thesis on the bioethical issue of ideological neo-colonialism in sub-Saharan Africa. Ideological neo-colonialism is a [...]

By |2019-11-07T08:35:36-05:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , , |

The Seduction of Evil

“Be on guard against the seduction of evil.” The cobra knocks on John’s door and asks, “John please let me in. It is cold and damp outside. I promise I will do no harm to you or your family.” But John vigorously rejects – at first – the pleas of [...]

By Their Fruits (and Their Names) You Shall Know Them

Sometimes a name really is revealing. The United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA, is one organization whose name says a great deal about its true concern. It was, well, born during the overpopulation panic codified in the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s “The Population Bomb” in the late 1960s, but before [...]

  • african schoolboys

Get the Human Person Right, Get Development Right

If you had a plumber who, after decades of being called to fix your pipes, could not stop them from leaking, would you keep paying him? I can hear your answer: “Decades? I would have replaced him immediately.” Sure. But what if he was the only one available? “I would [...]

  • adolescents

Targeting Adolescents as “Progress”

“For us to make real progress as a country, our interventions must target this group.” ~ Ummy Mwalimu, Minister for Health, Community Development, Elderly and Children, speaking of the need to target adolescent girls with contraceptives, at the opening of the Family Planning 2020 “Progress Report” conference in Dar es [...]

  • oral contraceptives

HLI’s Position on Reports of CRS and Contraceptives in the DRC

Openness to life is at the center of true development. When a society moves towards the denial or suppression of life, it ends up no longer finding the necessary motivation and energy to strive for man's true good. If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of a new life [...]

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HLI Statement on the Lepanto Institute’s Latest CRS Report

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia -- October 17, 2016. Media contact: Stephen Phelan | sphelan@hli.org A report published today by the Lepanto Institute shows "that in a federally-funded program conducted between 2006 and 2010, CatholicRelief Services received and facilitated the delivery of 2.25 million units of contraception in the Democratic Republic of [...]

By |2019-11-12T21:46:02-05:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |