How Abortion Affects a Woman’s Relationships

By William Lawyer / November 10, 2021 /
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Many women seeking abortions fear that a child might interfere with their relationships with their partners. Sometimes a woman’s partner, parents, or friends encourage her to have an abortion or express disapproval if she wishes to keep the child. Because of this, women often fear that if they do not have abortions, their relationships may…

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Ten Threats to Marriage

By HLI Staff / September 3, 2021 /
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Marriage is—and has been—under attack for quite some time. While the latest attacks are fashioned by those who attempt to redefine the authentic definition of marriage to include same-sex relationships, there are many other things that not only harm but destroy this sacred sacrament. We discuss ten of these here.   1. Wounded Human Nature…

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What Percentage of Marriages Survive Infidelity?

By Susan Ciancio / July 14, 2021 /

You say your “I dos,” you excitedly build a life together, you have children, you buy a house, you go to work, and then the unimaginable happens. You find out that your spouse has cheated on you. The life you built comes crashing down. You feel shattered, broken, and betrayed. Sometimes it even feels like…

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The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / January 14, 2021 /
Adam and Eve. Religion. Orthodox church in Kirowograd Ukraine

Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body Next articles in this series: Purity of Heart Resurrection of the Body Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility   In our previous two articles, we…

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Reclaiming Fatherhood to Heal the Family

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 22, 2020 /

“Human fatherhood gives us an anticipation of who God is. But when this fatherhood does not exist, when it is experienced only as a biological phenomenon, without its human and spiritual dimension, all statements about God the Father are empty. The crisis of fatherhood we are living today is an element, perhaps the most important,…

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Cohabitation Before Marriage Statistics

By Susan Ciancio / July 5, 2019 /
cohabitation before marriage statistics

Imagine this scenario: You’ve been in a serious relationship for several years and things are going well. You talk about a future, but not necessarily marriage. Your friends and family like this person. You get along fantastically. And people are now starting to ask, “When are you taking the next step?” But by “next step,”…

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Is Remarrying after Divorce a Sin?

By Susan Ciancio / March 11, 2019 /

The Beauty of Catholic Marriage Is remarrying after divorce a sin? To answer this question from a Catholic viewpoint, we must first understand what marriage is. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines marriage as “the matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life…

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Humanae Vitae’s First Prophesy – The Beauty of Marriage

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 11, 2018 /
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Father Boquet’s series in all parts may be accessed here. Pope Paul VI Re-Affirms Church Teaching on Inherent Dignity of Marriage  “False teachers, many belonging to an intellectual elite in the worlds of science, culture and the media, present an anti-gospel…When you ask them, “What must I do?” their only certainty is that there is no…

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HLI Philippines Holds Country’s First Rally Against Divorce Bill

By HLI Staff / August 30, 2017 /
Philippines Rally against Divorce Bill

Human Life International (HLI) has reported more than once on Filipino House Bill 6027, its attack on marriage and evils of divorce. Ironically, sponsoring House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has termed the legislation a “dissolution of marriage” bill, but as the Catholic Church already has the annulment procedure for dissolution of marriage, it is in truth a…

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The Philippines Under Attack: The Divorce Deception

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 26, 2017 /
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The last country in the world to completely outlaw divorce is the Philippines. Now, however, a new bill, House Bill 6027, is threatening the sanctity of marriage and family life by introducing divorce in a predominantly Catholic country (86%), seeking to permit divorce in the broad and undefined cases of “irreconcilable differences” or “severe and…

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