Europe

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Eliminating Down Syndrome? Or People with Down Syndrome?

Human persons are willed by God; they are imprinted with God's image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are. – St. Pope John Paul II, Centesimus annus, ¶11 A recent report from CBS proclaims that Iceland is, as they put it, "on the [...]

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Swiss Medical Ethics Hit New Low

Marking a new low, revised Swiss in vitro fertilization (IVF) legislation takes effect today. Passed by public referendum in 2016, Switzerland is alleged to be the last country in Europe to allow so-called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of fertilized embryos prior to IVF implantation. Ironically, this was strictly forbidden by [...]

By |2019-11-16T16:22:41-05:00September 1st, 2017|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , |
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The Case of Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard case has grave consequences for the rights of parents and the family. We should be very concerned. The case of baby Charlie Gard has the gravest consequences for the rights of parents and the autonomy of the family. This assault against the family and life stretches beyond the [...]

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Consecration is the Answer

These last few days in Rome have been both difficult and edifying. As leaders come together for the Rome Life Forum and today's March for Life, there is both a certain sense of urgency and a shared sense of faith and trust in Our Lord. There is much to say [...]

The Gospel of Life in Hungary and Romania

I recently had the privilege of organizing a pro-life mission trip in Eastern Europe with HLI president Father Shenan Boquet. We are always blessed when a priest proclaims the Gospel of Life, especially to seminarians. This particular mission found us visiting four days in Hungary and seven days in Romania, [...]

By |2019-11-14T21:06:07-05:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: Mission Reports, News and Commentary|Tags: , , |

What is the Abortion Situation in Europe?

Many American pro-lifers wonder what the long-term impacts of abortion will be on the United States.  We have been making significant progress against the Culture of Death over the past decade, but if our progress is reversed and abortion strengthens its hold on our society, what will happen to our [...]

By |2020-01-10T16:17:59-05:00April 15th, 2017|Categories: Abortion|Tags: , , , |
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Repeating the Errors of the Past

I want to first thank the whole HLI family for your prayers! I arrived in Gdansk, Poland last night after departing Bucharest. Before I get to some thoughts from this mission, I wanted to discuss something that is in the news —something that our friends here who survived Communism recognize [...]

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The Annunciation and the Peace of Christ

And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38) Today is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a celebration of the Woman whose fiat was used to God to change the world. It [...]

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Ultrasound Saves Four out of Five Babies in Ireland

KNOCK, Ireland -- Ultrasounds may not be considered essential in pre-abortion assessments at reproductive health clinics, where profits are only made when women follow through with abortions. But they are essential life-saving tools for Human Life International Ireland. With the unprecedented detail of a baby growing in the womb that [...]

By |2019-11-21T20:56:55-05:00March 12th, 2017|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , |
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Another Kind of Dictatorship Reveals the Truth in Albania

Dr. Gjoni, Bishop Msgr. Ottavio Vitale from Lezhe, Albania, and HLI's Joannes Bucher. LEZHE, Albania -- Shortly after Pope Francis had visited this country in 2014 with its “long path of suffering,” notably under the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, I gave a talk in Lezhë, a mostly Catholic [...]

By |2019-11-21T20:59:54-05:00February 18th, 2017|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , |