Does God Forgive Abortion?

By Sofia Infante / June 11, 2021 /
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“The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy.” ~ Saint Faustina’s Diary   Abortion is one of the foremost causes of suffering in the world, and one of the least acknowledged. The child in the womb suffers in silence, and the mother carries grief, shame, and guilt. A cruel irony…

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Speak Out, That Others May Hear

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 8, 2021 /

It is a difficult time for pro-life Catholics worldwide, who are scrambling to figure out how to respond to the fact that the world’s most powerful politician – President Joe Biden – routinely touts his “devout” Catholic faith, while simultaneously promoting such evils as abortion and a radical form of the LGBT agenda. In the…

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New Euthanasia Laws Drop Illusion of “Choice”

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 26, 2020 /

“Even when not motivated by a selfish refusal to be burdened with the life of someone who is suffering, euthanasia must be called a false mercy, and indeed a disturbing ‘perversion’ of mercy. True ‘compassion’ leads to sharing another’s pain; it does not kill the person whose suffering we cannot bear. Moreover, the act of…

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The Heart of the Matter? Human Dignity

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 30, 2018 /
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In Evangelium Vitae, Pope St. John Paul II identified a sinister paradox in contemporary culture. “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed,” he lamented, “the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant…

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Self-Gratification Culture is So Not Cool

By Molly Loesel / April 17, 2018 /
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Pope Saint John Paul II’s Evangelium vitae just about says it all when it comes to discussing the sanctity of human life, threats to life in the modern world, and the related Catholic Church’s teachings on the issues. In today’s culture –  where the deciding factor of an action among young people tends to be…

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The Annunciation, Inherent Human Dignity, and Mary’s Fiat

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 25, 2018 /
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Day of the Unborn I am writing you today from Harare, Zimbabwe where I am on mission with Dr. Brian Clowes, Mr. Emil Hagamu and HLI’s local affiliate. Our mission has been very fruitful because of your prayers and support; however, because of poor catechesis, corruption, economic hardships and decades of “colonization of the mind”,…

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School Violence and its Origins in the Culture of Death

By Cassandra Hackstock / March 6, 2018 /
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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,…

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Prayer Makes Abortion Visible

By Deborah M. Piroch / October 17, 2017 /
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Lebenszentrum Salzburg Marks 200th Prayer Vigil Human Life International (HLI) Affiliate, Lebenszentrum Salzburg (LZ), just held its 200th prayer vigil in Salzburg, Austria. This monthly vigil marks one of the so-called “Vigil 2000” prayer vigils that have been held to date in cities across Austria. 4,000 total have been held across Europe over the last…

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The Late-Term Abortion Ban

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 7, 2017 /

Pro-abortion writer Robin Marty is distressed that both liberal and conservative media sources are routinely using the phrase “late-term abortion.” Writing in Cosmopolitan Magazine this week, in response to the U.S. House vote to ban most abortions after 20 weeks, she laments, “There is no specific medical definition for a ‘late-term abortion,’ and because of…

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The Consequences of Not Telling the Truth

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 10, 2017 /
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Why are so many Catholics afraid to uphold the Church’s moral doctrine? Based in the Word of God and codified by the Magisterium, the truths therein are essential to living in true freedom, and are offered to all. The Church isn’t, as even many Catholics seem to assume, just some social agency with rituals. “The…

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