Why Are We Afraid to Tell the Truth?

I received a number of emails from friends after Respect Life Sunday saying that they heard little, if anything, about life and family from the pulpit. It is as if some pastors are afraid of preaching the Gospel of Life, or have something more important to talk about even when it is chosen as the . . . Read more

On the Feast Day of Pope Saint John Paul II

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. John Paul II the great defender of life and the family of our times. The Church has chosen to celebrate his feast not on the date of his death which was on April 2nd 2005 but on the anniversary of his formal installation as Universal Pontiff on . . . Read more

Don’t Be Fooled!

Sadly and scandalously, some Church leaders – for what some mistakenly call “pastoral reasons” – are basically calling for a return to “situation ethics,” a form of relativism that has been thoroughly debunked in Catholic moral theology. According to situation ethics, the situation determines the morality or an action, as opposed to bringing objective moral . . . Read more

Evangelium Vitae: Key to Securing True Freedom in the World

Celebration of the papal encyclical “The Gospel of Life” June 15-16 in Rome FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2013 – CONTACT: Adam Cassandra 540-622-5230 – acassandra@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – As the world prepares for the historic celebration of Saint Pope John Paul II’s 1995 encyclical Evangelium vitae June 15-16 in Rome, Human . . . Read more

Uniting in Truth: The Teachings of Humanae Vitae

I have written in previous weeks about the importance of living our lives with authentic hope — hope that is focused on our true end with Christ, and which thus transforms our outlook and helps us see beyond the wreckage that is modern culture, even as we work within it. With our hope properly placed, . . . Read more

Ethics in Organ Transplantation: What’s a Catholic to Do?

(Zenit.org) – Caleb Beaver died at age 16 on Christmas Day in 2011 due to a previously undiagnosed congenital malformation of his blood vessels. His devastated parents agreed to the donation of his heart, kidneys, lungs, liver, and pancreas. Several months later, his mother and father were able to meet with the grateful recipient of . . . Read more

HLI: “Absolutely No Justification for Abortion in Catholic Teaching”

HLI president responds to pro-abortion statements of Columbian priest. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2011 CONTACT: Stephen Phelan 540-622-5270 – SPhelan@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia — Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, issued the following statement in response to news reports of the anti-life statements and misrepresentation of Blessed John . . . Read more

“No Justification for Abortion in Catholic Teaching”

Dozens of young people in Columbia organized a protest outside of the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogota on Saturday in reaction to the anti-life statements of a Catholic priest who teaches at the university. Father Carlos Novoa, S.J. has recently given several statements to the media falsely repeating that abortion is permissible under certain conditions. . . . Read more