Fatima and the ‘Final Battle’ over Marriage

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra – who died just a few weeks ago – revealed in 2008 that shortly after Pope John Paul II charged him with founding the Pontifical Institute for the Studies on Marriage and the Family he had written to Fatima visionary, Sr. Lucia, asking for her prayers. To his surprise, a few days . . . Read more

Contraception and its Deadly Consequences

“There is overwhelming evidence that contrary to what you might expect, the provision of contraception leads to an increase in the abortion rate.” – Fr. Paul Marx, founder of Human Life International Several years ago Ann Furedi, the former director of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Britain’s largest abortion provider, made a shocking admission. . . . Read more

The Politics of Educating Catholic Children

The recent hearings and confirmation of Betsy DeVos brought the debate about choice in education to the fore.  While we don’t often get involved in such debates at HLI, we do consistently advocate for religious freedom and against the corrupt sex miseducation that is now regularly foisted on children in public schools, and sadly, sometimes . . . Read more

The War on Marriage and Family

Contemporary culture is in a deep crisis regarding holy matrimony. Both the truth about the family and families themselves are being ripped a part by violent forces. Proponents of the Culture of Death know well the importance and centrality of the natural family; otherwise, why exhaust so much time, effort, and resources attacking it? This . . . Read more

URGENT: Join HLI and other Defenders of the Family at the UN Next Monday!

Human Life International is pleased to join “Friends of the Family”, a UN-focused NGO that will bring together many of the strongest defenders of the natural family in a forum where the family is under attack. Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, is enthusiastic about the new coalition. “When you see the . . . Read more

Who Teaches Our Children?

Last Friday the Ordinary Synod on the Family concluded and released its document, or Relazione Finale. The document, currently available only in Italian, is causing some concerns. Sadly, we will have to wait until the document is translated into English to better understand its content. With such an important document, I question the decision to . . . Read more

Call to Prayer: A Novena for the Synod Fathers

As the Synod of Bishops on the Family passes the halfway mark, I ask that you please join me and the HLI Family around the world in praying a Novena for the Protection of the Family beginning tomorrow, October 17 and ending on the last day of the Synod, October 25.  The prayer for this . . . Read more

Review: Christ’s New Homeland – Africa: Contribution to the Synod on the Family by African Pastors

This important contribution for the good of the universal Church is a demonstration of the concerns of African bishops regarding many controversial matters that are going to be considered in the Synod on the Family. It is presented by Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship. He underlines how marriage comes . . . Read more

Kazakhstan Celebrates Holiness of Life Week

Inspired by the HLI 18th Asia-Pacific Congress on Faith, Life and Family (ASPAC) held in Astana, Kazakhstan in September 2011, the Archdiocese of Astana has been hosting an annual “Holiness of Life Week.”  This year, it will be held on March 19-25, said Archbishop Tomash Peta, Archbishop of Astana, and the President of the Catholic . . . Read more

250,000 Miles for Life

November 1 marked my second anniversary as president of Human Life International. I made my transition from Louisiana to Front Royal, Virginia on the evening of October 30, 2011. Yet I didn’t have much time to settle or unpack because two days later I departed for Sao Paulo, Brazil for my first pro-life missionary trip . . . Read more