Unstoppable Ugandan Father Jonathan Opio

HLI Ugandan Mission Hits the Road It is said of postal workers: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But they have nothing on HLI Affiliate Director for this Ugandan mission, Father Jonathan Opio. With HLI since 2010, his Ugandan mission is . . . Read more

Mission Report June 2017

Dear Pro-Life Friend in Christ, In this month’s issue of Mission Report, we have two reports from Africa, each discussing the battle with promoters of the Culture of Death and how to counter these destructive forces. First, we hear from George Wirnkar, HLI Regional Director of French-Speaking Africa. George reports on a mission trip he . . . Read more

Your Mass Stipends are Saving Lives

If you would like a Mass said for your special intentions which would also save unborn lives around the world, please consider sending your Mass stipends to Human Life International. We are welcoming Mass stipends for the priests in our mission field. These stipends help support our priests as they travel, present, and counsel on . . . Read more

Two Wins in Uganda!

We have been sent. For us, being at the service of life is not a boast but rather a duty, born of our awareness of being “God’s own people, that we may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light” (cf. 1 Pet 2:9). On our journey . . . Read more

Coerced Abortion is a Reality

“D” is a young woman living in Uganda. When D became pregnant, she sought help from her parents and the father of her child. Sadly, the three were not supportive, and coerced her into scheduling an abortion. Steven, a coordinator for HLI Uganda, found out about D and her scheduled abortion and intervened. He met . . . Read more

African Babies Under Attack

Unborn African babies in Uganda have been protected from abortion for a long time by strict pro-life laws. In spite of this, Uganda is filled with anti-life groups, including Marie Stopes International, the Gates Foundation, Family Health International, and many more. These groups are working hard to instate a new abortion policy, a policy that would, . . . Read more

Can You Stop Pro-Lifers by Arresting Them?

As this week’s Spirit & Life goes out, I am preparing to board the last leg of my trip to Belarus. I just met HLI’s Joannes Bucher here in Frankfurt, Germany, and he is as excited as I am to get rolling on this pro-life mission. Joannes, our regional director for Europe, arranged this mission . . . Read more

Ugandan Priest Dispels Propaganda in Training Pro-Life Advocates

“Recognize the propaganda!” This is the message directed to Ugandan pro-life coordinators by Father Jonathan Opio, country director for HLI Uganda. Every spring, Fr. Opio provides intense pro-life advocacy seminars to students who will spread the Gospel message as a counter-measure against the lure of anti-life and anti-family propaganda. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have invaded Uganda, . . . Read more

Over 8,000 Rally Against Anti-Life Propaganda in Uganda

AMURIA, Uganda — Like the rest of Africa, Uganda has been besieged by outside forces relentlessly pressuring governments to embrace anti-life and anti-family policies. The angle is always the same: improving “reproductive health,” including abortion and contraception, will liberate women and encourage growth and prosperity in the developing world. To fight this overwhelming propaganda, HLI Uganda . . . Read more