Beloved HLI Chaplain of Many Years Passes Away

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2018 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch, HLI PR Director Email: dpiroch@hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia [September 11, 2018] – Father Frank Papa, S.O.L.T., J.C.D., beloved priest, friend and former chaplain to Human Life International, has passed away. Known for his Catholic orthodoxy, he spent almost ten years compassionately serving HLI and the . . . Read more

Contraception Leads to More Abortions

While we need a variety of pro-life groups hacking away at the anti-life monster, it is enormously futile and indeed grossly shortsighted to overlook the chief source of baby-killing, which is contraception. –– Father Paul Marx, OSB I’ve written before about the link between contraception and abortion: that is, statistically contraception use actually increases, rather . . . Read more

Epiphany and the Pro-Life Movement

When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the . . . Read more

Contraception: An Alternative to Abortion?

Dr. Ligaya Acosta, Human Life International’s regional director of Asia and Oceania, gave an eye-opening talk at the tenth World Congress of Families in the Republic of Georgia in May. Her presentation on contraception was accompanied by HLI resources on the subject. Dr. Acosta took her time deciding on a topic for this important conference. . . . Read more

First Father Paul Marx Pro-Life Award Given to John Smeaton

Human Life International has established the Fr. Paul Marx Pro-life Award both to honor HLI’s founder, Fr. Paul Marx, and to recognize the commitment of outstanding pro-life leaders. The first recipient of this award is Mr. John Smeaton, National Director of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Children, who received the award today . . . Read more

Black Madonna Visits Grave of HLI Founder

The Black Madonna returned briefly to the Diocese of Winona for their Ministry Days which is an event for the continuing education and growth of ministers for the Diocese of Winona.  The icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa stayed in the chapel at the University of Mary in Winona and the ministers of the Diocese . . . Read more

Abortion: Legacy of Contraception

In this talk, Father Paul Marx, O.S.B., founder of Human Life International, describes the destruction caused by the use of contraception. He explains that abortion and contraception are psychologically and metaphysically connected to each other. Because they are so strongly linked, Fr. Marx believes that priests and bishops that speak out against contraception do more . . . Read more

The World Sex Mess Confirms Catholic Teaching

In this 1998 audio recording by Father Paul Marx, O.S.B., founder of Human Life International, you learn how the crisis of declining populations of so many countries is directly linked to the world’s rejection of traditional Catholic teachings on abortion and birth control. Here are a few facts Fr. Marx explains: Of the 45 countries . . . 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

Cardinal von Galen Award – Spring 2007: Father Paul Marx

HLI is honored to present our founder Fr. Paul Marx, whom Pope John Paul II called “the Apostle of Life,” with the Cardinal von Galen Award for distinguished and unwavering service in the cause of life, faith, and family. Already as a young Benedictine priest, he began working in the 1950s and 60s helping thousands . . . Read more