Beware the Dangers of TikTok

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 10, 2022 /
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LGBT extremists are deliberately targeting children with dangerous propaganda using methods that are designed to ensure that the children’s parents know nothing about it. That is the disturbing lesson from two stories that broke over the past few weeks. The first story involves a uproar that broke out at a school in California. Parents there…

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Your Heart Is A Pro-Life Remedy

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 3, 2022 /

The start of a new year is a time to look both backwards and forwards. In looking backwards, we review the past year from the bird’s eye perspective of the present, acknowledging and celebrating the accomplishments achieved, while ruthlessly cataloguing those areas where we fell short. In looking forward, we lay plans for the upcoming…

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Italy’s LGBT Zan Bill Rejected

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

In a rare victory for pro-family activists, Italian senators have voted down a bill that would have banned so-called “hate speech” based upon “sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.” The Zan Bill was named after homosexualist activist and Democratic party legislator Alessandro Zan. It had already passed the Lower House of Parliament by…

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Theology of the Body for Kids

By Susan Ciancio / November 3, 2021 /

Young children are bombarded with “woke” language and ideology earlier and earlier in life. From books that normalize transgenderism to school curriculum that does the same, our world has moved further and further away from a society that values the human body. No longer are our bodies seen as gifts. What are parents to do?…

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Biden’s Equality Isn’t for the Unborn

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 1, 2021 /

Last Friday, President Joe Biden met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. No doubt the President was delighted to have such an apparently warm and friendly meeting, with the cameras projecting to the world the appearance of strong unity between the country’s second Catholic President and the Church to which he rarely misses an opportunity…

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Stand Against Transgender Madness

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 11, 2021 /

[Disclaimer: This week’s subject matter and its discussion involve some explicit content. Out of respect for our readers, some words have been altered. The original language can be ascertained by accessing the link that is provided within the column. Please be aware.]   A few weeks ago, we learned of a terrible – but, in…

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Ten Threats to Marriage

By HLI Staff / September 3, 2021 /
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Marriage is—and has been—under attack for quite some time. While the latest attacks are fashioned by those who attempt to redefine the authentic definition of marriage to include same-sex relationships, there are many other things that not only harm but destroy this sacred sacrament. We discuss ten of these here.   1. Wounded Human Nature…

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Pushing Back Against Transgenderism

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 23, 2021 /
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You may remember the tragic case of James Younger from last year. James is a now-eight-year-old boy who lives in Texas. His mother, Anne Georgulas, who is a pediatrician, believes that James is “transgender.” That is, she believes that James “identifies” as a girl named Luna. According to Georgulas, James began to identify as Luna…

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What Percentage of Transgenders Regret Surgery?

By Susan Ciancio / July 7, 2021 /
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Statistics vary on the numbers of people who regret having surgery to change from male to female or vice versa. We will look at some recent data and at some real-life stories to get a better picture of what happens when someone decides to alter his or her sex. The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (page 111)—the…

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Transgenderism is Not a Victimless Ideology

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 5, 2021 /
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One step forward, two steps back. That’s how the culture wars sometimes feel these days. Last week I was pleased to write about a Supreme Court decision that protected the right of a Catholic adoption agency to abide by Catholic beliefs in only adopting children into families with a mother and a father. This week,…

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