Pilgrimage Begins on Six Continents during Fatima Centenary and Jubilee Year

On January 11, Pope Francis blessed six statues of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and conferred upon them the title of “International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima.” Each of these pilgrim images have since been sent from the Eternal City to a continent, where their pilgrimage will be focused. The Alliance of . . . Read more

An Urgent Prayer Request for the Philippines

Brothers and sisters, I am going to ask you to pray for the Philippines today and over the weekend. The situation is urgent and it appears that earthly means for a just outcome in their elections are exhausted. As folks here in the United States can understand, their choices for president in the Philippines do . . . Read more

AIDS Seminar Highlights Dangers of Condoms

  Tagbilaran City, Philippines — In observance of World AIDS Week, 200 graduating maritime students at the Philippines Maritime Institute recently attended a pro-life seminar given by HLI Philippines country director Rene Bullecer, MD. Dr. Bullecer focused on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. He highlighted the untold dangers of condoms, which are less effective than most . . . Read more

Filipino Event Challenges Laity to Be Brave Warriors for Life and Family

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Filipino Catholics bid farewell to the Year of the Laity with a culminating event held in Cebu City on November 23. The one-day event drew lay leaders from the Archdiocese of Cebu’s 149 parishes. HLI Philippines country director Rene Bullecer, MD and other speakers challenged the faithful to promote the Gospel . . . Read more