The Christian Sexual Revolution

The Truly Radical Revolution that Accompanied the Arrival of Christianity “It is essential, therefore, that the values chosen and pursued in one’s life be true, because only true values can lead people to realize themselves fully, allowing them to be true to their nature. The truth of these values is to be found not by . . . Read more

The Heart of the Matter? Human Dignity

In Evangelium Vitae, Pope St. John Paul II identified a sinister paradox in contemporary culture. “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed,” he lamented, “the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant . . . Read more

The Priest is Irreplaceable in Preaching the Gospel of Life

Perhaps no other encyclical in the history of the Church has received so much ridicule and caused such controversy as Humanae Vitae. Even today, 50 years later, it still evokes heated discussions and debates, often from people (including some priests) who have never read the document. Yet when encouraged to read the encyclical, one quickly . . . Read more

Equal But Different: Complementarity of the Sexes

“Men and women are equal in dignity, complementary in mission.”—Pope Saint John XXIII  Contraception as a Harmful Ideology One of the unintended side-effects of the widespread acceptance of contraception is the rejection of complementarity.  Contraception furthers inequality, in that it symbolizes the attempt to make the woman function as a man, which is to say, . . . Read more

The Third Prophesy of “Humanae Vitae:” The Collapse of Respectful Relationships

Note: Father Boquet’s series in all parts may be accessed here. Ruining Respectful Relationships Between the Sexes  “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the Church… Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and . . . Read more

HLI Statement at the 48th OAS General Assembly (2018)

For Immediate Release – Address on behalf of HLI by Marina SalvadorAdditional Information: Deborah Piroch, Director of Public Relations, dpiroch@hli.org   HUMAN LIFE INTERNATIONAL CSO COALITION FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 48 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES Washington, District of Columbia, United States – 3 June 2018 (Front Royal, VA and Washington, D.C.) – . . . Read more

The Annunciation, Inherent Human Dignity, and Mary’s Fiat

Day of the Unborn I am writing you today from Harare, Zimbabwe where I am on mission with Dr. Brian Clowes, Mr. Emil Hagamu and HLI’s local affiliate. Our mission has been very fruitful because of your prayers and support; however, because of poor catechesis, corruption, economic hardships and decades of “colonization of the mind”, . . . Read more

“Don’t be afraid of us . . . . We are still human beings. ”

Lucas, the First Gerber Baby with Down’s For the first time ever, Gerber has chosen a baby with Down syndrome as their official “Gerber baby.” Baby Lucas, whose infectious smile is certainly an attention grabber, was chosen from among 140,000 applicants. The position comes with a $50,000 prize, which Lucas’ parents say they intend to . . . Read more

Digging Deep to Build a Culture of Life

The Roots of the Truth While traveling to Hagerstown, Maryland last Saturday, I encountered highway construction. The workers were removing every level of topcoat in order to reach the underlayment. The project demanded an extensive procedure: the removal of every level down to the foundation of the highway. In order to have a level, smooth . . . Read more