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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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True Unity of a Human Person Defies All “Gender” Ideology

The Many Dangers of "Gender" Ideology "Gender" ideology is sweeping across Western societies with relentless, hostile force. It is invading educational and health institutions beginning in the early life of students. And its ideologues are using the law to deny parental rights. Therefore, it is important to clarify and challenge [...]

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

For Immediate Release - Address on behalf of HLI by Marina Salvador Additional 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 [...]

By |2020-01-18T21:00:14-05:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |
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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 [...]

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“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' [...]

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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 [...]

By |2019-11-16T17:11:35-05:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: News and Commentary, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: |
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Human Trafficking: The Hidden Assault on Human Dignity

Most believers of any faith and people of all persuasions are shocked, indeed scandalized, when they discover that trafficking occurs in every country and that it represents a most prosperous business on the planet. It is a form of slavery, a crime against humanity, a grave violation of human rights, [...]

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Shouldn’t Every Child Be Wanted?

The three most popular pro-abortion slogans are “Woman’s body, woman’s choice!,” “Freedom of choice!” and "Every child a wanted child!" These slogans are catchy, and they appeal in a superficial manner to the sense of fairness in all of us.  However, it takes only a little thought to break through [...]

By |2019-12-05T20:49:06-05:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: Abortion|Tags: , , , |
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Shouldn’t Abortion be Allowed for Serious or Fatal Birth Defects?

  “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Pope Saint John Paul II1   Abortion because of birth defects is at least understandable, especially if the child is not expected to live. Try to imagine for just for a moment the heartbreak [...]