HLI Congress Held as Humanae Vitae Nears Half Century

Humanae Vitae Turns 50 in 2018 “The unchangeable teaching of the Church is under unprecedented attack today.” – John Smeaton (SPUC) Starting with the entire assembly singing Veni Creator Spiritus, the “Voice of the Family” (VOF) coalition opened its October 28th symposium at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, the Angelicum, in Rome. Co-sponsored by Human . . . Read more

Humanae Vitae was prophetic…and right!

Is the Church going to “revisit” its teachings against artificial contraception? That’s what Melinda Gates – wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates – hopes. In a recent interview with the BBC, Gates said she is “optimistic” that Pope Francis and the Vatican might do just that. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is . . . Read more

The Consequences of Not Telling the Truth

Why are so many Catholics afraid to uphold the Church’s moral doctrine? Based in the Word of God and codified by the Magisterium, the truths therein are essential to living in true freedom, and are offered to all. The Church isn’t, as even many Catholics seem to assume, just some social agency with rituals. “The . . . Read more

Dissent is Destroying the Family

I have traveled to over 60 countries in the nearly six years since I joined the HLI family. Based on feedback I’ve received from several dozen conferences and hundreds of parish talks I’ve given, I estimate that around 90% have never heard a homily on the evil of contraception—much less a word about its abortifacient effects—and nothing about . . . Read more

UN Rejects Pope Francis’ Call for Openness to Life

Dr. Brian Clowes and I landed yesterday in Ireland for another speaking tour in defense of life and family. True to form, our partner and good friend, HLI Ireland’s Patrick McChrystal, had us scheduled to speak the evening we arrived, and we haven’t slowed down yet. We would be grateful for your prayers–Ireland really is . . . Read more

A Revolution Based on a Lie

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20) How much more bizarre can our society get? It’s a question that many have been asking for a long time, but these days it’s hard . . . Read more

Regarding Contraception Statements from the Philippines

Human Life International is grateful for the chance to re-present unchangeable Church teaching on contraception, in greatest respect for all the faithful shepherds of the Catholic Church. As the Brazilian bishops recently affirmed in addressing the threat posed by the Zika virus, the actual Church teaching on the matter of couples using contraception is unequivocal: . . . Read more

HLI Statement on Concerns Over the Zika Virus

Statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International, on concerns over the spread of the Zika virus: “We share the concern of our brothers and sisters in Latin America who are worried about the spread of the Zika virus, and who wonder about its cause and its effects. Much is still not . . . Read more

Don’t Be Fooled!

Sadly and scandalously, some Church leaders – for what some mistakenly call “pastoral reasons” – are basically calling for a return to “situation ethics,” a form of relativism that has been thoroughly debunked in Catholic moral theology. According to situation ethics, the situation determines the morality or an action, as opposed to bringing objective moral . . . Read more