Humanae Vitae

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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 [...]

By |2020-04-28T18:57:40-04:00July 22nd, 2017|Categories: News and Commentary, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , |
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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 [...]

Is Church Teaching on Contraception Infallible?

What Does "Infallible" Mean? There are two primary means by which the Church may declare a teaching infallible: The first and most definitive statement of infallibility is the Pope's solemn declaration ex cathedra that a matter of faith or morals must be assented to in order for a Catholic to [...]

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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 [...]

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UN Rejects Pope Francis’ Call for Openness to Life

Ireland really is in a heated battle on the cultural front. The abuse scandal hit the Church particularly hard in Ireland, and this once-Catholic nation has rapidly secularized, with polls on life and family changing dramatically in just the last few years, all in the wrong direction. Of course, the [...]

By |2020-01-18T19:15:02-05:00September 24th, 2016|Categories: News and Commentary, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , , |
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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, [...]

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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 [...]

By |2019-11-21T22:25:34-05:00February 25th, 2016|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , |

HLI Statement on Zika and Birth Control

UPDATE – February 19, 2016 – 1:30pm EST Today Vatican Radio published in Italian the text of an interview with Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, in which he attempts to clarify some of the Holy Father’s more controversial comments from yesterday’s return flight from Mexico. In the interview, Fr. Lombardi [...]

By |2019-11-12T16:38:55-05:00February 19th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |
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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 [...]

By |2020-01-18T21:36:06-05:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |
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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 [...]