The Gospel of Life in Hungary and Romania

I recently had the privilege of organizing a pro-life mission trip in Eastern Europe with HLI president Father Shenan Boquet. We are always blessed when a priest proclaims the Gospel of Life, especially to seminarians. This particular mission found us visiting four days in Hungary and seven days in Romania, before he continued on to . . . Read more

Repeating the Errors of the Past

I want to first thank the whole HLI family for your prayers! I arrived in Gdansk, Poland last night after departing Bucharest. Before I get to some thoughts from this mission, I wanted to discuss something that is in the news —something that our friends here who survived Communism recognize and find alarming coming from . . . Read more

The Annunciation and the Peace of Christ

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) Today is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a celebration of the Woman whose fiat was used to God to change the world. It is at the same time . . . Read more

Hungarians Welcome Baby Born to “Brain Dead” Mother

In a very rare event earlier this year, a pregnant women in Hungary who was declared “brain dead” was kept alive for three months on life support by doctors until her baby could be safely born. The 31-year-old expectant mother suffered a stroke and was transported by a helicopter to the Neurological Clinic of Debrecen . . . Read more

True Story II – Central and Eastern Europe: A Return to Life

“These countries are in crisis. They need to do something radical to move away from the Culture of Death… and if they don’t, they are going to disappear.”— Joseph Meaney, Director of International Coordination, Human Life International In Hungary and Poland we find two European nations whose people and deep Christian roots have suffered terribly . . . Read more

Protecting Marriage in Eastern Europe: A Letter to Romania

I recently sent the following letter to a pro-life friend of mine in Romania on the debate in his country over a constitutional amendment affirming the legal definition of marriage as a “union between a man and a woman.” Croatia is considering similar legal protections. The movement to protect marriage which caught fire in France . . . Read more

Embryos a La Carte: The Disregard for Life in the EU

By Imre Téglásy, Ph.D. (Zenit.org) – It’s one of the oldest stories known to man – the wealthy who will pay anything, or do anything, to prolong youth. Nine defendants face criminal charges before a Hungarian Court for collaborating in a venture to provide “treatments” promising to help them regain lost vigor, mental acuity, even . . . Read more

What Hungary and Poland Can Teach Us about a Post-Roe World

No democratic nation has ever voted in the majority to legalize abortion as such. Not one. Legalized abortion is always imposed by totalitarian or authoritarian regimes, or by elites who manufacture court cases designed to reverse duly created laws that actually protect innocent human beings. As the death toll rises in those nations that have . . . Read more

[VIDEO] Abortion Survivor Dr. Imre Téglásy Fights for Life in Hungary

In a short video released this week by Human Life International (HLI), Dr. Imre Téglásy tells his personal story of learning he was as an abortion survivor and how that revelation as a young child drives his work to defend life in his home country of Hungary. “I was 11 years old … and somehow . . . Read more

Archbishop Defends Hungarian Constitution to Texan Professor

Human Life International recently received the following open letter (translated) written by the Catholic Archbishop of Veszprém, Gyula Márfi, in response to professor David Baer of Texas Lutheran University concerning the new constitution and government in Hungary. In this letter, Archbishop Márfi defends the new pro-life, pro-Christian constitution that is currently under attack from some . . . Read more