HLI on 2018’s Dublin World Meeting of Families

HLI Represents Life, Though WMF Ignored Referendum  Human Life International Ireland (HLI) was present at the 2018 Dublin World Meeting of Families (WMF), the first one organized by the new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life of the Roman Curia and the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. Pope Francis came to conclude the event with a . . . Read more

Catholic Education is Indispensable in Transforming the Culture

Culture of Death or Culture of Life? “In order that the Catholic school and the Catholic teachers may truly make their irreplaceable contribution to the Church and to the world, the goal of Catholic education itself must be crystal clear. Beloved sons and daughters of the Catholic Church, brothers and sisters in the faith: Catholic . . . Read more

St. John Paul II’s Prophesy for Ireland’s Future

“You will decide what Ireland will be.’” — St. Pope John Paul II In 1979, Pope John Paul II gazed out over a sea of some 300,000 youth at a Mass for the Youth in Galway, Ireland. “When I look at you,” he said, “I see the Ireland of the future. Tomorrow, you will be the . . . Read more

HLI Laments Irish Vote Repealing the 8th Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 26, 2018 Irish Contact: Lisa O’Hare, HLI Ireland Media Liaison –  lisa@humanlife.ie USA Contact: Deborah M. Piroch, Director of Public Relations – dpiroch@hli.org (Front Royal, VA and Knock, Ireland) – Human Life International joins with pro-lifers in Ireland and all over the world in mourning the “yes” vote in yesterday’s referendum, which has overturned the Eighth Amendment, allowing legislation to legalize abortion, . . . Read more

Irish Supreme Court Denies Inherent Right to Life

St. Patrick Would Turn in His Grave This week we will celebrate the Feast of Ireland’s famed patron saint, St. Patrick. And tragically, The Irish Supreme Court ruled Friday that the only unborn rights guaranteed to unborn children are those safeguarded in the Eighth Amendment. This controversial decision flies in the face of the claim . . . Read more

Irish Threat to Pro-Life Counseling Centers

Update: 11/17/2017 Attempts to Undermine Constitutionally Guaranteed Freedom of Conscience HLI Ireland reported that Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament in Dublin, would debate a bill Wednesday, November 14, 2017, aimed at shutting down pregnancy pro-life counseling networks. The proposed change is to section 4(1) of the Principal Act. Deputy Louise O’Reilly of Sinn Féin, . . . Read more

St. Gerard Majella Meets Savita Halappanavar

Remembering Savita Halapannavar The Catholic Church commemorates the dead throughout the month of November. As the prayer reads, “Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. ” It is an apt time to recall the sad passing of those who have gone before, including 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar. A week ago . . . Read more

Ultrasound Saves Four out of Five Babies in Ireland

KNOCK, Ireland — Ultrasounds may not be considered essential in pre-abortion assessments at reproductive health clinics, where profits are only made when women follow through with abortions. But they are essential life-saving tools for Human Life International Ireland. With the unprecedented detail of a baby growing in the womb that modern ultrasounds make available, Ask . . . Read more

Formation, Formation, Formation

Ireland really is a beautiful country. Even if you’ve never been here, you could guess what the weather is like in the early Fall—some light showers, mostly cloudy, temperature hovering around 60 degrees. The weather can be harsher than this, but we’ve been blessed on this trip, and not only with the weather. The environment . . . Read more

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 battle is on all over . . . Read more