Standing for Truth Against the Spirit of the Age

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 13, 2020 /

What happened to a Catholic parish in Ireland over the Christmas holidays is a distressing example of the growing intolerance towards, and vilification of, even the mildest expressions of religious doctrine that go against the spirit of the age. Unfortunately, it also appears to be another example of the growing tendency of Church leaders to…

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HLI on 2018’s Dublin World Meeting of Families

By Dr. Joseph Meaney / August 30, 2018 /
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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…

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Catholic Education is Indispensable in Transforming the Culture

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 13, 2018 /
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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…

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

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 4, 2018 /

“You will decide what Ireland will be.’” ~ Pope St. 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…

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HLI Laments Irish Vote Repealing the 8th Amendment

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 26, 2018 /

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,…

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Irish Supreme Court Denies Inherent Right to Life

By Deborah M. Piroch / March 13, 2018 /
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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…

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Irish Threat to Pro-Life Counseling Centers

By Deborah M. Piroch / November 13, 2017 /
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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, the Irish…

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St. Gerard Majella Meets Savita Halappanavar

By Deborah M. Piroch / November 3, 2017 /
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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…

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Ultrasound Saves Four out of Five Babies in Ireland

By Krista Schmid Thomas / March 12, 2017 /
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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…

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UN Rejects Pope Francis’ Call for Openness to Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 24, 2016 /
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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…

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