happy friends women

Normally when we Americans go to the Caribbean in February, it is to escape during the second or third month of brutal cold and relax in the sun. Having just returned with Dr. Brian Clowes from a mission to St. Lucia, I can indeed affirm that the island nation is as lovely as you’ve heard,…

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OAS logo - organization of american states

In 1948, the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, which is substantially based on natural law and fundamental human rights. In Article 1 of the document, for example, we find: “Every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person.”…

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OAS logo - organization of american states

    HUMAN LIFE INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT* BEFORE THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES NORTH AMERICA REGIONAL CONSULTATION HEARINGS WITH CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017   Good morning. My name is Stephen Phelan. I am the director of Missions Communications for Human Life International (HLI). On behalf of…

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Mili on her first birthday

In late 2014, Paraguay was shaken by the news that an eleven-year old girl was pregnant. She had been raped by her mother’s boyfriend. In media reports the anonymous young girl was called “Maynumbi” in order to protect her identity. Maynumbi is the Paraguayan Guarani indigenous word for “hummingbird.” The justice system in Paraguay immediately…

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Black Madonna

We call upon all people of good will to listen to the call of the Mother of God and to join with great love and devotion the defense of the civilization of life and love, which is under serious threat globally. So reads, in part, the “Universal Declaration in Defense of the Civilization of Life—Mexico…

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empty contraceptive package

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:…

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zika virus mosquito bite

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…

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uruguay

In late October, Pro-life leaders in Uruguay launched hundreds of balloons in a clear signal to the nation’s political leadership that motherhood is a gift to be cherished and protected, not marginalized and attacked. Under the slogan “Let’s decriminalize motherhood”, several Uruguayan pro-life groups met to begin a national dialogue on the results of the…

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Raymond de Souza, HLI’s delegate for international missions, delivered the following tribute to the late Dr. Humberto Leal-Vieira PhD, founder and president of the Brazil National Pro-Life and Pro-Family Association (HLI Brazil), at the VHI Priests and Seminarians conference in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday, October 10, 2015.     Today Human Life International honors…

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