HLI Co-Sponsors Commemoration of 25th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family

Human Life International (HLI) marked the importance of the Family at a high-level event at the United Nations’ (UN) headquarters in New York, by co-sponsoring an side event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the proclamation of the International Year of the Family. Dr. Joseph Meaney represented HLI and delivered an address on how 1994 proved . . . Read more

7 Basic Points: Humanae Vitae Summary

Humanae Vitae (On Human Life) is Pope Paul VI’s  famed 1968 encyclical on contraception and reproductive ethics. Written in light of a study commissioned by the Vatican on modern reproductive issues, its timing coincided with the sudden prevalence of contraception and concerns about overpopulation in society at large. Pope Paul VI’s writings reaffirmed long-held Church . . . Read more

Five Ways to Help an Unbelieving Spouse

Marriage is fraught with countless challenges: home ownership, finances, children, jobs, navigating the good days and the bad, and sometimes even just getting along. Being married to your best friend—someone who shares your likes and dislikes—is a blessing and makes life fun and exciting. Even your differences can be fun. Maybe her prankster personality makes . . . Read more

Is Remarrying after Divorce a Sin?

The Beauty of Catholic Marriage   Is remarrying after divorce a sin? To answer this question from a Catholic viewpoint, we must first understand what marriage is. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines marriage as “the matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of . . . Read more

Understanding Gender Ideology

  Author’s Note: None of the following is intended to be a personal attack on any person of any gender identity or sexual orientation: homosexual, lesbian, transgender, etc.. The Catholic Church and Human Life International view all such persons with the  love and respect naturally in accord with their  human dignity.  This article  is directed . . . Read more

The Christian Sexual Revolution

The Truly Radical Revolution that Accompanied Christianity “It is essential, therefore, that the values chosen and pursued in one’s life be true, because only true values can lead people to realize themselves fully, allowing them to be true to their nature. The truth of these values is to be found not by turning in on . . . Read more

Keeping Lines of Communication Open with God and Each Other

Man as Collaborator “Married people are the free and responsible collaborators with God the Creator in the most serious duty of transmitting human life,” reads the very first sentence of Humanae Vitae.  Explicit mention of God also occurs at least 24 times in the encyclical.  Then Pope Paul VI refers to married couples being “collaborators” . . . Read more