Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday Share More Than Feb. 14th

Valentine’s Day and Lent Share a Common Thread This year Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fell on the same date, February 14. They appear to advocate different ideas; the former celebrates romantic and conjugal love; the latter marks the beginning of the Lenten Season, a period of penance and conversion. Valentine’s Day is a day . . . Read more

Marriage and Family Life Under Attack in the Philippines: The Divorce Deception

The last country in the world to completely outlaw divorce is the Philippines. Now, however, a new bill, House Bill 6027, is threatening the sanctity of marriage and family life by introducing divorce in a predominantly Catholic country (86%), seeking to permit divorce in the broad and undefined cases of “irreconcilable differences” or “severe and . . . Read more

Divorce Threatens the Philippines

The sanctity of marriage is still respected and defended in the Philippines. However, it is under assault by some members of the Filipino government. House Bill 6027 is threatening to legalize divorce, which would have detrimental effects upon family life and Filipino society. More than 86% of the country is Catholic and, fortunately, many Filipinos . . . Read more

VIDEO: Fr. Francesco Giordano: From Divorce to Transhumanism

Father Francesco Giordano, director of HLI’s Rome office, gave this talk at the Rome Life Forum 0n May 18th, 2017. Following is the abstract, or descriptive summary, of Fr. Giordano’s topic. “When we talk about rights today, we often think of individual rights because this is a concept that has seeped into our mentality since the Enlightenment, . . . Read more

A Time to Speak Plainly

Thank you for your continued prayers for our mission! After a very successful week in Kenya, Dr. Brian Clowes and I have arrived in France, and after some fruitful meetings with pro-lifers from over 12 countries, tomorrow we expect to march with about 40,000 in the streets of Paris in defense of innocent life. God . . . Read more

The War on Marriage and Family

Contemporary culture is in a deep crisis regarding holy matrimony. Both the truth about the family and families themselves are being ripped a part by violent forces. Proponents of the Culture of Death know well the importance and centrality of the natural family; otherwise, why exhaust so much time, effort, and resources attacking it? This . . . Read more

A Judicial Assault in Belize

Guest author: Judy Vazquez   As the lone English-speaking nation in Central America, Belize, in a certain way, stands apart, and is often associated more closely with its Caribbean neighbors. Collectively, the Caribbean nations tend to have strong social values that defend life, marriage and family. Yet Belize’s cultural setting may be why it was . . . Read more

Bringing Clarity Amid Confusion

Son of man, I have appointed you a sentinel for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, you shall warn them for me. If I say to the wicked, you shall surely die–and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade the wicked from their evil conduct in . . . Read more

Monsignor Barreiro’s Review of “God or Nothing” by Robert Cardinal Sarah

Robert Cardinal Sarah with Nicholas Diat, God or Nothing – A Conversation on Faith, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2015. In these times of confusion, it would be good for the faithful to mediate on the quote that opens this great book: “For nothing is impossible with God” (Lk. 1:37). This particular passage from Our Lord . . . Read more

Bishop Schneider Defends Marriage in Speech at HLI

Giving voice to concerns that many faithful have given recent events, Bishop Athanasius Schneider gave a strong defense of marriage on Friday, October 16, at Human Life International headquarters in Front Royal Virginia. Speaking to about 100 in attendance, his passionately-made case for the unchangeable nature of marriage was grounded in the proclamation of Jesus . . . Read more