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

Who Teaches Our Children?

Last Friday the Ordinary Synod on the Family concluded and released its document, or Relazione Finale. The document, currently available only in Italian, is causing some concerns. Sadly, we will have to wait until the document is translated into English to better understand its content. With such an important document, I question the decision to . . . Read more

Call to Prayer: A Novena for the Synod Fathers

As the Synod of Bishops on the Family passes the halfway mark, I ask that you please join me and the HLI Family around the world in praying a Novena for the Protection of the Family beginning tomorrow, October 17 and ending on the last day of the Synod, October 25.  The prayer for this . . . Read more

Review: Christ’s New Homeland – Africa: Contribution to the Synod on the Family by African Pastors

This important contribution for the good of the universal Church is a demonstration of the concerns of African bishops regarding many controversial matters that are going to be considered in the Synod on the Family. It is presented by Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship. He underlines how marriage comes . . . Read more