Tanzanian Government Crusades Against Contraceptives

President Magufuli is Pro-Life Since coming to office in 2015, Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has given many pro-life proofs…and now is going the extra mile. Known largely for reducing spending and attacking corruption, since coming into power he was instrumental in making primary and secondary education free as a fulfillment of one of his . . . Read more

Back from Africa – Zimbabwe’s Contraception at its Worst

“Large poor families have simply become small poor families.” In all my mission trips I have never encountered such an entrenched contraceptive mindset as in Zimbabwe. The quotes below are a sampling from nursing students at one of the government accredited Catholic nursing schools. The government has for decades, through its ministries of Health and . . . Read more

Don’t Give in to Confusion, Make the Most of Lent

What an incredible gift is the penitential season of Lent. By embracing the small and not so small sufferings we endure we unite ourselves with Christ in His Passion. We have the strength to do so because we know that Our Lord will not abandon His faithful. We know that He can transform any suffering . . . Read more

When the Church Ignores Dissent…

I appeal to you, brethren, to take note of those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by fair and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the simple minded. (Romans . . . Read more

Advocate of Forced Abortion/Sterilization Invited to Vatican

News has broken that Paul Ehrlich, a thoroughly discredited scientist and advocate of gross injustices against the poor, has been invited to speak at a Vatican conference in late February hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. For obvious reasons, this causes great concern to anyone who cares . . . Read more

HLI’s Position on Reports of CRS and Contraceptives in the DRC

Openness to life is at the center of true development. When a society moves towards the denial or suppression of life, it ends up no longer finding the necessary motivation and energy to strive for man’s true good. If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of a new life is lost, then other forms . . . Read more

HLI Statement on the Lepanto Institute’s Latest CRS Report

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia — October 17, 2016. Media contact: Stephen Phelan | sphelan@hli.org A report published today by the Lepanto Institute shows “that in a federally-funded program conducted between 2006 and 2010, CatholicRelief Services received and facilitated the delivery of 2.25 million units of contraception in the Democratic Republic of Congo. … The documents further . . . Read more

President of Tanzania Expresses Openness to Life

“Not too early, not too late; not too many and not too close.” This is the guideline that population control groups give to many women starting their families in Tanzania. The new president, however, has signaled that his administration will push instead for policies that demonstrate openness to life. According to some reports, he has . . . Read more

Imagine the Possibilities in Africa

At the 2016 Catholic Episcopal Conferences of Africa, bishops emphasized the irreplaceable role of marriage – one man and woman in an exclusive, indissoluble, and fruitful union – and the family. They not only reaffirmed Church teaching on marriage and family, they also stressed that the Church and society must defend these sacred institutions from . . . Read more

African Babies Under Attack

Unborn African babies in Uganda have been protected from abortion for a long time by strict pro-life laws. In spite of this, Uganda is filled with anti-life groups, including Marie Stopes International, the Gates Foundation, Family Health International, and many more. These groups are working hard to instate a new abortion policy, a policy that would, . . . Read more