Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part II

By Fr. Peter West / May 14, 2013 /
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This is the second of a two-part series on how Saint Pope John Paul II’s the Theology of the Body can be used to help young, confused Catholics to understand the true nature of marriage. Part I is here. True love is demanding. The source of the beauty of this love is its demanding nature.…

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Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part I

By Fr. Peter West / May 10, 2013 /
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Polls show that most young people today, even those who identify themselves as Christians, have no problem with “same-sex marriage.” If young people today are at all aware of what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage and human sexuality, what they think they know is often only a caricature of the truth. They see it…

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The Redefinition of Marriage: The Fight Is About Justice

By Denise Hunnell, MD / April 11, 2013 /

(Zenit.org) – The push to redefine marriage to accommodate same-sex couples spans the globe. Same-sex couples can be legally recognized as married in Argentina, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and South Africa. Great Britain has legislation making its way through Parliament to define marriage as including both same-sex couples and couples with a…

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Defending Marriage

By HLI Staff / March 18, 2013 / Comments Off on Defending Marriage

What is marriage and why is it important? Marriage, properly understood, is and has always been a covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for life that is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring. Arland K. Nichols: “The…

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The Growing Threat of International Treaties

By Mary Langois / March 5, 2013 /
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Although the lofty treaties, speeches and other goings-on at the United Nations often seem irrelevant to parents with busy lives, it is increasingly important that we pay attention to some troubling developments that could gravely effect the lives of all U.S. citizens. UN-generated treaties, resolutions and position papers tend to be written in a language…

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Benedict XVI’s Legacy of Defending Marriage, and “Frozen Babies”

By Adam Cassandra / March 1, 2013 /
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Pope Benedict XVI will be remembered for his strong defense of marriage during his pontificate and his stance against freezing human embryos according to Human Life International (HLI) Rome Office Director Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro and HLI Director of International Coordination Joseph Meaney in a recent interview with EWTN/Catholic News Agency. “He defended marriage as between…

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The Clarification on Civil Unions and “Anti-Homosexual” Laws

By Stephen Phelan / February 7, 2013 /
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2013 – CONTACT: Stephen Phelan 540-622-5270 – SPhelan@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – Following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, on the clarification by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia with regard to how some of his recent comments as reported by Catholic News Service…

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World Aids Day: A Need for Truly Human Solutions

By Arland K. Nichols / December 1, 2011 /
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Medical news outlets and traditional news outlets have been gradually increasing their coverage of the ongoing AIDS crisis, leading up to today, which has become known as “World AIDS Day.” Pope Benedict’s recent visit to Benin, Africa drew many to recall his 2009 trip to the continent. It was quite a furor that erupted when,…

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