Alfie Evans Has Entered the Father’s House

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 28, 2018 /

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 26, 2018 Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Director of PR – dpiroch@hli.org Front Royal, VA – Human Life International’s global pro-life family was saddened to learn of Alfie Evans’ death earlier today. We extend to Kate, Tom and their family our condolences and assurance of continued prayer. This is a tragic ending…

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Official Statement on Alfie Evans

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 26, 2018 /
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 26, 2018  Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Director of PR – dpiroch@hli.org   Front Royal, VA – Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International, today expressed grave disappointment and concern over the tragic situation affecting the precious life of Alfie Evans by Alder Hey Hospital and the British State. “This…

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Parental Rights – Fighting the Sexual Revolutionaries

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 12, 2018 /
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Parents, Guardians of Their Family “Since parents have given children their life, they are bound by the most serious obligation to educate their offspring and therefore must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This [parental rights] role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is…

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The Case of Charlie Gard

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 8, 2017 /
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Charlie Gard case has grave consequences for the rights of parents and the family. We should be very concerned. The case of baby Charlie Gard has the gravest consequences for the rights of parents and the autonomy of the family. This assault against the family and life stretches beyond the borders of the UK, and…

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The Politics of Educating Catholic Children

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 11, 2017 /
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The recent hearings and confirmation of Betsy DeVos brought the debate about choice in education to the fore.  While we don’t often get involved in such debates at HLI, we do consistently advocate for religious freedom and against the corrupt sex miseducation that is now regularly foisted on children in public schools, and sadly, sometimes…

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The Part of the “Kids Don’t Belong to their Families” Argument that You Missed

By Stephen Phelan / April 23, 2013 /
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By now, most of us have heard of or seen the video by MSNBC host Mellissa Harris-Perry in which she actually says, “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and realize that kids belong to whole communities.” Clearly, this was not an…

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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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Parents are the Solution, Not the Problem

By Denise Hunnell, MD / February 13, 2013 /

(Zenit.org) In days gone by, government policies and state institutions deferred to parents as the ultimate authority on what was best for their children. In recent years, however, parents’ concerns are increasingly downplayed as government bureaucrats’, teachers’, and health care providers’ roles have expanded. Those whose “expertise” seems to be invoked more and more, often…

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The UN’s Attempt to Sideline Parents of the Disabled

By Denise Hunnell, MD / December 12, 2012 /
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(Zenit.org) – The title of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) suggests compassion and respect for the dignity of the disabled. Yet the specifics of this treaty with the felicitous sounding name carry the potential for sinister consequences. The most worrisome aspect of the CRPD is its failure to…

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Schools Infringing on Parents’ Rights, and Doing It Secretly

By Dr. Rebecca Oas / April 19, 2012 /
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  (Zenit.org) – In 2010, an article appeared in the UK newspaper The Telegraph reacting to a proposal to cut government funding for a certain beverage in schools. The author made the argument that the drink might be “doing more harm than good” and cited “negative side effects,” while noting that his viewpoint was heard…

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