HLI Mourns Loss of Ricardo Jamin Cardinal Vidal

Cardinal Vidal Dies After Receiving Sacraments of the Church With great sadness Human Life International (HLI) mourns the loss of His Eminence, Ricardo Jamin Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu, of the Philippines. A beloved HLI Episcopal Advisor since 1994, he was a remarkable witness for Life and Family and a great supporter of our . . . Read more

HLI Philippines Holds Country’s First Rally Against Divorce Bill

Human Life International (HLI) has reported more than once on Filipino House Bill 6027, its attack on marriage and evils of divorce. Ironically, sponsoring House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has termed the legislation a “dissolution of marriage” bill, but as the Catholic Church already has the annulment procedure for dissolution of marriage, it is in truth a . . . 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

Philippine’s Sorsogon City Selected as Pilot City for Natural Family Planning

After years of grave pressure and harassment from both government and non-government organizations – including international population control groups – for her refusal to accept and distribute contraceptives, Mayor Sally Lee’s Sorsogon City has been selected as pilot city for the implementation of Natural Family Planning (NFP). The launch is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22nd. . . . 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

Working Hard, Working Faithfully

I like to think of myself as a hardworking person. Not that I couldn’t do better, but I try my best to keep up with correspondence and the administrative work of HLI while traveling and attending various meetings and events. Though it’s a blessing to do this work, it can be exhausting at times. But . . . Read more

Psalm 73, Today

We are back in Rome after a very uplifting, challenging, though too quick trip to Malta. Even in this traditionally strong Catholic and pro-life fortress the Culture of Death is confident and active. Our partners in Malta have been very creative and resourceful in achieving certain victories, but some battles have been lost as well. . . . Read more

Return from the Philippines

Doctor Brian Clowes and I are on our way back to Virginia from the Philippines. We had a whirlwind week, speaking to many laity, priests, bishops, and seminarians about the need to be bold and faithful in preaching the Gospel of Life. It is our loving God who will transform cultures, and He asks us . . . Read more