What Is Pronatalism?

By Susan Ciancio / January 20, 2021 /
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In 2014 in Fourni, Greece, not one single baby was born. The same was true in 2015. In 2012, only one child was born in the town of Lestijärvi, Finland. What is happening in these countries is not an anomaly. Countries throughout Europe are seeing population declines that their governments are trying desperately to reverse.…

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Poland Shuts the Door on Eugenic Abortion

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 1, 2020 /

Good news in the fight against the culture of death is all too rare. But today, we have extremely good news from the homeland of the “pope of life,” St. John Paul II. Just days ago, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal removed one of the few remaining exceptions to that country’s abortion law, ruling that abortions in…

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Will Poland Move to End Eugenic Abortions in 2019?

By Deborah M. Piroch / January 11, 2019 /

The United States is not the only nation where abortion laws could pivot this year. In Catholic Poland, abortion is still largely viewed as the horror it is by the population, which is 87% Catholic. Pro-life legislation, introduced in 2017 by the “Stop Abortion” pro-life group, would ban abortions on babies with fetal abnormalities. Their…

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Poland Puts the U.S. to Shame

By Allison LeDoux / February 20, 2018 /

 Taking the High Road January, “pro-life month,” was characterized by a series of highs and lows. The lowest ebb was marked by the United States Senate voting of 51-46 on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (60 votes were required). Already passed by the House, with the President’s pledge to sign it, the bill…

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Courage, Fervor, and the Example of Poland

By HLI Staff / January 8, 2018 /

Spiritual Resurgence in Poland When one is convinced that his cause is just, he will fear nothing. ~Saint John Bosco I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year than with a positive story – one that shows what great things are possible when a nation embraces spiritual resurgence, rejecting the forces…

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Rosary at the Borders

By Deborah M. Piroch / October 11, 2017 /
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Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary Honored October 7th, 2017 marked “Rosary at the Borders,” the largest prayer event since World Youth Day in Krakow last year. The date was chosen to honor the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Estimated hundreds of thousands to one million joined together in prayer for peace…

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Repeating the Errors of the Past

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 1, 2017 /
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I want to first thank the whole HLI family for your prayers! I arrived in Gdansk, Poland last night after departing Bucharest. Before I get to some thoughts from this mission, I wanted to discuss something that is in the news —something that our friends here who survived Communism recognize and find alarming coming from…

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The Annunciation and the Peace of Christ

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 25, 2017 /
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And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) Today is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a celebration of the Woman whose fiat was used to God to change the world. It is at the same time…

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A Huge Victory for Life in Poland!

By HLI Staff / September 23, 2016 /

The voice of the Polish people has been heard. The “Stop Abortion” citizens’ initiative, which had received 450,000 signatures from Polish citizens, has cleared its first hurdle in the parliamentary process this morning by a very wide margin. The “Stop Abortion” proposal was one of three citizens initiatives—proposals that receive over 100,000 signatures—considered by the…

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Abortion Drone Stunt Promoters Outdone by “Johnny”

By HLI Staff / July 9, 2015 /
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It wasn’t a good idea, but it may have sounded like one. To draw attention to the “plight” of poor Polish women, whose country has outlawed almost all abortion, abortion advocates would use two drones to “airlift” doses of RU-486, the abortion pill, from Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany across the border to other abortion…

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