HLI Congress Held as Humanae Vitae Nears Half Century

Humanae Vitae Turns 50 in 2018 “The unchangeable teaching of the Church is under unprecedented attack today.” – John Smeaton (SPUC) Starting with the entire assembly singing Veni Creator Spiritus, the “Voice of the Family” (VOF) coalition opened its October 28th symposium at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, the Angelicum, in Rome. Co-sponsored by Human . . . Read more

How the Church Must Respond to the Overpopulation Myth

“The human person is man’s greatest resource.” There are two very important up-coming Vatican meetings we should pay close attention to: the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV), October 5-7, and the Pontifical Academy of Science (PAS), November 2-4. This will be the first time the PAV meets since Pope Francis inaugurated the Academy’s new statues . . . Read more

Cardinal Caffarra’s Final Message: “We must have faith, hope, and fortitude.”

It sorrows me to report that last week the Catholic Church lost a valiant defender of Life and Family: Cardinal Carlo Caffarra. A renowned moral theologian, His Eminence was personally tasked by Saint Pope John Paul II with founding the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family. He also served . . . Read more

Is the Pro-Life Movement Too Obsessed with Contraception, Abortion, Euthanasia, and the Attack against Marriage?

July 29, 2017 – Spirit and Life Introduction This week I am writing to you from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on the eastern coast of Africa, where Dr. Brian Clowes and I are participating in HLI’s Anglophone Regional Conference. Maybe you have seen a few of my posts on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. We are . . . Read more

Why the Pontifical Academy for Life Must Be Unapologetically Pro-Life

An Anglican ethicist who believes abortion should be legal up to 18 weeks of pregnancy has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) by Pope Francis. Many pro-life activists are very unhappy with the appointment. Austen Ivereigh has argued that such concerns are fundamentally ideological, rather than moral. The appointment of Rev. Nigel . . . Read more

Fr. Boquet to Speak at Pontifical Academy for Life Workshop

 Human Life International President Father Shenan J. Boquet will give a presentation at the Pontifical Academy for Life’s (PAV) workshop “Faith and Human Life” taking place on February 22, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Father Shenan J. Boquet According to the PAV website, the workshop stems from the “Year of Faith” launched by the Holy Father, . . . Read more