Faith and Hope

I’m in Nashville this weekend to meet some supporters of HLI and give a brief presentation for the Trail Life USA convention. I accompanied HLI board chairman Stuart Nolan, Jr., who also serves on the Trail Life board and directs the local troop in our hometown of Front Royal, Virginia. Richard Mathews, an HLI board . . . Read more

Loving the Person, Not the Error

In the wake of the shocking murder of 49 of our brothers and sisters in Orlando last weekend, many expressions of sympathy and calls to prayer were issued by people of all faiths, including, of course, Catholics. Given how divided our nation has become, it was not surprising that ideologues started using the tragedy to . . . Read more

A Revolution Based on a Lie

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20) How much more bizarre can our society get? It’s a question that many have been asking for a long time, but these days it’s hard . . . 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

Regaining Conscience

The Church has long understood that a properly functioning conscience appeals to an objective set of moral norms outside itself: “Conscience is a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act that he is going to perform, is in the process of performing, or has already completed. In . . . Read more

Kenyan Bishops Rebuke “Catholics for Choice” on Condoms

This past spring, an American group called “Catholics for Choice” (CFC) invaded Kenya with their “Condoms4choice” campaign. Through the use of billboards and news articles, this program is spreading the message that “Good Catholics use condoms.” With this program, CFC is especially advertising the use of condoms as an acceptable way of preventing the spread . . . Read more

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

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 . . . Read more

Human Life International Joins the Universal Church in Praying for Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, on the Announcement of his Retirement as Pope

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2013 – CONTACT: Stephen Phelan 540-622-5270 – sphelan@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – The following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, on the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will be retiring at the end of the month. “Human Life International joins the . . . Read more

Prepare Room for Christ in Your Hearts and Homes

At dusk, a very young, very pregnant woman rides on a donkey led by her husband, a man whose full beard already shows quite a bit of grey. She is protected from the chill by heavy blankets, well made by family, perhaps by herself. She says something, he responds curtly without turning to look; after . . . Read more