On World AIDS Day: Condoms the Problem, Not the Solution

Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International (HLI), released the following statement today to mark the occasion of World AIDS Day 2016: “Despite enormous medical advancements over the past decades to combat HIV/AIDS, many of our brothers and sisters around the world continue to suffer, and the spread of the deadly virus remains . . . 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

It is our loving God who will transform cultures, and He asks us to be His voice, His hands and His feet. So many friends of ours in the Philippines are following this call with courage, even as the Culture of Death seeks to consolidate its recent wins in this country. Sadly, others are taking . . . 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

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

Benedict and Nicholas: What Fierce Love of Christ Looks Like

Yesterday was the feast day of ol’ Saint Nick, falling within what Catholics and many non-Catholic Christians celebrate as Advent, a season of preparation for the birth of Our Savior. Much of the rest of the United States has designated the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas as “the Holidays” which are held to be special . . . Read more