Pilgrimage Begins on Six Continents during Fatima Centenary and Jubilee Year

On January 11, Pope Francis blessed six statues of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and conferred upon them the title of “International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima.” Each of these pilgrim images have since been sent from the Eternal City to a continent, where their pilgrimage will be focused. The Alliance of . . . Read more

A Time to Speak Plainly

Thank you for your continued prayers for our mission! After a very successful week in Kenya, Dr. Brian Clowes and I have arrived in France, and after some fruitful meetings with pro-lifers from over 12 countries, tomorrow we expect to march with about 40,000 in the streets of Paris in defense of innocent life. God . . . Read more

Two Wins in Uganda!

We have been sent. For us, being at the service of life is not a boast but rather a duty, born of our awareness of being “God’s own people, that we may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light” (cf. 1 Pet 2:9). On our journey . . . Read more

Leadership and Virtue

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle Archibald MacNeal Willard’s famous 1875 painting “The Spirit of ‘76” captured for many the spirit of the American Revolution as the nation prepared to celebrate the centenary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The phrase has remained common parlance, conjuring . . . 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

HLI Statement on Zika and Birth Control

UPDATE – February 19, 2016 – 1:30pm EST Today Vatican Radio published in Italian the text of an interview with Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, in which he attempts to clarify some of the Holy Father’s more controversial comments from yesterday’s return flight from Mexico. In the interview, Fr. Lombardi expands on comments Pope Francis . . . Read more

Celebrating the Joint Declaration

On Friday the universal Church and the worldwide pro-life and pro-family movement received two incredible gifts. First was the meeting of the heads of the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic faiths, which has been desired by faithful around the world for a millennium. The second was their very strong Joint Declaration, which touched optimistically on . . . Read more

Don’t Be Fooled!

Sadly and scandalously, some Church leaders – for what some mistakenly call “pastoral reasons” – are basically calling for a return to “situation ethics,” a form of relativism that has been thoroughly debunked in Catholic moral theology. According to situation ethics, the situation determines the morality or an action, as opposed to bringing objective moral . . . Read more

On Pope Francis’ Letter on the Jubilee Year of Mercy

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to His Holiness Pope Francis for his letter on the year of Mercy. He makes valuable and moving considerations on the limitless Mercy of God that is extended to everyone. At the same time, the faithful have to receive this mercy, which means taking concrete actions. To . . . Read more