Why We Should be Concerned about French President Emmanuel Macron

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 29, 2018 /
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Throughout his papacy Pope Francis has repeatedly denounced “ideological colonization.” In brief, ideological colonization can be defined as the arrogant imposition of foreign values and practices by wealthy countries on less developed nations. This is often accomplished through financial coercion, by offering monetary aid on the condition that the recipient country agrees to adopt new…

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HLI on 2018’s Dublin World Meeting of Families

By Dr. Joseph Meaney / August 30, 2018 /
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HLI Represents Life, Though WMF Ignored Referendum  Human Life International Ireland (HLI) was present at the 2018 Dublin World Meeting of Families (WMF), the first one organized by the new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life of the Roman Curia and the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. Pope Francis came to conclude the event with a…

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The Beauty of Having Children

By Deborah M. Piroch / August 26, 2018 /

Children, the Supreme Gift of Marriage Last year Christian musician Nichole Nordeman shared a humorous but tragic anecdote. She described overhearing a couple at the airport on a video chat with their “baby” and the baby’s “grandparents.” The parents, she said, were clearly suffering separation anxiety. “They are cooing and gushing and exclaiming ‘well look…

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Official Statement on Alfie Evans

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 26, 2018 /
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 26, 2018  Contact: Deborah M. Piroch Director of PR – dpiroch@hli.org   Front Royal, VA – Father Shenan J. Boquet, President of Human Life International, today expressed grave disappointment and concern over the tragic situation affecting the precious life of Alfie Evans by Alder Hey Hospital and the British State. “This…

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St. Josephine Bakhita and Human Trafficking Victims

By Deborah M. Piroch / February 12, 2018 /
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Pope Francis Urges Action Four days after the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, adopted as patron by victims of human trafficking, Pope Francis met with 110 survivors of this terrible trade at the Vatican. There to honor February 12’s International Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking, Zenit reports this was the first such visit…

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Human Trafficking: The Hidden Assault on Human Dignity

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 22, 2018 /
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Most believers of any faith and people of all persuasions are shocked, indeed scandalized, when they discover that trafficking occurs in every country and that it represents a most prosperous business on the planet. It is a form of slavery, a crime against humanity, a grave violation of human rights, an atrocious scourge, and it…

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HLI Meets with Pontifical Academy for Life

By HLI Staff / October 26, 2017 /
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PAV “Second to None” Defending Life On Thursday, October 26th, Human Life International (HLI) President, Father Shenan J. Boquet, met with His Excellency, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President for the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV).  Also present at the meeting from HLI were Father Francesco Giordano, Director of HLI’s Rome office, and Dr. Joseph Meaney, HLI’s…

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No to Down Syndrome Abortion

By Deborah M. Piroch / September 26, 2017 /

“Bring this child to birth” Milagres Pererira hails from Artists for Life, which is Human Life International’s Affiliate (HLI) in Goa, India. Some time back she was invited to speak on parenting at a Parent Teacher Association gathering. Once finished, Milagres was approached by a woman who said, “Do you remember my son? You prayed…

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

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / June 27, 2017 /

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…

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A Time to Speak Plainly

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / January 21, 2017 /
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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…

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