HLI on 2018’s Dublin World Meeting of Families

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 . . . Read more

The Beauty of Having Children

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 . . . Read more

Official Statement on Alfie Evans

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 innocent . . . Read more

St. Joseph Bakhita and Human Trafficking Victims

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 tied . . . Read more

Human Trafficking: The Hidden Assault on Human Dignity

“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 . . . Read more

Worldwide Pilgrimage in the Jubilee Year, Fatima Centenary

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

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