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

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

Obedience, Not Dissent

What a blessed time we have had in Hawaii, traveling to several of the beautiful islands and sharing the Gospel of Life with priests, seminarians and lay people who are hungry for the truth. Our friends with the Diocese of Honolulu’s Pro-Life Office and Bishop Larry Silva’s team have kept an ambitious schedule, which is . . . 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

The Economic Impact of Abortion

(Vatican Radio) — In his teaching on reaching out to the poor and the marginalized, Pope Francis has stressed that human dignity must not be sacrificed for profits. But some advocates of population control argue that abortion benefits the economy and the common good. At a conference in Rome on Thursday, Joseph Meaney, the Director . . . Read more

A Call to Prayer Against Human Trafficking

“The Lord has loved me so much: we must love everyone…we must be compassionate!” – St. Josephine Bakhita Human Life International is participating in the Vatican’s call for a first-ever “International Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking” on February 8. As many as 36 million people around the world are directly affected by the $150 billion industry . . . Read more

Pope Francis Challenges Filipinos to Hold Traditional Family Sacred

When Pope Francis arrived late afternoon in the Philippines on January 15, church bells simultaneously rang and a predominantly Catholic Filipino people gave an enthusiastic welcome to the 78-year-old leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.  It was a brilliant beginning for the pontiff’s pilgrimage to the Philippines – a time of jubilant hope for Filipino . . . Read more