The Fourth Prophesy of “Humanae Vitae:” When Self-Mastery is Rejected

Note: Father Boquet’s series in all parts may be accessed here. “Birth Control is a name given to a succession of different expedients by which it is possible to filch the pleasure belonging to a natural process while violently and unnaturally thwarting the process itself.” — G.K. Chesterton “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether . . . Read more

The Third Prophesy of “Humanae Vitae:” The Collapse of Respectful Relationships

Note: Father Boquet’s series in all parts may be accessed here. Ruining Respectful Relationships Between the Sexes  “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the Church… Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and . . . Read more

The Second Prophesy of Humanae Vitae: A “General Lowering of Moral Standards”

Note: Father Boquet’s series in all parts may be accessed here. “Contraception Leads to Falsification, Deception…” Released in 1968, at the height of the hippie revolution with its optimistic doctrines of “free love” and emancipation from tradition and authority, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae was widely dismissed as the proverbial killjoy at the greatest . . . Read more

Blessed Pope Paul VI: Where Peace Comes From

Pope Paul VI Countering the World Blessed Pope Paul VI, who reigned as the Supreme Pontiff from 1963 to 1978, is closely associated with a single document, Humanae Vitae. This unfortunate reduction prevents many from realizing his entire contribution to life as a whole. For instance, in an official message given on January 1, 1977, . . . Read more

Humanae Vitae’s First Prophesy – The Beauty of Marriage

Note: Father Boquet’s series in all parts may be accessed here. Pope Paul VI Re-Affirms Church Teaching on Inherent Dignity of Marriage   “False teachers, many belonging to an intellectual elite in the worlds of science, culture and the media, present an anti-gospel…When you ask them, “What must I do?” their only certainty is that there is . . . Read more

Humanae Vitae: Countering Sexual Revolution’s Harm

The Truth About Love and Sexuality It is said that Saint Paul VI was so heartbroken by the outpouring of dissent to Humanae Vitae, he couldn’t bear to write another encyclical in the final decade of his pontificate. Certainly, one can feel the pope’s anguish in this homily, given just months before he died – already . . . Read more

This Week’s “The Good Fight” Features Fr. Shenan Boquet

Don’t miss it! HLI’s Fr. Shenan J. Boquet appearance on “The Good Fight” radio show, hosted by Barbara McGuigan, has now been posted online. Check them out at EWTN Global Catholic Radio here and Ave Maria here. The program originally aired on EWTN Radio, was simulcast on Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 130, and on Ave Maria . . . Read more

How LGBT Activists are Pursuing the Minds of Your Children

In March of this year, the United Nation’s new LGBT czar gave a startling interview to “The Observer,” an Argentinean newspaper. Vitit Muntarbhorn, formally known as the UN’s “Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” was asked about his impressions of Argentina during a visit there. He . . . Read more

HLI Congress Held as Humanae Vitae Nears Half Century

Humanae Vitae Turns 50 in 2018 “The unchangeable teaching of the Church is under unprecedented attack today.” – John Smeaton (SPUC) Starting with the entire assembly singing Veni Creator Spiritus, the “Voice of the Family” (VOF) coalition opened its October 28th symposium at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, the Angelicum, in Rome. Co-sponsored by Human . . . Read more

Humanae Vitae was prophetic…and right!

Is the Church going to “revisit” its teachings against artificial contraception? That’s what Melinda Gates – wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates – hopes. In a recent interview with the BBC, Gates said she is “optimistic” that Pope Francis and the Vatican might do just that. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is . . . Read more