The Importance of Language in Changing the Culture

For nearly forty-five years Human Life International has been engaged in building a Culture of Life through education and activism. Though we have been blessed with success in many of our efforts, we have also faced numerous difficulties. One of these difficulties is one we share with all who defend life, faith and family: As . . . Read more

Catholic Education is Indispensable in Transforming the Culture

Culture of Death or Culture of Life? “In order that the Catholic school and the Catholic teachers may truly make their irreplaceable contribution to the Church and to the world, the goal of Catholic education itself must be crystal clear. Beloved sons and daughters of the Catholic Church, brothers and sisters in the faith: Catholic . . . Read more

The Heart of the Matter? Human Dignity

In Evangelium Vitae, Pope St. John Paul II identified a sinister paradox in contemporary culture. “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed,” he lamented, “the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant . . . Read more

Pope St. John Paul II’s Dream

In 1996 Pope St. John Paul II, speaking to a group of teachers of Natural Family Planning (NFP), boldly declared: “The moment has come for every parish and every structure of consultation and assistance to the family and to the defense of life to have personnel available who can teach married couples how to use . . . Read more

The Family – “St. Joseph’s Workshop”

“The family, the great workshop of love, is the first school, indeed, a lasting school where people are not taught to love with barren ideas, but with the incisive power of experience.” —February 13th Angelus Prayer, Vatican City, 1994 One of the many things I continue to admire in the life of Saint John Paul . . . Read more

St. John Paul II’s Prophesy for Ireland’s Future

“You will decide what Ireland will be.’” — St. Pope John Paul II In 1979, Pope John Paul II gazed out over a sea of some 300,000 youth at a Mass for the Youth in Galway, Ireland. “When I look at you,” he said, “I see the Ireland of the future. Tomorrow, you will be the . . . Read more

Self-Gratification Culture is So Not Cool

 Pope Saint John Paul II’s Evangelium vitae just about says it all when it comes to discussing the sanctity of human life, threats to life in the modern world, and the related Catholic Church’s teachings on the issues. In today’s culture –  where the deciding factor of an action among young people tends to be . . . Read more

The Annunciation, Inherent Human Dignity, and Mary’s Fiat

Day of the Unborn I am writing you today from Harare, Zimbabwe where I am on mission with Dr. Brian Clowes, Mr. Emil Hagamu and HLI’s local affiliate. Our mission has been very fruitful because of your prayers and support; however, because of poor catechesis, corruption, economic hardships and decades of “colonization of the mind”, . . . Read more

Contraception and Challenges of False Compassion

Troubling rumors have been swirling around Rome for months now about an alleged papal commission tasked with undertaking an “historical review” of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. Despite initial denials about the existence of the commission, it appears that a Vatican official has just confirmed that there is, in fact, such a commission . . . Read more

Prayer Makes Abortion Visible

Lebenszentrum Salzburg Marks 200th Prayer Vigil Human Life International (HLI) Affiliate, Lebenszentrum Salzburg (LZ), just held its 200th prayer vigil in Salzburg, Austria. This monthly vigil marks one of the so-called “Vigil 2000” prayer vigils that have been held to date in cities across Austria. 4,000 total have been held across Europe over the last . . . Read more