Pope Saint John Paul II

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Help Us “Be Not Afraid”

“The victory, if it comes, will come through Mary.” These were the dying words of Cardinal August Hlond, as recounted by Pope St. John Paul II in his book Crossing the Threshold of Hope. Reflecting on the Cardinal’s prophesy, the pope wrote: During my pastoral ministry in Poland, I saw [...]

By |2019-10-11T19:46:11-04:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: HLI News, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , |

Life and Death – A Different Worldview

Two Diametrically Opposed Visions In a lyrical essay originally published in Crisis Magazine, Catholic philosopher and Senior Fellow of Human Life International, Donald DeMarco, Ph.D., poignantly paints the stark division between the pro-life worldview, and the worldview espoused by the Culture of Death. Invoking T.S. Eliot’s seminal poem The Waste [...]

By |2019-10-11T19:46:14-04:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: HLI News, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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, [...]

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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 [...]

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

“You will decide what Ireland will be.’” ~ Pope St. 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. [...]