Forming Priests, Forming Culture

It is amazing what happens when you sit in a Church on a Sunday afternoon. I returned to Louisiana this past week to participate in an event in my home parish of Saint Anne. The parish family was celebrating the retirement of its pastor, Father Ty Van Nguyen, who had served the parish for 13 . . . Read more

Consecration is the Answer

These last few days in Rome have been both difficult and edifying. As leaders come together for the Rome Life Forum and today’s March for Life, there is both a certain sense of urgency and a shared sense of faith and trust in Our Lord. There is much to say here – far more than . . . Read more

Why Fatima Matters in the Battle for Life and Family

The message of Fatima is, in its basic nucleus, a call to conversion and repentance, as in the Gospel. This call was uttered at the beginning of the twentieth century, and it was addressed particularly to this present century.  … The call to repentance is a motherly one, and at the same time it is strong and . . . Read more

We are Set Free by the Power of His Cross and Resurrection…

Everything must be examined from this [utilitarian] point of view and used or rejected according to its utility. (Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf) During my recent mission to Poland, I had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau. As I walked through the entrance onto the grounds of both camps, there was a noticeable heaviness within . . . Read more

Repeating the Errors of the Past

I want to first thank the whole HLI family for your prayers! I arrived in Gdansk, Poland last night after departing Bucharest. Before I get to some thoughts from this mission, I wanted to discuss something that is in the news —something that our friends here who survived Communism recognize and find alarming coming from . . . Read more

Go Out and Proclaim the Good News

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

Remember Me

“Even if a mother could forget her child, I will not forget you. I have carved you in the palm of my hand.” – Isaiah 49:15-16 Today is the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, and across our country pro-lifers are honoring the memory of little boys and girls whose lives were violently ended . . . Read more

A March for Life of Five Million?

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear…” 1 John 4:18: This famous passage from the First Letter of John often comes to me in prayer. This may be because my night prayers often follow very long days full of conversations with faithful who fear for the future of their families and . . . Read more

On the Feast Day of Pope Saint John Paul II

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. John Paul II the great defender of life and the family of our times. The Church has chosen to celebrate his feast not on the date of his death which was on April 2nd 2005 but on the anniversary of his formal installation as Universal Pontiff on . . . Read more