The Consequences of a Lawless Decision

When the Obergefell v. Hodges decision was announced, HLI’s statement reflected the obvious consequences that would follow, and that we are now seeing play out with an innocent county clerk being thrown in jail. At the time I said: Let this be remembered as the day that it became official: The United States is no . . . Read more

Declaring Planned Parenthood an Enemy of the Church

Millions of Catholics, and many millions more who admire her teaching and social outreach, still think that Planned Parenthood, the most corrupt  of organizations, is basically focused on women’s health, and only has slight disagreements with the Church. What separates Planned Parenthood and the Church isn’t a matter of mere disagreement, as if Cecile Richards . . . Read more

Contraception’s Role in the Election and Our Culture

Last week I wrote about “The Task Before Us,” that is, the need to get much more serious about our faith, to refocus our efforts on our true end — Jesus Christ. He is our only true hope. The more fully we live the virtue of hope the more it becomes performative in our lives, . . . Read more

U.S. Politics and the Culture of Death

Election season is upon us, and politics is on everyone’s mind. There is always a lot at stake come election time: the direction of the country, the economy, wars and foreign affairs. For Catholics and pro-life activists, this year’s presidential election is especially crucial if we are to protect and maintain our constitutionally-guaranteed religious liberties, . . . Read more

Is President Obama Responsible for the Death of Tonya Reaves

Editor’s note: This article is a revised version of one that originally appeared on The Daily Caller. Read the original article here. Despite President Obama’s lectures on “tone” and “civility,” it seems like anything goes in political warfare this election cycle. This week, a pro-Obama super PAC called Priorities USA released a campaign ad suggesting that . . . Read more

The Maputo Protocol: To be Remembered but Not Celebrated

On July 11, 2003, the Assembly of the African Union in Maputo, Mozambique adopted a document entitled, “Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.” This document, better known as “The Maputo Protocol,” set into motion an agenda that has radically impacted the African continent, and . . . Read more

HLI President: Don’t Let Anyone Take Away Your Religious Freedom

HLI President Father Shenan J. Boquet was a featured speaker at the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally held on June 8, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Video and a transcript of the speech follow. See pictures of the event here. I’d like to begin this afternoon by using a quote that we . . . Read more

The Story of St. Josephine Bakhita Being Replayed Today

(Zenit.org) – When Josephine Bakhita died in 1947, thousands of Italians passed her funeral bier to pay respects to a simple woman who had achieved great renown for her kindness. To this day, the people of Schio, Italy, honor now-Saint Josephine, a former African slave, with the title “Nostra Madre Moretta,” which means “Our Black . . . Read more

Marriage Under Attack on Both Sides of the Pond

The debate over “social issues” in the United States recently brought many important topics, those typically reserved for the backburner in American politics, to the national stage for the first time in a long time. With the focus of the media shifting towards these issues, however, we have seen vicious attacks from political pundits, and . . . Read more

Abortion Lobby Uses HHS Mandate to Dictate Religious “Beliefs”

For those who live their lives under a cloud of moral relativism, right and wrong are often decided based on what makes them feel good or what is popular, not by an unbending set of principles. To such people, long held moral teachings can be confusing, and are often seen as artifacts of a bygone . . . Read more