religious freedom

Will Biden’s “Devout” Faith Fool Pro-Life Voters?

Over at First Things last week, Prof. Robert George published a clever thought experiment. Prof. George, in case you don’t know, is one of the rarest of specimens these days – an openly and proudly pro-life, pro-family, and faithfully Catholic faculty member at an Ivy League university, in this case [...]

By |2020-09-08T23:25:26-04:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , , |

Biden-Harris Ticket Threatens Faith, Family, and Life

Over the past decade the Democrat party has been careening towards the radical left, occupied these days by an intolerant cabal of ideological extremists whose main concerns include the unrestricted right to choose an abortion, whether toddlers are being sufficiently affirmed in their “transgender” identity, and how to expunge every [...]

By |2020-09-08T23:24:18-04:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |

Cancel Culture: Silent Majority MUST Speak

A few days ago, a top executive at Boeing resigned. Niel Golightly, ex-Senior Vice President of Communications at the Boeing Company, apologized in a statement for penning an “embarrassingly wrong and offensive” article...in 1987, thirty-three years ago. In an email to Boeing staff Golightly wrote, “The article I wrote – [...]

By |2020-07-21T14:06:38-04:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , |

Will Bostock v. Clayton County be the ‘Roe v. Wade of Religious Liberty’?

Abortion was legalized by the Supreme Court, not by the legislature or the people. Same-sex “marriage” was made the law of the land after the Supreme Court somehow discovered a “fundamental right” for people of the same sex to get married in the Constitution – a “right” that had somehow [...]

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Irish Threat to Pro-Life Counseling Centers

Attempts to Undermine Constitutionally Guaranteed Freedom of Conscience HLI Ireland reported that Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament in Dublin, would debate a bill Wednesday, November 14, 2017, aimed at shutting down pregnancy pro-life counseling networks. The proposed change is to section 4(1) of the Principal Act. Deputy Louise [...]

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Oppressive Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate Lifted

Conscientious Affordable Care Act Relief for Christians Today President Trump overturned the violence perpetrated by the Obama Administration in its direct assault against family, life, and conscience through the “birth control mandate” in the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). Under President Obama, the ACA required all employers provide contraceptives [...]

By |2019-11-15T09:12:55-05:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , |

Conscience and Health Care Workers

This is the second of Dr. Joseph Meaney's five-part series on conscience, the third installment in HLI’s Educational Series. We invite you to read our other two series on contraception and marriage and family. To hear Dr. Meaney’s recent short talk on conscience with HLI staff and leadership, click here. [...]

By |2019-12-05T20:56:14-05:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: The Church on Abortion|Tags: , , , |
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Defunding Planned Parenthood and the Religious Freedom Order

HLI President Father Shenan J. Boquet issued the following statement on two breaking news stories: the passage by the House of Representatives of a bill that many believe would remove most of Planned Parenthood’s funding for one year, and the signing of an Executive Order by President Trump that is [...]

By |2019-11-16T16:45:32-05:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , , |
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Ending the Trafficking and Exploitation of Women and Girls

In conjunction with the 61st Commission on the Status of Women, the Group of Friends of the Family and the Group of Friends United Against Human Trafficking, together with civil society, is hosting a high-level event on the theme of protecting and empowering women and girls and the irreplaceable role of [...]

By |2019-11-16T16:50:18-05:00March 16th, 2017|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: |
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Sanctuary Cities Revisited

The phrases 'religious liberty' and 'religious freedom' will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia or any form of intolerance. - US Commission on Civil Rights Chairman, Martin Castro There it is, folks -- the official position of [...]

By |2019-11-21T22:00:16-05:00September 17th, 2016|Categories: News and Commentary, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , |