Prelude to a Persecution?

On Wednesday morning the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child published its Concluding Observations concerning the Catholic Church’s treatment of children. In this widely-denounced document (see HLI’s statement here), the Committee chastises the Church for supposedly ignoring or refusing the rights of children. It called for the Church to amend Canon Law, . . . Read more

HHS Mandate Not the Only Threat to Religious Freedom

While the Health and Human Services (HHS) contraception/sterilization/abortifacient mandate is often the focus of those concerned with current threats to religious freedom in the U.S., there have been several recent court cases involving the Catholic Church which also look to undermine our First Amendment rights. Three female teachers – a computer teacher in the Archdiocese . . . Read more

A Time of Renewal

The Lord beckoned, “‘Even now,’ declares the LORD, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.’” (Joel 2:12-13) . . . Read more

Father West: Obamacare Needs to be Repealed

Father Peter West, vice president for missions at Human Life International, made the following comments on the Supreme Court steps Thursday following the Court’s decision on Obamacare. [Transcript follows video.] I’m Father Peter West. I work at Human Life International. We are pro-life missionaries to the world. And we defend life, faith and family throughout . . . 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

Archbishop Defends Hungarian Constitution to Texan Professor

Human Life International recently received the following open letter (translated) written by the Catholic Archbishop of Veszprém, Gyula Márfi, in response to professor David Baer of Texas Lutheran University concerning the new constitution and government in Hungary. In this letter, Archbishop Márfi defends the new pro-life, pro-Christian constitution that is currently under attack from some . . . 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