religious freedom

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 [...]

By |2019-06-24T15:36:38-04:00February 7th, 2014|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

By |2019-07-09T08:41:41-04:00June 21st, 2013|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , |

Father West: Obamacare Needs to be Repealed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 [...]

By |2019-04-17T15:34:53-04:00June 28th, 2012|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , , |

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 |2019-04-17T15:33:37-04:00June 11th, 2012|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

By |2019-06-24T21:05:32-04:00March 13th, 2012|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

By |2019-04-16T23:43:16-04:00January 30th, 2012|Categories: HLI News|Tags: , , , , |