Silencing the Voices of the Faithful in Health Care

By Denise Hunnell, MD / January 30, 2015 /

Religious liberty provides for the free exercise of one’s faith in every aspect of life. This freedom is far more extensive than merely having the freedom to attend the worship service of choice.  Truly living one’s faith means that family life, professional life, leisure activities, as well as spiritual practices are guided by the tenets…

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Prelude to a Persecution?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 7, 2014 /

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,…

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HHS Mandate Not the Only Threat to Religious Freedom

By Molly Loesel / June 21, 2013 /
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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…

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A Time of Renewal

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 8, 2013 /
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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)…

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The Task Before Us Post-Election: Bring Christ to the World

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 13, 2012 /

With a few days’ perspective since the election, we can see things a bit more clearly. We should be honest about the situation for the pro-life community as we can best understand it. The outcome of Tuesday’s election does not bode well for life and family — that is, for our most vulnerable brothers and…

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Father West: Obamacare Needs to be Repealed

By HLI Staff / June 28, 2012 /
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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: 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 the world. We…

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

By HLI Staff / June 11, 2012 /
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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. Transcript of the speech follows. See pictures of the event here. I’d like to begin this afternoon by using a quote that we are all familiar…

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Archbishop Defends Hungarian Constitution to Texan Professor

By HLI Staff / March 13, 2012 /
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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…

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Abortion Lobby Uses HHS Mandate to Dictate Religious “Beliefs”

By Adam Cassandra / January 30, 2012 /
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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…

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