Shouldn’t We Allow Abortions to Help Victims of Rape?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 26, 2021 /

Some people disclaim their natural heritage. I always name my origin. It didn’t hold me back and neither has my color. I was born in poverty. My father raped my mother when she was 12. Now they’ve named a park for me in Chester, Pennsylvania. — Renowned Gospel singer Ethel Waters.1 From an ethical and…

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Homosexuality and Hoax Hate Crimes

By Brian Clowes, PhD / September 1, 2020 /
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  The real reason for hate crime laws is not the defense of human beings from crime. There are already laws against that.…The real reason for the invention of hate crimes was the emergence of special interest groups which need boutique legislation to raise funds for their large staffs and luxurious buildings. ~Homosexual writer Andrew…

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Introduction to the Fight over Homosexuality

By Brian Clowes, PhD / July 28, 2020 /
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“Evil may have its day, but to God go the weeks and the years. It must ever be so.” ~Father Eugene Fahy, S.J.   When the battle over contraception began in earnest in the 1920s, virtually all Christians decided to “sit it out,” reasoning that birth control would not affect them personally. When the abortion…

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What Does the Catholic Church Teach about Homosexuality?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / June 26, 2020 /
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Few doctrines are so vehemently opposed as that of the Catholic Church on homosexuality. Every good Catholic instinctively knows that science always supports the teachings of the Church, particularly with regards to matters of sexual morality.  Those who avoid abortion, extramarital sex, pornography, divorce, contraception, sterilization and other sexual sins are usually much more content…

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Can a Pro-Lifer Be a Feminist?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 6, 2020 /
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I still believe in feminism, perhaps more than ever before. But there was a rosy day of innocence when I believed in feminists. ~ Dr. Phoebe Spinrad.1   What exactly is “feminism?” The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines it as “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.” So our question becomes: do pro-lifers really…

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What Went Wrong with the Boy Scouts?

By Gail Peterson / August 1, 2019 /

Founded in 1910, over the years the Boy Scouts of America has expanded to include the involvement of up to 2.3 million youth, both girls as well as boys, and is coordinated with the assistance of 900,000 adult volunteers. The Scouts were originally founded to “to teach patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values” to boys.…

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Time for Mother Church to Purge and Renew

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / February 25, 2019 /

The Church Must Not Be Afraid  “A good shepherd, a pastor after God’s heart, is the greatest treasure which the good Lord can grant to a parish, and one of the most precious gifts of divine mercy.” — St. John Vianney (The Curé of Ars) In the most profound way possible, the ordination of a…

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Irreparable Damage to Pro-Life & Family Causes Calls for Sanctification

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 10, 2018 /
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By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them “The tree is made manifest by its fruit; so those that profess themselves to be Christians shall be recognized by their conduct.”  —Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Ephesians 14 There are so many reasons to weep over the new revelations of sex abuse and other grave moral…

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There are Setbacks, but the Church Continues… Be Not Afraid

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 3, 2018 /
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Mission to Mongolia “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.”  (Mark 16:15) “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:18) These words of the Divine Master are exemplified in the energy,…

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HLI Calling for Transparency, Reformation, Renewal

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / August 29, 2018 /
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For Immediate Release August 29, 2018 Contact: Deborah Piroch, HLI Director of PR Email: dpiroch@hli.org (Front Royal, VA) – Human Life International joins Catholics and people of good will all over the world in expressing sadness and great disappointment in the scandalous revelations involving some Church authorities. Some engaged in ongoing and unrepentant sexual abuses, often against subordinates.…

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