Pope St. John Paul II’s Dream

In 1996 Pope St. John Paul II, speaking to a group of teachers of Natural Family Planning (NFP), boldly declared: “The moment has come for every parish and every structure of consultation and assistance to the family and to the defense of life to have personnel available who can teach married couples how to use . . . Read more

The Seduction of Evil

“Be on guard against the seduction of evil” The cobra knocks on John’s door and asks, “John please let me in. It is cold and damp outside. I promise I will do no harm to you or your family.” But John vigorously rejects – at first – the pleas of the cobra, knowing the imminent . . . Read more

Contraception and Challenges of False Compassion

Troubling rumors have been swirling around Rome for months now about an alleged papal commission tasked with undertaking an “historical review” of Saint Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. Despite initial denials about the existence of the commission, it appears that a Vatican official has just confirmed that there is, in fact, such a commission . . . Read more

Unstoppable Ugandan Father Jonathan Opio

HLI Ugandan Mission Hits the Road It is said of postal workers: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But they have nothing on HLI Affiliate Director for this Ugandan mission, Father Jonathan Opio. With HLI since 2010, his Ugandan mission is . . . Read more

On World AIDS Day: Condoms the Problem, Not the Solution

Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International (HLI), released the following statement today to mark the occasion of World AIDS Day 2016: “Despite enormous medical advancements over the past decades to combat HIV/AIDS, many of our brothers and sisters around the world continue to suffer, and the spread of the deadly virus remains . . . Read more

Your Mass Stipends are Saving Lives

If you would like a Mass said for your special intentions which would also save unborn lives around the world, please consider sending your Mass stipends to Human Life International. We are welcoming Mass stipends for the priests in our mission field. These stipends help support our priests as they travel, present, and counsel on . . . Read more

Two Wins in Uganda!

We have been sent. For us, being at the service of life is not a boast but rather a duty, born of our awareness of being “God’s own people, that we may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light” (cf. 1 Pet 2:9). On our journey . . . Read more

Coerced Abortion is a Reality

“D” is a young woman living in Uganda. When D became pregnant, she sought help from her parents and the father of her child. Sadly, the three were not supportive, and coerced her into scheduling an abortion. Steven, a coordinator for HLI Uganda, found out about D and her scheduled abortion and intervened. He met . . . Read more

African Babies Under Attack

Unborn African babies in Uganda have been protected from abortion for a long time by strict pro-life laws. In spite of this, Uganda is filled with anti-life groups, including Marie Stopes International, the Gates Foundation, Family Health International, and many more. These groups are working hard to instate a new abortion policy, a policy that would, . . . Read more

Can You Stop Pro-Lifers by Arresting Them?

As this week’s Spirit & Life goes out, I am preparing to board the last leg of my trip to Belarus. I just met HLI’s Joannes Bucher here in Frankfurt, Germany, and he is as excited as I am to get rolling on this pro-life mission. Joannes, our regional director for Europe, arranged this mission . . . Read more