On the Supreme Court – Regroup, Don’t Fall Back

(Front Royal – VA) Human Life International (HLI) is disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear two recent cases this week which impact whether states may choose their own Medicaid providers. At issue are both conscience rights and states’ rights, to determine who and who is not a valid service provider. If citizens do . . . Read more

Evil Cannot Be Hidden

“We pray for an end to senseless violence and dawn of peace and reconciliation among all members of the human family.” – Pope Francis: August 25, 2014 The slaughter of Christians and religious minorities in Syria and Iraq by a group known as the “Islamic State” is horrific news. Images of crucifixions, beheadings, the burials . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Fall 2006: Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil

His Eminence Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Eastern Rite of the Catholic Church, has displayed the kind of strong episcopal leadership and moral instruction for the faithful on the pro-life and pro-family issues that HLI honors with our Cardinal von Galen Award. Cardinal Vithayathil’s most recent pro-life action was the issuance of . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Spring 2005: Bishop Antonio Baseotto

This edition’s recipient of the Cardinal von Galen Award is Bishop Antonio Baseotto, the head of the Military Diocese in Argentina. In early March, Bishop Baseotto wrote a stinging letter of rebuke to the Argentinean Minister of Health, Gines Gonzalez Garcia, who had publicly expressed his support for legalizing abortion and had initiated programs of . . . Read more