Rest in Peace, Monsignor Barreiro

Statement from HLI president Father Shenan J. Boquet on the passing of Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carambula, former interim president of HLI and longtime director of HLI’s Rome office. Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro’s courageous five year battle with cancer ended this morning at 2:00 am, when he surrendered his life and spirit to the Lord. The entire HLI . . . Read more

HLI Welcomes Nomination of Neil Gorsuch for SCOTUS

Following is a statement from HLI president Father Shenan J. Boquet on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch for justice of the Supreme Court: With the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, it appears that the Trump administration is fulfilling another promise — this one to appoint a justice who . . . Read more

Still Marching, Still Building the Pro-Life Movement

I want first to thank you all for your prayers! Dr. Brian Clowes and I have met up with HLI’s Anglophone Africa director Emil Hagamu and HLI Kenya Director Father Raphael Wanjohi in Nairobi. As usual, we hit the ground running, and have encamped in Karen just outside Nairobi, where we are staying with the . . . Read more

Congratulations, Sister Anunciata!

The missionaries, staff, and board of directors of Human Life International congratulate Sister Annunciata on her Silver Jubilee — her 60th anniversary of religious life and loving service to Our Lord and His Church!   Even at 83 years young, Sister Annunciata keeps a busy schedule as director of Right for Life India: hosting conferences, . . . Read more

Conscience and its Formation

This is the first in a five-part series on conscience, which will become the third installment in HLI’s Educational Series. We invite you to read our other two series on contraception and marriage. To hear Dr. Meaney’s recent short talk on conscience with HLI staff and leadership, click here.   Part I: Conscience and its . . . Read more

The War on Marriage and Family

Contemporary culture is in a deep crisis regarding holy matrimony. Both the truth about the family and families themselves are being ripped a part by violent forces. Proponents of the Culture of Death know well the importance and centrality of the natural family; otherwise, why exhaust so much time, effort, and resources attacking it? This . . . Read more

HLI’s Position on reports of CRS and Contraceptives in the DRC

Openness to life is at the center of true development. When a society moves towards the denial or suppression of life, it ends up no longer finding the necessary motivation and energy to strive for man’s true good. If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of a new life is lost, then other forms . . . Read more

Who Teaches Our Children?

Last Friday the Ordinary Synod on the Family concluded and released its document, or Relazione Finale. The document, currently available only in Italian, is causing some concerns. Sadly, we will have to wait until the document is translated into English to better understand its content. With such an important document, I question the decision to . . . Read more