Thursday, October 29, 2015

Spirit & Life - Who Teaches Our Children?

A troubling paragraph in the final Synod statement

Your Support Helps HLI Defend Life & Family Around the World! 
Dear deaconjohn,     

Well, the Synod on the Family has concluded and the dust is beginning to settle. We still have much work to do, as Dr. Joseph Meaney points out in his Crisis Magazine article linked below, though there were some improvements in the final document.

Both Dr. Joseph and I highlight a troubling element of the final statement, however, and one that will strike the HLI family as very strange. There is a very poorly constructed statement on the rights and duties of parents to provide sex education for their children. In my article you will find several helpful quotes from Church teaching on the topic as you defend this essential right of parents.

Thank you also for your prayers for our pro-life missionaries. If you stop by our Facebook page, you'll see some interesting notes and photos from Thailand and Vietnam, where our own Dr. Brian Clowes and Dr. Ligaya Acosta are on a much-needed mission trip to share the Gospel of Life!

Sincerely yours in Christ,  
Father Shenan J. Boquet
President, Human Life International
Send a reminder: Catholic=Pro-Life!
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 not publish it in the other major languages, especially in its release to the general public. This decision must have caused some difficulty for Synod Fathers who are not fluent in Italian, which may have affected their voting.  - continue -
Send a reminder: Catholic=Pro-Life!
In several other points, however, the final report of the synod made vast improvements over the relatio synodi, the working document, from last year. Abortion went from zero mentions to five. Condemnations of the "contraceptive mentality" and the fear of overpopulation were included in the final report. The synod fathers insisted on a firm statement of indignation at the financial blackmail used by international organizations to pressure countries into legalizing "homosexual marriage." There was also a very strong denunciation of the gender ideology that denies the fundamental differences between men and women and their essential complementarity. The final report laments a "sharp drop in the birthrate" and calls for "unconditional openness to life" among married couples before citing Humanae Vitae and Evangelium Vitae.  - continue -
Send a reminder: Catholic=Pro-Life!
Get the latest fact-based brochure, Does Legal Abortion Save Lives, exposing the myth that abortion is healthy. Bulk discounts available.
$0.20 |   Buy Now!
Share this must-read brochure, Depo-Provera, and educate others about Depo's sixty-plus unhealthy side effects. Bulk discounts available.
$0.20 |    Buy Now!
In Negative Effects of the Pill, learn the truth about how contraception is not only dangerous to the human body - but to the environment too! Bulk discounts available.
$0.20 |  Buy Now!

Send a reminder: Catholic=Pro-Life!
Families, the Building Blocks, Fr. Boquet
real estate for life
Send a reminder: Catholic=Pro-Life!

Human Life International
4 Family Life Lane Front Royal, VA 22630