Tuesday 31 March 2015

I interview Fr Peter West of Human Life International

I was at Human Life International (HLI) headquarters in Front Royal, Virginia, in the US, earlier this month meeting Monsignor Barreiro, head of HLI's Rome office & currently working at HLI HQ. I was en route to Cleveland, Ohio, where I was speaking on "Why the Pro-life Movement must embrace marriage and the family or face defeat" at Cleveland Right to Life's Convention.

Whilst there I had the pleasure of meeting again and interviewing Fr Peter West, vice-president of Mission for HLI.

We spoke about the worldwide work of Human Life International, in over 100 countries, many of the poorest countries in the world where they are building opposition to the culture of death. "We are small but we are the oftentimes the conscience ...  we are a voice which the opposition wants to stamp out ... It's a struggle between David and Goliath" he told me.

We spoke about same-sex marriage, about contraception being at the foundation of the culture of death, and about the terrible damage done by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, about whom Fr West has written recently, whose heterodox influence has been felt around the world which resulted in the loss of Catholic character of so many "Catholic" colleges around the world.

Fr Peter West's powerful educational ministry can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

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