Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Human Life International (HLI) Announces New Leaders

(Catholic Culture) Human Life International (HLI) has announced a new leadership team, with Father Shenan Boquet stepping in as the organization’s president and Father Peter West as vice president for missions.

The new leaders will assume their posts at HLI on September 1. Their appointments end a search that began soon after the previous president, Father Thomas Euteneuer, resigned suddenly in August 2010. After a lengthy silence, HLI revealed that Father Euteneuer’s departure was the result of misconduct charges.

Father Shenan Boquet is a priest of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana. A native of that state, he has an extensive background in giving retreats and conferences on marriage and moral theology. Father Peter West comes to HLI from Priests for Life, where he was associate director.

Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro, who has been serving as interim president of HLI during the transition period, will return to his previous assignment as head of the group’s Rome office.

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