Human Life International Pro-Life President Euteneuer to Work in Catholic Diocese
by Steven Ertelt
August 27, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — When it comes to fighting the pro-life battles around the world, Rev. Thomas Euteneuer of Human Life International is one of the best known activists.
However, the HLI board announced today that, after nearly 10 years of service as the organization’s president, Euteneuer has stepped down from his position after being asked by his Bishop to return to his Diocese.
Euteneuer returns to his Catholic diocese in West Palm Beach, Florida and will have fewer stamps on his passport over the next 10 years as he tends to local concerns. During his tenure, Fr. Euteneuer traveled more than one million miles visiting 48 countries as a pro-life missionary to the world.
"Nearly ten years ago I answered the call of the Lord to come to Human Life International and work full-time in pro-life work with the permission of my bishop. I have been utterly privileged to serve this great mission for a decade," Euteneuer said in an email.
"A true pro-lifer is not oriented to a job so much as to the daily task of fighting the culture of death and building the culture of life," he added.
The pro-life HLI leader said he believes "this decision tells me that this is the right thing for me to do and at the right time. I have great peace about the road that lies ahead and about all that has been accomplished up to this point.
The HLI baord announced today that it "thanks Fr. Euteneuer for his leadership, hard work and dedication in carrying on the legacy of Fr. Paul Marx."
"While Fr. Euteneuers leadership at HLI and his influence on the pro-life movement around the world will be greatly missed, we are blessed to have gifted staff who will continue to carry out our mission while a search for a new president is undertaken," HLI told LifeNews.com in a statement today.
Euteneuer says there is a greater need for pro-life efforts abroad now, more than ever.
"Our tremendously competent staff and generous supporters are looking to the future with great hope despite the many challenges of the death peddlers on a global scale which are only increasing," he said.
Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula, Executive Director of HLIs office in Rome, will assume Fr. Euteneuers responsibilities until a permanent replacement is named.
Related web sites:
Human Life International – https://www.hli.org
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