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  • Fr. Frank Pavone Releases New Book on Preaching on Abortion

    05/05/2016 1:10:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | May 2, 2016 | Leslie Palma
    NEW YORK ó To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Priests for Life and to highlight its core mission of empowering clergy to be passionate advocates for the unborn, Father Frank Pavone, National Director, has released today his newest book, Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary (Servant Books, 2016) The book guides clergy Ėand laity Ė through the pro-life themes found in the readings of every Sunday of all three liturgical years. Proclaiming the Message of Life provides an overview of the Scriptural, doctrinal and liturgical bases for preaching the pro-life message, presents homily...
  • Vatican Publicizes Clarification of PRIESTS FOR LIFE Status, Good Name, and Excellent Work

    11/03/2015 8:06:57 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | 11/3/2015 | Priests for Life
    Fr. Frank Pavone announced today that the Vatican has made public its conclusions about the ministry of Priests for Life. Two years ago, the Congregation for Clergy concluded an "Apostolic Visitation" of Priests for Life, which means that they looked at the ministry, its operations, and its finances, in a positive spirit of helping it to grow and operate more effectively. "We are proud of the results of the Visitation," Fr. Frank said. The report says in part, "PFL is present in more than 50 nations, and its work benefits the Church both in the United States and beyond…Without...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan cuts ties with anti-abortion crusader Frank Pavone

    12/17/2014 7:24:59 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 12/15/14 | David Gibson
    NEW YORK (RNS) In the latest clash between the Catholic hierarchy and one of the churchís leading anti-abortion crusaders, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan accused the Rev. Frank Pavone of continuing to stonewall on financial reforms, and Dolan said he is cutting ties with his group, Priests for Life. In a Nov. 20 letter to other U.S. bishops, Dolan said he did not know if the Vatican would now step in to take action against the New York-based priest, who for years has angered various bishops by rejecting oversight of the organization by church authorities and for refusing to sort...
  • Fr. Pavone and other Catholic leaders respond to Italian bishop who criticized pro-lifer

    05/26/2014 5:50:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life site news ^ | John-Henry Westen
    ROME, May 26, 2014 ( Ė Responding to a high-ranking Italian bishop who distanced himself from those who pray rosaries outside of abortion centers, the head of Priests for Life did not shrink from open criticism. Responding to the recent remarks by Bishop Nunzio Galantino, the secretary-general of the Italian Bishops Conference, Father Frank Pavone said they underline the critical importance of vigorous pro-life efforts. Father Frank Pavone ďWhen somebody says that the Church has Ďconcentrated too much on abortion and euthanasia,í I take it as a compliment for the success of ministries like Priests for Life, which have called...
  • Bishop Zurek: Concerns About Priests For Life Have Been "Favorably Addressed"

    01/17/2014 6:38:03 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Kresta in the Afternoon ^ | Thursday, January 16, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    Thursday, January 16, 2014 Bishop Zurek: Concerns About Priests For Life Have Been "Favorably Addressed" By Kathy Schiffer Fr. Frank Pavone at the U.S. Supreme Court In 2011 Bishop Patrick Zurek, bishop of the Diocese of Amarillo, sent a letter to all the bishops of the United States, advising them that he had so many concerns about Priests For Life's $10 million budget that the organization's national director, Fr. Frank Pavone, shouldn't be trusted with donors' money. For a full year, while an investigation was pending, Father Pavone was restricted to working from a small cell in a Texas...
  • Pelosi Has Disconnected Herself from Both Faith and Reason

    06/26/2013 7:32:10 AM PDT · by rhema · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/26/13 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    Rather than answer the simple question as to what is the moral difference between killing a baby outside the womb or inside the womb, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has criticized me and Priests for Life, of which I am the national director, for raising the issue in an open letter, calling us arrogant, medieval, hysterical, and disconnected from the Church. I would like to know if Mrs. Pelosi, in her charges that we are arrogant, medieval, and hysterical, intends to include the more than 14,000 people (and counting) who signed onto my open letter to her in just the...
  • Pro-Life Priest Calls on Pelosi to Renounce Catholic Faith

    06/24/2013 8:52:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 23, 2013 | Melanie Batley
    Pro-Life Priest Calls on Pelosi to Renounce Catholic Faith By Melanie Batley A Catholic priest active in the pro-life movement said if Nancy Pelosi continues her refusal to condemn abortion, she should renounce her Catholic faith. The Rev. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, sent the House minority leader a strongly worded letter demanding she explain her position on late-term abortion. His letter followed Pelosi's June 13 news conference at which Pavone contends she sidestepped the issue. "We simply want to express frustration that has been long-standing about Pelosi: You can't say you're a Catholic and then betray...
  • Priests to Pelosi: condemn abortion or leave the Church

    06/20/2013 12:32:22 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 96 replies ^ | 6-20-2013 | Katie McHugh
    A pro-life group called on California Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi to ďexercise your duties as a public servant and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them,Ē in a widely-circulated open letter Wednesday. ďPublic servants are supposed to be able to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. Apparently, you canít,Ē wrote national director of Priests for Life Father Frank Pavone. ďOtherwise, you would have been able to explain the difference between a legal medical procedure that kills a baby inside the womb and an act of murder.Ē Pavoneís letter was written in response...
  • Bodies of Babies Gosnell Brutalized in Abortions Will be Cremated, Buried

    06/14/2013 12:07:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After the Philadelphia Medical Examinerís office denied a request from a leading pro-life Catholic priest to give the babies abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell killed in brutal infanticides, official now say the babies will be cremated and buried. Gosnell was convicted last month of first-degree murder and he has 30 days to reconsider his decision not to appeal the conviction. Once that process is over, tomorrow, the city will follow its normal procedures by conducting cremation and burial of the bodies of the 47 babies, according to city spokesman Mark McDonald said. McDonald did not say where the cremation and burial...
  • Gosnell Babies Burial: Activists rally to bury bodies in Gosnell abortion trial

    06/11/2013 12:12:45 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Religion Today ^ | June 9, 2013 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey/RNS
    Now that the trial for abortion provider Kermit Gosnell has ended with a conviction, many are asking what Philadelphia plans to do with the 47 bodies from the case. After Gosnell's arrest in 2011, then-Archbishop Justin Rigali asked the district attorney's office for the bodies of the aborted fetuses. After [the trial] ended and Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison, Rigali's successor, Archbishop Charles Chaput, has renewed the request to bury the bodies. Francis Maier, assistant to Chaput, said "We're not interested in turning it into a circus. Points were made in the trial; now we just want...
  • Why is Kermit Gosnell Smiling During His Murder Trial?

    05/03/2013 2:50:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | Father Frank Pavone
    Of the many lessons to be learned from the Kermit Gosnell trial, which I have watched in the courtroom, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform them. Many observers of Dr. Gosnell have marveled at his composure in the courtroom, and commented on his apparently gentle demeanor and smile. How can this be the same man, they wonder, who is accused of cutting the spinal cords of living children and running an operation that has killed women? In short, what goes on in the mind, the soul, of one who...
  • PAVONE: The merciless mind of the abortionist

    05/02/2013 1:46:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Fr. Frank Pavone
    Of the many lessons to be learned from the Kermit Gosnell trial, which I have watched in the courtroom, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform them. Many observers of Dr. Gosnell have marveled at his composure in the courtroom, and commented on his apparently gentle demeanor and smile. How can this be the same man, they wonder, who is accused of cutting the spinal cords of living children and running an operation that has killed women? In short, what goes on in the mind, the soul, of one who...
  • Fox News to air one-hour special on Gosnell trial

    04/24/2013 11:32:38 AM PDT · by topher · 26 replies ^ | 4-24-2013 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2013 ( Ė Fox News will air a one-hour documentary on ďhouse of horrorsĒ abortionist Kermit Gosnell in two weeks. The special program will air at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, according to Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. The Gosnell story garnered national media coverage after a successful campaign on the social media site Twitter two weeks ago that generated more than half-a-million mentions of the abortionist and hundreds of thousands of uses of the #Gosnell hashtag. The height of media coverage came when NBC's Today show questioned Barack Obama about the trial....
  • Obamaís collision with the Catholic Church is 'assured,' Fr. Pavone says

    11/08/2012 12:39:43 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 7, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    CHICAGO, November 7, 2012, ( ¬Ė¬† President Obama‚Äôs re-election sets up a looming clash with people of faith over abortion, marriage, and the implementation of government-controlled health care ¬Ėa fight the pro-life movement has vowed to carry out by defying the president, reforming an increasingly unfriendly Republican Party, and building a culture of life that transcends the boundaries of politics. A second Obama term means ¬ďthe collision course of the Obama administration with the Catholic Church‚Ķis assured,¬Ē said Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life after the election. He was outraged by the fact that a majority of his fellow...
  • The Voice of John

    08/23/2012 8:04:57 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 1 replies
    Press Release ^ | 8-23-12 | Donald A. Galade
    McAdoo, PA for immediate release: Executive Producers of River-Song-Productions. Inc. announced the release date for The Voice of John. Slated for national release November 4th of this year, this compelling documentary will take you deep into the heart of issues facing our country for over forty years? A multitude of national figures such as former Governor Mike Huckabee, Dr. Alveda King, evangelist Perry Stone, Father Frank Pavone, Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham, Bill Baird, founder of the Pro-Choice League, as well as some of the most brilliant medical, political and philosophical minds of our time, weigh in on the most...
  • Fr. Pavone opposes Obama appearance at NY Catholic Charities dinner

    08/06/2012 8:17:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life news ^ | 8.6.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NEW YORK, August 6, 2012 ( - Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life has issued a statement opposing President Obamaís appearance at a New York fundraiser dinner for Catholic Charities. ďIím all in favor of protocol and understand the difference between respecting the Presidentís policies vs. respecting his office. But there comes a time when the polite putting aside of differences for a while amounts to scandal,Ē said Pavone in a statement emailed to Monday morning. LSN confirmed the presidentís appearance last week. ďThere comes a time when enough is enough and we can no longer afford to...
  • Catholic Group [Priests for Life] to Defy New Obamacare Pro-Abortion Mandate

    08/02/2012 8:16:03 AM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 8/1/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life Catholic group Priests for Life is the first to announce it will openly defy the new pro-abortion mandate the HHS department put in force today under the Obamacare health care law. The new mandate compels religious employers to pay for and refer employees for birth control, abortion-causing drugs and contraception in violation of employersí religious beliefs. Father Frank Pavone told LifeNews his pro-life group doesnít qualify for the narrowly-drawn exemptions in the mandate, so his organization will not comply with it and will run the risk of fines and other possible punishment. ďThe unjust and unconstitutional HHS mandate,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Vatican says Fr. Pavone not suspended, bishop reasserts authority

    07/02/2012 12:10:11 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    ROME, ITALY, July 2, 2012 ( - Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life has not been suspended, said the Vaticanís Congregation for Clergy in May, but his bishop has the right to assign him duties outside his pro-life ministry, according to the Diocese of Amarillo. Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. Amarillo Bishop Patrick Zurek reported that the Vatican body granted at least a partial victory for the Priests for Life leader, who had petitioned Rome for clarification after Zurek announced that he had ďsuspendedĒ Fr. Pavone last September. According to...
  • Clarification of Status of Priests for Life

    02/29/2012 6:40:21 AM PST · by topher · 1 replies
    Clarification of Status of Priests for Life Regarding Priests for Lifeís canonical status within the Catholic Church: Priests for Life is a Private Association of the Christian Faithful, which received its canonical recognition and approbation from Archbishop John Quinn of San Francisco on April 30th 1991. Priests for Life is recognized as a valid apostolate to which bishops and religious superiors may assign priests full time and part time; it is recognized by the Vatican as an entity with which various dicasteries actively collaborate; it is recognized by bishops around the world as they invite us into their dioceses to...
  • Fr. Frank Pavone: No compromise - the mandate has to go, period

    February 14, 2012 ( - Many have asked me whether I think that the Presidentís announced ďaccommodationĒ regarding the HHS mandate for health insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization is acceptable. Absolutely not. As many Catholics and non-Catholics point out, the principal problem is that the mandate is still in place. The Presidentís February 10 announcement changed none of that. What remains is that all employers ó not just religious ones ó have to provide health insurance for their employees, and all health insurance plans have to cover abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization. Itís a fiction to say...
  • Fr. Pavone permitted to attend March for Life: Interview on latest developments

    WASHINGTON, January 25, 2012 ( - Many pro-lifers at the March for Life this year caught a glimpse of one prominent pro-life leader they might not have been expected to see. Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life was sighted leading a crowd of post-abortive witnesses with Silent No More through the freezing rain on Capitol Hill Monday, and met with the following day to give an update on his situation with his Ordinary, Bishop Patrick Zurek of the Diocese of Amarillo. Bishops Zurekís abrupt statement ordering Pavone to suspend his active ministry outside the diocese, citing unspecified questions...
  • Catholic Caucus: Father Frank Pavone on Travel Schedule again [March for Life]

    01/08/2012 6:20:14 AM PST · by topher · 1 replies
    The Priests for Life website is now showing Father Frank Pavone attending the March for Life -- in Washington, DC as well as the West Coast event as well. His tentative travel schedule consists of about 10 or more trips between now and June regarding Priests for Life.
  • Fr Pavone.

    12/11/2011 9:42:50 PM PST · by FredandJane · 1+ views
    "Why should the Knights of Columbus mediate/intervene in this crisis?"
  • Jailing women who have abortions?

    11/23/2011 10:06:03 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11-23-11 | Frank Pavone
    Question: ďWhen abortion becomes illegal again, are we going to start throwing all the women who have abortions into jail?Ē Answer: No. The people who should go to jail in that case are the abortionists. This particular question will be raised more and more as we to come closer to restoring protection to the unborn. The question is actually part of the well-planned public relations attack that abortion advocates always try to make on us in the pro-life movement. We are anti-woman, after all. Isnít that the only logical reason why we would oppose abortion in the first place? Thatís...
  • Bishop Zurek ignores plea to let Father Pavone speak at International Pro-Life Youth Conference

    11/09/2011 11:14:35 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    JillStanek ^ | November 9, 2011 | Jill Stanek
    No one questions whether Bishop Patrick Zurek had the authority to place Father Frank Pavone on forced hiatus.Good people do question whether the bishop’s decision was warranted.That dispute aside, the bishop certainly must have realized that to abruptly and without warning bar Father Pavone from fulfilling his pro-life speaking obligations for an undefined period would create havoc among churches and pro-life groups planning and publicizing those events.It seems to me a compassionate spiritual leader would attempt to mitigate the damage his decision caused to innocent bystanders.One important event caught in the crossfire was the International Pro-Life Youth Conference, scheduled...
  • Catholic Caucus: Should the KofC mediate the crisis at Priests for Life?

    11/05/2011 11:36:46 AM PDT · by topher · 21 replies
    November 5, 2011 | Vanity
    As someone who has worked for Priests for Life, I have a perspective of the current situation that few people enjoy. Currently, there are reports of IRS problems with Priests for Life as well as debt problems with this non-profit organization. The current crisis has been brought to a climax by a recent letter issued by Bishop Zurek of Amarillo to all bishops of the USCCB asking them [and their flocks] not to contribute to Priests for Life. Additionally, Bishop Zurek has recalled Father Frank Pavone to only work inside the Diocese of Amarillo -- with no travel outside the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Records reveal growing tensions between Pavone, bishop

    10/18/2011 1:57:54 PM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    Amarillo Globe News ^ | October 15, 2011 | By KAREN SMITH WELCH
    In a 1,883-word plea for donations, the Rev. Frank Pavone warns of ďheralds of the culture of death who seek to ... use my current situation to mislead people into thinking that they are wasting their precious pro-life dollars by entrusting them to Priests for Life.Ē The anti- abortion charity based in Staten Island, N.Y., over the last decade has channeled more than $1.4 million to its nonprofit affiliates, spent $2.4 million on a ministry that soon went defunct and shelled out more than $250,000 in loans to an employee and a check to an entity in Europe. Over the...
  • Bishops for Life? : On Civil Rights and the Silencing of Father Frank Pavone

    10/17/2011 6:34:46 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 44 replies
    The Remnant Online ^ | Oct. 5, 2011 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    ... Father Pavoneís bishop, Patrick Zurek of the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, has issued an administrative decree ďsuspend[ing] Father Frank A. Pavone from public ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo.Ē In a letter dated September 9, which he sent to the entire American episcopate to justify his decision in the court of public opinion, Zurek reveals his real intention: to destroy Father Pavoneís reputation and sink Priests for Life. Professing a desire to ďstrengthen Father Pavoneís sense of communicatio sacramentalis,Ē Zurek combines vicious public insults with outright calumny.... Bishop Zurekís power play against Father Pavone is a prime example of...
  • On Fr. Pavone's failure to meet with Bp. Zurek (Catholic Caucus)

    10/15/2011 6:05:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    canonlawblog ^ | October 14, 2011 | Edward N. Peters, JD, JCD
    Many, many people were fervently praying for a good outcome to yesterdayís meeting between Fr. Pavone, who had expressed his desire to meet with his superior in Amarillo, and Bp. Zurek, who last week offered a personal meeting to Pavone with ample notice. Those petitions were dashed, however, when (to what I think must have been the universal surprise of observers) Pavone simply failed to appear. Now, a ďprivate meetingĒ between a bishop and one of his priests ďto discuss his spiritual progressĒ poses (for reasons I can elaborate, if useful) zero canonical risk to a priest in disciplinary contention...
  • Catholic Caucus: Bishop Zurek statement on Father Frank Pavone [Oct 4, 2011]

    10/10/2011 1:01:12 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies
    Diocese of Amarillo | October 4, 2011 | Bishop Zurek
    Since this is a PDF, the link is given here: There will be a meeting on October 13, 2011 between Bishop Zurek and Father Pavone about spiritual issues. Bishop Zurek, in the statement, is asking for prayer for a fruitful dialogue between himself and Father Pavone.
  • Father Pavone Update ( You-Tube )

    10/05/2011 8:33:54 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 42 replies
    You-Tube ^ | Oct, 5 2011 | Life Dynamics
    As many of you probably know, our friend Father Pavone has been literally exiled by his bishop and barred from doing the pro-life work God clearly put him here to do.
  • Father Pavone's Last Stand

    09/21/2011 9:13:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 9/21/11 | Phil Lawler
    More than three years ago, readers on this site received fair warning that Father Frank Pavone was cruising toward a showdown with officials in the Diocese of Amarillo. Read the comment by Diogenes from August 2008, and you will find the simmering conflict neatly summarized, many months before it boiled over into full public view. Diogenes concluded his analysis this way: The question isn't whether or not the Church will support pro-life work. The question is whether priests and religious, when they engage in pro-life work, remain subject to ecclesiastical discipline. The answer, by the way, is Yes. You can...
  • Fr. Pavone: donít vote for politicians who support cracking the skulls of babies

    09/19/2011 3:47:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/19/11 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    September 19, 2011 ( - Whether itís an election year or not, I see to it that Priests for Life echoes loud and clear the duty of citizens to inform themselves about where the candidates stand on the issues. This evaluation starts, of course, with where they stand on violence against human beings, because if public servants cannot tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public, they donít belong in public office. What if a candidate supported terrorism? Would citizens say, ďWell, I disagree with you on terrorism,† but whatís your health care plan? Maybe we can...
  • Fr. Pavone considering founding new religious order

    09/15/2011 5:02:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | 9/15/11 | Michelle Bauman
    Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, has said that if his bishop does not allow him to return to full-time pro-life work, he will consider being incardinated in a different diocese or founding a religious order to continue his pro-life ministry. The well-known pro-life priest also said that he had been actively talking with Bishop Patrick J. Zurek of Amarillo, Texas for months about spending more time in the diocese before the bishop forbid him from ministry outside of the diocese. In an interview with CNA, Fr. Pavone said that he arrived in Amarillo on Sept. 13,...
  • Most recent updates on Fr. Pavone situation (Catholic Caucus)

    09/15/2011 5:42:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | September 14, 2011 | Editors
    Note: This document will be updated with new information about Fr. Pavone‚Äôs situation as it becomes available. It is arranged in chronological order from newest to oldest. 9/14 - On his blog - In the Light of the Law - famed canonist Ed Peters comments on the Bishop Zurek letter noting that the Bishop ‚Äúshould not have used the term ‚Äėsuspend‚Äô in regard to Pavone, for ‚Äėsuspension‚Äô is a canonical penalty for crime (c. 1333), and Pavone has not been accused of any crime.‚ÄĚ He adds however that the Bishop ‚Äúis within his authority to recall Pavone to Amarillo...
  • Official Statement of Father Frank Pavone (Catholic Caucus)

    09/13/2011 2:13:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | September 13, 2011 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    STATEN ISLAND, NY Ė Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, has issued the following statement:†ďFor the past several years, my Ordinary, the Most Reverend Patrick Zurek, Bishop of Amarillo, has given me permission to do the full-time pro-life work that I have done since 1993. In 2005, I made a public promise in a Church ceremony in Amarillo, presided over by a Vatican Cardinal, that this full-time pro-life work would be a lifetime commitment. Thatís a commitment I promise to fulfill without wavering. †ďThis past week, however, I received a letter from the Bishop insisting that I...
  • Father Pavone suspended from ministry outside Amarillo Diocese (Catholic Caucus)

    09/13/2011 10:55:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    cns ^ | September 13, 2011 | Dennis Sadowski
    Father Pavone (CNS file) By Dennis SadowskiCatholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Father Frank Pavone, one of the country's most visible and vocal opponents of abortion, has been suspended from active ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, over financial questions about his operation of Priests for Life. The suspension was made public in a Sept. 9 letter from Amarillo Bishop Patrick J. Zurek to his fellow bishops across the country, but Father Pavone told Catholic News Service that he was returning to Amarillo and planned to continue functioning as a priest there. "My decision is the result of...
  • Request related to Priests for Life

    09/10/2011 3:40:55 PM PDT · by Flying Circus · 18 replies
    email | 9/9/2011
    Bishop Patrick J. Zurek of Amarillo, Texas, has requested that Father Frank Pavone, founder of Priests for Life, not engage in public ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo, effective September 13, 2011. Bishop Zurek has also asked that Catholics throughout the United States withhold financial support for Priests for Life until further notice. In bringing this to your attention, we are grateful to those who comply with Bishop Zurek's request.
  • US indicts man for death threats against pro-life leaders

    05/10/2011 1:44:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/10/11 | Kevin J Jones
    Washington D.C., May 10, 2011 / 01:36 pm (CNA).- A United States attorney has indicted a man who described himself as a ďpro-choice terroristĒ with six counts of making interstate threats against pro-life advocates such as Priests for Life director Father Frank Pavone and Princeton University law professor Robert P. George. New York resident Theodore Shulman, 49, has plead not guilty to six counts of communicating interstate threats. The charges each carry a maximum five-year sentence and were filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York. Shulman allegedly left a threatening voice mail message with the Calif.-based...
  • Watch a video of Fr. Pavone with Baby Joseph

    03/15/2011 9:25:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Priests for Life ^ | 3/15/11 | Priests for Life
    ST. LOUIS -- A video just released by Priests for Life shows Father Frank Pavone, national director, interacting with Baby Joseph Maraachli in his hospital room at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center here. The video shows the baby moving his hands and rolling in his bed. The hospital in Ontario, Canada, where he had been a patient since October, declared that the baby was in a persistent vegetative state, but doctors at Cardinal Glennon have told Father Pavone that he is primarily breathing on his own and is responding to touch. "Hospital officials were very, very happy," Father Pavone...
  • 'Pro-Life' - Activist Frank Pavone: Tea-Party is the 'Home' of Defending Life

    11/18/2010 10:45:50 PM PST · by 0beron · 5 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/19/2010 | Tancred
    Famous Pro-Life Priest in a press conference in Vienna: the principle goal of the movement remains in any case, is to make abortion legally unallowable. Vienna ( An insight in the engagement of the US-American "Pro-Life" - movement was given by activist and President of "Priests for Life" - initiative, Frank Pavone this Thursday in Vienna. The principle goal of the movement remains in any case, to make abortion legally unallowable, said Pavone during an encounter with a journalist. The movement also has in any case to raise consciousness in the population: "We want to make abortion unthinkable." He could...
  • Father Frank Pavone: March 31 Is Terri's Day

    03/31/2010 5:25:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 409+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 3/31/10 | Father Frank Pavone
    Five years since the court-ordered murder of Terri Schindler Schiavo, I can still see the vase of flowers next to her bedside. The vase was filled with water, keeping the beautiful blooms resplendent. Terri had gone 13 days without water or food. She was literally withering before our eyes in the hours before her death. Her dying was not a peaceful and gentle process. In all my years as a priest, I had never seen anything like this. Her face showed emotions of terror combined with sadness. She died in a Florida hospice on March 31, five years ago.Wednesday...
  • Father Frank Pavone on the Tebow Ad and "Bump+"

    02/12/2010 10:04:19 AM PST · by Antoninus · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Some pro-life groups and inviduals have criticized Focus on the Familyís Tim Tebow Superbowl ad and Yellow Line Studioís faux-reality drama series ďBumpĒ as not going far enough. I asked Father Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, how he felt about such efforts in the context of pro-life work overall. Hereís what he had to say. Thereís been a fair amount of controversy over the approach of Focus on the Familyís Tim Tebow Superbowl commercial and Yellow Line Studioís faux-reality show ďBump+Ē. Do you see a place for such efforts in the broad scope of pro-life work? Yes. The...
  • Fr. Pavone Condemns Violence of Scott Roeder and the Abortion Industry

    01/29/2010 4:27:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 318+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 1/29/10 | Priests for Life
    Contact: Margaret,†Priests for Life, 888-735-3448 ext 251 STATEN ISLAND, Ny., Jan. 29 /Christian Newswire/ --†Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today on the conviction of Scott Roeder in the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller."Violence is antithetical to the pro-life movement," said Fr. Pavone, "which is why Priests for Life is part of the vast chorus of pro-life groups condemning the killing of George Tiller.† On the other hand, violence is the practice of the abortion industry, which kills real people in the womb every day.† Moreover, abortion advocates have done numerous...
  • Fr. Pavone Mourns Passing of Robert Schindler, Sr.

    08/30/2009 8:46:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 1,323+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 8/29/09 | Father Frank Pavone
    Contact:†Margaret, Priests for Life, 888-735-3448 ext. 251 † STATEN ISLAND, NY, Aug. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today issued the following statement on the passing of Robert Schindler, Sr., father of Terri Schiavo. † "Bob Schindler remains an inspiration.†In spite of enduring the heartbreaking, court ordered killing of his daughter, Terry Schiavo, Bob never stopped fighting for the rights of others who were disabled or medically vulnerable.†His quiet strength in the face of persecution and his compassion for those who were too weak to defend themselves will forever serve as examples...
  • Fr. Pavone on Tiller Killing

    05/31/2009 12:18:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 122 replies · 3,690+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 5/31/09 | Father Frank Pavone
    Contact:†Margaret, Priests for Life, 908-432-7387 † STATEN ISLAND, New York, May 31 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement upon hearing this morning of the killing of abortionist George Tiller: † "I am saddened to hear of the killing of George Tiller this morning. At this point, we do not know the motives of this act, or who is behind it, whether an angry post-abortive man or woman, or a misguided activist, or an enemy within the abortion industry, or a political enemy frustrated with the way Tiller has escaped...
  • Notre Dame Students Select Father Frank Pavone to Lead Obama-Free Graduation

    05/11/2009 11:51:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 177 replies · 4,350+ views
    Life News ^ | 5/11/09 | Steven Ertelt
    South Bend, IN ( -- Notre Dame students who don't want to attend a graduation ceremony involving pro-abortion President Barack Obama put together alternate plans. Today, they announced that Father Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life, will lead prayer at a pro-life prayer vigil.The Class of 2009 Vigil for Life will be celebrated at Sunday's commencement ceremony at the same time as the graduation event.ďIn standing with these students, I am standing with the true spirit of Notre Dame: a pro-life spirit, in harmony with human reason and Catholic Faith," Father Pavone told on Monday."The scandal...
  • Video: Everyone Against Abortion, Please Raise Your Hand (*GRAPHIC*)

    03/07/2009 6:38:47 AM PST · by careyb · 9 replies · 876+ views
    Priests For Life ^ | 3/6/09 | Priests For Life
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  • Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life Receives Post-Election Death Threat

    11/11/2008 3:58:16 PM PST · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 789+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/11/08 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    WASHINGTON, November 11, 2008 ( - I received the following message on my blog ( ) the day after the elections: ďIMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR FATHER FRANK PAVONEďI am predicting that there will be more anti-abortion terror because of this election. I AM ALSO PREDICTING THAT THIS TIME IT WILL BE ANSWERED IN KIND BY PRO-CHOICE COUNTERTERRORISTS, who will mount similar terrorist attacks against well-known right-to-lifers. FATHER FRANK will be a natural target for pro-choice counterterrorists.ďI therefore advise you, Fr Frank, if you read that there has been another abortion-clinic shooting or bombing, get out of town immediately. Take a...
  • [Electing Obama] A Grave Mistake and an Abiding Hope

    11/05/2008 10:45:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 72 replies · 2,708+ views ^ | November 6th, 2008 | Father Frank Pavone
    A Grave Mistake and an Abiding Hope November 6th, 2008 by Fr. Frank Pavone Americans have made a grave mistake in electing Barack Obama to the presidency. Yet America herself remains great and is not a mistake, which is why so many of her citizens will continue, with even greater energy and determination, to defend her founding principles.The man elected to the Presidency said during the campaign that he does not know when a human being starts to have human rights. How can one govern from that starting point of ignorance? Governing is about protecting human rights; to do it...