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  • Priests for Life wins (temporary) injunction against HHS mandate

    01/04/2014 7:35:02 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 2, 2014 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    According to National Director Father Frank Pavone, the mandate “promotes the very culture of death that Priests for Life works to combat.” WASHINGTON, D.C., January 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another religious organization has won victory over the HHS abortion and contraception mandate created under the Affordable Care Act.  On Tuesday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Priests for Life do not have to follow the mandate while the Supreme Court hears an appeal. In a press release, Priests for Life expressed relief that the decision means that they do not have to cancel health insurance coverage for...
  • Priests Rebuke Nancy Pelosi: Repent or Join a Satanic Church

    06/23/2013 5:32:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2013 | Doug Giles
    I wish the craven evangelical ministers would grow some cojones like The Priests for Life obviously have and start rebuking politicians who claim union with Christ while proposing and supporting legislation thats spawned in the abyss. I dont know if youre hip to what the Priests for Life did last week but these gents formally sent Nancy Pelosi a little love letter telling that nutty chick, in essence, to either renounce her backing of abortion, as a Catholic, or join a Satanic Church. Actually they didnt say join a Satanic Church. But she would fit right in. Yeah, I said...
  • Fox News to air one-hour special on Gosnell trial

    04/24/2013 11:32:38 AM PDT · by topher · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 4-24-2013 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) Fox News will air a one-hour documentary on house of horrors 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....
  • Catholic Caucus: Priests for Life Good News -- Father Frank Pavone traveling again

    08/06/2012 8:19:33 AM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Priests for Life Site -- Travel Schedule pages ^ | August 6, 2012 | Vanity based on PFL schedule
    This is a vanity posting based on the travel schedule of Father Frank Pavone. Apparently, he and Bishop Zurek has come to agreement about his upcoming travels. He finally has more just a couple of travel events scheduled. He has three pages of travels now scheduled, including a trip to Rome, Stand-Up-For-Religious-Freedom in San Francisco, among other travels.
  • 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 employers religious beliefs. Father Frank Pavone told LifeNews his pro-life group doesnt 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. The unjust and unconstitutional HHS mandate,...
  • 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 heralds 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. 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 Pavones bishop, Patrick Zurek of the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, has issued an administrative decree suspend[ing] Father Frank A. Pavone from public ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo. 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 Pavones reputation and sink Priests for Life. Professing a desire to strengthen Father Pavones sense of communicatio sacramentalis, Zurek combines vicious public insults with outright calumny.... Bishop Zureks power play against Father Pavone is a prime example of...
  • 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.
  • What bothers me the most - Fr. Pavone pens update from Amarillo

    09/16/2011 4:31:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/16/11 | Father Frank Pavone
    Well, friends, here in Amarillo I am working hard at my computer on various pro-life projects as I await further instructions from the diocese. Nothing yet, but being I take my traveling office with me to four states a week, theres never a nothing to do moment. Its so encouraging to see so many people on the same page with me, loving and respecting the Church and, out of that very love and respect, supporting the pro-life mission we are all engaged in together. Amidst the many expressions of support, many say to me that they are praying for me...
  • 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’s 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 “should not have used the term ‘suspend’ in regard to Pavone, for ‘suspension’ is a canonical penalty for crime (c. 1333), and Pavone has not been accused of any crime.” He adds however that the Bishop “is within his authority to recall Pavone to Amarillo...
  • 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...
  • 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 Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, has issued the following statement:For 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. Thats a commitment I promise to fulfill without wavering. This past week, however, I received a letter from the Bishop insisting that I...
  • 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.
  • Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life Leads Covert Mission to Rescue Baby Joseph

    03/14/2011 5:12:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | March 14, 2011
    Baby Joseph being put on the plane for transport to the United States STATEN ISLAND, March 14, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Under cover of darkness, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, arrived in Ontario, Canada, Sunday night to rescue Baby Joseph Maraachli from the London Health Sciences Centre. For two weeks, doctors at the hospital in London, Ontario, have been delaying the baby's transfer to a hospital where efforts to save his life will not be officially labeled "futile." "I knew, after this dragged on day after day, that I needed to be here myself to get...
  • Use of Graphic Abortion Photos Strongly Defended by Pro-Life Leaders

    07/21/2007 2:02:17 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 15 replies · 557+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 20, 2007 | Hilary White and Steve Jalsevac
    Use of Graphic Abortion Photos Strongly Defended by Pro-Life Leaders Joe Scheidler says condemning their use "is like telling the Apostles they can't talk about Christ crucified" By Hilary White and Steve Jalsevac TORONTO, July 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Every summer, motorists and pedestrians in towns across Canada and the US are presented with groups of pro-life volunteers standing next to or holding large signs displaying photos of aborted children. Such projects as Face the Truth in the US, Show the Truth in Canada and the Genocide Awareness Project on both sides of the border bring the images to the...
  • 2011 March for Life - Walk for Life (Jan 24)

    01/14/2011 7:58:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Attend and participate in the activities belowSupport the men and women of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign by attending the Campaign gathering in Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA and listening to the testimonies. If you regret your abortion or lost fatherhood, sign up to hold a sign or give your testimony by emailing Georgette at georgette@silentnomoreawareness.org.Whether or not you can attend the gatherings, please spread the testimonies found at www.silentnomoreawareness.org/testimonies. Attention: Pro-Life materials available:We would like to provide your entire parish with Pro-life prayer cards and You Can Save Someones Life Today bulletin inserts, free of charge! This...
  • Voting is a Moral Obligation: Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life

    11/01/2010 1:15:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/1/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The president of Priests for Lifeis urging pro-lifers to mobilize immediately as the country heads into a potentially critical election that could put the brakes on the radical agenda of the pro-abortion Obama administration.With just a day to go before the 2010 elections, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, is urging all pro-life voters to heed their duty to vote in support of the cause of life.While voting is always a moral obligation, sometimes that obligation is stronger than at other times. This is especially true when pro-life people...
  • The reality of abortion - YouTube-style

    11/15/2009 10:38:26 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 748+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/14/09 | Charlie Butts
    A video describing a first-trimester abortion -- produced byPriests for Lifeand published on YouTube -- has reached a milestone. The YouTube videohas been viewed more than a million times. Spokeswoman Janet Morana tells OneNewsNow that Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life plays host as he describes in direct but delicate terms just exactly what happens during an abortion.Using a fetal model and actual tools of abortion, Pavone says "this instrument I have in my hands was actually used to kill babies in the way that I'm about to describe" -- adding that "this is the gruesome reality of...
  • Catholics Fight Against Abortion in Obamacare Bills

    08/18/2009 7:38:54 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 17 replies · 934+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | August 17, 2009 | John Rossomando
    Roman Catholic leaders are stepping up their fight against the Obama administrations healthcare plans, urging their faithful nationwide to contact legislators to protest abortion provisions in Democratic bills. Catholics who attended Mass Sunday in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, for example, received weekly bulletins with a call to action from Cardinal Justin Rigali, head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' pro-life committee. The archdiocese, one of the largest in the nation, serves 1.45 million Catholics. While this legislation is still in draft form, the request for action at the local level is imperative, the cardinal wrote. [W]e must take...
  • 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...
  • Bishop D'Arcy Joins Notre Dame Prayer Protest: Calls Student Coalition a Group of Heroes

    05/20/2009 9:02:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies · 362+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | May 20, 2009 | Aenit.org
    Bishop D'Arcy Joins Notre Dame Prayer Protest Calls Student Coalition a Group of Heroes SOUTH BEND, Indiana, MAY 20, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Bishop John D'Arcy intended to stay away from Notre Dame last Sunday, but he says he belonged on campus to accompany a group of Notre Dame students in prayerful protest. The bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese informed Notre Dame in March that he wouldn't attend this year's commencement ceremony after the university announced its decision to invite President Barack Obama as the speaker and bestow on him an honorary law degree. Eighty-two other prelates soon joined Bishop...
  • Niece of Martin Luther King Jr.: "The Dream" Is Not Yet Fulfilled

    11/11/2008 5:54:57 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 27 replies · 625+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 11, 2008
    ATLANTA, GA, November 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said today that, while the election of an African-American president is a milestone for America, because abortion continues Martin Luther King Jr.s dream of equal rights for all has not yet been fulfilled. "The election of an African American president sends a powerful and historic message that what was previously unthinkable can become reality," said Dr. King. "The battle for equal rights has reached a major milestone, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of full...
  • New Liturgical Guide Helps Priests Preach Pro-Life Perspective on Abortion

    09/15/2008 4:13:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 142+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/15/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new liturgical guide written and distributed by the head of Priests for Life aims to help priests preach the pro-life perspective on abortion. Fr. Frank Pavone, the head of the Catholic group, says the guide is the culmination of a three-year project to assist pastors.For the past three years, I have written homily hints on how to take the readings assigned to each Sunday and preach on abortion, Father Pavone told LifeNews.com.The lectionary has a three-year Sunday cycle, and today we completed the reflections for each Sunday of each of the three years. Now,...
  • Fr. Frank Pavone: New Chapter for the Pro-Life Movement: Ending Abortion Closer Than You Think

    09/09/2008 4:25:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 257+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/9/08 | Father Frank Pavone
    LifeNews.com Note: Father Frank Pavone is the founder and director of Priests for Life.September 1 was my 15th anniversary as National Director of Priests for Life. This is a good point, therefore, at which to reflect aloud with you on some of my perspective right now on the pro-life movement and the steps we need to take in the immediate future. From 1976, when I attended the Annual March for Life in Washington as a high school senior, to 1993, when I dropped everything else I was doing to devote myself full-time to the protection of my unborn brothers and...
  • Claim: Fr. Frank Pavone's religious order disbanded

    08/19/2008 8:52:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 114+ views
    American Papist ^ | August 19, 2008
    Diogenes sets up the pieces: Don't look now, but the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, the religious order founded in 2005 by Father Frank Pavone, has quietly been disbanded. The Missionaries continue to exist as a lay association, but the lay members may be confused, since they originally signed up as lay affiliates of an order that no longer exists. The disappearance of the religious order reflects a decision by the Amarillo (Texas) diocese, ratified by the Vatican. In the long run, the move may presage further troubles for Priests for Life, Father Pavone's more successful venture. The...
  • Two Saved Babies Baptized - From Abortion Mill to Baptismal Font

    07/31/2008 4:25:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 51+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/30/08 | Father Frank Pavone
    July 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "God chose us in Christ, before the world began, to be holy and blameless in his sight" (See Ephesians 1:5). On Saturday, July 12, I had the joy of baptizing three babies, chosen by God from all eternity to live. A cause of particular joy and celebration was that two of these babies were rescued from abortion. Their mothers had gone to an abortion mill in Allentown, PA, but sidewalk counselors intervened and helped them to find the strength to say "No" to abortion and "Yes" to life.The Church was filled with pro-life advocates,...
  • Student Describes Moving Experience With Fr. Pavone Outside Toronto Abortion Center

    04/27/2008 12:20:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 42+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/25/08 | Arianna Comella
    By 8th grade student Arianna Comella TORONTO, April 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Friday April 19, missing half a day of school wasn't the only thing on my mind, like it would have been for any other grade eight student, but instead, I was sitting in class counting down the minutes to meeting an amazing and inspirational pro-lifer, National Director of Priests for Life, Father Frank Pavone. Little did I know that the weekend ahead of me would confirm my call to the pro-life movement. Knowing that I was one of the three who had the privilege of picking...
  • Priests for Life Mourns Passing of Cardinal Lopez-Trujillo

    04/20/2008 12:18:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 2 replies · 50+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 4/20/08 | Priests for Life
    Contact: Jerry Horn, Priests for Life, 540-220-0095 ROME, April 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, expressed the sadness of the entire Priests for Life organization at the death yesterday of Cardinal Alfonso Lopez-Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family. "Cardinal Lopez-Trujillo was one of the Church's strongest advocates for the dignity of the human person and the family, and both his friends and his enemies knew it. He knew and often said that the Church's pro-life stance was not just a teaching, but a battle, and he willingly undertook the sacrifices...
  • Pro-Life Group Challenges Pro-Abortion Politicians With Video of Abortions

    04/15/2008 4:28:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 154+ views
    Life News ^ | 4/15/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Staten Island, NY (LifeNews.com) -- A leading pro-life Catholic group is challenging pro-abortion politicians with new YouTube videos illustrating the two most common types of abortion methods. The videos are part of a campaign Priests for Life has started, called Is This What You Mean? Father Frank Pavone, the head of the pro-life group, talked with LifeNews.com about the new initiative.Our campaign is based on a simple challenge: We quote the words of the doctors who perform abortions, and then we ask supporters of legal abortion, Is this what you mean when you say the word abortion?,'" Father Pavone explained.People...
  • Oregon Homicide Exposes the Fallacy that Euthanasia Can be Controlled Says Fr. Pavone

    02/10/2008 11:28:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 187+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 2/7/08 | Priests for Life
    Contact: Jerry Horn, Priests for Life, 540-220-0095 WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- The case of an Oregon man who allegedly shot his ALS-afflicted wife in the head at her request exposes major problems with the philosophy behind assisted suicide, said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. "The so-called 'right' to end one's suffering by ending one's life is on a collision course with itself," Fr. Pavone said. "People will claim that restrictions or delays in exercising this 'right' only increase their suffering and therefore their right to end it." Priests for Life is the nation's largest...
  • What is wrong with "Priests for Life" Organization -- no promotion/support of movie "Bella" ???

    11/08/2007 10:47:27 AM PST · by topher · 14 replies · 58+ views
    If one looks on the main page of Priests for Life, one will find no mention of the pro-life oriented movie Bella. But the movie is mentioned in Archdiocesan websites of Philadelphia, Denver, San Antonio, and Boston. In terms of the Boston website, it is under the Blog of Cardinal Sean O'Malley. The Knights of Columbus has been promoting this movie as well. So what has happened with Priests for Life. I know that Father Denis Wilde, OSA, of Priests for Life was concerned about 10 days ago that at that time Bella had not yet been scheduled to play...
  • Closing of Michigan Planned Parenthood Clinics Serves the Public Good Says Fr. Pavone

    10/02/2007 4:55:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 195+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 10/2/07 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: Jerry Horn, 540-220-0095 AMARILLO, Texas, October 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- The closing of up to five Michigan Planned Parenthood clinics in the coming months due to a reallocation of taxpayer funds to other groups will benefit the public says Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. "Less money for Planned Parenthood ultimately means fewer abortions," said Fr. Pavone. "Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider. Less Planned Parenthood equals more life, it's that simple. Hopefully, Michigan taxpayers' money will be redirected to organizations that will actually serve the public health." Priests for Life is the nation's...
  • Abortion Protesters' 'Compassionate Pleas' Save Lives and Change Souls Says Fr. Pavone

    07/18/2007 5:16:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 187+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 7/18/07 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: Jerry Horn, Priests for Life, 540-220-0095AMARILLO, Texas, July 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today commented on this week's abortion protests conducted in Wichita, Kansas, by Operation Rescue and in Birmingham, Alabama, by Operation Rescue/Operation Save America. "The crowds who stand peacefully for our nation's most helpless and vulnerable in Wichita and Birmingham are showing true Christian love for their brothers and sisters," said Fr. Pavone. "I am always proud to stand with them. We cannot just wish abortion away in our minds. We have to come to the places where the...
  • Democrat Candidates in Debate Show No Concern for Black Victims of Abortion Says Dr. Alveda King

    06/30/2007 1:38:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 995+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 6/29/07 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: Jerry Horn, Priests for Life, 540-220-0095ATLANTA, Ga., June 29 /Christian Newswire/ --Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today questioned why leading Democratic Presidential candidates did not mention abortion last night in a debate geared toward issues facing African Americans."John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama talked about the disproportionate number of blacks who die from AIDS, yet no one said a word about another disproportionately high killer of African Americans, abortion," said Dr. King. "Blacks comprise 12 percent of the population, yet at least one...
  • Calling All Priests: Repeat the Vatican Cardinal's Words from your Pulpit says Priests for Life

    04/26/2007 4:32:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 671+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/26/07 | John-Henry Westen
    WASHINGTON, April 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, applauded the remarks made Monday by Vatican Archbishop Angelo Amato, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Archbishop called abortion "terrorism with a human face" and said: "Besides the abominable terrorism of suicide bombers, which is ever-present in the media, there is the so-called terrorism with a human face, which is also a daily occurrence and just as repugnant, which continues to be propagated by the media, manipulating traditional language with expressions that hide the tragic reality of the facts." "Our...
  • Pro-Abortion Org Files IRS Complaint Against Catholic Pro-Life Group

    03/29/2007 4:52:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 286+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/29/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A leading pro-abortion group, Catholics for Free Choice, is attacking Priests for Life, a top pro-life organization, and claiming that it is violating its status as a nonprofit entity by posting videos of pro-life Sen. Sam Brownback on its web site. Brownback is a Republican presidential candidate and has been endorsed personally by PFL director Father Frank Pavone but not by the organization as a whole. The pro-abortion group, seen as heretical by faithful Catholics, filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service against Priests for Life over the videos. It alleges that the videos' appearance...
  • Biblical Launching Points for Pro-life Preaching Part 2

    03/10/2007 11:50:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies · 255+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | March 9, 2007 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    Fr. Frank Pavone Other Articles by Fr. Frank PavonePrinter Friendly Version Biblical Launching Points for Pro-life Preaching Part 2 Fr. Frank Pavone March 9, 2007The sacredness of human life is a theme that permeates Scripture. It is not difficult to preach on this theme from any Biblical passage. We continue here to trace Biblical themes on the sanctity of life. (For Part 1, click here.)5. The Bible teaches that God isa God of justice.An act of justice is an act of intervention for the helpless, an act of defense for those who are too weak to defend...
  • Biblical Launching Points for Pro-life Preaching -- Part 1

    03/10/2007 11:40:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 228+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | December 15, 2006 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    Fr. Frank Pavone Other Articles by Fr. Frank PavonePrinter Friendly Version Biblical Launching Points for Pro-life Preaching -- Part 1 Fr. Frank Pavone December 15, 2006The sacredness of human life is a theme that permeates Scripture. The Bible clearly teaches that abortion is wrong. This teaching comes across in many ways and for many reasons. Some people point out that the word "abortion" is not in the Bible, and that is true. Nevertheless, the teaching about abortion is there. This is the case with many teachings. The word "Trinity" is not in the Bible, but the teaching about...
  • Priests for Life Opens New Headquarters to Teach Pro-Life Advocates

    08/22/2006 4:03:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 455+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/22/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Amarillo, TX (LifeNews.com) -- Leading Catholic pro-life group Priests for Life will soon begin work on its new headquarters in Amarillo, Texas on Thursday. The groundbreaking ceremony will serve as the start of work on both its international office as well as the formation of its new house for pro-life seminarians of the new society, the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life.Cardinal Renato Martino, the president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, will preside over the ceremony.During the event, Father Frank Pavone, the director of the pro-life group, will become the first member of the new community...
  • Open Letter to Michael Schiavo (Fr Pavone to read to worldwide audience tomorrow morning)

    03/25/2006 11:37:45 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 100 replies · 1,827+ views
    USNewswire - Priests for Life ^ | Father Frank Pavone
    3/25/2006 8:38:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Jerry Horn of Priests for Life, 540-220-0095 WASHINGTON, March 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, and an eyewitness to Terri Schiavo's final hours, released the following open letter to Michael Schiavo tonight. Fr. Pavone will read it to a worldwide audience on an internationally broadcast religious service on Sunday morning, March 26: A year ago this week, I stood by the bedside of the woman you married and promised to love in good times and bad, in sickness and health. She was enduring a very...
  • Legacy Lives on as Coretta Scott King's Niece Works to End Abortion

    02/08/2006 4:42:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 688+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 2/8/06 | John-Henry Westen
    STATEN ISLAND, February 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This week, Priests for Life (PFL), the movement of pro-life priests, commended to the Lord the soul of Coretta Scott King, with prayers for the comfort of her family, and with fond recollections of the ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In a statement PFL President Fr. Frank Pavone said "Dr. King made it clear that he was not simply fighting for the Black man. He was fighting for the equality of every human life. We are honored to continue Dr. King's legacy in our day by fighting for the equality of...
  • Schiavo's Family To Be Honored At March For Life

    01/22/2006 4:28:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 503+ views
    CNA via EWTN ^ | 01.19.06
    The annual March for Life will mark the 33rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. The Jan. 23 event will begin with an ecumenical prayer service in the Senate Caucus Room of the Russell Building at 8:30 a.m., led by Fr. Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life. All U.S. dioceses are also called to observe Monday as a day of penance and prayer for violations to the dignity of human life through acts of abortion and for full restoration of legal guarantees of the right to life. Fr. Pavone will present a Pro-life Recognition Award...
  • Pro-Life Priests Society Finally Approved

    12/22/2005 5:29:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 729+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/22/05 | Terry Vanderheyden
    AMARILLO, Texas, December 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) Priests for Lifes new Society of Apostolic Life, the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, has received official approval from its bishop.On December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn, Bishop John Yanta of Amarillo, Texas, signed the approval for the Society that will train priests, deacons, and lay missionaries to devote their lives to the unborn. Priests of the Society make special promises related to the defense of human life, and are at the disposal of the Society to travel throughout the United States to do the...
  • Priests for Life Calls for Swift Confirmation Process for O'Connor Replacement

    10/03/2005 9:49:38 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 52 replies · 941+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 10/3/05
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life and president of the National Pro-life Religious Council, thanked President Bush this morning for nominating a replacement for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in a timely manner, and called upon the Senate to do its work in an expeditious way as well. "Our prayers are with Harriet Miers this morning as she begins this important process. We trust the President's judgment and his determination to fulfill his promises about the kind of Justices he wants to see on the Court. "It is the judgment of certain...
  • Atrophy of Compassion

    06/16/2005 11:01:23 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies · 359+ views
    e-mail | 6/16/05 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    June 16, 2005 Atrophy of Compassion Fr. Frank comments on Terri Schiavo autopsy The autopsy of Terri Schiavo has been released to the public, bringing attention once again to this sad and tragic case, and reigniting so many of the debates surrounding her life and death. Does the autopsy shed any light on this tragedy? Does it change anything? The autopsy, of course, is a medical document about Terri's physical condition. It is filled with complicated medical terms and statistics. In and of itself, it tells us simply the details found upon examining Terri's body. An autopsy is not a...
  • Pray for Terri Schiavo's Parents Through Priests' for Life

    05/26/2005 10:32:23 AM PDT · by franky · 105 replies · 1,422+ views
    Priests' for Life | May 26, 2005
    Fr. Pavone is meeting with Terri's parents this weekend. He wishes for us all to email them at: terri@priestsforlife.org Also,those interested in Priests for Life for the laity email: vocations@priestsfor life.org
  • Father Pavone Asked to Leave Priests for Life

    09/10/2001 1:34:08 PM PDT · by electron1 · 97 replies · 1,383+ views
    Priests For Life Press Release ^ | September 10,2001 | Priests For Life
    Father Pavone Asked to Leave Priests for Life New York -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life for the past eight years, has been asked by Cardinal Edward Egan to resume full-time work within the Archdiocese of New York and leave his present position with Priests for Life. The reason for the decision is the need for parish priests in New York, and is consistent with similar decisions of the Cardinal to call back many other New York priests who are on special assignment. Anthony DeStefano, Executive Director of Priests for Life, made the following statement: "We ...
  • The New Pope

    04/19/2005 6:15:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 640+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | 04-19-05 | Father Frank Pavone
    byFr. Frank Pavone Other Articles byFr. Frank Pavone The New Pope 4/19/05 God always blesses His Church with the type of leader it needs at each time in history. That was true with John Paul II, and it is true with Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. His role as the head of the Church's doctrinal office, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, may seem to some a far cry from what he now has to do as the Universal Pastor of the Church. Some see enforcing doctrinal orthodoxy as perhaps in tension with reaching out,...