Fr. Frank Pavone

The pope, the president, and the right to life

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Thu Mar 27 10:14 EST Comments (3)

Pope Francis and President Obama met in Rome today, and the meeting has naturally generated commentary, both before and after the fact, including by the President himself at the National Prayer Breakfast last month.

I am confident that the…

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We will not give Obama his pinch of incense

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Tue Mar 25 11:16 EST Comments (6)

W. A. Criswell, in The Offense of the Cross, points out,

The Roman Empire was the most tolerant, the most liberal, the most wise, and the most accurate in its handling of the many provinces and religions of its empire of any kingdom that ever…

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A pro-life prayer for Lent

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Fri Mar 07 11:41 EST Comments (0)

Lent is a season of repentance, which leads to life. Priests for Life urges all Christians to join us in saying the Lenten Pro-life Prayer, and making a special commitment to help others to see and defend the dignity of every human life, starting…

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The nuns and the priests: our narrow (and temporary) victory against the Obama administration

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Tue Jan 28 19:02 EST Comments (5)

A lot of attention was given recently to the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the way that the Obama Administration wants to force them to cooperate in its plan to expand access to contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization. They…
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How should you speak to your children about abortion?

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Mon Jan 13 11:46 EST Comments (3)

Children are particularly receptive to the message of equality of all people, and to the truth that might does not make right. They have a keen sense of justice and fairness.

Jan. 13, 2014 (PriestsforLife) - At the start of the sermon, I asked for a volunteer from among the youngest, smallest members of the congregation. Sharon, who was about six, came forward. I had her stand next to me facing the people and asked…

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Tags: abortion

We won’t kill anybody: overcoming the civil rights disconnect

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Fri Jan 03 18:18 EST Comments (1)

Martin Luther King Jr.
Our nation again approaches the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, and I will again be with Dr. King's family on that day.
 
Many people understand the connection between the civil rights movement and the pro-life movement thanks to the work of…
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I was having dinner with the Pope when worried pro-lifers started contacting me about his interview

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Tue Sep 24 11:38 EST Comments (14)

Fr. Frank Pavone and Pope Francis

September 24, 2013 (PriestsforLife.org) - As the Director of Priests for Life, known worldwide as a ministry within the Catholic Church that urges more preaching, teaching, and action against abortion, I was asked by many alarmed and confused…

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Tags: abortion, frank pavone, pope francis

The first ever National Day of Remembrance for the unborn - this Sept. 14

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Mon Aug 12 13:54 EST Comments (3)

The National Day of Remembrance (AbortionMemorials.com) is an effort of prayer and education focused on the approximately thirty locations throughout the United States in which the bodies of children killed by abortion are buried. By telling the…

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Tags: abortion, national day of remembrance

It is time to bury the bodies of Gosnell’s victims and bring closure to this horrific case

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Thu Jun 06 12:05 EST Comments (4)

The bodies of Gosnell's victims were stuffed into containers and placed in a freezer in the clinic.

Our nation was outraged, and rightly so, to learn of the gruesome practices of abortionist Kermitt Gosnell, who killed babies both inside and outside the womb, and stored their body parts in milk jugs, orange juice cartons, cat food containers,…

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Today we gave names to Gosnell’s abortion victims. Why was this important?

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Thu May 09 11:30 EST Comments (47)

This is the Memorial Basket where we placed the certificates with the names of the babies on our Altar in our chapel at Priests for Life.

May 9, 2013 (PriestsforLife) - The trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell is about much more than the man himself. In a painful way, it brings America face to face with abortion, which, as the defense argued, is "bloody" and "real."

For those who…

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Tags: abortion, kermit gosnell

Why is Gosnell smiling?

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Wed May 08 13:33 EST Comments (25)

Kermit Gosnell

May 8, 2013 (PriestsforLife) - 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. 

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Tags: abortion, kermit gosnell

Whether Gosnell is convicted of murder or not, the truth is this: he killed babies

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Thu May 02 10:54 EST Comments (3)

Me at the courthouse where the Gosnell case is being heard.

May 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Having sat in the Gosnell courtroom and followed this drama from the beginning, I am confident in saying that there is no outcome to the Gosnell case that is not sad and tragic. What is beyond dispute is that Dr.…

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Tags: abortion, kermit gosnell

There are only two possibilites: oppose abortion, or allow infanticide

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Thu Apr 18 12:40 EST Comments (10)

If this is acceptable, why shouldn't infanticide be acceptable too?

April 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Kermit Gosnell has been accused of “snipping” the spinal cords of babies born alive in his Philadelphia abortion clinic. Is such behavior crazy, or does it simply follow the logic of an industry that believes…

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Tags: abortion, infanticide, kermit gosnell, planned parenthood

What I saw at the Gosnell trial today

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Tue Apr 16 16:10 EST Comments (7)

I spent the day today in Philadelphia at the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

The prosecution in the Gosnell murder trial seems to be nearing the conclusion of its work. A small courtroom, able to hold about 70 people, but mostly empty…

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Tags: abortion, kermit gosnell

Pope Francis’ message to pro-lifers on Palm Sunday

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by Fr. Frank Pavone Tue Mar 26 10:29 EST Comments (2)

Pope Francis preaches on pro-life in a very integral way. He gives strong and clear messages that derive from the very substance of the Faith and a very broad vision of the demands that Faith places upon us. The conclusions and applications for…

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