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Fr. Pavone Calls on Clergy to Pray for Former Abortionists

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 11, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

NEW YORK, NY– Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today:

“This weekend, in a private retreat, former abortion clinic workers will seek spiritual and psychological healing. Along with several colleagues, I will again be privileged to minister to these individuals, who once made their living by killing children but who now have repented and seek forgiveness.

“I ask my brother priests, and clergy of all denominations, to pray to Christ the Healer in these days, that those who come to seek this healing will have the courage to undertake the arduous task ahead of them. We will assist them to face up with complete honesty to the evil they have done, and at the same time to more deeply perceive the full weight of God’s mercy. These individuals will be asked to remember the number of lives they have taken, and to begin to re-humanize each of these children, claiming responsibility for them, apologizing for each one of them, and commending them to the Lord. They will also pray for the mothers, fathers, and families who have been damaged by the abortion that they provided.

“Many years ago, Dr. Philip Ney developed the Society of Centurions for former abortionists and their staff who repent of killing the innocent, just as did the Roman Centurion at Jesus’ crucifixion. At various times and in various locations around the world, Dr. Ney conducts Centurion gatherings, leading men and women through an intensive process of healing. The work I will do this weekend is based on the insights and research Dr. Ney provides. We look forward to preparing many men and women to take advantage of the powerful encounter that these meetings with Dr. Ney provide.

“As he has pointed out, the better we can understand why a person becomes an abortionist, and then how a person comes to leave that dark industry, the better we can understand how our whole society has gotten enmeshed in the culture of abortion, and how it can again become free.”

For information, visit www.SocietyofCenturions.com.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Help and Healing for Former Abortion Providers

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Dr. Bernard Nathanson Abortionist turned Pro-lifer

Dr. Bernard Nathanson
Abortionist turned Pro-lifer

In his ongoing ministry outreach to abortion affiliates, providers, medical practitioners, and others involved in the abortion industry, as they prepare to exit the abortion lifestyle, Fr. Frank and other compassionate pro-life activists offer help and healing to those who have been involved in the abortion industry.

A major part of this comes from the Society of Centurions.

Recently Fr. Frank joined Fr. Terry Gensemer to lead a healing retreat for former abortion clinic workers through And Then There Were None (ATTWN). ATTWN was founded by Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic manager turned pro-life advocate.

With groups like the Society of Centurions and ATTWN abortions clinic workers and abortion providers don’t have to be afraid of stepping away from the destructive life they have in the abortion industry.

As Abby Johnson writes in her story on LifeNews,

A lot of horrific memories surfaced during the retreat – memories of babies being born alive and having to piece babies back together after procedures were particularly painful for the women to describe. ”When you take that jar and dump it [after an abortion], and you see those arms and legs, there’s no denying it’s a baby,” said Mary. ’Christine’ recalled a time that a baby was born alive into the toilet. “This baby was moving… I’m like, oh God, what do I do?” she said. ”We were supposed to give CPR but never did… once that fetus dropped in the toilet, I knew I was done… I am guilty for not saving the child who drowned in the toilet. When I left, I didn’t look back.”

I’m always saying that abortion kills a baby and hurts women, men and families. But what we often forget is that it does damage to the lives and hearts of the workers in those abortion facilities.

Abortion is evil and evil is not content to destroy one life or two. Evil wants to destroy all life.

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:36

But good can overcome evil. God is good! And through His help we can all be healed. Abortion workers can find forgiveness and healing through groups like the Society of Centurions and ATTWN.

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Fr. Frank Pavone on the Passing of Joan Appleton, Former Abortion Nurse/Founder of Help Group to Those Who Leave Abortion Industry

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 23, 2012

Contact: Andre Kim
347-286-7277

Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today issued the following statement on the passing of Joan Appleton, a former abortion facility nurse who went on to found and lead the Society of Centurions of America, a group that provides counseling and financial aid to those who leave work in the abortion industry.

“I was very sad to hear that Joan had died. I learned a lot from her over the years about the corruption in the abortion industry and the needs of former abortion providers like herself.

“Together with her and Pro-Life Action Ministries, I have had the joy of ministering to those who have left the abortion industry. In Joan’s memory, we at Priests for Life will redouble our efforts to expand the Society of Centurions, ministering to former abortionists and their staff, and inviting those still in the industry to repentance and healing.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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