Fr. Pavone on Kevorkian: ‘We must bear one another’s burdens’

Date: June 3, 2011

Contact: Andre Kim

Staten Island, NY – Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today about the death of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

“All of us at Priests for Life pray for the soul of Jack Kevorkian, as we do for all who have died. And we renew our commitment to proclaim that life is better than death. Every life has burdens. When we respond to the call to bear one another’s burdens, then we close the door to despair. Those who promote the so-called ‘right to die’ are heralds of despair. We, on the other hand, are heralds of hope.

“And as for the ‘right to die,” I say, ‘Don’t worry – you won’t miss out on it.’ “

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

3 Responses to “Fr. Pavone on Kevorkian: ‘We must bear one another’s burdens’”

  1. Rochelle says:

    I’d like to think that Dr. Kevorkian was well-meaning, but mistaken; he
    wanted to alleviate pain, but, sadly, went about it in the wrong way.

  2. Kyle Howard says:

    The troubling thing is that I don’t think Dr. Jack really was a bad person, I believe he actually wanted to help people. Everyone does what he/she thinks is right.

  3. Let’s pray for Jack and hope that he
    Has mercy from on high,
    For in the end he came to see
    The proper way to die.

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