Archive for December, 2012

Father Frank Pavone now a co-host of Life Talk

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Lifetalk_Radio_logoFather Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, has joined the panel of Life Talk, a  monthly pro-life web-based television show produced in Denton, Texas. Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics and author of “Lime 5” leads the panel. Father Pavone will be joining co-hosts Troy Newman of Operation Rescue, Johnny Hunter of Life Education and Resources Network and Jill Stanek, pro-life activist and blogger.

Father Pavone has had a regular feature on Life Talk for many years; now, however, he will be part of the regular panel throughout the course of the show.

LifeTalk provides in-depth coverage of the pro-life movement and presents cutting-edge information and commentary regarding about abortion, its practitioners and its victims. It is available by DVD for a monthly subscription. For more information on the show, and to order your copies, go to http://prolifeamerica.com/Pro-life-Abortion-Controversy/

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

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This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head” (Revelation 12:1).

Reflection: Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the unborn. Her image shows her as pregnant, carrying God himself. That image converted millions of Aztecs. Today, this image is taken to abortion clinics, where human sacrifice is practiced, and turns the despair of those mothers and fathers into the hope that brings new life.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you continue the miracles of the past and turn death into life. Through Our Lady of Guadalupe may we spread that hope everywhere. Amen.

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Fr. Pavone is named 2013 “Defender of Life”

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

135621396_640STATEN ISLAND, NY — Students for Life of America announced today that it will honor Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, with its 2013 Defender of Life award.

The award will be bestowed Jan. 26 during SFLA’s annual National Youth Conference in Bethesda, Md.

“Throughout Father Frank’s ministry he has been a leader, a visionary, and a courageously outspoken voice for the preborn,” the organization said in a statement announcing the award.

“His ground-breaking work exposing the true horrors of abortion through images of the aborted child, his countless hours standing and praying outside of abortion facilities offering women in crisis real help, and his great compassion for the women and men left with the heartache of abortion have inspired a generation to enter into the pro-life movement.”

Father Pavone has been the National Director of Priests for Life since 1993. He is also the president of the National Pro-Life Religious Council. The New York native was ordained by Cardinal John J. O’Connor in 1988. After serving five years in parish ministry, the Cardinal released him to do pro-life ministry full-time. He has been involved in the pro-life movement since he was a teenager and attended his first March for Life in D.C.

“I am so honored and so happy to be receiving this award,” Father Pavone said. “We know that youth are not only the future of the pro-life movement, they are vital to its work right now. I have met so many of the Students for Life across America, and they inspire me!

Priests for Life and our Youth Outreach Director Bryan Kemper have been working closely with Students for Life and we expect this partnership to grow and flourish.”

To read the full statement from Students for Life, please visit www.sfla.org

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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Priests for Life Technology Team Successfully Thwarts Relentless Attacks

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

2725119-computer-technology-world--abstract-background-illustrationYou may have noticed that the Priests for Life website has been experiencing service interruptions for the past several days.  This is due to individuals trying to disable our website and keep us from spreading the pro-life message and receiving online donations.

Our technology team, however, using some of the most powerful and sophisticated security measures in the industry, has successfully thwarted these attacks, despite the ongoing efforts of those who are launching them.

“What has been happening in recent weeks is not the result of failed technology or accidental glitches,” said  Ruben Obregon of Blugap Technology, and a consultant for Priests for Life. ” As we can tell from the type of communication taking place between some other servers and our own, this is a planned, deliberate, sophisticated attack. And those doing it have not stopped.  Our online services are now fully functional, because we have been able to render those attacks ineffective. Moreover, none of our secure data was accessed or taken.”

We ask all of you who support our work to help us make up for what was lost during the time that service was interrupted. You can do this by redoubling your efforts to spread our message online, and to send an extra donation our way as well!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“For he will save the poor who cry out and the needy who have no one to help them” (Psalm 72:12).

Reflection: When God works among his people, he overcomes isolation, division, and abandonment. He is the God who gathers together, unites, and bonds. When there are needy people around, that problem is made worse when they “have no one to help them.” That’s where God comes in to make the difference, by inspiring people to do something.

Prayer: Lord, you do not want the cries of the defenseless to go unheeded. Help us to come to the aid of those who have no help and whose lives are endangered. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

 This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“You also must be prepared, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” (Matthew 24:44) . 

Reflection: The word “Advent” means “coming,” and the season focuses on the coming of Christ at the end of time, and then on his first coming at Christmas. The joy of Advent is joined by a strong warning that we must be prepared for his coming. Promoting justice and human rights is a key element of our preparation. A society that aborts its children is not prepared for the coming of Christ.

Prayer: Come, Lord Jesus. May we be prepared to welcome you by welcoming all human life. Amen.

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War and the Death Penalty

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The Church calls for an end to war and to the death penalty. But both can still be used under certain circumstances, and it is possible to support such use and still be pro-life.

The reason is that the death penalty and war are carried out precisely for the defense of innocent human life, when all other means fail. While abortion always destroys innocent life, that is not true regarding war and capital punishment. The justified use of war and capital punishment to defend life requires that great care is taken to avoid harming the innocent.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

 This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“No one can tame the tongue…With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God” (James 3:8-9).

Reflection: In the efforts to oppress various segments of humanity, dehumanizing language is always used. The unborn have been called “parasites,” “tissue,” and other non-personal names. Such language not only degrades persons, but dishonors the One who made them in his image. The Culture of Life demands language that ennobles and honors.

Prayer: Guard our tongues, Lord God, that what we say about human lives may always honor them and you. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

 This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“‘Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears’ …declares the Lord…’There is hope for your future” (Jeremiah 31:16-17).

Reflection: A woman writes of her abortion, “It was gruesome. I looked over and could see body parts floating in a sea of blood. I was 10 weeks pregnant. The canister was right next to my head. I screamed and screamed. The nurse covered it. It changed my life forever. I could never look at children after that without crying. I did become a Christian…I know God has forgiven me.”

Prayer: Lord, send repentance and forgiveness on all who have had abortions. Hear their cries; fill them with new hope. Amen.

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