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Waiting in Joyful Hope

Thursday, December 1st, 2011





In Advent, we focus on the first and second comings of Christ. The preparation for Christ’s coming is reform, and the promise of His coming is reconciliation. And the two are linked. If the Messiah comes to restore harmony between nations and people, then the people of the Messiah are to repent of whatever destroys that harmony. If the Messiah will judge the poor with justice, then the people of the Messiah are to work to eliminate injustice. The worst injustice in our society is abortion. But Christ’s coming heralds a new harmony between mother and child. Advent leads us to the Silent Night when the whole world finds joy in His birth. May that birth shed protection on all about to be born, and as we work to end abortion, may we “wait in joyful hope for the coming of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.”

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Introducing Cyber Mondays!

Monday, November 28th, 2011





Take advantage of this Cyber Monday by ordering products that will help you in your pro-life work.

Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It is a collection of stirring and informative pro-life essays by Fr. Frank Pavone in which he shows that with proper instruction, steadfast prayer and unrelenting determination, people of good will can end the scourge of abortion in our land. Today’s Cyber Monday price for this book is $5.00 and the first 100 orders get a copy signed by Fr. Frank.

Our second deal for the day is the 2012 Priests for Life Calendar. With this calendar you can share in the joy of the work of Priests for Life and use it to plan your pro-life activities throughout the coming year.

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Read some praise from Bishops for Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It.

…I look forward to reading this collection of essays of which I am certain will be very informative and a source of encouragement to all those seeking to protect human life. I am especially grateful to you for your dedication and service on behalf of the pro-life movement. Please be assured of a special remembrance in my thoughts and prayers for you and those dear to you. May Almighty God bless you with an abundance of happiness and peace, and may Mary our Mother watch over and protect you always. With prayerful best wishes, I remain Sincerely yours in Christ, Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia

[Bishop Fabian Wendelin Bruskewitz] is happy to endorse the book, which has something to inspire anyone who reads it. All aspects of the abortion issue are addressed in these powerful and precise essays. This book is to provide a boost of vitality to those who love and defend innocent life. — Rev. Andrew Menke, Vice Chancellor

Your book “Ending Abortion” is like dew on the parched landscape in America. It will educate and encourage all who read it to continue the battle for life with renewed vigor. With kindest personal regards, I am Most Rev. James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton

Fr. Pavone’s new book helps us to strengthen our convictions with clear teaching and compelling motivation. — Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, Bishop Emeritus of Cleveland

Your Book will be a special blessing for all those committed to the pro-life movement, giving us much food for thought, insights from experiences over the recent decades, and an agenda with concrete ideas and suggestions for the future. — Adam Cardinal Maida, Archbishop of Detroit

I am happy to endorse your work and, in particular, this new book…A critical challenge for us today is transforming a culture of death into a culture of life. In his thoughtful book, Fr. Frank Pavone offers us a very helpful and wide-ranging set of essays on promoting life in our contemporary society. The book: Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It, is both encouraging and challenging for all of us who are concerned about respect for human life in American society. — Most Reverend Francis Kane, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

Father Pavone’s book, Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It, gives a very informative pro-life summary of the prayerful and pastoral ways of dealing with all the critical issues that are connected to the evil of abortion. — Bishop Michael Pfeifer, O.M.I. of San Angelo, TX

The book is indeed an important resource in promoting a deeper understanding of the need for all people to work for the protection of all human life, especially at its earliest and most vulnerable stage. This book also comes at an important time in our history, when the value of life is denigrated at all levels of society. As people who recognize the image and likeness of God in every human life, we must as the Church work to protect those whose voice is ignored and whose identity is disregarded. I am confident that your words and your books will help support that work, and through your efforts and your leadership, we will indeed come closer to the goal of a nation that protects all people and all life from the moment of conception to natural death. I commend you for the fine work you are doing in prompting the pro-life movement, both at a local and at a national level, and I hope that through this book and our shared ministry of preaching the Gospel of Life, more people will actively join the cause and become activists in the pro-life struggle. Thank you again for the gift of this book, and I wish you continued success in contributing to a world where the protection of all life remains our goal. — Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D., Bishop of Paterson, NJ

I commend you for your courageous efforts for the cause of life. And I am happy to provide a few words of commendation for your book and your continuous, persistent labors of love for the unborn: “The Right-to Life of the Innocent Unborn is the premiere civil rights issue of our time, and Father Pavone stands as one of the principal heralds of this important movement. His book Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting it, is a clarion call for coordinated and consistent efforts to end abortion. I recommend this book highly for those who want to learn more about the why’s and how’s of supporting pro-life efforts and desire to help reverse the lamentable Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973.” Thank you, Father Pavone, for this very helpful and very readable book! — Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., Bishop of Birmingham, AL

Thank you for addressing this critical issue and for all that you do to promote a respect for all human life from the moment of conception to the point of natural death. — Most Reverend David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh, PA

Father Frank Pavone has been a consistent and strong leader in the pro-life movement for many years, even in the face of the many obstacles which we face, he has remained steadfast and clear of vision. This new book reminds us that abortion is not simply about a social problem, it is about relationships. People are involved. The person of the unborn. The persons of the mother and father. The persons of those who run abortion mills and perform or participate in abortions, as well as those of us who demonstrate and teach against this tremendous evil which is being permitted by our government at various levels. This thoughtful book will help many to recognize the various aspects of the evil which is encroaching upon us, and, it does this from a very positive vantage point, i.e. that we are not just fighting abortion: we plan, with God’s help, to eliminate it. — Archbishop John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark

Congratulations to you on your accomplishments. I pray that your insights will motivate all people to save the lives of millions of unborn infants. You are remembered in all of my prayers every day.
Bishops Joseph Howze, Bishop Emeritus of Biloxi, MS

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Giving Thanks for the Pro-Life Movement

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011





Our nation is preparing to observe Thanksgiving Day, a holiday that makes it clear that we are not self-sufficient, but rather dependent on the God who gives us both our life and our freedom. We thank Him for both, realizing that there is no gift greater than life itself. One of the best ways we express our gratitude for the gift of life is to defend that gift when it is under attack, or when its value is denied. This Thanksgiving, I will be praying for each of you, and giving thanks for your efforts to defend life. Let us give thanks that we can be part of the greatest civil rights movement of all time, the pro-life movement.

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Abortion: An International Human Right?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011





Abortion advocates want more than to keep Roe vs. Wade intact.  They want to establish an international right to abortion, overriding the decisions of individual nations to protect preborn children, but, as usual, these people have it completely wrong.  The international right that has to be proclaimed and protected is the right to life.

After the horrors of the Second World War, people around the world realized that there was a need for an international body to acknowledge and protect basic human rights, in case individual nations fail to do so.  This led to the development of the United Nations. The UN Charter states that its purpose is, “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person.”  Let’s apply this principle to the unborn.

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You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011





Jesus said, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. You should be happy that they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” This command to love and serve those who cannot repay us strengthens our resolve to love and serve the unborn children, who are in danger of being killed by abortion. They cannot know right now that we are helping them and speaking up for them. They cannot repay us. These are the ones we should love and serve above all.

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“My only sibling was aborted”

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011





In the course of my full time travels around the country for the cause of life, I recently met a woman who said to me, “I am alive because my mom changed her mind. She wanted to abort me but my dad talked her out of it. When she married another man and got pregnant, my only sibling was aborted.” People like her have a lot to be thankful of. So many others I meet explain how they too were almost aborted. The issue of abortion is not abstract. It’s about living or dying, surviving or being murdered. And it reminds us that the first thing we have to give thanks for is the gift of life itself. Let’s thank God, not just privately but publicly, for our lives and the lives of others.

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Alveda King: “Occupy” movement must turn away from violence

Monday, November 7th, 2011





ATLANTA – Dr. Alveda King, fulltime director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, said the Occupy Wall Street movement must embrace prayer and disavow violence if it hopes to emulate the 20th century Civil Rights Movement.

“The whole Civil Rights movement was founded in prayer, in crying out to God in peace,” Dr. King said today during an interview on “Fox & Friends.” “This movement is not peaceful,” she said of Occupy Wall Street.

Dr. King, the niece of Rev. Dr. Martin King Jr., was invited on the show to discuss comments made by Rev. Jesse Jackson last week in Atlanta, comparing the two movements and insisting that Martin Luther King would have supported Occupy Wall Street.

“Rev. Jackson knows this is not the model my uncle upheld, or that my father, Rev. A.D. King, upheld,” she said. “The people who came out are hurting, they need answers. They need help, not to be incited to violence. They need a leader who is going to lead them peacefully.

Calling him “a civil wrong leader on this point,” Dr. King said, “Rev. Jackson needs to revisit his 20th century history.”

Dr. King also noted that the pro-life movement has adopted the prayerful, peaceful model of the Civil Rights movement as it works to end abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide and killing of embryos for their stem cells.

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Offering Our Prayers for the Unborn

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011





The month of November is dedicated in a particular way to praying for the dead. This includes children who died before birth. These children did not have the opportunity to be baptized; the Church teaches, however, that we can hope for their salvation, and that we can entrust them with confidence to the mercy of God. The Lord loves these children even more than we do, and provides in mysterious ways for them to take hold of the eternal life we have in Christ. Praying for these children is an important way in which we recognize them as real persons, and in which we make reparation for the brutal way in which some of them were treated by abortion. If you want Masses offered for unborn children, simply send me their names at www.priestsforlife.org

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God Alone is Lord of Life

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011





Each Nov 1 the Church observes All Saints’ Day, and many of those saints were martyrs. But what is the difference between martyrdom and suicide? It is the difference between giving and taking. In suicide, one takes his own life, pretending to be the master of it. In martyrdom, one realizes that only God is master of his life, and therefore that he cannot hold on to that life at the cost of betraying God. Martyrdom is the very opposite of suicide, because the martyr declares that God alone is Lord of Life, and that being faithful to Him is worth any price, including death.
As we honor the martyrs and all the saints, let’s recommit ourselves to building a world that acknowledges God alone as the Master of life and death.

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The Power to Save Lives

Thursday, October 27th, 2011





We are all familiar with the power of ultrasound images have to save lives. Now we have a tool far more powerful than ultrasound. It is called embryoscopy. Though rarely used, this procedure has yielded powerful video footage of the unborn child. A tiny camera is placed up against the amniotic sac to yield full color video of the child from about four to twelve weeks old. A video containing this footage has been made which has such strong medical, secular credentials that it has won eleven awards and been endorsed by National Geographic. Now Priests for Life is distributing this video within the pro-life community and seeks to get it into all the churches, pregnancy centers, and schools across America. Find out more at www.priestsforlife.org

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