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Watch Fr. Frank’s stirring Sermon at National Prayer Service

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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It was the day of the March for Life in Washington, DC. The historic Constitution Hall was the gathering place for clergy and believers from dozens of denominations: Lutheran bishops, Anglican bishops, Catholic priests, Baptist pastors, Pentecostal ministers, and many more.

The event was the National Prayer Service, the premier pro-life prayer event surrounding the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

I was privileged to deliver the sermon. Many told me it was my best so far. I gave some key principles to anchor our pro-life activism in the coming year.

Please watch it here and pass it along!

And let me know what you think!

Blessing,

Fr. Frank Pavone

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Whether Convenient or Inconvenient

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Some pastors hesitate to address the abortion issue because they are afraid of controversy and opposition from their congregations.  This is precisely where we need to strengthen their hearts, however, and remind them of the words and example of St. Paul, who declared that the word must be preached in season and out of season, whether convenient or inconvenient.  A pastor is appointed by God to proclaim His word; He is not appointed by the people to tickle their ears.  Moreover, on the abortion issue, most of the public is with us.  This is increasingly true, as statistics show more and more people identifying themselves as pro-life.  If people object to the pro-life message, they are the ones in the minority, and they should be told as much.  It’s time to stand boldly for life.

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Fear of Hurting Those Who Have Had Abortions

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Many ask why pastors do not preach more about abortion.  One reason that some give is that they do not want to hurt the people in the congregation who have had abortions.

Now it is certainly true that there are people in the congregation who have had abortions, and it is also true that they have pain.

But if they are in pain from their abortion, and the pastor is silent about the topic, what are they to think?  They could conclude that the pastor doesn’t know about their pain, or doesn’t care about it, or that though he knows and cares, there is no hope.

But none of these is true.  He does know, he does care, and there is hope – and that is precisely why he needs to speak up.

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