Catholic New York
July 14, 1994
Priests for Life Director Visits
Father Frank Pavone, a
priest of the archdiocese who is national director of Priests for Life, brought
home messages to young people and priests from Mother Teresa, whom he visited at
the motherhouse of her Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, June 18 to
Father Pavone said Mother Teresa gave a message of encouragement to the youth
of America to be active in fighting abortion, and she expressed her desire that
priests not hesitate to teach and preach on the sanctity of life.
She also encouraged priests to enroll in "Veronica Intercessory," a prayer
partnership in which a Missionary of Charity sister prays for them personally.
She asked that priests distribute in their parishes copies of her February
speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., at which she
condemned abortion and contraception.
During his four day visit, Father Pavone celebrated Mass for the sisters,
gave two talks on the pro-life movement and had several personal meetings with