MONTGOMERY -- Father Frank A. Pavone, director of the New York based Priests
for Life, will be one of the featured speakers at the Gethsemane Reconciliation
Conference For Men to be held May 5 and 6 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery.
Father Pavone will also be speaking at all the Sunday Masses May 7 at Central
Alabama's largest Catholic Church, St. Bede the Venerable on the Atlanta
A 13-week television series on abortion began airing May 1 on Eternal Word
Television Network, Birmingham, with Father Pavone as host.
Other featured speakers at the Reconciliation Conference will include Coach
Bill McCartney, founder of Promise Keepers; Dr. Lyles Munroe, Bahamas Faith
Ministries-International; Bishop George McKinney, St. Stephens C.O.G.I.C.
Ministries; Dr. John Ed Matheson, pastor, Frazier Memorial United Methodist
Church; Rev. Johnny Lee Clary, founder Johnny Lee Ministries; and Rev. Johnny
Hollis, pastor, Antioch Baptist church.
The Praise and Worship session of the Conference will be led by Gil Melendez
with special music by Wintley Phipps and the Promise Keepers Choir.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together southeastern men of all
races, cultures and creeds in a spirit of healing and reconciliation and to
demonstrate that through the power of God the past is not a reflection of the
A native of Port Chester, N.Y., Father Pavone attended Don Bosco College
Seminary where he earned a B.A. Degree in Philosophy with teacher certification
in Math, English, and Classical languages.
He later attended St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, N.Y., receiving Masters
Degrees in Theology and Sacred Scripture.
Father Pavone was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York in 1988 by
Cardinal John O'Connor. In 1993 he became National Director of Priests for Life
and now serves full time in the position, traveling around the country preaching
and teaching against abortion and helping other priests to do the same.
Father Pavone has also spoken internationally and has been invited by Mother
Teresa to address the clergy of India on life issues.
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