Volume 2, Number 3 • March 2006
Dear Friends of Life, Welcome to another edition of Frontlines!
Future Lawyers and Judges
Future Lawyers and Judges

I continue to receive many invitations from seminaries.  To speak to our future priests about the primacy of the abortion issue is a privilege, and a key aspect of our strategy. They understand this better than most, because they know that they could have been victims of abortion themselves!  See more photos

Above:  Father Pavone speaks to the seminarians at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, Nebraska on January 27, 2006.

And our Current Priests

We have also added to our staff! Here’s a photo of our staff priests, taken at our April 2006 monthly meeting. We now have ten priests on staff, all of whom are shown here, along with Fr. Michael Colwell (second from right), who is the Vicar General of the Diocese of Amarillo and was joining us for our meeting.

These monthly meetings bring together our staff priests and our Pastoral Associates from various parts of the nation. We pray and eat together, update each other, map out strategies, and hear from guest speakers.

Click here for photos from our March meeting
Click here for photos from our April meeting

And Bishops

I recently had the pleasure of updating Archbishop Gomez of San Antonio about our new community, the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, and about our plans to develop our new headquarters in Amarillo, Texas. The Archbishop was making a visit to the Diocese of Amarillo, and Bishop John Yanta brought him to our Society House for the meeting.

Speaking of our Society house, here are a few photos from our Amarillo headquarters where we are training our own seminarians
for the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life!

Terri’s Anniversary

March 31, 2006 was the first anniversary of the murder of Terri Schiavo. Fr. Peter West delivered a statement of mine at the press conference that Terri’s family had in Washington DC on March 30.

Meanwhile, Janet Morana and I were with the family at their home in Florida and also visited the gravesite, along with Brother Paul O’Donnell and the Franciscan Brothers of Peace.

Click here for more photos.

Further West

Priests for Life is grateful to State Catholic Conferences and Diocesan Respect Life Directors who invite us on a regular basis to places near and far, to “stir up the troops” for the pro-life cause.

 Here is a gallery of photos from my recent visit to Nebraska, where I joined the Governor and many activists for pro-life rallies, a march, and a visit to a nearby seminary.

 Above: Fr. Frank with Greg Schleppenbach of the Nebraska Catholic Conference. Among the many things he does, Greg distributes from his office the Priests for Life newsletter to every priest in the State of Nebraska.

Father West

Fr. Peter West, one of our full-time priests who has been with us since 1998, provides us with this gallery of photos from his recent visit to Amarillo. You’ll see scenes from the prayer vigil in front of the Amarillo Planned Parenthood, complete with the iron fence they built around their facility in honor of our moving our headquarters to Amarillo. How they wish that iron fences could keep out the truth about life, but they cannot.

Above: Three children hold signs at the prayer vigil to end abortion.

Sr. Briege

I recently was with Sr. Briege McKenna at a conference at which we were both speaking. Many of you know Sr. Briege, who has a worldwide healing ministry and also ministers to priests, which makes her ministry intersect very nicely with ours.

Ave Maria!

It was a joy recently to visit the students of Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. The students were enthusiastic not only about the ministry of Priests for Life, which many of them follow closely, but also about the new community, Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, about which I spoke at length.

 As you may know, the ministry of Priests for Life is consecrated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn. To her again we turn, and ask for a speedy end to abortion. Ave Maria!  Click here for the gallery.

Tour Our Office  
Finally, for this edition of Frontlines we have prepared an online tour of the John Cardinal O'Connor New York office of Priests For Life.  Enjoy it by clicking it here. 

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