Fr. Frank Pavone Mourns Passing of Founding National Director of Priests for Life Canada


Priests for Life

   Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, commented today on the passing of Fr. Jim Whalen, National Director of Priests for Life Canada, who died suddenly Sunday while conducting a pro-life Parrish Mission in Thorold, Ontario.

“All who are building the Culture of Life have lost a great leader and friend in Fr. Jim Whalen,” said Fr. Pavone.  “Fr. Jim understood that contraception, abortion, and euthanasia are enemies of the human family, and he fought these evils with truth and compassion.  Fr. Whalen played a key role in starting the international growth of Priests for Life.  We look forward to continuing to work with our Canadian brothers and sisters.” 

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