Father Frank Pavone, director of the pro-life organization Priests For Life, will visit Hawaii Jan. 9-17 for a series of talks at selected island parishes.
Priests for Life is a national organization of priests who support pro-life issues and fight abortion.
Father Pavone preaches and teaches against abortion around the country. He has produced television and radio programs about abortion and has written numerous pro-life brochures.
He is often quoted in national and international media and recently spoke to the prolife caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was also asked by Mother Teresa to speak in India.
Father Pavone recently concelebrated Mass with Pope John Paul II in the pope's private chapel and received warm encouragement and blessings for his pro-life work.
"God bless you and your apostolate for life," the Holy Father said.
Father Pavone also spoke with Vatican officials at various curial offices on the family, laity, clergy, bishops, and at the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
"The response I received from these Vatican departments was overwhelming," said Father Pavone, "It is amazing how closely they are following the work of Priests For Life and how pleased they are with our success."
As of last week, this is Father Pavone's confirmed Oahu speaking schedule. He is also scheduled to talk on Maui and possibly at other Oahu locations.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Waikane, Jan. 10, at the 7:30 p.m. prayer group meeting
Pearl Harbor Chapel, Pearl Harbor Naval Station, Jan. 11, during the 6 p.m. Mass
St. Joseph Church, Waipahu, Jan. 12, during the 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Masses.
For further information of where Father Pavone is speaking, call the diocesan Respect Life Office.