On Nov. 18, 2000, the United Catholic Music and Video Association (U.C.M.V.A.) held their first annual Unity Awards Ceremony at the Hartke Theater on the campus of Catholic University in Washington, DC. This ceremony honored the achievement and excellence in a variety of categories of music and video.
We at Priests for Life are proud to announce that the music video, "This Is My Body" which was inspired by Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, won in the category for Best Music Video of the Year. In addition, Fr. Pavone was honored by being given "The Inspirational Award" for his work in pro-life ministry. This award was presented to Fr. Frank by actress Gloria DeHaven. Prior to the presentation, Congressman Chris Smith made special remarks and offered words of praise for Fr. Frank and the work of Priests for Life.
The purpose of the U.C.M.V.A. is to support, encourage and promote the development of all forms of Catholic music and video, including Liturgical, Praise and Worship, Contemporary, Classical and instrumental compositions. As an umbrella organization the U.C.M.V.A. creates an atmosphere in which artists, producers, arrangers, retail stores, radio stations, concert promoters, dioceses and parishes can come together and unify their efforts in order to benefit the organization as a whole.
For more information on U.C.M.V.A. please visit their website at: http://www.ucmva.com/
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