Defending Life Season 12 (2007)
twelfth season of Fr. Frank Pavone's "Defending Life" programs, taped in the
summer of 2006, began airing on Friday, March 2, 2007. Watch on EWTN every
Friday at 10:00pm
ET and every Saturday at 2:30 am
ET. Listen on EWTN radio every Friday at 1am
ET, Saturday at 6:30pm ET and
Sunday at 5am ET.
This series has a new
feature - "From the mail bag" - where Fr. Frank answers questions from the
The theme of each program is as follows:
Voting with a Clear Conscience.
Ten Easy Steps to Voting with a Clear Conscience.
Action Segment: Write letters
to the editor. With media, “think small” – this may be
counterintuitive, but people read small local papers and you’ll get in more
easily. Have a date marked on your calendar to send in your monthly letter
or your regular press release. Use the occasion of your pro-life meeting to
send in a letter as a group.
A Life that Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo - A Lesson for Us All.
Written by Terri's family.
Episode 2: Political Responsibilities of Christians.
For those who want to change the world – a
Lobby Your Elected Officials. Find about
current legislation from National Right to Life at
www.capwiz.com/nrlc/issues/. More resources are available from
Priests for Life by clicking here.
Study guide to Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life).
Episode 3: This is My
Body. Explore with Fr. Frank, one
of the most striking and moving spiritual ironies ever.
Featured Product: This
is My Body Brochure in
Spanish. This is My Body
Episode 4: Priests for Life Canada.
Guest: Fr. Jim Whalen, National Director of Priests for Life, Canada.
Action Segment: Get Choose
Life License plates. See
Contraception of Grief
Episode 5: The Silent No More Awareness
Campaign in Canada. Guest: Angelina Steenstra, Regional Coordinator
for the Campaign in Canada.
Action Segment: Priests
for Life has matched every Catholic church in American with an abortion
mill. Please pray for the mill assigned to you. It is especially
important to physically go to the mill to pray.
Click here for more information.
Ending Abortion; Not Just Fighting It
book. By Fr. Frank Pavone
Missionaries of the Gospel of Life Lay
Associates. Guest: Jim Pinto, National Coordinator for the Lay
Show the Graphic Images, see
www.priestsforlife.org/images. Promote this link everywhere! Email
it, get websites to link to it, put it in newsletters, etc.
testimonies from those who have viewed the images. Volunteer to
drive trucks with graphic abortion images on them, see
www.cbrinfo.org for more information.
Help with campus displays of graphic images.
Voting with a Clear
Episode 7: Christians Influencing
Hollywood. Guest: Jonathan Flora, Hollywood director and writer.
Action Segment: Give your
parish and the responsible people in it, and all your priests and deacons,
information on three parish resources. 1) Free weekly, pro-life
liturgical resources. This consists
of general intercessions, bulletin inserts and homily hints. Subscribe
2) link from your parish website to the Priests for Life website; 3) Invite
Priests for Life to visit you parish. Email
Addressing Abortion with Confidence booklet and
Preaching on Abortion booklet. These and more resources are
available in a Clergy Pack.
Episode 8: Missionaries of the Gospel
of Life: An Apostolic Society.
Guest: Daniel Cochran, Seminarian for the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life.
Action Segment: Organize
a community literature drop. Get students, a group of friends or one
friend and take the photos of abortion, the diagrams, or any pro-life
literature of your choosing. Communicate the pro-life message to your
neighbor. Don’t put the literature in a mailbox, but rather on the door or
on a car. You could also stand on public property outside of the Church.
For flavor, notify the local media that this is being done. You’ll get
reaction, especially if you are distributing graphic images. Notify
the small local papers as well.
See for Yourself DVD
Episode 9: Good Counsel Homes.
Guest: Chris Bell, Founder & President.
Action Segment: Discourage
local doctors from doing abortions. Undertake an effort to expose
them. Find out if a doctor does abortions by trying to make an
appointment – it’s not a lie; you’re just asking if you can make an
appointment. What if it were a clinic with appointments to kill 3-year olds?
Would you hesitate to try to make an appointment in order to expose them?
Yes? Then what’s the difference?
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church book
Episode 10: Silent No More Awareness
Action Segment: Promote
the Daily Prayer Campaign to End Abortion. See
Schools can say it at start of day, or at least once a week or once a month
over the PA system. Home school groups could say the prayer. Place the
prayer in Eucharistic adoration chapels. Parishes can say the Prayer
to End Abortion before or after Masses. Put the prayer inside of
hymnals, or suggest it for conclusion of intercessions; prayer groups, bible
studies, RCIA program, youth group meetings – at least make sure those
responsible know about it!!! Eucharistic Ministers could take it to
the homebound too.
Silent No More Awareness products
Episode 11: The Embryonic Moment.
pro-life speakers into public schools by having your children request
them!!! Work through solid youth ministers or religious education
teachers to identify the most committed public school students. The
same goes for universities.
A Distant Thunder DVD.
Episode 12: Elections, Churches and the
Action Segment: We will tell
you things to say and do for someone you know who has had an abortion.
One thing you can do is give them a brochure for the Silent No More
Awareness Campaign or
Earth's Trash; Heaven's Treasure
Episode 13: Responding to Common
Arguments and What is Priests for Life?
Pro-Life Answers booklet by Mark Crutcher
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