Fr. Pavone praises Bishop Olmsted for defense of human life, Church teachings

Priests for Life


Contact: Dan Matejek, 718-980-4400

New York City- Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, issued the following press release today in gratitude to Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, Arizona for prohibiting abortion supporters such as political leaders from speaking at church sponsored functions or using church property for any purpose.

Said Fr. Pavone, "Priests for Life thanks Bishop Olmsted for not allowing the Church to be used by speakers who fail to oppose abortion. This is about more than defending the integrity of Catholic teaching. It's about opposing an act of violence that cuts across and transcends all religious beliefs. I challenge those who don't understand the bishop's actions to go to, look at the aborted babies, and ask whether such violence should ever be tolerated."

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit