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Dear Friends of Priests for Life,
 

We love to hear from you, and we want you to hear some of the compliments we have received from others. Please know that you inspire us, and that we are always grateful for your support! -- Frank Pavone


"In our present times there is an urgent need to promote a culture of life and also to undertake direct actions that help protect the life of the weakest, especially the unborn. For that reason the work done by ‘Priests for Life’ deserves the gratitude and support of the whole Church." - Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, President, Pontifical Council for the Laity, Vatican City State, June 7, 2011.

Endorsements from Fr. Chris Alar, MIC
Endorsements from Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
Janet Porter, architect of Heartbeat legislation and long-time friend and colleague of Frank Pavone
Brooke Rollins gives nice recognition to Pro-Life Leader Frank Pavone at the America First Policy Institute
Well-known Evangelical leader Pastor Jim Garlow relates a story of something that happened recently that shows the strong support that Pro-life Leader Frank Pavone has across the Body of Christ.
Fr Terry Gensemer of the Charismatic Episcopal Church
Categories of Praise on this page are as follows.
Also see [
Book of Praise 1]  [Book of Praise 2 ]  [Book of Praise 3]

Hello, Judy. You are a very charming lady to speak with on the phone. Your kindness came through with every word you spoke to me. If I ever get down to Sarasota, I will stop in to visit you, Father Dennis and Father Frank. I'll call ahead, of course. May you and your family enjoy and celebrate life on Thanksgiving Day and every day keep up the good work. Ron. 

I live in Ohio and was confused on yes or no vote. It's a misleading bill. I will be praying this every day. Thank you for informing me of the correct way to vote. In Jesus's name Amen. – Denise M.


Dear Father Pavone,
        Sending donations when we can to you ..!   I saw the March in Washington and was so impressed by the tremendous good we do for the unborn/preborn that must not be thwarted by this administration.  They are so determined to perpetuate this horror of abortion with so much deception in their messaging that I am so encouraged by what you do and am so impressed by your wholehearted determination to lead the cause for LIFE!    All the best, Father! - Sister Mildred

Dear Director Pavone:

Thanks so much for having sent my wife and me the beautiful gift of your book entitled Proclaiming the Message of Life. As is the case of all your other writings, we will read it with great benefit to our spiritual and intellectual growth!

Thanks also for your Thanksgiving wishes, which we received through a telephone call from one of your friends. Much appreciated.

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Dr. Maurizio



I'm very grateful to all of you who have persevered new and old in the Pro Life movement. This is the critical issue of our day, every generation has one. This is ours. Some of us have been trudging forward with this for very many decades now.  I have my whole priesthood my almost 40 years as a priest, been actively involved. Father Pavone, of course your outstanding in that. So keep going. We have to keep moving forward with this. - Archbishop Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco 

this is a cross that was given to me by Saint John Pope St. John Paul II ...and I'd like to use this cross to ask God's abundant blessings upon you, your ministry and all of our brother priests and bishops, and all people who are working for this primary issue which is life especially the most fragile, the most innocent of all life, the unborn.

Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus. We ask that you pour out your Holy Spirit upon all these beautiful efforts of Priests for Life, of all priests and bishops, and all our laypeople. Inspire us Dear Holy Spirit, to have hearts that are burning with fire of love for this ministry.

And bless all those who support us. May the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit descend upon us and remain forever Amen.  and Mary our mother, the mother of life. Intercede for us. Pray for us. Guide us and direct us. amen - Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI, Bishop Emeritus of San Angelo, Texas 


But I encourage you and pray for you and encourage, many more priests and people bishops to become involved in this vitally important ministry. - Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI, Bishop Emeritus of San Angelo, Texas 
Well, every priest I'm sure must be for life. The thing is what we need to do Is be much more expressive about this, because that's what we're about. We’re about human life. Jesus became one of us. The Great Priest. Precisely to touch all, and he's calling all of us bishops and priests -- So I encourage you brother Priests to become much more active in preaching and also in taking action at a local level. - Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI, Bishop Emeritus of San Angelo, Texas 
...perhaps our bishops, in my estimation, haven't spoken as strongly as they should have as a body on this issue. But I know that other pro-life people like yourself and Alveda King say this is the preeminent issue because it's dealing with human life and the most precious human life in the whole world, the unborn, tiny little images of God that are being destroyed in abortion. - Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI, Bishop Emeritus of San Angelo, Texas 
I encourage all those who are with you in your ministry. All the people who work at Priest for life. I want to thank them for the work they've done over these many years. Thank you for all the materials you provide. I want to really sincerely thank the benefactors who might be watching right now. Telling them to please continue to support Priest for life and anybody may be watching this for the first time that has not been involved thinking well maybe it's too late to get involved. No, it's never too late to get involved. So all you have to do is probably go to the priest for life website, find out how you can get involved, how you can contribute and then just get out there and don't be afraid. - Bishop Joseph Coffey, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for Military Services in the United States
...we have to have the courage to teach and to preach the truth. And if sometimes that makes people uncomfortable or they think we're being too political well, that's not something we can be concerned with, but we have to preach the truth and we have to talk about these issues for every issue, every, every election. So Priest for Life can help us to walk that maybe minefield where we are not political as far as partisan or who to tell telling people who to vote for. But we're certainly going to let people know what the Candidates stand for. - Bishop Joseph Coffey, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for Military Services in the United States
And as I've quoted you many times, Father Frank, I know you know that, where I say to people, as Father Frank says, we need to make abortion not only illegal, but unthinkable. - Bishop Joseph Coffey, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for Military Services in the United States
And when it comes to Priest for Life, I often say, well, every priest is a priest for life. But your particular ministry gives a much-needed material that's so freely available through your various websites and what not. That you give the material to the priests and the deacons so that they can be better suited to preach with more good information, solid, solid homilies and you've been sharing those for very many years. That's why I've supported your ministry 'cause I've used those materials myself for my preaching. I would encourage other priests to use those materials because I know that your desire is for every Catholic priest to be a priest for life and to use the materials that you've gathered over all these many years with the support and the great generosity of your benefactors to make these materials available so that priests can feel like they have the information that they need, the resources that they need so that it can make their job just a little bit easier rather than reinvent the wheel because you get so many homilies for so many different Sundays of the year. - Bishop Joseph Coffey, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for Military Services in the United States
I think that Teresa and her and her husband Kevin, their ministry of Rachel's Vineyard is so critically important and I know that they're all over the world now giving these retreats. I'm incredibly proud of their ministry and quite frankly, I was overjoyed when they joined forces with you 'cause I knew that would have an incredible effect that would just magnify both of your ministries and make it really one Ministry of Healing. Very, very proud of them. Very, very proud. - Bishop Joseph Coffey, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for Military Services 
Father Frank. ... I've been a big fan of your ministry for many, many years, as you know. - Bishop Joseph Coffey, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for Military Services 
...these weekend [Rachel's Vineyard] retreats can bring them incredible healing and knowing God's forgiveness. So, I thoroughly recommend this ministry. Every priest needs to know about this so they can recommend these retreats to people they have in confession so that they can bring that healing of God's mercy that is available to every single one of us. - Bishop Joseph Coffey, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for Military Services 

March 15, 2021

Dear Priests for Life Family,

My name is Bishop Joe Coffey. Originally a priest ordained for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I spent 19 years on Active Duty as a Navy Chaplain and currently serve as the Vicar for Veterans Affairs for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA based in Washington DC. I regularly visit our Veterans and Catholic Priest Chaplains in 152 VAMC’s (Veterans Affairs Medical Centers) around our great Country.

I have had the great privilege of personally knowing several members of the Priests for Life network for over 30 years especially Fr Frank Pavone, Fr Denis Wilde, OSA and Kevin and Theresa Burke. As a seminarian, I heard Fr Pavone and Fr Wilde give inspiring Pro Life homilies and as a priest, I have happily made use of the readily made available pro life homily helps for Priests and Deacons  to give inspiring homilies. I am always trying to encourage seminarians and priests to get more involved with what the majority of the Bishops of the USCCB called the “pre-eminent issue” of our time. As a priest I have participated in life changing retreats organized by  Rachels’ Vineyard by hearing the Confessions of and give absolution to women and men who deeply regret decisions they felt they had no other choice to make. To see people know they are truly forgiven has never failed to inspire me and to be grateful to our Lord for my vocation as a priest.

Allow me to thank you for being a member of the Priests for Life family, whether that means taking part in its prayer campaigns, implementing its action alerts, connecting with its pro-life broadcasts and messages on social media, donating financially to the ministry, or all of these things!

Priests for Life seeks to save lives from abortion and to heal the wounds of abortion. In doing so, it is advancing a key priority of our day – a priority for both the Church and the state – and therefore deserves the support of as many people as possible. 

God bless you!

Sincerely,

Bishop Joe Coffey

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA


Dear Father Frank,
I just want you to know that I am so inspired by what you do in the Pro Life Movement. Who would have thought that you would become such a “luminary” as Fr. John Sorrento used to call priests who did something worth while? Blessings to you dear Father, and May our Holy Mother continue to watch over you.

- Archbishop Anthony, The Archdiocese of New York (Orthodox)

Letter regarding the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, Most Rev. David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburg, March 2010
Thanks a million for your birthday greetings. I really appreciate your expression of prayerful good wishes and God’s blessing. Thanks, too, for all the hard work you do to promote deep respect for life and for the unborn. May the Lord bless you in your mission. Sincerely in Christ, Bishop Leonard J. Olivier, SVD
I will remember you and all the Priests for Life in my prayers. May God continue to bless the wonderful work you do.
-- Most Reverend Alvara Corrada, S.J.- Bishop of Tyler, Texas

You are doing a great work for the Church and I wish you well. With many blessings and many good wishes, I remain sincerely yours in Christ,
-- Most Reverend Harry J. Flynn-Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota

May you continue to be blessed in your special and important work in Priests for Life.

- Sincerely yours, Bishop David B. Thompson


I am very grateful for your kind greetings on the occasion of my birthday, especially the promise of a remembrance in prayer. I follow your ministry with prayerful support. .... Your ministry remains with me during these days of prayer.

- With sentiments of fraternal esteem, I am prayerfully in the lord

- Rev. William G. Curlin


Thank you for your support and for the commitment to your organization to the dignity of human life. With every best wish and warm personal regards, I am Fraternally yours, Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, Bishop of Albany
Thank you for your kindness in sending me the Priests for Life Study Guide for the document, Living the Gospel of Life, issued by bishops of the United States in 1998. The current controversy regarding Catholic politicians and the issue of abortion underscores how timely and necessary your Study Guide is. While some of the energy surrounding this question is created by the proximity of elections, the situation is one which is the fruit of many years' development, and a true change of heart among Catholic politicians will take much time and effort. I believe the bishops of our country are committed to that process, and the Priests for Life Study Guide will be very helpful in this important undertaking. Thanking you for devoted ministry which gives a voice to the voiceless unborn, I am Sincerely yours in Christ,
-- Most Rev. William J. Levada, (previously) Archbishop of San Francisco

"Your seminars were extraordinarily well-received. Many of our priests and deacons expressed to me that they thought your presentations were among the most practical and theologically sound we have heard on the subject of protection of the unborn children..."
-- Most Rev. Rene Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi

Thank you for presenting at the recent Leadership Conference of the National Catholic Student Coalition. I am elated to learn that the students were enthusiastic about your workshops. That, of course, does not surprise me given your commitment and expertise in the area of respect for human life.
-- Most Rev. Peter A. Rosazza, Auxiliary Bishop, New Haven, CT.

Fr. Frank Pavone, of Priests for Life, is a dynamic and inspiring speaker...
-- Most Rev. Daniel M Buechlein, OSB, Archbishop of Indianapolis.

As you are well aware, the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago is a missionary diocese 14 degrees South of the equator. We are perhaps one of the more distant locations you service. Our priest's and deacons each receive a copy of the newsletter, and we read with interest the outstanding work you and your brother priests are doing. Be assured of a continuous place in our prayers as you move in to the Jubilee Year and the Third Millennium. Sincerely in the Holy Family,
-- Most Rev. J. Quinn Weitzel, MM, Bishop of Samoa - Pago Pago.

I'd like to thank Priests for Life, therefore, for acknowledging the efforts of The Leaven staff to articulate and promote the church's teaching on this important pro-life issue in a manner accessible to the average Catholic. With gratitude for your personal commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Life, I am Sincerely yours in Jesus the Lord of life,
-- Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS

From Singapore and Korea I have been watching your presentations on all cable and network stations. You have been consistently excellent. Just what we've been needing and not having. Congratulations in an effort most helpful in setting forth Church teaching! In the Lord,
-- Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, Archbishop for Military Services

Your continued prayerful support is also very much appreciated, both for me and the faithful of the diocese. Thank you for your great work.
-- Most Reverend Robert W. Finn, DD, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

I thank you for your own commitment to the sacredness of human life. Priests for Life is most important as we combat the evil of abortion and proclaim the Gospel of Life. I’ve given strong recommendations for you here.
-- Most Rev. Henry J Mansell, Archbishop of Hartford

Please know that I am honored and feel very privileged to be on the Board of Advisors and I want to commend you and all your coworkers for the marvelous job you are doing for the unborn.
-- Most Reverend James C. Timlin, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of Scranton

I think your organization does a wonderful job and I am very happy to be associated with it by serving on the Board of Advisors. I look forward to many years of association.
-- Most Reverend John F. Donoghue, Archbishop Emeritus of Atlanta

As a member of the Board of Advisors I can hardly give you better "advice" than to continue exactly as you have been doing. – Bishop George E. Lynch, New York
Cardinal Bevilacqua remains grateful to you and all those associated with Priests of Life for all that you do to protect and defend the sacredness of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death.
-- Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Administrative Secretary

In encouraging your brother priests to become active in the Pro-Life Movement, you are greatly strengthening the efforts of the entire Church in the United States to bear witness to the Gospel of Life. May the Lord continue to bless your efforts in the years ahead.

– James Cardinal Hickey, Archbishop of Washington

On behalf of the Alliance of the Holy Family International, I would like to thank you for having made the International Clergy Retreat Seminar on the Alliance of the Two Hearts a success. Your valuable contribution has certainly made a big difference to all the priests who participated. The Alliance of the Holy Family movement highly respects your expertise and its contribution to its family apostolate. I pray that you would continue supporting us. And as we approach the great Jubilee Year, I fervently pray that we can help bring back more souls to the Church and to the practice of the Sacraments. The Holy Mother Church needs your selfless generosity in this great time of need.
-- Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop of Cebu and AHFI Clergy Chairman

It is very apparent that God is blessing the work of Priests for Life abundantly. I must also repeat my thanks to you for the Clergy Conference that you gave to the clergy of the Diocese of Corpus Christi. I am still hearing favorable comments about your talks and how you raised the consciousness among the clergy about the importance of promoting Pro-Life activities.
-- Rene H. Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi

Congratulations on the very fine growth of Priests for Life and the expansion of its service. I am happy and proud to be associated with your group. In Peoria, we are delighted to offer your newsletter in our monthly mailing. As the months and years go along, I know that Priests for Life will have increasing influence in informing and supporting those priests and other ministers who wish to speak up clearly and consistently for the right to life.
-- Most Reverend John J. Myers, Bishop of Peoria (now Archbishop of Newark)

I write today to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous priestly service on behalf of life. Frank, your presentation was really excellent. God has gifted you with an ability to speak well and motivate people effectively. I was especially touched by the nuances you utilized in regards to the Eucharist. The two uses for the sentence "this is my body" will not be forgotten by me and your practical application of a deeper meaning of "do this in remembrance of me" will be worked into many of my own talks in the future.
-- Most Rev. John McCarthy, Bishop Emeritus of Austin

Congratulations on the outstanding interview. Frank, I praise God for articulate, faith-filled young men like you.
-- Paul V. Dudley, Bishop Emeritus of Sioux Falls

I have always noted that your own talks are pithy, very much to the point, very easy to listen to and extremely powerful. I am in complete agreement with everything that His Eminence (Cardinal O’Connor) says about you in his letter of endorsement. I can only say that he chose wisely and well when he selected Father Frank Pavone to be his ambassador around the country in promotion of the pro-life message and, in particular, Priests for Life.
-- Most Rev. James M. Moynihan, Bishop of Syracuse

I invoke the Lord’s blessings upon your important work.
-- Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to the United States

I appreciate your leadership in the ministry of reverence for life and support for priests in pastoral assignments to teach and promote the Church's teachings.
-- Most Reverend Elden Francis Curtiss, Archbishop of Omaha

I also want to thank you and your staff for all Priests for Life does to promote human life in this increasingly more strident culture of death in the nation.
-- Most Reverend Elden Francis Curtiss, Archbishop of Omaha

I want you to proceed with The Gabriel Project within the area. I appreciate the content of the brochure you included, and I have trust in the quality of materials which are prepared by Priests for Life.
-- Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Ogdensburg

I am pleased to participate in a small way in this program. I want to assure you of our desire to assist the program in every possible way.
-- Most Rev. J. Quinn Weitzel, MM, DD Bishop of Samoa - Pago Pago

I have read your updated Mission Statement and I think everything looks positive and well developed. I both admire and am grateful for your work. Thank you so much for your generous gift of yourself and your time to the clergy and people of our diocese. You were spectacularly wonderful and we are deeply grateful.
-- Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver

Congratulations on the great effort you give to Priests for Life and for all you do so well. "Thank you" and God bless you and all you do for the unborn.
-- Most Rev. James Niedergeses, Bishop Emeritus of Nashville, TN

Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries began as a single weekend retreat held on the grounds of Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby, PA, for persons suffering emotional and spiritual pain from their participation in abortion. From this small seed, in only eight years this ministry has grown to offer over 1200 retreats across the United States, and now spreading to many countries throughout the world. The retreat process has been effective in bringing relief from the suffering that is common to many persons after abortion; nightmares, depression, anxiety, difficulties in relationships and a host of other symptoms that can bring great personal, relational and family suffering. With effective healing programs like Rachel’s Vineyard, we can help to bring and end to this suffering, and help bring healing to individuals, couples and families.
-- Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia

[Regarding Priests for Life: A Global Mission] – thank you for sending me the video on the work of Priests for life. While I had already known of the significant efforts Priests for Life is making in the cause of human life, the video certainly enriched both my understanding and appreciation. Know that you are in my prayer as you reach out to more and more clergy and engage them in service of the Gospel of Life. Thank you for your own wonderful leadership.
-- Most Rev. Richard J Malone, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, South Region

[Regarding Priests for Life: A Global Mission] – An engaging presentation of the ministry of priests for life, this well-produced video underscores the significant role clergy play in the pro-life movement, as demonstrated in the leadership of Fr. Frank Pavone and his associates. I commend Priests for Life for challenging that part of our culture that fails to show respect for life from conception to natural demise. We can never underestimate the importance of such essential work.
-- Most Rev. Thomas V. Daily, DD Bishop of Brooklyn

As the National Director of Priests for Life, and one who recently began a new community of priests permanently dedicated to full time pro-life work, Father Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent Pro-Life leaders in the nation. – Most Rev. Robert P. Maginnis, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, Honorary Chairman of the Catholic Leadership Committee
The Apostolate of these groups is very important to the work of the church, particularly in keeping our priests informed and focused on the priority of life issues... Be assured of his prayers and support for this venture
-- Rev. Marc V. Trudeau, Priest Secretary to Cardinal Roger Mahony

This is indeed positive and important ministry in the life of the church today. ...please be assured of my prayerful support.
-- Most Reverend Lawrence E. Brandt, JCD, PhD, Bishop of Greensburg

Dear Dr. [Theresa] Burke: I am very pleased, once again, to express my gratitude to you for your continuing outstanding service to the Church and to God’s people. Your Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries has touched, healed and helped many people here in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. ... May Almighty God bless you and this good work. Sincerely yours in Christ,
-- Most Reverend Eusebius J. Beltran, Archbishop of Oklahoma City

Dear Catholic Faithful: Among the numerous groups worthy of mention that seek to promote a "Culture of Life," I wish to commend the efforts of the Priests for Life under the inspiration of Fr. Frank Pavone ... I enthusiastically support their efforts, and, in particular within our diocese, those of Mr. Michael Colicchio and Mrs. Lisa Morris who are among the first lay affiliates. An essential part of the endeavors of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life entails the creation of "Life Cells" consisting of lay affiliate members who make certain commitments to prayer, personal study, and pro-life work to the extent that their duties permit. As such, Mike and Lisa seek to start up three initial "Life Cells" within the Diocese beginning with Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City. In support of Mike an Lisa's efforts, I encourage you to learn more about the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life by visiting their website at www.priestsforlife.org. Priests for Life has contributed significantly to the promotion of a "Culture of Life" by helping to save lives, strengthening families and bringing countless people to a deeper appreciation of the great gift of life and the dignity of each and every human being. As Mike and Lisa go forth with my blessing, I ask you to be supportive of their efforts. May God continue to bless you. Sincerely yours in the Lord
-- Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Bishop of Knoxville

Dear Father Frank: I have many reasons to be grateful to God for my vocation. I also have many reasons to be grateful to you, I will ask God to give you the grace of deep faith and hope in His love. Thanks for your continued support, and especially your prayers!
-- Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain, Bishop of Joliet, Illinois

May the Lord Jesus richly bless your very noble endeavor. May Our Blessed Lady, Mother of the Gift of Life, keep you under her protective mantle.
-- Bishop Edward M. Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Buffalo, NY

Dear Fr. Frank: I am deeply grateful for all of the work you do on behalf of life. Thank you for extending your resources to the services of the Archdiocese for Military Services. .... Please be assured of my prayers for the ministry of Priests For Life. May our Lord continue to bless you as you proclaim the Gospel of Life.
-- Most Reverent Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, Washington, D.C.

Dear Father Pavone: Thank you for your service to the Church and your efforts to protect human life.
-- Most Reverend Thomas J. Rodi, Archbishop of Mobile, AL

I am very honored to offer my own approval and endorsement of Priests for Life so that many of our brother priests in the Dioceses and Archdioceses across the country may come to know about your outstanding work and to embrace it as a very special and personal apostolate for themselves.
-- Roger Cardinal Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles

At the beginning of my mission here in the United States of America, it has been my pleasure to know of you and the good work of Priests for Life. As the personal representative of His Holiness Pope John Paul II in this great country, I can assure you of the Holy Father's deep appreciation for your noble efforts and initiatives on behalf of the Gospel of Life. Invoking the Lord's abundant blessings upon you and your dedicated collaborators, I remain, with cordial greetings, sincerely yours in Christ.
-- Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, (former) Apostolic Nuncio to the United States

I remember when I first came to know Priests for Life and now see, to my great satisfaction, how the association has grown. I am delighted to see that Priests for Life is associated with so many dioceses and that the bishops are giving you the support you need in this vital ministry. Let us hope that this support increases as well as the priest members. May the Lord and our Blessed Mother bless Priests for Life.
-- His Eminence Alfonso Cardinal Lopez Trujillo, Pontifical Council for the Family

The pro-life work of Priests for Life, and Father Pavone in particular, has saved lives, strengthened families and brought countless numbers of people to a deeper appreciation of the great gift of life and the dignity of each and every human being. Priests for Life has been arguably one of the most important movements in the history of North American Church. With the establishment of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life even greater spiritual strength will be added to the most urgent goal of ending abortion and other pro-death practices in our society.
-- Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, Bishop Birmingham

A Study Guide to Humanae Vitae, Of Human Life has just been published this year by “Priests for Life” and carries my Imprimatur. This small book would be an excellent tool for study of Humanae Vitae for clergy and laity involved in working with families, couples preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony, and Catholic students - all of whom face the real issues of life that Humanae Vitae deals with.
-- Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, Bishop Birmingham

Protecting the unborn and defending the most vulnerable in our society is at the very heart of the Church’s mission, and she commends PFL/Missionaries of the Gospel of Life for their many laudable contributions toward that end
-- Most Reverend Patrick Zurek, Bishop of Amarillo (September 2008)

I am happy to approve and allow the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, a lay association of the faithful affiliated with Priests for Life, to be active in the Diocese of Harrisburg. This canonically approved association has a noble and holy mission of witness to the sanctity of human life. Its members are committed to serving the Gospel of Life through prayer, personal study, and pro-life work. There are already members of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life at work in our diocese. I pray that their prayers and efforts will bear abundant fruit. We are all called to welcome and to share the Gospel of Life. We see the image of God's glory in every human person. May the Lord strengthen all of us in the holy task of serving life, of respecting and serving the dignity of every human person.
-- Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhodes, Bishop of Harrisburg (February 2009)

First of all, a word of welcome to all of you who are attending this Leadership Seminar and especially to Dr. Theresa Burke, Kevin Burke and Janet Morana from Rachel’s Vineyard who are leading this programme. I am most grateful to you for travelling from the other side of the Atlantic to be with us at Leeds Trinity & All Saints and for helping us in this venture. The work of Rachel’s Vineyard is well known to me and is something I have eagerly encouraged to this diocese. At first hand, I have witnessed the work it undertakes and of the tender compassion, in the name of Christ, it brings about. Many today look on abortion as a curative solution to an unwanted problem; few speak of the traumatic after-effects of those who have procured a termination and have subsequently come to realize the import of what has indeed taken place. I had very much hoped to be with you for much of this day, but due to the impending death of a great friend of mine I find myself having to travel elsewhere to make my farewells. I pray earnestly for the success of this week-end, for all who are facilitating and leading it, for all who are participating in the seminars and for all who, as a result of what happens here, will be touched by the gentle and healing mercy of the Lord through your care. Devotedly and with my blessing,
-- Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds

Dear Fr. Pavone: Thank you very much for your kind remembrance of my anniversary of Episcopal ordination of 34 years ago! I am grateful for your thoughtfulness and prayers and for all you do for God’s little one’s. God Bless you and your important work for God.

Sincerely, Bishop James Clifford Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton, PA

Dear Fr. Pavone: Your prayers are greatly appreciated. Thank you also for everything you and Priests for Life do to protect our most vulnerable unborn brothers and sisters. Please know that you and everyone at Priests for Life remain in my prayers and that I am Fraternally yours in Christ,

+Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs

"The Rachel's Vineyard Retreat experience provides a wonderful opportunity for the healing ministry of Jesus to continue in our Church. Psychologically and spiritually, we know the deep effect that abortion has on all those involved, particularly the parents and especially the woman who has made this decision. Christ reaches out to all who need healing and Rachel's Vineyard is a beautiful way to extend the healing ministry of Christ to women and men who need his compassion and love. I am grateful to the retreat team who are so willing to walk with those who seek healing and grace. What a great ministry for our Church to concretely bring the love of Jesus to His people!"
- Bishop Rozanski, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland

Thank you for the work you do to defend the life of the most defenseless. The ministry of Priests for Life is a much-needed work in order to overcome the culture of death. Please be assured of my continued prayers for Priests for Life.
- Bishop James Wall, Bishop of Gallup (New Mexico)

Most Reverend Richard Stika of Knoxville, TN recognizes the efforts of MEVs in his diocese - PDF (November 2009)
I continue to be grateful to all those involved in Rachel's Vineyard ministry for bringing hope, healing and reconciliation to so many within the Archdiocese of Newark.
-- Most Rev. John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark (February 1, 2012)

September 2011 Dear Supporters of Priests for Life, Over my ten years as Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland, I crossed paths many times with Father Frank Pavone. During all this time I have found him dedicated to the preservation of life for the unborn. He and I both work and pray for the day when we will eliminate this horrendous evil from the face of the earth. Supporting abortion happens to be the politically correct stance to take these days. God would love to restore the peace and love found in the Garden of Eden before the fall. It is our challenge in this age to build up the Kingdom of God. We will only achieve this goal if we let his will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Please keep Father Pavone in your prayers. ... The work he had done since founding Priests for Life must continue as we face the future. Please continue to support Priests for Life. I was proud to stand up with Father Pavone when he asked me to serve on the Advisory Board of Bishops. Every opportunity that comes my way to stand up for life will find me speaking out against abortion. Let us pray, pray and pray some more for the mothers carrying infants in their wombs. Also, let us pray for those who perform the abortions and work in those clinics for they need God’s grace to see the evil of their deeds. God bless! (Most Rev.) Roger W. Gries, O.S.B., Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland
Please know of my appreciation for your leadership in the promotion of the Gospel of Life throughout the United States of America.
- Most Rev. Alfred A Schlert, Bishop of Allentown, PA (August 27, 2019)

In the capacity of National Director, I know Fr. Pavone has traveled the length and breadth of our country encouraging Catholic Priests to actively participate in the pro-life movement. I know of no effort more noble, more timely or important than the recruitment of our clergy in the cause for life.
--John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York

I have known Fr. Pavone and have followed the work of Priests for Life for many years, and have witnessed the expansion of this ministry to its current international scope, as well as to its widespread engagement of the laity in service to the most vulnerable of God's children in the proclamation of the Gospel of Life.
-- Renato Raffaele Cardinal Martino, President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Vatican City (2008).

2015 Letter of Praise from Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino
Letter from Cardinal Edward Egan, while Archbishop of New York, February 2001
Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna praises Priests for Life - PDF (December 2010)

Thank you for…the multiple and highly well-deserving initiatives of Priests for Life in the defense of human life and in the promotion of the pastoral work in this field so fundamental and crucial today….The collaboration of Priests for Life is always valuable and precious.

-- Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, President, Pontifical Council for the Family, Vatican City, September 16, 2008.


Rachel's Vineyard is very good; it is an excellent work! Go forward with it!

-- Pope Francis

God bless your Apostolate for Life...God bless Priests for Life

- Pope John Paul II

“I wholeheartedly express my gratitude and that of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations for the invaluable support…which you and Priests for Life have offered to this Office. You have certainly given impulse to the work done by the Holy See Mission on behalf of the Holy Father.” - Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio – Permanent Observer Of the Holy See to the United Nations (October 18, 2019) "Congratulations on the growth of Priests for Life over the years. Its crucially important work is needed and appreciated."
-- Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Dec. 6, 2010


Your broadcasts and information turned me from 95% (special circumstances) to 100% Pro-Life, Father Frank. God bless you. Cynthia T.

Father Pavone ,

For those of us who have a bit much to keep in mind, one can never forget to thank you for all your videos, prolife programs, and just about everything you do. It is hard to keep up with it all, but one will strive little by little amongst the daily stresses, to do our part to defend the unborn. God bless you for all your prayers and seminars, which I hope to be able to partake in for my parish.

Gratefully yours,

Mercedes P.


...your message is so true and deep I'm a survivor of having had an abortion myself 20 years ago thank you for your message of teaching us that Jesus truly does forgive &have mercy. Today I have a 15 year old son that I never would have ever aborted thanks to your message and your work is brought me to redemption thank you so much Father Frank - Tamara

Tim M

​We are so blessed to have the greatest theologian, Constitutional expert, teacher, patriot, friend and godly priest in our Father Frank Pavone


Dear Fr. Pavone, just wanted you to know I will continue to support you and PFL despite the Vatican and liberal bishops in the church. ...Keep up all the wonderful programs. I watch YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Praying for your restoration to the priesthood. You are always Fr. Pavone to your faithful followers - Phyllis 


Phyllis H.
God bless you Fr. Frank🙏 You are a wonderful teacher of the scriptures🙏

Cyn C.
Fr. Frank, you are amazing at how you speak without any notes! Straight from the heart ❤️

Judith M.
Father Frank's Scripture studies are deep, rich and multidimensional

BF 
Embrance alternative media. - Hmmm. I will be honest, Father Frank. Most political pundits/ commentators seem slick to me. You are about the only one I can stomach anymore and I'm not even Catholic. I think it's because you have an over-arching mission that pre-dates and transcends the media. It even transcends your calling to be a priest. A lot of these political celebrities seem to be just that... celebrities .... saying whatever they think will get them more followers. Covid soured me on most of them, because of how they demonized the unemployed. They certainly were not following Donald Trump's example, because he did not condemn us. I don't ever recall you doing that either. (And I have been a follower of you on YouTube long before I had this current account.) I watch you, because like I said, ending abortion is the thread that runs through everything that you do. It's not about celebrity status with you. You say the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. You cover the news with prayer. And you don't greedily weigh in on every controversy just for the clicks. And you don't read commercials to us. And you have THE BEST live chat community on YouTube. Most of the time, I go to bed when your show goes off.

You have been on fire on these live streams, Father Frank. So full of passion. The devil must be scratching his dead and asking his demons, "Isn't this the priest that we got laicized???"

MRB
Father Pavone - one of God's greatest tactical weapons. 
 


WOW!!!! You hit the ball out of the park on this one Father!!! Thank you for this video. It sums the whole situation up succinctly + perfectly. We must not lose hope and must continue to fast + pray for the 2024 election to be free from fraud so Trump can clean out the uni-party establishment, rooted so deeply in our govt. God bless you Father Pavone!!! - DT

Thank you for the excellent analysis of the state of our nation. - Cecil

Father Pavone, thank you for the most wonderful words of TRUTH I ever heard! - EG

I am not a Catholic, but I have followed this Priest for a long time, as he is fair and balanced, and very informative. - Joanne

Love his speeches, tears, & chills. - Maria E.

God bless you FrFrank!!! No one could have said it better - Debbie M.

I am so thankful for Fr. Pavone, his words are very moving ….he loves GOD, and it shows, Thanks Be To GOD - Joanne

You said it perfectly Father. - Joyce

Thank you Father Frank Pavone for pra