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Priests for Life’s Alveda King Addresses Florida Catholic Dioceses at Statewide Respect Life Conference

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

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Date: October 24, 2017

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TITUSVILLE, FL – Two of the major ministries of Priests for Life, and one of its medical advisors, were represented at the annual conference organized this past weekend by all the Catholic Dioceses of Florida, the home of the new, expanded Priests for Life headquarters.

Evangelist Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, was a featured speaker at the 31st annual Florida statewide Respect Life conference. The theme of the event was “For the Least of Them” and it was hosted by the Archdiocese of Miami in Weston. Representatives of the Catholic dioceses in the state were among the 450 people in attendance.

Ms. King gave two talks during the conference. In the first, she described the devastating impact abortion has had on the African-American community because of abortion providers like Planned Parenthood targeting minorities.

In her second speech, attended primarily by priests, Ms. King talked about the vital role of priests and pastors in defending the unborn. She also distributed copies of “Proclaiming the Message of Life” by Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. The book gives pro-life sermon suggestions for all three cycles of Mass readings in the Catholic liturgy.

Ms. King linked the legalization of abortion to the 1963 Supreme Court decision that removed prayer from public schools and led to a creeping secular humanism that ultimately was able to dehumanize the child in the womb.

“By dehumanizing that child,” she said, “then it’s OK for the mother to do whatever she wants to do.”

Sharing personally from her own life experiences, she said her mother had considered aborting her, until her grandfather intervened, and how she herself had two abortions before her conversion to the pro-life cause.

“I bought the lie,” she admitted.

Ms. King urged priests to speak about abortion from the pulpit and not to worry that their words will be hurtful to women and men in their congregations who might be suffering the after-effects of abortion. To the contrary, she said, clergy who speak openly about abortion “are really setting people free.”

In a letter of greeting that Ms. King read at the conference, Father Pavone announced that the ministry’s move from New York City to Titusville had been completed and that the organization is still hiring staff and welcoming volunteers.

Addressing conference attendees, Father Pavone wrote:

“All of us at Priests for Life thank you for your commitment to the most important and urgent task our nation and our Church face right now, and that is to restore full and equal protection to the children in the womb. This is the priority meaning of the term “pro-life” and the most fundamental goal of the pro-life movement. This is, in fact, the civil rights movement of today, as Alveda first told me when we began working together almost twenty years ago.

Friends, we will succeed in this task, but only if we work together and let no divisions stand in our way. Let us hasten to victory!”

Priests for Life medical advisor Dr. Anthony Levatino also addressed the conference, sharing the deeply personal story of how the tragic death of his young daughter ultimately led him to stop performing abortions and to speak out for the unborn. In 2015, Dr. Levatino marched with the women and men of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, carrying a sign that read “I Regret Performing Abortions.”

Also at the Respect Life conference, Donna Gardner, director of Rachel’s Vineyard for the Diocese of Palm Beach, spoke about the way men are wounded by abortion and her efforts to bring the post-abortion healing program inside men’s prisons. Rachel’s Vineyard operates under the umbrella of Priests for Life.

Conference attendees from around the state of Florida were encouraged to contact Priests for Life for opportunities for pro-life volunteer activities and paid positions at the new, expanded Priests for Life headquarters in Titusville.

To access photos, videos and audio from the conference, visit PriestsForLife.org.

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

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Court ordered abortions and political strife impede racial reconciliation.

Friday, October 20th, 2017

171019 blog image1News Alert: On 10/19/17, Judge orders government to facilitate abortion for seventeen-year old illegal immigrant known as “new Jane Roe.” Justice Department seeking injunction to save life of baby. The shelter where the mother is housed has contacted a local pregnancy center and the grandmother of the baby to seek assistance for the mother and unborn child. On other fronts, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson inadvertently stirred up more pain for a widow of a war hero with her misinterpretation of an appropriate condolence call from POTUS. Issues of racism and discrimination are lurking in the shadows, raising their nefarious heads.

Fact check: Abortion is a civil wrong that violates the civil and human rights of unborn children; where is the lawyer for the baby? In this case the office of the US Attorney General argues that the mother does not have a constitutional right to appeal to US government for an elective abortion on demand while as an illegal immigrant unless there is a medical emergency. As to the issue of condolences to the war widow, she needs our prayers without all of the shameful political jockeying.

Those in favor of the young mother having the abortion are proponents of an abortion agenda initiated by Margaret Sanger, a 20th century racist eugenicist who founded Planned Parenthood is considered by some to be America’s “Mother of Abortion.” Sanger championed eugenics and racism in her day, going so far as be an advisor to the Klu-Klux-Klan, and to birth a Eugenic Movement which as resulted in the genocide of millions of blacks and other “undesirable” at its core.

Those who are criticizing the President for his choice of words in his condolence call to the war widow are part of a group that is constantly attempting to unsuccessfully malign the Office of The President of the United States. It is time for a time out across the corridors of unrest and strife that are attempting to overtake our nation. We should start now with sincere racial reconciliation.

In the search for racial reconciliation in the twenty-first Century, the keys of truth and repentance for abortion and all of our sins, as well as the application of Agape Love towards one another will be the keys to unlock the gates of deception and open the doors to righteousness, justice and liberty.

Let’s first unlock the lie of separate races. The words “racist” and “racism” are thrown around a lot today. From a Christian standpoint, racism is a sin based upon the lie that we are separate races. The Bible teaches us that as humans we are One Blood, one human race.

Racism, the concept that we are separate races divided by skin color breeds idolatry and is at the center of much of the discord and violence that human beings have experienced since the Fall of humanity.

If you look at the sons of Abraham, you have Isaac and Ishmael. Here we have two brothers and two peoples – the Hebrews and the Arabs. They’ve been fighting for years, and that’s a family feud. This conflict between two brothers can be looked at as a racial war. How can they be separate races when they are blood brothers?

When we move forward in human history, we have the nations of Africa, Asia, and we have the Caucasian nations, and yet people are thinking that they are different races. Then there are the sons of Noah and his wife; Ham, Shem and Japheth who are “fathers” of the African, Asian and Caucasian Nations; Nations, not races.

Consequently Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said we all have to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish together as fools.

My father, A.D. King, said it best when his brother, Martin Luther King, was killed, and I wanted to be mad at white people. Somebody killed my uncle. I needed to be mad with somebody. I said, “I hate white people, Daddy, I hate white people!”

“Alveda,” my Daddy said, “you can’t hate white people. White people march with us. White people go to jail with us. White people die with us. White people didn’t kill your uncle, the devil did.”

“The devil, Daddy?” I asked. Daddy was teaching me that human beings are one race.

171019 blog image2Yet today the erroneous concept of color blindness is still touted as a faulty solution. “I don’t see color” is a misguided effort to say “I don’t accept skin color as a legitimate or valid determination of a person’s race. Think about it, color blindness is a medical and spiritual condition requiring restoration of sight. The concept of being of separate races because of skin color is a lie. We are one blood/one human race! [Acts 17:26]

Acts 17:26 – Of one blood, God made all people to live together on the earth.”

The sin of accepting the lie of separate races delineated by skin color is at the heart of many of our human conflicts today; including war on the womb and global wars that threaten the existence of humanity and the issues discussed earlier in this report.

171019 blog image3Once we accept the truth that we are one human race, we must repent from our sins of racism; inhumanity to humanity, war, abortion and idolatry. Then we must forgive our brothers and sisters and learn to live together and learn to love each other.

In the 20th century we turned to Nonviolence as a key to this process. These principles of nonviolent conflict resolution and reconciliation are still helpful today: I learned these principles from my Uncle MLK, my father AD King, and grandfather Daddy King. They are available HERE.

With God nothing is impossible. We shall overcome the sins of racism.

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From Values Voter Summit 2017 – Yes, Christians Should Vote

Friday, October 13th, 2017
Evangelist Alveda King at Susan B. Anthony Park in Rochester, NY "Let's Have Tea" with Anthony and Douglass

Evangelist Alveda King at Susan B. Anthony Park in Rochester, NY
“Let’s Have Tea” with Anthony and Douglass

News Alert – President Trump slated to keynote Values Voters Summit. Evangelist Alveda King, Civil Rights for The Unborn is present to pray; boots on the ground.

On this morning of the 12th Annual Values Voters Summit in our nation’s capital, there is a clarion call to Christians who serve at the pleasure of The King of Heaven to wake up and take action to help America turn to God. There is a looming question; should Christians vote? The answer should be obvious. Yes. Our votes in all upcoming elections are vital to this process of redeeming our land.

“Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen. If you’re irresponsible to the state, then you’re irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible.” (Romans 13: MSG)

As the sessions at Values Voters convene, we must take note of the colliding peripherals which are bringing about the necessary tensions which lead to positive transformational conversions; conversions which are noted in such corridors as life, our economy, education and a shift in our morality. As the storms rage, the fire in our bones is being fanned during this season of uprising, as was noted at the recent and powerful RISE UP movement in DC.

As a “Frederick Douglass Republican” I urge all Christians to take action in two ways: Pray for our President and all in authority (1 Timothy 2:2) and always vote according to biblical principles.

Not too long ago, I visited the National African American History Museum in D. C. with President Donald J. Trump. Dr. Ben Carson and other prayerful Americans were there. I also attended when POTUS signed his Religious Freedom Executive Order in the Rose Garden. Now, just a few days ago, I visited the site of the Susan B. Anthony memorial park in Rochester, New York and was reminded of Acts 17:26. Seeing the reenactment of abolitionist Anthony and freedom fighter Douglass in conversation reminded me that regardless of time, skin color and all humanly designed distractions, we are One Blood, one human race; and we should love and protect our mutual justice and freedoms.

About that same time, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2989, the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) an original cosponsor of H.R. 2989, said this regarding its passage: “I commend my colleagues in the House for passing the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act.”

Now, I’m at The Values Voters Summit. The peripherals are colliding. Convergence is eminent.

If you are reading this update, please pray with us, that as we repent and forgive others, God will truly forgive the sins of America; idolatry, racism, abortion, oppression of the least of these, and more. May God forgive us and let the healing begin.

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Rain Falls as Women Rise Up on D.C. Mall

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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October 10, 2017

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In a markedly different “Women’s March” from the one the day after the 2017 presidential inauguration, women responded to a clarion call from Lou Engle of TheCall.com and gathered on the D.C. Mall to RISE UP and pray in the rain yesterday.

Joined by national men prayer leaders such as Dr. Raleigh Washington of Promise Keepers and Rev. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life who offered apologies for abuse of women and the abortion of millions of babies there were remarkable moments of Repentance, Forgiveness and Healing throughout the day.

Leaders and thousands gathered from all ethnic groups and prayed for ethnic unity based on the themes of one race united from the Acts 17:26 message of one human race, “One Blood,” as the message of Esthers and Deborahs joined by Mordecais with women, mothers and daughters “rising up” and praying for spiritual transformation prevailed throughout the day.

At one intense moment, after Alveda King quoted Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. “We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish together as fools,” Cindy Jacobs of Generals International sobbed on her knees in Apology to Black women prayer leaders; “I’m sorry we didn’t protect your babies.” Alveda King of Civil Rights for the Unborn embraced Jacobs in a prayer of unity and forgiveness.

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Read Evangelist Alveda King’s Prayer of Repentance, Forgiveness and Revival or listen to it HERE.

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Fr. Pavone: Tomorrow’s Abortion Vote in the House is a Defining Moment

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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Date: October 2, 2017

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TITUSVILLE, FL – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today in anticipation of tomorrow’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

“The U.S. House of Representatives debates and votes on numerous measures which vary in their significance. Tomorrow, the House will act on a measure that defines us as a people, and has a significance that cannot be exaggerated.

“The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would preserve the life of a child in the womb because of his or her ability to feel pain. The measure protects children from the violent act of abortion from the point of 20 weeks of development and beyond.

“Speaker Paul Ryan, Congressman Trent Franks, and all our lawmakers who have co-sponsored and who will vote for this legislation are to be commended for their compassion and perseverance in pursuing justice for our unborn brothers and sisters. These pro-life members of Congress face incredible hostility for taking these commonsense steps. They deserve our gratitude and active support.

“As for those lawmakers who cannot bring themselves to give children in the womb protection from painful, violent abortion procedures that tear their bodies apart, such lawmakers do not belong in public office. Public servants are supposed to know the difference between serving the public and killing the public. In the midterm elections, no responsible citizen should vote for a member of Congress who cannot vote for a measure like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

For more information from Priests for Life, visit www.ProLifeCentral.com.

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

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