Defending Life Season 27

Began airing on March 4, 2015

This series on EWTN features Executive Director Janet Morana, with co-hosts Fr. Denis Wilde, O.S.A., Associate Director and others as they discuss pro-life strategies and interview fascinating guests.

Airing Schedule: Watch on EWTN, Wednesdays at 2:30am and Thursdays at 11pm ET.  Listen on EWTN Radio Saturdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 5am and 1pm. (All times Eastern)  See our media schedule to find the topic for each week.

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Pro-Life meditations on each show are from Fr. Frank Pavone's daily devotional, Pro-Life Reflections for Everyday.  Order your copy at the Priests for Life online store.

Episode 1: Pontifical Council for the Family and the World Meeting in Philadelphia

What was Pope St. John Paul going to announce on the day that he was shot in Saint Peter's Square?

Guest: His Excellency Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family

Featured Products: 1) The Way Of The Cross For Families. Priests for Life, in conjunction with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, has published meditations on these Stations of the Cross. The “Way of the Cross for Families” will help the entire family to recommit itself to the pro-life cause.   2) The Cross and The People Of Life 2 CD set.  These talks by Fr. Frank delve into the spirituality and doctrine of the passion and death of the Lord, tying into those truths the commitment we all have to defending the sanctity of life.


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Episode 2: Evangelium Vitae 20 Years Later

Pope St. John Paul II considered this one of his greatest accomplishments, and wanted all of us to know about it.

Guests: Rev. Scott Borgman, JCL , Pontifical Academy for Life and Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, personal assistant to John Paul II

Featured Product: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy for Life CD.  Pray the chaplet of Divine Mercy together with Fr. Frank Pavone, as he leads that beautiful prayer and also offers his reflections on its connection with the pro-life movement.


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Episode 3: Abortion Scatters, Healing Gathers - Part One

Every day, those hurt from abortion find healing. But nobody can heal in isolation. On this episode we will announce a new project called Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion that helps us understand that healing more deeply and convey it more effectively. 

Featured Product: Recall Abortion by Janet Morana


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Episode 4: Abortion Scatters, Healing Gathers - Part Two

Healing after abortion is essential, but it involves a lot more people than we normally think.

Featured Products: 1) The Virgin Mary and Abortion.  This brochure will show you the beauty and power of the Gospel of Life, seen from the perspective of the woman who is the model for all mothers. 2) Rosary for Life CD.  Pray the Rosary along with Fr. Frank Pavone, who offers his pro-life meditations on each mystery.


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Episode 5: Remembering Saint John Paul II

Hear from the man who knew Pope St. John Paul II the best, and what this saint of our time has to say to the pro-life movement.

Guest: Guest: Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Cracow, longtime personal assistant to John Paul II

Featured Product: In The Palm Of His Hand.  One of the most important things we do in the pro-life movement is to pray, and one of the most popular pro-life prayer books is "In The Palm of His Hand," written by Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. Now we are pleased to offer a revised version of this popular prayer book, containing brand new prayers and litanies that Fr. Frank has written to correspond to various liturgical seasons and feasts. You will also find pro-life rosary reflections, a pro-life litany, pro-life prayers for Eucharistic adoration and for prayer vigils at abortion mills, and much more. This devotional tool is great for personal, family, and parish use! Bulk pricing is available for Churches, prayer groups and schools!


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Episode 6: National Day of Remembrance, and Gosnell babies

The conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell was not the end of that story. Learn about the unfinished business of that gruesome case.

Featured Product: 1) Killed In Darkness Remembered In Light.  On the afternoon of July 27, 2008, close to 500 of the faithful filled Mother Angelica's Shrine in Alabama for the funeral of three aborted children who had been retrieved from a dumpster. This DVD takes you through the ceremony conducted by Fr. Frank Pavone. Fr. Frank will explain why such funerals are crucial in exposing the darkness of abortion.  2) The Kermit Gosnell Case: What does it mean for the pro-life movement?  Many have heard of the murder trial and conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. But where do we go from here? How do we draw good out of evil and make this trial a turning point for the pro-life movement? 

Action Item: Pray at a Gravesite or Monument for the Unborn. Learn more about the gravesites at


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Episode 7: They Survived Roe V. Wade, Roe V. Wade Will Not Survive Them!

Find out why the youth of today provide so much hope for the pro-life cause.

Guest: Bryan Kemper, Director of Youth Outreach for Priests for Life

Action: and and  This is a project by which a single quote about abortion is posted each day. The quotes come either from abortionists, former abortionists, those who have had abortions, court cases or news articles -- what all the quotes have in common is that they reveal the destructiveness and horror of abortion.

Featured Product: Social Justice Begins In The Womb By Bryan Kemper. Social justice begins in the womb. That's a pro-life principle, and it's also the title of a book written by Bryan Kemper, our full time youth director at Priests for Life.

Episode 8: A Look Inside the Pontifical Academy For Life

How does the Church do her homework when it comes to the issues of life and bioethics? Learn more about how the Church operates at the highest levels.

Guests: Fr. Scott Borgman, Pontifical Academy For Life

Featured Product:  Recall Abortion by Janet Morana

Episode 9: Abortion in the Military

Hear from soldiers about the military, parenting, and the impact of abortion on their personal and professional lives.

Guests: Chuck Raymond and Jody Duffy.

Featured Product:  King Rules by Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life.  King Rules is a book that provides a unique perspective about what's important in life, how to find joy, how to resolve conflicts and enhance your relationships, and why at the heart of peace and justice is the defense of the right to life. With an afterword written by Fr. Frank Pavone, this book expresses how to come closer to the Beloved Community.

Episode 10: Clinic Workers Project

We have an important message for everyone who works in abortion clinics: you can either be a witness, or a defendant. The choice is yours.

Guest: Mark Crutcher, President, Life Dynamics Inc.

Action: Promote and subscribe to Life Talk Monthly DVD

Featured Product: LifeTalk DVD. Each month you can receive your video in the mail. Watch it with your pro-life group; Fr. Frank Pavone is a member on the panel each month!

Episode 11: Winning In the States on Fetal Pain!

Learn about the next major step forward in advancing legal protection for the children in the womb, and find out why abortion supporters are so afraid of it.

Guest: Dr Carlo Bellieni, Neonatologist, Ospedale Universitario di Siena and Member of the Pontifical Academy For Life

Featured Products:  Fr Denis Wilde and Fr. Frank Pavone Homily CD’s.  Many of you have heard Fr. Frank Pavone’s homilies on EWTN, or in Churches around the world as he travels on the Priests for Life mission. Now, we are making available some of the best of those homilies in a collection of CDs. You can choose from individual CDs or order the entire collection. We have also made available homilies of our Associate Director, Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA.  Both Fr. Frank and Fr. Denis express the power of Scripture and the beauty of the faith, and how it leads to and shapes our commitment to defend life. Use these homily CDs yourself, and buy an extra set to give to your pastor, to encourage his pro-life preaching!

Episode 12: Whistle Blower Campaign

Everything we need to know to stop abortion is right inside the abortion clinics.

Guest: Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue.

Action: Sign the Petition to Recall Abortion at

Featured Product:  The Catholic View For Women Series DVD.  On this EWTN series, Janet Morana, Teresa Tomeo and Astrid Bennett invite women all over the country to do a double-take at Hollywood's standards of femininity, as they tackle contemporary issues Catholic women face in the modern world – and they don’t shy away from controversial subjects.

Episode 13: Doing the Most Good Possible: How to Make Sense of Imperfect Legislation

The subject of imperfect legislation divides some pro-life people from one another and even from the Church.  On this episode, we will find some clues to healing that division.

Guest:  Msgr. Angel Rodriguez Luño, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome and Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life

Featured Product: Priests For Life 2016 Calendar.  We all know how fast time goes by, and how important it is to make note of special days that can strengthen us in our pro-life commitment. Now you can have a pro-life calendar that Priests for Life has produced. As you plan your year, this calendar helps you keep the pro-life movement front and center in your mind. Unlike any other wall calendar, it marks for you the days that have special significance to our movement, including saints who have a special pro-life message.

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