Fr. Frank Pavone to Be Main Celebrant at National Mass in Remembrance of Terri Schiavo

Priests for Life

Publication Date: March 03, 2011

Read the press release from the Terri Schiavo Foundation


Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and witness to the court ordered killing of Terri Schindler Schiavo, will again be the main celebrant at the annual National Mass for Terri’s Day on March 31st, the sixth anniversary of her death.


“Since the barbaric murder of Terri Schiavo, the dehumanization of the disabled has only increased not only in America, but around the world,” said Fr. Pavone.  “Right now in Canada and India, cases are pending and lives are hanging in the balance because of a ‘better off dead’ ethos that condemns the medically vulnerable.  We stand today not just for compassion and inclusion, but to protect the basic human rights of those who need only basic care.”


Besides the national mass, Terri’s Day involves local observances and educational activities. Resources and suggestions can be found at


Details for the National Mass for Terri’s Day, organized by the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and Priests for Life, are as follows:


When: Thursday, March 31, at 5:00 pm


Where:  Ave Maria University

              5050 Ave Maria Blvd.

              Ave Maria, FL 34142-9505


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


The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network ( was established by the surviving family members of Terri Schiavo to protect the rights of people with cognitive disabilities. It has communicated with and supported more than 1,000 families, and has been involved in hundreds of cases since Terri's Death.


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