Dear Friends of Life,
The Lord is Risen, Alleluia!
On this day of days, on this feast of feasts, we rejoice in the victory of life! This victory is not just a hope; it is a fact. God, in Christ, has destroyed the power of death! In all its forms -- including abortion -- death can never have the final word!
This is why we are pro-life, and the victory of this day is the starting point and foundation of the pro-life movement. The gift of life, placed in our hands today, is what we proclaim, celebrate, and serve. We announce and apply this victory to every segment of our society. We say to our culture, in effect, "Hurry up! God has accomplished His work, and we must run to share in its fruit! God's design for life is unfolding in a definitive way, and this is our chance to catch hold of it and participate in it!"
To all of you who defend life, I wish a Happy Easter with a special joy, knowing that I speak to those who understand Easter most profoundly and live it most intensely. Never doubt the victory of life, and always find in the resurrection your strength to continue defending this greatest of all gifts!
I am remembering you and your intentions in my Easter Masses!
-- Fr. Frank Pavone
Audio: An Easter Homily 1
Audio: An Easter Homily 2
Audio: An Easter Homily 3