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Month: September 2013

Blessed John Paul II’s Canonization Will Strengthen the Pro-Life Movement

Blessed John Paul II’s Canonization Will Strengthen the Pro-Life Movement

For Immediate Release September 30, 2013 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 STATEN ISLAND, NY — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today about the impending canonization of Blessed Pope John Paul II: “I am delighted that the date has now been officially set for the canonization of Pope John Paul II. When I worked at the Vatican I was privileged to be in many meetings with him, along with other pro-life leaders from around…

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Discovering “pockets of happiness” in a “messed up world”

Discovering “pockets of happiness” in a “messed up world”

Recently I was invited to officiate at a “baby dedication” for three little children. I thought about Pope Francis saying we have to minister to everyone, not just about abortion and gay marriage, but everything. That day was a reflection of what I call “God’s garden.” There were Catholics, Protestants and Jews there. I also met Latin Americans and Germans and African Americans – all lovely human beings. Of course we all had human issues that day such as profanity,…

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Dr. Alveda King: Media Lies Belie Duty to Publish Truth About Abortion and Civil Rights

Dr. Alveda King: Media Lies Belie Duty to Publish Truth About Abortion and Civil Rights

Staten Island, NY – “If media members print distortions, half-truths, or lies, they are duty bound to print corrections. Associated Press reporter Bob Lewis has printed a lie,” said Dr. Alveda King, director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life. King cited a Washington Post excerpt where AP reported: “In little-noted LG race, GOP’s voluble and volatile Jackson debates wonky Dem doctor, Northam – By Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. — Virginia’s lieutenant governor candidates… clashed over health care, how…

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Priests for Life Asks D.C. Federal Court to Halt Enforcement of Obamacare “Contraception Mandate”

Priests for Life Asks D.C. Federal Court to Halt Enforcement of Obamacare “Contraception Mandate”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 22, 2013 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) has asked a federal court to halt enforcement of the Obamacare contraceptive services mandate against Priests for Life. On Sept. 19, AFLC filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asking the court to halt the enforcement of the recently announced regulations. The motion and accompanying memorandum of law are part…

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The Greatest Loss of Life Since 9-11?

The Greatest Loss of Life Since 9-11?

My assistant, Eugene Vigil, was listening to news reports this morning. As we were going through our daily brief, he remarked about the news coverage of the Navy Yard shooting in D.C. on Monday. I too had followed the story on television and on the front pages of the newspapers as I was walking through the airport. I’ve asked Eugene to join me in writing this blog today. We’d love to have some feedback from you on Facebook and Twitter….

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Renewed Priests for Life Pro-Life Training Announced

Renewed Priests for Life Pro-Life Training Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 9, 2013 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Presentations include Archdiocese of Chicago, EWTN, and the Vatican This week and next, Priests for Life is announcing new efforts in the pro-life education of the clergy and laity. Building on the work of the last two decades, Priests for Life will present renewed initiatives to train people how to live out their commitment to protecting human life. “The pro-life effort is not simply a cause, a movement, or…

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@PreachersOfLA Exclusive Interview

@PreachersOfLA Exclusive Interview

Friends, here’s an exclusive interview just for you. Just returned from a preview of the upcoming controversial reality show Preachers of L.A. Just in is an exclusive with Bishop and First Lady Ron Gibson and preview host Darlene McCoy. The show has great evangelistic potential even though it faces backlash from the traditional church community. The show airs on Oxygen October 9 at 10 pm est. I don’t know if they will tackle some of the hardline issues such as…

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Exclusive Interview with Preachers of LA

Exclusive Interview with Preachers of LA

Alveda: “We’re talking with Bishop and First Lady Ron Gibson and you’re getting this first from the blog of Alveda King because I’m sitting here with them. “Now, I want to know why they have agreed to appear on Preachers of LA. “You’ve heard a lot of controversial information about a lot of criticisms but I’m telling you, I’m sitting here with members of that show, preachers of the Gospel, husbands and wives, and they have a reason for using…

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Fr. Pavone Calls on Clergy to Pray for Former Abortionists

Fr. Pavone Calls on Clergy to Pray for Former Abortionists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 11, 2013 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK, NY– Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today: “This weekend, in a private retreat, former abortion clinic workers will seek spiritual and psychological healing. Along with several colleagues, I will again be privileged to minister to these individuals, who once made their living by killing children but who now have repented and seek forgiveness. “I ask my brother priests, and…

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Dragging their lies behind them…

Dragging their lies behind them…

“What sorrow for those who drag their sins behind them with ropes made of lies, who drag wickedness behind them like a cart!” Isaiah 5:18 (NLT) Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep, And can’t tell where to find them; Leave them alone, And they’ll come home, Dragging their tails (tales) behind them. “Little Bo-Peep” Somehow this scripture and the nursery rhyme I learned when I was a little girl keep running into each other in my spirit. The sheep are…

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