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Month: August 2014

“Everything Has a Different “Why,” But the Results Still Make Me Cry.”

“Everything Has a Different “Why,” But the Results Still Make Me Cry.”

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it…. “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” “Strength to Love,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 A young man is shot dead by a…

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Church is Free to Preach Her Message — Unless…?

Church is Free to Preach Her Message — Unless…?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 28, 2014 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK, NY — In a hard-hitting series of essays currently being released in preparation for the midterm elections, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, takes aim at the self-censorship that Churches and Church-related institutions engage in when it comes to speaking up about politics and elections. Called “Politics and the Pulpit,” the series can be found at PriestsForLife.org/columns. One of the policy memos publicized from…

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Looking Towards Ferguson: Heart Heavy Yet Hopeful

Looking Towards Ferguson: Heart Heavy Yet Hopeful

It seems that I will be in Ferguson soon. Two of my MLK cousins and many friends preceded me. We have all been in prayer for many days. I don’t know if you read my earlier blogs and reports, but the message was consistent from the beginning… Know Peace, Know Justice. I’ve put together a couple of graphics that begin to approach how one can be burdened with a heavy heart, yet hopeful at the same time. I know that…

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Priests for Life to Continue Lawsuit Against #HHS Mandate

Priests for Life to Continue Lawsuit Against #HHS Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 25, 2014 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK, NY – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, this morning released a statement regarding the new “accommodation” to the HHS mandate announced last week. Father Pavone said: “On Friday afternoon, it was announced that the Obama Administration has come up with an alternate procedure for religious non-profit groups like Priests for Life, who object to the HHS mandate, to register their objection so that…

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Priests for Life Applauds End of Killing in Ohio Abortion Mill

Priests for Life Applauds End of Killing in Ohio Abortion Mill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 21, 2014 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today celebrated the announcement that the Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville, Ohio will no longer perform abortions because it is unable to obtain a patient transfer agreement with a local hospital. “It’s never surprising when a rule designed to protect patient safety causes an abortion clinic to stop performing abortions,” said Fr. Pavone. “That’s because…

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NO PEACE, NO JUSTICE

NO PEACE, NO JUSTICE

I had a call today from someone who had heard a major news network entertain a recommendation that the law enforcement officials should use water hoses to quell the unrest on the streets of Ferguson, MO. I pray that rather than to resort to more violence in the efforts to stop the violence, leaders and lay people alike will embrace the principles of love and nonviolence, using peace in the quest for justice. This goes far beyond what’s happening in…

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Election Prayer and Voter Registration Announced by Priests for Life

Election Prayer and Voter Registration Announced by Priests for Life

August 19, 2014 Staten Island, NY – Priests for Life today announces a special nine-week Election Novena, starting September 2, that coincides with its other election-related efforts, including Voter Registration Sunday on September 7th, and Fr. Frank Pavone’s hard-hitting series of articles, “Politics and the Pulpit.” “Priests for Life is asking believers across the country to participate in our Election Novena by praying during the nine weeks from September 2nd to Election Day,” said Fr. Pavone, National Director of Priests…

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Taking It To The Streets – Getting Planned Parenthood Out of Our Communities

Taking It To The Streets – Getting Planned Parenthood Out of Our Communities

I hope you enjoy this guest blog from my good friend and fellow National Black Prolife Coalition colleague, Catherine Davis. This weekend I was privileged to serve with Arnold Culbreath, Dean Nelson, Alveda King, and Ryan Bomberger in Cincinnati, Ohio at the 26th Annual Black Family Reunion that was held at Sawyer Point. A number of vendors, organizations and entertainers gathered to inform, educate, feed and entertain attendees. Protecting Black Life, Arnold’s organization, hosted a booth and we were able…

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Iraq, Michael Brown, Robin Williams: It’s Praying Time America!

Iraq, Michael Brown, Robin Williams: It’s Praying Time America!

A few days ago, I attended THE FAMILY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2014 in Iowa. The privilege of addressing the crowd, and signing my newest book KING RULES was superseded by the awesome honor of being among genuine Christians who are committed to humbling ourselves in prayer that God will heal our land. I came away encouraged, bearing Bob Vander Plaats’ new book IF 7:14. I’ve been setting my clock at 7:14 (2 Chronicles 7:14) twice daily and crying out to God…

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Pro-Life Groups To Pray at Graves of Aborted Children

Pro-Life Groups To Pray at Graves of Aborted Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 11, 2014 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 National Day of Remembrance set for September 13 NEW YORK — Dug into the walls of the ancient Christian catacombs in the outskirts of Rome are countless small tombs, only a foot or two across. These are the burial places of infants cast out of their pagan homes and left to die of starvation and exposure—a common practice of that time. Members of the Early Church, charged by Christ…

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