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Month: December 2015

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

“Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” Psalm 127:1 Dear readers, Thank you for following my blog and activities during 2015. Together we explored exciting, tumultuous, often challenging, sometimes hopeful events that rocked our world in 2015. I especially appreciated your prayers and your comments on the blogs; some encouraging, some critical. You sure keep me on my toes. There are…

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Priests for Life to Announce Election Plans at Jan. 6 Press Conference in D.C.

Priests for Life to Announce Election Plans at Jan. 6 Press Conference in D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 29, 2015 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Priests for Life will announce some of its plans and strategies for the 2016 election during a press conference at 10 a.m. Jan. 6 in the Bloomberg Room at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “The people of God need to elect public servants who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, who will…

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Gov. Brownback and All Kansans to be Honored with National Pro-Life Award at Jan. 22 Service

Gov. Brownback and All Kansans to be Honored with National Pro-Life Award at Jan. 22 Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 28, 2015 Contact: Leslie Palma 387-286-7277 Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback — and the people of Kansas and their legislators — will be honored with the National Pro-Life Recognition Award at the 22nd annual National Memorial for the Pre-born and Their Brothers and Sisters, to take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and President of the National Pro-Life Religious…

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Priests for Life Offers Grant to Diocesan Respect Life Offices

Priests for Life Offers Grant to Diocesan Respect Life Offices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 21, 2015 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — Priests for Life has announced that it has sent out applications to diocesan respect life offices to apply for a $5,000 donation the organization will bestow. Between now and January 22, the day of the national March for Life, diocesan offices will be able to submit their application, describing the activities they have undertaken in the past year and those they are planning for the year…

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Praying for Those in Authority

Praying for Those in Authority

“Pray for kings and all who are in authority [high positions], that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” 1 Timothy 2:2 Just a week away from Christmas, on December 17, 2015 in the “wee hours of the morning,” what Jesus described in Mark 1:35 as “a great while before day,” I had a dream. The Williams-King Family Legacy births “dreamers” in every generation. MLK is the most famous member of our legacy….

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Fr. Pavone Hails Dismissal of “Completely Illogical” Suit on Race and Sex-selective Abortions

Fr. Pavone Hails Dismissal of “Completely Illogical” Suit on Race and Sex-selective Abortions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 16, 2015 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today praised the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the NAACP and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum against Arizona’s law against race- and sex-selection abortion. “So called minority rights groups were alleging that a law that protects children from being discriminated against because of their skin…

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Alveda King: An Open Letter to Spiritual Leaders Regarding Upcoming Elections

Alveda King: An Open Letter to Spiritual Leaders Regarding Upcoming Elections

The following letter regarding upcoming elections is to America’s spiritual leaders and all people of goodwill. “Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into [error] sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived.” – Galatians 6:1-3 MSG A while…

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Fr. Pavone: Kansas Constitution Does Not Contain ‘Right’ To Dismember Babies

Fr. Pavone: Kansas Constitution Does Not Contain ‘Right’ To Dismember Babies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 10, 2015 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today commented on the Kansas Court of Appeals hearing where oral arguments were presented on a first-of-its-kind state law banning dismemberment abortions. “Dismembering an unborn child is not a matter of privacy,” said Fr. Pavone. “It’s a matter of cruelty that reflects a callous disregard for human life. The Kansas Court of Appeals should reject the arguments…

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December Shockwaves Theme Reflects Deep Longing for Healing

December Shockwaves Theme Reflects Deep Longing for Healing

Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion reaches a culmination this month with the theme “Come, Lord Jesus!” Shockwaves is a year-long international educational and pastoral effort of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign with the aim of raising awareness about and ministering to a wide variety of groups of people who are impacted when a child dies from abortion. Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and pastoral director of Silent No More, explains: “Having focused on a different…

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Rachel’s Vineyard and Silent No More Play Key Role in the Year of Mercy

Rachel’s Vineyard and Silent No More Play Key Role in the Year of Mercy

Phones started ringing at Rachel’s Vineyard headquarters in Pennsylvania as soon as Pope Francis announced that as part of the Year of Mercy, every priest throughout the world would have the faculties to reconcile to the Church those who have had an abortion. Some had buried their guilt for decades. As the Year of Mercy begins Dec. 8, Rachel’s Vineyard will play an important role in helping women who committed abortions in the past to find forgiveness and healing. So…

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