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Month: March 2016

Mother Angelica, Dies at 92

Mother Angelica, Dies at 92

A bright light has left us by the passing of Mother Angelica on Easter Sunday. Mother Angelica founded the internationally-broadcast cable television network Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Mother Angelica, in her younger years, was a frequent visitor and guest on Jim and Tammy Bakker’s PTL show. As a charismatic Catholic, Mother Angelica, a woman of great faith, shared her faith with millions of people, both Catholics and non-Catholics. My mother Mrs. Naomi King, widow of my Father Rev. AD…

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Fr. Pavone sees new SCOTUS order as a positive development

Fr. Pavone sees new SCOTUS order as a positive development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 29, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — The Supreme Court today released an order requesting supplemental briefs from petitioners in Zubik vs. Burwell to address how contraceptive coverage may be obtained by employees through petitioners’ insurance companies, in a way that does not require any involvement of petitioners beyond their decision to provide health insurance without contraceptive coverage to their employees. Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following…

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Fr. Pavone on passing of Mother Angelica: We have all lost a voice of conscience

Fr. Pavone on passing of Mother Angelica: We have all lost a voice of conscience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 27, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, made the following statement today upon hearing of the death of Mother Angelica: “Our whole Priests for Life family and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Mother Angelica. We have all lost a friend, a mentor, a spiritual mother, a voice of conscience, and a source of laughter and encouragement. I was able to…

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Has the World Gone Mad? Seek Jesus!

Has the World Gone Mad? Seek Jesus!

This week in America Priests for Life joined thirty-six other plaintiffs in a fight for religious freedom before the United States Supreme Court. Our battle includes the struggle for the unborn. The wombs of women are under siege. While we are battling for religious freedom here in America, around the world terrorist attacks continue to mount. Now we mourn a new terrorist bombing right now in Europe. The world has indeed gone mad and the savior will not be a…

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Statement to the Press: Zubik vs. Burwell Supreme Court Case Challenging HHS Mandate

Statement to the Press: Zubik vs. Burwell Supreme Court Case Challenging HHS Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 22, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Oral Arguments in Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Seven consolidated cases, representing 37 distinct petitioners, will be heard this morning in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Zubik vs. Burwell, which challenges the same mandate that Hobby Lobby successfully challenged. The difference is that in this case, the petitioners are not businesses, but rather religious non-profits, and along with objecting to the mandate itself, these petitioners…

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Religious Liberty Matters

Religious Liberty Matters

Priests for Life press conference on Zubik vs. Burwell March 22 at the National Press Club FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 17, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Priests for Life, a plaintiff in Zubik vs. Burwell, will hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 in the Bloomberg Room of the National Press Club. At stake in Zubik is the religious liberty of dozens of plaintiffs, as well as plaintiffs in more than 50 other…

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Fr. Frank Pavone Thanks Friends of the Court in Priests for Life Supreme Court Case

Fr. Frank Pavone Thanks Friends of the Court in Priests for Life Supreme Court Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 16, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today expressed thanks to the many groups and individuals who have filed amicus curiae (Friend of the Court) briefs in support of the Supreme Court case, Zubik vs. Burwell, among which Priests for Life vs. HHS is one of the seven consolidated cases challenging the Obamacare HHS mandate. “It’s humbling and gratifying that more than 400 people…

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Fr. Frank Pavone: Let American Voters Decide the Next Direction of the Supreme Court

Fr. Frank Pavone: Let American Voters Decide the Next Direction of the Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 16, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone today issued the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “The Senate is both completely justified and correct in permitting the next President, whoever that may be, to nominate the next Supreme Court Justice, and the next Senate to vote on that nominee. This is…

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Priests for Life Attorneys Reply to Government Brief in U.S. Supreme Court

Priests for Life Attorneys Reply to Government Brief in U.S. Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 14, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Priests for Life vs. HHS challenges Obama Administration – Oral arguments next week NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced today that attorneys for his organization and for co-plaintiffs have filed their response to the government’s opposition brief in the Supreme Court case Zubik v. Burwell, of which Priests for Life vs. HHS is one of the seven consolidated cases. The Court will…

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