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Month: November 2016

Fr. Pavone grateful for Pope Francis’s statement on abortion forgiveness

Fr. Pavone grateful for Pope Francis’s statement on abortion forgiveness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 21, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and also Pastoral Director of the worldwide ministries of Rachel’s Vineyard and Silent No More, issued the following statement this morning: “The announcement of Pope Francis that he is extending indefinitely the faculties of priests worldwide to absolve those who repent of the sin of abortion is something we at Priests for Life both expected and gratefully welcome. “We are…

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Evangelist Alveda King with Post Election Prayers for the Holidays

Evangelist Alveda King with Post Election Prayers for the Holidays

“Stay on good terms with each other, held together by [Agape] love.” Hebrews 13:1 (MSG) The 2016 Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are at our doors. Yet, so many Americans are still reeling with post election shock. Several weeks ago, I realized that if God didn’t touch our hearts with healing, during the holidays many of us would have miserable times around the family and friend tables of America. So I rolled up my sleeves and got on my knees so…

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Fr. Pavone: “It’s Time to Act Like the Winners We Are”

Fr. Pavone: “It’s Time to Act Like the Winners We Are”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 11, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Priests for Life building on Election Day Victories NEW YORK — “We won!” stated Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, in reference to the elections, and Priests for Life is wasting no time to start using the opportunity that this victory presents for the unborn children. Starting on the day after Election Day, Fr. Pavone and the team of Priests for Life began mobilizing and organizing…

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Responding to Election Results, Evangelist Alveda King asks: “What’s Next?”

Responding to Election Results, Evangelist Alveda King asks: “What’s Next?”

Staten Island, New York – “O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.” Psalm 47:1 Amidst shouts of “we did it” in the victory of Mr. Donald Trump and others elected last night; and for some tears of frustration that some not so favorite candidates won and their favorites lost in the presidential, senate, house and gubernatorial bids, there is a voice calling from Heaven’s courts: “Come together in Agape Love for as…

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Election 2016: Statement from Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life

Election 2016: Statement from Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 (See video message here.) Today is a great day for America and the Church, and a debt of gratitude is owed to all who boldly spoke up, worked, and voted for pro-life candidates, starting with our new President-elect. I am grateful to all of you and our whole team for all the work of this long, contentious election cycle. Our nation will now embark on a path to eliminate abortion…

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Prepare for Post-Election Impact

Prepare for Post-Election Impact

Uppermost in our hearts and prayers today should be the reality that America is in God’s hands. In a few hours we will know the outcome of this election. Last week during the furor and fray of the election, while praying that division and damage would not permanently mar relationships between family members, church members, friends, co-workers and communities, I clearly “heard” these words: “Brace yourselves.” Prayerfully, as we continue to pray for the best we are preparing for the…

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Father Pavone and Alveda King Urge Voters to Get to the Polls

Father Pavone and Alveda King Urge Voters to Get to the Polls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 8, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — On the final day of what seemed like the longest and most acrimonious election season in history, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, urged voters to get themselves, and as many others as possible, to the polls for today’s election. “Today we are voting on the direction our nation…

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Majority of voters in online poll choose pro-life as most important issue

Majority of voters in online poll choose pro-life as most important issue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 7, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — Fifty-two percent of voters who took part in a Priests for Life online poll last week said pro-life is a priority as they vote. A total of 2,227 people responded to the poll, which asked them to identify – by an open question rather than multiple choice – the top issue that will influence their vote, and whether they intend to vote Democrat or Republican. Of…

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The Trauma of Pro-Life Advocates on the Front Lines

The Trauma of Pro-Life Advocates on the Front Lines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 1, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Shockwaves recognizes pain, offers healing to pro-life activists Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion in November will focus on understanding and healing the wounds incurred by pro-life advocates when the children they try to save from abortion are killed despite their efforts. Sidewalk counselors, pregnancy center workers and other pro-life advocates are on the front lines of the abortion battle. They save many lives by accompanying mothers and fathers facing unplanned…

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Viewing the Election from a Prophetic Vantage Point

Viewing the Election from a Prophetic Vantage Point

While Christian leaders are still taking sides in the current elections there is yet a non-partisan place in the spirit where we can speak justice and mercy to all, including to all candidates. Open letters are useful from various vantage points. I’ve signed a few myself. We need help. Speaking prophetically: Consider Vashti and Esther: Two women, living in a system of female oppression in a harem. When married to the king, they responded to a crisis from two vantage…

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