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Fr. Pavone Praises House for Passing Conscience Protection Act

Fr. Pavone Praises House for Passing Conscience Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: July 13, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 ROME — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, praised the U.S. House of Representatives today for passing the Conscience Protection Act. “Given our own Supreme Court case against the HHS mandate, we at Priests for Life understand very well the dangers that freedom of conscience faces in our nation today. It is crucial that pro-life legislation like the Conscience Protection Act be made permanent law. No…

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Supreme Court Considering Priests for Life Case Against HHS Mandate

Supreme Court Considering Priests for Life Case Against HHS Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 17, 2015 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — The Supreme Court will meet on September 28 to consider whether or not it will hear Priests for Life’s challenge to the HHS mandate. In the lead case for the Churches and religious non-profits objecting to the HHS mandate, “Priests for Life, et al. v. Department of Health and Human Services,” the Court consolidated the Priests for Life petition with that of the Archdiocese of Washington….

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Priests for Life files cert petition with U.S. Supreme Court in case against HHS Mandate

Priests for Life files cert petition with U.S. Supreme Court in case against HHS Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 9, 2015 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today announced that the ministry’s lawsuit against the HHS mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. “Our attorneys filed today our ‘cert petition’ with the U.S. Supreme Court. This means we are asking the Court to hear our case, on the merits, challenging the HHS mandate. “We had to…

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One Court Rules In Favor of Religious Freedom, Another Rules Against It.

One Court Rules In Favor of Religious Freedom, Another Rules Against It.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 20, 2012 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 STATEN ISLAND, NY – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, commented today about divergent court rulings in suits challenging the HHS mandate. On Friday, Nov. 16, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., granted a temporary injunction in a suit brought by Tyndale House Publishers. The judge ruled that the mandate “substantially burdens” the Bible publisher’s right to exercise its religious freedom by imposing financial penalties for…

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Lawsuits Against HHS Mandate Continue With Obama Re-Election

Lawsuits Against HHS Mandate Continue With Obama Re-Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 9, 2012 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 STATEN ISLAND, NY — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, welcomed news that the first lawsuit filed against the Obama administration’s HHS mandate will be heard by a federal appeals court. The suit, brought by Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, will be heard Dec. 14 by the U.S. Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia. Priests for Life’s lawsuit, filed in February, was the…

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Fr. Pavone to speak at San Francisco Standup Rally Saturday

Fr. Pavone to speak at San Francisco Standup Rally Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 19, 2012 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 STATEN ISLAND, NY – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, will speak at a Standup for Religious Freedom Rally at 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 20, outside the Federal Building in San Francisco. The rally is one of hundreds that have taken place nationwide in an ongoing protest against the Obama administration mandate to make employers provide contraception, sterilization services and abortifacient drugs to their…

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Police Stop Prayers Outside White House

Police Stop Prayers Outside White House

Dozens of people have already been arrested over the weekend for kneeling and praying in front of the White House. ActsFive29, a group of like-minded, pro-life defenders launched the D.C. prayer rally knowing their members could indeed be arrested, but asserting it’s worth it, because, “The future of religious freedom in America is at risk.” The group claims Acts 5:29 – “But Peter and the Apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men’” – as their basis for protesting…

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Last Ounce of Courage

Last Ounce of Courage

Alan E. Parker, President of the Justice Foundation writes: An exciting, funny, powerful, important new movie about Religious Liberty and our American heritage is coming out September 14, 2012. The “Last Ounce of Courage” is family friendly, with an inter-generational message that will appeal to everyone from youth to grandparents. I have seen it twice and I urge you to invite everyone you know to attend. Take your un-churched friend and they will enjoy it, too! Enjoy the trailer. Additional…

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