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Fr. Pavone Blasts HHS Decision to Allow California to Break Federal Law

Fr. Pavone Blasts HHS Decision to Allow California to Break Federal Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 23, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement regarding the federal Department of Health and Human Services decision to overlook federal law and force health insurers in California to cover abortion. “We have already seen how willing the unelected bureaucrats who run HHS are to disregard Americans’ freedom of religion, and this Weldon Amendment decision demonstrates the behavior of an Administration…

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What These Ears Heard Donald Trump Say

What These Ears Heard Donald Trump Say

“Of course pray for everybody… [but] we can’t be, again, politically correct and say we pray for all of our leaders, because all of your [political] leaders are selling Christianity down the tubes, selling the evangelicals down the tubes. And it’s a very, very bad thing that’s happening.” Donald Trump “Don’t pray to be politically correct. Pray to be spiritually correct.” Alveda King Yesterday, sitting among 1,000 Judeo-Christian apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, all spiritual leaders in America at…

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Fr. Pavone Thanks Donald Trump for Key Message to Christians

Fr. Pavone Thanks Donald Trump for Key Message to Christians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 13, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, thanked Donald Trump today for the speech he gave on Friday, June 10 at the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C. In the speech, he hit on themes of key concerns to Christians. Mr. Trump acknowledged, at the outset of his remarks, the presence of Fr. Frank and other key religious leaders in the audience. Fr….

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Priests for Life Proposes Next Step in HHS Mandate Case

Priests for Life Proposes Next Step in HHS Mandate Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 27, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Priests for Life and the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. have filed a letter with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit proposing a next step in their ongoing lawsuits challenging the Obamacare HHS mandate. The letter by the appellants refers to the consolidated cases before the D.C. Circuit, Priests for Life v. HHS and Archbishop of Washington v. Burwell. (These two cases were consolidated…

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Priests for Life vs. HHS to Return to Judge Merrick Garland

Priests for Life vs. HHS to Return to Judge Merrick Garland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 17, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fr. Frank Pavone, a petitioner in the case of Priests for Life vs. HHS, one of the cases that has been challenging the HHS mandate in the U.S. Supreme Court, commented today on the fact that, thanks to yesterday’s action by the high court, the Priests for Life case now returns to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The Chief…

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Evangelist Alveda King: The Babies’ Blood is Crying Out as Courts Scramble to Wash Hands in Reversal Move

Evangelist Alveda King: The Babies’ Blood is Crying Out as Courts Scramble to Wash Hands in Reversal Move

“Today’s action is another step forward in the cause of freedom, because the Court did not rule against The Little Sisters of the Poor. From the perspective one of the plaintiffs in the ongoing HHS battle, it’s clear that we are not out of the woods yet, because there may still be resistance from the government. This scenario reminds me of Pilate washing his hands during the trial of Christ,” said Evangelist Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the…

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Fr. Pavone: Priests for Life Supreme Court Case Reminds Us That Next President Will Shape Nation for 40 Years

Fr. Pavone: Priests for Life Supreme Court Case Reminds Us That Next President Will Shape Nation for 40 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 9, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — As Priests for Life awaits word from the Supreme Court on its case, Priests for Life vs. HHS, challenging the HHS mandate, Father Frank Pavone, National Director, said the case illustrates the importance of the 2016 elections. “With the Supreme Court evenly divided along ideological lines, it becomes clear that how Americans vote in November will not only impact the next four years, but the next…

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Priests for Life Petitioners Comment on HHS Case

Priests for Life Petitioners Comment on HHS Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 13, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 WASHINGTON, DC — The petitioners in Priests for Life vs. HHS, one of the Supreme Court cases consolidated into Zubik vs. Burwell, commented today on the supplemental briefs submitted to the Supreme Court yesterday. Both the petitioners and the government were responding to questions posed in a March 29 order of the Court. Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life, said: “From the beginning of this case, I…

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Priests for Life tells Court: Yes, there is a Less Restrictive Means

Priests for Life tells Court: Yes, there is a Less Restrictive Means

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 11, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 WASHINGTON, DC — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, whose case, Priests for Life vs. HHS, is one of the seven consolidated cases at the Supreme Court in Zubik vs. Burwell, stated today that he has responded to the question that the Supreme Court presented to the petitioners recently, trying to find a way to satisfy their religious objections to the HHS mandate. In an unusual…

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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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