Follow Father Frank Pavone’s Blog at Priests for Life, for the latest campaign/election info.

Father Frank has some important pro-life work to do between now and the election and he may need your help.

From now until Election Day, Father Pavone will offer special commentary — including video clips from an online TV show he is developing — on his blog at www.FatherFranksBlog.com.

Posts in these days will focus on the elections in a way that will both inform and mobilize voters, and cut through a lot of the fog that accompanies political rhetoric.

“What we do on November 6, 2012, in large part will determine how much more bloodshed abortion will cause in this nation and in this world,” Father Pavone said. “I am not going to hesitate between now and the elections to be far more vocal than I have been in the past. If the Church can’t speak at a moment like this, the Church becomes completely irrelevant for this society.”

Priests for Life will also announce other opportunities for pre-election interaction with Fr. Frank and his team, and will hold a national webcast at 9 p.m. ET Nov. 7, the night after Election Day, to discuss the election results and formulate strategy appropriate for working with the incoming administration and Congress. More information will become available in the next few days.

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Video interview: Father Frank Pavone at the March for Life 2012


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Father Frank Pavone tells us: The first two words of the Lord’s Prayer explain why we should all be pro-life

The Lord gave us the Our Father as the model of all prayer.

The first two words of that prayer tell us why we are pro-life. There is one Father of us all, the one who gives both divine life and the natural human life which is its prerequisite.

The Father is the Creator, and if he is “our” Father, then what does that make us? We are all brothers and sisters in one human family. One Father entrusts us to the care of each other. We are to seek the good of one another. This is why Paul exhorts us to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep, and to bear one another’s burdens.

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Jill Stanek writes: Bishop Zurek admits to being a bit behind in his (Priests for Life) paperwork.

To clarify, PFL submits all financial statements and audits to Father Pavone’s diocese and members of PFL’s board of directors as soon as they are completed.

Thus, Bishop Zurek was admitting that the Amarillo Diocese has had PFL’s up-to-date financial records in its possession from the time Father Pavone joined the diocese in 2005 – contrary to Bishop Zurek’s allusion in his September 9 letter to all U.S. bishops that Father Pavone had “rebuff[ed] my every attempt at calling for financial transparency.”

In addition, Bishop Zurek went on to say in that October 5 letter, “I shall submit these statements to my advisors for review. After I have been advised about these financial statements, I shall forward to you all their concerns and questions.”

In other words, Bishop Zurek was conceding that neither he nor his advisers have ever analyzed PFL’s financial statements, even though he wrote a scathing letter to all U.S. bishops on September 9 all but accusing Father Pavone of financial malfeasance and recommending that parishioners withhold donations to PFL.

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Disturbing video documents the Father Frank Pavone/Bishop Zurek controversy

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It’s time to make Father Pavone a special Vatican envoy for Pro-Life

by Doug Lawrence

Let’s put all the petty conflicts behind us and look at the big picture.

Nobody has done a better job of working for the pro-life cause than Father Frank Pavone.

He’s developed an effective, national organization.

He’s an eloquent, inspiring speaker.

He’s politically well connected (both inside and outside the church) and he knows his way around Washington, DC.

He works well with Christians of all persuasions, as well as Jews and Muslims. (Certain Catholic bishops excepted.)

He’s a Catholic priest in good standing, and also a good man.

Let’s create a Special Pro-Life Military Diocese, just like the one we have for the U.S. Armed Forces.

Let’s make Father Frank the bishop in-charge, let him go about recruiting and training good, pro-life men to be priests, and good pro-life lay people to help get the work done … and then, let’s all get busy saving the babies!

“Free Father Frank” pro-lifers plan to picket Amarillo churches

Gregg Cunningham of the Center For Bio-Ethical Reform said in a press release. “Street pickets will be supplemented by the operation of a fleet of large billboard trucks bearing signs which will also depict aborted babies and urge Amarillo Catholics to tactfully contact Bishop Zurek to request that he ‘free Father Frank.’”

“The trucks will be accompanied by aircraft towing large aerial billboards which will also bear aborted baby imagery and exhortational text messages,” added Cunningham, who has been a longtime ally of Priests for Life. “These pickets will continue until Bishop Zurek releases Father Pavone from what amounts from ecclesiastical ‘house arrest.’”

Comparing Bishop Zurek’s decision to “the Star Chamber proceedings employed by Ferdinand and Isabella during the Spanish Inquisition,” Cunningham said that “for decades, senior Catholic clerics have hindered efforts to protect the safety of school children. Apparently learning nothing from this appalling lapse, a senior Catholic cleric is now hindering efforts to protect the safety of unborn children. This indiscretion is no less scandalous.”

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