Cardinal stresses that Right to Life is issue number one!

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Dear Friends, Without the protection of the right to life, no other discussion of human rights can continue. So declared Cardinal Renato Martino in an interview I conducted with him about politics and elections. As we approach Election Day, some – even within the Church – will distort and hide the fact that the Church (and commonsense, by the way) make […]

The Duty of Catholics to Vote

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Dear Friends, As we approach Election Day and as voting is already underway in many states, we have to cut through the fog and confusion that some try to perpetuate regarding Catholic teaching on voting. In the video below, Cardinal Renato Martino gives us clarity and courage to say what has to be said: No Catholic can vote for a […]

Who is Baby Joseph and Why Should I Care?

The world has taken notice of a 14-month old baby from Canada whose family has been fighting the medical establishment since October to help their child breathe. Moe and Sana Maraachli were refused a tracheotomy for their son because the apparently fatal neurological disease that the child has renders further intervention “futile.”  Working with many others, we at Priests for […]

Presenting the Abortion Issue to Children

At the start of the homily, I asked for a volunteer from among the youngest, smallest members of the congregation. Sharon, who was about six, came forward. I had her stand next to me facing the people and asked her, “Sharon, are there people out there who are bigger than you?” “Yes!” she exclaimed. “Are there people out there who […]

People of the New Evangelization

Fr. Frank Pavone National Director, Priests for Life On September 21, 2010, the Holy Father announced officially the creation of a new agency at the Vatican called The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization. The term “New Evangelization” refers to the need to re-announce the Gospel in those parts of the world where, although the Church has been established […]

Why the Party Matters

By Father Frank Pavone National Director, Priests for Life  When deciding on the candidate for whom you cast your vote in an election, a number of moral principles have to be considered. As I have often written in the past, the position of the candidate him/herself on the most important issues is of key importance, because by putting that person […]