Life on the Line
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Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the nation. He was born in Port Chester, New York and has been active in the pro-life movement since 1976. Cardinal John O'Connor ordained him to the priesthood in 1988 and later with the permission of Cardinal O’Connor, he became National Director of Priests for Life. In this full time position, he has traveled to all of the 50 states and to five continents, preaching and teaching against abortion and helping other priests to do the same. He conducts seminars on pro-life strategy and is regularly invited to speak at national and international pro-life gatherings.
Fr. Pavone appears often on national programs such as Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The O'Reilly Factor, and other shows on all the major networks. He is seen daily on EWTN and heard on Vatican Radio. He was with Terri Schiavo in her final moments and was an outspoken advocate for her life.
Blessed Mother Teresa asked Fr. Pavone to address the clergy of India on the life issues. He has addressed the pro-life caucus of the United States House of Representatives, and was asked by the Vatican to help co-ordinate pro-life activities throughout the world as an official of the Pontifical Council for the Family.
He received an honorary doctorate from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and serves on Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family Institute. Fr. Pavone is President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, Pastoral Director and Chairman of the Board of Rachel's Vineyard, and in 2004, became a priest of the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas.