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Wabash Valley Right to Life sets up fundraising dinner

Thursday, August 27, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Right to Life will host a fundraising dinner Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, with guest speaker Father Frank Pavone.

Father Pavone is the National Director of Priests for Life.

He will speak on "Working in Collaboration for the Culture of Life."

Those interested in hosting a table or attending the dinner should call 812-232-2434.

Father Pavone, originally from New York, was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O'Connor.

He is a priest of the Amarillo Diocese and serves full-time in prolife leadership with his bishop's permission.

In 1993, he became National Director of Priests for Life.

He is also the President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of Rachel's Vineyard, the world's largest ministry of healing after abortion.

He travels throughout the country to an average of four states every week, preaching and teaching against abortion.

He produces programs regularly for religious and secular radio and television networks.

He was asked by Mother Teresa to speak in India on the life issues and has addressed the pro-life caucus of the United States House of Representatives.

He has served as an official of the Pontifical Council for the Family at the Vatican, which coordinates the pro-life activities of the Catholic Church.

He received the "Proudly Pro-Life Award," by the National Right to Life Committee.

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This group should be commended for getting this well known activist to make a stop in our area. While I am totally against abortion, I find many of the pro life campaigns more of a political stance than a true pro life movement for many times it doesn't include a stance against capital punishment which is just legalized murder. While we as a society separated from the church, want to protect the innocent, many of us answer to a higher power who commands us not to kill ANY one. That makes it hard to work for one group that has members who cannot see that disparaging stance. I truly look forward to see if Father Pavone brings this aspect to the forefront that also is a portion of the pro life issue. To me it is all wrapped up in one package and I cannot see how others who work so vehemently against abortion and still can be in favor of capital punishment.

It will be interesting to see Fr Pavone's take on this matter. Will he tackle it or avoid the issue too?

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Fri, Aug 28, 2009, at 7:18 AM

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