Fr. Frank Pavone




Stories by Fr. Frank Pavone

Muslims should insist on fairness

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Pro-life movement motivated to protect helpless children

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

What Disease Does Abortion Cure?

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Economy, environment and rights are connected

In President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … Continued

Blaming “incendiary language” is a tool of ideologues

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Religious leaders must safeguard life

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

No Easy Decision, indeed

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life Watching “No Easy Decision” was very much like watching a typical day … Continued

Church needs media engagement in 2011

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

Christmas, Christians, and Christ

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Moral dimension to the economy

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

We are blessed to be in America

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Marriage is a creation of God

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

We do not give people tools for immoral activity

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

Chaplain’s role is to teach the faith

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Follow Jesus’ example on how to break down barriers

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Voting booth is not ‘moral free zone’

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Catholics cannot vote for pro-choice candidates

Remarks by Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal-elect Raymond Burke in recent days have caught the attention of media outlets as … Continued

We need more faith and more reason

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Faith: the strongest motive to serve

In recent debates between tea party endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. … Continued

To understand sex, we must understand God

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued