ADRIAN, Mich. – One of the most prominent pro-life advocates in the nation will visit Siena Heights University March 1 in Rueckert Auditorium.
Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, will speak at 3 p.m. in Rueckert Auditorium. The event, sponsored by Siena Heights University Campus Ministry, is free and open to the public.
Father Pavone has been active in the pro-life movement since 1976. In 1993 he became national director of Priests for Life. Since that time he has traveled around the world preaching and teaching against abortion. He conducts seminars on pro-life strategy and is regularly invited to speak at national and international pro-life gatherings. Father Pavone has appeared on national programs such as Larry King Live, Good Morning America and The O'Reilly Factor. He is also seen daily on EWTN and heard on Vatican Radio.
Blessed Mother Teresa asked Father Pavone to address the clergy of India on life issues, and has spoken to the pro-life caucus of the United States House of Representatives. He 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. Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of the Supreme Court’s abortion decision Roe vs. Wade, called Fr. Pavone “the catalyst that brought me into the Catholic Church.”
In 1999, Father Pavone was named among the Top 100 Catholics of the Century, and serves on Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family Institute. The National Right to Life Committee awarded him their highest honor, the Proudly Pro-life Award.
Father Pavone currently serves as president of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, a coalition of groups from many different denominations working to end abortion. In 2004, he was granted permission by Bishop John Yanta to establish a new community of priests permanently dedicated to full time pro-life work. He is the first Moderator General of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life.
For more information, contact 517-264-7141. More details can also be found by visiting the web site at www.sienaheights.edu.