Father Frank Pavone

Father Frank Pavone is the national director of Priests for Life, the largest Catholic, pro-life organization in the country, with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Archive: Father Frank Pavone

Muslims should insist on fairness

I have no objection, in principle, to a hearing that investigates an alleged radicalization of any religion if there is sufficient evidence that some citizens are abusing the tenets of that religion as a cover for violent activity.

By Frank Pavone  | Mar 11, 2011 4:43 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Equality does not mean uniformity

Religion stands ready to help advance the equality of women. But that does not mean all roles are the same.

By Frank Pavone  | Apr 14, 2011 11:19 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Passover central to Christianity

In the Passover celebration itself, the Christian sees a foreshadowing of Christ

By Frank Pavone  | Apr 20, 2011 1:45 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Religious ritual part of human nature

Even in the most secular societies, people turn to places of worship for their rituals

By Frank Pavone  | Apr 29, 2011 6:58 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

We must not hate anyone, even bin Laden

The laws of God require that we not hate anyone. “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”

By Frank Pavone  | May 3, 2011 9:29 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Nobody knows when the Lord will return

In the Catholic Faith, we teach that the Lord Jesus, as he said, is coming back to earth on a day that nobody knows.

By Frank Pavone  | May 11, 2011 2:44 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Nothing in faith contradicts reason

Faith and reason not only coexist, but they are integrally related.

By Fr. Pavone  | May 18, 2011 10:47 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Religious practices foster spiritual life

We should keep in mind that at least from the Christian perspective, we are not called only to be good people. We are called to be new people.

By Frank Pavone  | Jul 8, 2011 11:57 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Religious freedom and guilt by association

If I associate with a group which, officially, rejects prejudice and violence, I should not be judged negatively because somebody else, who is also associated with that group, may be guilty of prejudice or violence. We have to give everyone some breathing space in the wide web of human interaction.

By Frank Pavone  | Jul 14, 2011 3:43 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Who is supreme in a nation without God?

The fundamental problem is this: In the absence of God, who is in charge? If God does not have absolute authority and dominion over human life and human rights, then who does? The government?

By Frank Pavone  | Jul 21, 2011 1:36 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Religion, at its best, should foster science

Religion at its best should respect and foster science, in its methods and content, because all knowledge and truth derive from the one God.

By Frank Pavone  | Aug 24, 2011 1:55 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Faith has an open mind

It seems to me that the question of whether universities should embrace secular studies raises two issues for people of faith.

By Frank Pavone  | Aug 31, 2011 2:10 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

After 9/11, most reached out to the divine

When it comes to the events of September 11, which touch so deeply on the most fundamental questions of life and death, of good and evil, of malice and sacrifice, it seems both absurd and offensive to deliberately leave out an explicit religious dimension.

By Frank Pavone  | Sep 7, 2011 2:09 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Let the ‘God talk’ flourish!

The sincerity of one’s religious speech will, in the end, be evident if it is in fact real.

By Frank Pavone  | Sep 23, 2011 12:12 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

‘The goods on earth are for the good of all’

Economic questions are inextricably bound up with religious ones.

By Frank Pavone  | Sep 28, 2011 8:56 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

An injustice towards the Catholic Church

That any religious institution would feel forced to compromise its ability to live up to and impart to others its own beliefs is unjust.

By Frank Pavone  | Oct 7, 2011 10:02 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Taking ‘personhood’ back

Will we persist in the fantasy that unborn babies are not human persons who should enjoy equal protection?

By Fr. Frank Pavone  | Nov 2, 2011 3:29 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Why we’re suing over the HHS birth control mandate

You don’t adapt to injustice; you oppose it.

By  | Feb 9, 2012 4:22 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Politics is a form of service

It is entirely appropriate, and should be expected, that a person of faith would seek and receive God’s guidance in the choice of political life.

By Frank Pavone  | COMMENTS (0)