FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 14, 2011
Contact: Andre Kim
Washington, DC – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, congratulated His Eminence Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, on being elected today as the next Chairman of the US Bishops’ Committee on Pro-life Activities. Cardinal O’Malley’s position will take effect next year.
“The Priests for Life association, as the Church’s largest ministry focused exclusively on ending abortion and euthanasia, works in conjunction with local bishops and their episcopal conferences around the world. For the last 20 years, we have appreciated the collaborative relationship we have had with the US Bishops’ Committee on Pro-life Activities, and we look forward to increasing that collaboration under the leadership of Cardinal O’Malley. There is no issue or challenge facing the Church that carries greater urgency and consequence for the human family than abortion. We thank the bishops for their leadership in making that clear,” Fr. Pavone stated.
Priests for Life, as a recognized association of the faithful, is not part of the structure of the US bishops’ conference. Priests for Life has its own advisory board of 20 bishops and Cardinals, as can be seen at www.priestsforlife.org/intro/pflboard.html.
Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit Priests for Life.