Fr. Pavone on passing of Mother Angelica: We have all lost a voice of conscience

Fr. Pavone on passing of Mother Angelica: We have all lost a voice of conscience


Date: March 27, 2016

Contact: Leslie Palma

NEW YORK — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, made the following statement today upon hearing of the death of Mother Angelica:

“Our whole Priests for Life family and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Mother Angelica. We have all lost a friend, a mentor, a spiritual mother, a voice of conscience, and a source of laughter and encouragement. I was able to thank her again personally for all she has done when I said Mass in her room just two weeks ago on March 13th and blessed her with a first class relic of Pope Saint John Paul II.

“Yet as strong as the feeling of sadness is, even stronger is our gratitude to Jesus Christ, the Eternal Word, for giving Mother Angelica the call to do what she did, and to remain faithful to that call even when many entrusted with responsibility in the Church failed to understand it.

“Her voice and her message will be with us for a long time. Thanks to the continued growth of the media apostolate she founded — an apostolate in which we eagerly participate — people will be able to learn and laugh with Mother Angelica for many years to come. We should all recommit ourselves today to echoing her messages.”

Click here to read a longer commentary by Fr. Pavone on how Mother Angelica impacted him and his ministry.

The public is invited to use the comments box at to express how Mother Angelica impacted their lives and what kind of spiritual bouquet they will offer up for her.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit


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