Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, will be honored for his “decades of service in the promotion of a culture of life” by the bioethics department of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.
Father Pavone will accept the award during an online service Jan. 25. Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life and Co-Founder of Silent No More, and Dr. Theresa Burke, founder of Rachel’s Vineyard (a ministry of Priests for Life), will make remarks during the ceremony.
In addition to recognizing Father Pavone’s 28 years as national director of Priests for Life, the award also will celebrate his “activism in speaking in defense of the unborn.” Father Pavone also is the national pastoral director of Rachel’s Vineyard, a healing program for women, men and families who have been harmed by an abortion experience.”
Father Gonzalo Miranda, chairman of the bioethics department at the school run by the Legionaries of Christ, told Catholic News Service “the award honors a person who has dedicated his life to defending the sacredness of human life.”
Father Pavone said he is honored to be receiving the award.
“No one goes into pro-life work looking to make friends or hear accolades,” he said. “When my work is recognized, especially by fellow Catholics and those who cherish the sanctity of life, it is deeply appreciated.”
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