Priests for Life Banned From Orlando Diocese

All are welcome — except pro-life group


[Perverts si, pro-lifers no]

by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant • January 17, 2017

ORLANDO ( – The bishop of Orlando is forbidding parishes from hosting speakers from Priests for Life or handing out their material.

Priests for Life (PFL) was founded in 1991 with the canonical status as a Catholic association of the faithful. It is one of the most prominent pro-life organizations in the United States and operates in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

PFL’s work and its current executive director, Fr. Frank Pavone, were highly praised by the Vatican in 2015. Some American bishops, however, like New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, have complained that Pavone allegedly does not cooperate with them.

Church Militant has obtained an email written by Bishop John Noonan — a registered Democrat as of 2012 — sent to every priest in the Orlando diocese. Dated November 30, 2016, it warns, “Thus it is not anticipated that any permission and/or faculties will be granted to the priests and lay persons involved with this organization. I advise caution in collaboration with this group lest there be confusion as to their status among the Catholic Faithful.”

Noonan goes on to direct, “Therefore, before involving this group or any of those associated with it in any church-related activities, you are directed to consult with me personally.” He goes on further to say:

Please ensure there are no exceptions to this directive either by you, your staff or parishioners. Also be sure to share this caution with groups like our Councils of Catholic Women and Knights of Columbus so that they do not unwittingly allow this group to operate in conflict with this directive.

“[A]void anything that would harm the good name or reputation of the group or its members,” he comments. “Priests for Life has chosen to operate its affairs without the endorsement of Ordinaries.”

Noonan’s advisory comes in response to the announcement that PFL is moving its national headquarters from Staten Island, New York to Titusville, Florida, located within the boundaries of the Orlando diocese sometime this year.

Bishop Noonan with pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish

Noonan has shown support for the controversial Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Daytona Beach, known for its pro-homosexual advocacy, and whose website states, “All traditions, religions, cultures, sexes, orientations, statuses, colors, ages, sizes are welcome here.” The parish includes outreach to LGBT, divorced, remarried and separated people but no pro-life group, and yearly participates in the local gay pride festival.

Our Lady of Lourdes parish at the Volusia Gay Pride Festival

Priests for Life has 11 ministries, including Deacons and Seminarians for Life, Rachel’s Vineyard, Silent No More and Hispanic Outreach. Pavone is also a member President Donald Trump’s 34-member Catholic Advisory Group — a panel of prominent Catholics to counsel Trump on issues and policies important to Catholics.

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  1. so yeah.this is my diocese if I go to a local local mass where the priest is called manager or something else, but not priest. The joint is run by aggressive ego-tripping women my age or slightly younger. So I think I will go to confession to the manager in an open room where both of us sit in nice chairs facing each other, and he adorably wears Rat Worship ears. (I’m sorry but Disneyland is just a swamp of sin and evil. ) Yeah, no. So you can see why the independent church, 43 miles away, is my choice. SSPX is 90 miles away and FSSP is 100 miles in another diocese. So. That’s two bishops in a row here who have hated tradition. The nun thing I talked about on here fell through. I’m getting older and it is harder and harder to drive on I4 to get to my church. Anyway, the treatment of Fr. Pavone is hardly startling. End of vent. Golly, I have missed AQ. Oh- and don’t get me started on how “24-hour adoration is done at this church.”

  2. Best to keep Pavone’s perverted baby worship as far away as possible, along with his heresy that aborted babies go to Heaven.

  3. I assume that PFL does some good work. But, unfortunately, they have irresponsibly approached the subject from a de factor GOP partisan basis, whereby if any of us decide to vote for a minor candidate for president because I may think he is superior to the GOP drone, I allegedly, so says PFL, will share in the culpable guilt of the pro-aborts should the Democrat win. Fr. Pavone needs a refresh in Thomistic thought.

  4. So that is a pretty horrific picture, was he worshiping it or demonstrating it? I will look him up about this. Not that many people, priests or otherwise have stayed the course as publicly as Fr. Pavone.

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