Rachel's Vineyard - Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor, and since 1993 has served full-time in pro-life leadership. With his bishop’s permission, he serves as National Director of Priests for Life, and travels throughout the country, to an average of four states every week, preaching and teaching against abortion and promoting healing. Fr. Pavone was asked by Mother Teresa to address the clergy of India on healing after abortion. He has also addressed the pro-life caucus of the United States House of Representatives on this topic.

Fr. Pavone serves as National Pastoral Director and Chairman of the Board of Rachel's Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry for healing the wounds of abortion. He also serves as Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, which ministers to women and men who have lost children to abortion and mobilizes them worldwide to share their testimonies.

Fr. Pavone ministers to the "Centurions," an international association of former abortionists seeking forgiveness and healing. He was a spiritual guide to Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" of Roe vs. Wade, and she called him “the catalyst that brought me into the Catholic Church.” Fr. Pavone helped to co-ordinate and promote post-abortion healing throughout the world as an official of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family and a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. He is the author of four books, Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It; Pro-life Reflections for Every Day; Abolishing Abortion, and Proclaiming the Message of Life. He also co-authored several books on healing with Dr. Theresa and Kevin Burke, the latest of which is Rivers of Blood; Oceans of Mercy. He also wrote a number of prayer booklets, including In the Heart of His Mercy: Prayers to Heal the Wounds of Abortion.