Thursday, August 31, 2006

It's Official: Missionaries of the Gospel of Life!

It's not that often that we get to witness the founding of a new order of priests. Fr. Frank Pavone's ministry fills a big need in society today.

From the blog of Fr. Frank Pavone:

It’s official! This past Thursday, August 24, Bishop John Yanta of
the Diocese of Amarillo received my profession of promises into the Society he gave me permission to found, the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life. In a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and concelebrated by eight other bishops, I became the first “Moderator General” of this new community of priests and lay persons dedicated exclusively to ending abortion and euthanasia. This means that I am no longer incardinated in a diocese, but rather into this new Society of Apostolic Life. Hence, the new letters at the end of my name are “MEV”, which stands for the Latin words for “Missionaries of the Gospel ofLife” (Missionarii Evangelii Vitae).

Read the rest of the story at Fr. Frank's blog