DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND
Office of the Auxiliary Bishop
1230 Ansel Road
Cleveland, OH 44108-3381
Tel: (216) 721-0676
Fax: (216) 721-0903
Monday, 19 September 2011
Priests for Life
P.O. Box 141172
Staten Island, NY 10314
Dear Supporters of Priests for Life,
Over my ten years as Auxiliary Bishop of
Cleveland, I crossed paths many times with Father Frank Pavone.
During all this time I have found him dedicated to the preservation
of life for the unborn. He and I both work and pray for the
day when we will eliminate this horrendous evil from the face of the
Supporting abortion happens to be the
politically correct stance to take these days. God would love
to restore the peace and love found in the Garden of Eden before the
fall. It is our challenge in this age to build up the Kingdom
of God. We will only achieve this goal if we let his will be
done on earth as it is in heaven.
Please keep Father Pavone in your prayers.
He is currently facing some difficult days as he negotiates with his
bishop. The work he had done since founding Priests for Life
must continue as we face the future. Please continue to
support Priests for Life.
I was proud to stand up with Father Pavone
when he asked me to serve on the Advisory Board of Bishops.
Every opportunity that comes my way to stand up for life will find
me speaking out against abortion. Let us pray, pray and pray
some more for the mothers carrying infants in their wombs.
Also, let us pray for those who perform the abortions and work in
those clinics for they need God’s grace to see the evil of their
(Most Rev.) Roger W. Gries, O.S.B.
Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland