Missionaries of the Gospel of Life

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The Missionaries of the Gospel of Life is a lay Catholic association affiliated with Priests for Life.[1]

On December 12, 2005 Bishop John Yanta of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo, in Texas, United States approved a society of apostolic life that was founded by Fr. Frank Pavone dedicated to the protection of the unborn and most vulnerable in society.[2]

In 2008, it was agreed by Priests for Life and the Diocese of Amarillo that the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life would cease to be a society of apostolic life, but would continue as an association of the faithful.[3]

At times, the profession of some of the over 1000 people currently in formation are received by their local bishop, as was done in the Diocese of Knoxville, TN. [4]


  1. ^ "Missionaries of the Gospel of Life Lay Associates". 
  2. ^ "Priests for Life Holds Groundbreaking for New Community of Priests and Laity to End Abortion" (PDF). Priests For Life. August 24, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Storm clouds over Amarillo". Catholic World News. August 18, 2008. 
  4. ^ http://dioknox.org/etcnews/east-tennesseans-make-pro-life-promises/