Pfeifer, Michael D.
11 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer was born in Alamo, Texas in the Diocese of Brownsville on June 18, 1937. He studied for the Priesthood in San Antonio, spent one year of Novitiate in Mission, Texas and was ordained a priest for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on December 21, 1964. Bishop Pfeifer served as an Oblate priest in various assignments, including 16 years as a missionary in Mexico. He was elected Provincial of the Southern Province of the Oblates, and while in that position was named Fifth Bishop of San Angelo by Pope John Paul II on May 31, 1985. He was consecrated a Bishop and installed in San Angelo on July 26, 1985.

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Articles

Legal Drugs Meant to Be Lethal

Some have heard in the past, and many more need to know today, about the cause of the death of Holly Patterson who sadly died from legal drug use. Holly was pregnant, and shortly after turning eighteen, went to Planned Parenthood (PP) clinic for an abortion. She was given deadly pills that led to her death a few days later.

Date posted: 2012-10-05

Pastoral Guidelines on Cohabitation

After many months of careful study by the presbyteral council and myself, I give official approval for the following pastoral guidelines for those ministering to cohabiting couples. I ask that all of our pastoral leaders carefully read these guidelines and bring them to the attention of people who are preparing for marriage.

Date posted: 2003-05-06

Environmental Justice

A major work of our time is to make sure that the Earth does not fall into deficit as a result of our presence on it.

Date posted: 2003-05-05

Restorative Justice

In varying degrees, we all share responsibility to promote the common good and strengthen a just public order based on restorative justice. I present here some proposals that will help all people of good will help to develop this vision of restorative justice.

Date posted: 2002-12-17

Pornography Offends Against The Divine Plan For The Body

By putting on display both bodily functions normally kept private and acts of sexual intimacy, which belong properly to the love of husband and wife, pornography violates the respect due the body and robs sexual intimacy of its intrinsic meaning and purpose.

Date posted: 2002-12-16

The human zygote is a "tiny being." not a "tiny thing."

Presently, some scientists and politicians are talking about the distinction between "reproductive cloning" and "therapeutic cloning." In reproductive cloning, the cloned zygote is implanted into the womb of a woman and allowed to grow to full term, resulting in a live baby. In therapeutic cloning, the zygote is kept in a petri dish in the lab and only allowed to grow to the early embryo stage and then dismembered to obtain stem cells. The distinction between these two types of cloning is a biotechnical distinction without a moral difference; both are a crass manipulation of the intrinsic dignity of human life.

Date posted: 2001-12-25

Rights of unborn must be restored

To be truly in support of all human life, it is necessary to develop a consistent ethic of life which identifies conditions that demean human dignity and threaten human rights.

Date posted: 2001-12-24

Preparing For War Praying For Peace

We need to urgently heed the plea of Pope John Paul II that "This inhuman act will awaken in the hearts of all the world's peoples a firm resolve to reject violence, combat the causes of hatred, and work for a new era of international cooperation and peace." God calls us to be people of peace.

Date posted: 2001-12-23

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment is contrary to the highest moral standards and flies in the face of justice, as it mistakenly proposes to solve the grave social ill of killing by killing; of ending violence through violence. A major defect of this morally flawed system is that innocence, or the degree of innocence, is very often determined by economics and power influence. People who are poor and people of color are often provided poor legal defense and are disproportionately executed.


Date posted: 2001-12-22

Respect For the Dignity of the Human Person Demands a Commitment to Human Rights Across a Broad Spectrum

Our natural resources are of great importance to us. We rightly protect our forests, lakes, and endangered species of all kinds, plants, sea creatures, and animals. Yet, we allow 4,400 of our children to be killed every day in our country by abortion. The greatest natural resource any country can have is its children.


Date posted: 2001-12-21

Human Embryos Merit Protection

Once again the human embryo is at great risk. Once again the sanction of American law is being sought for the embryo's willful destruction.

Date posted: 2001-12-20