Pro-lifers pay loving tribute to Brother Paul O’Donnell R.I.P.
The pro-life movement said goodbye to Brother Paul O’Donnell, who was laid to rest today.
Br. Paul O’Donnell, died February 20, 2015 at the age of 55,
His obituary reads:
Br. Paul was a dedicated, nationally recognized leader within the right-to-life movement, advocating for the human rights and dignity of the unborn, handicapped, elderly, and a heart for serving the spiritually and bodily poor. He was a co-founder and president of Pro-Life Action Ministries, founding board member of Human Life Alliance and chairman of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.
Br. Paul O’Donnell had a heart for unborn children but also for those targeted for infanticide and euthanasia.
One of his last posts to his Facebook page reads, “All Pro-Life organizations need to fight Euthanasia with the same zeal as we fight to save the pre-born child in the womb! Let us promote the whole Gospel of Life and not just some of it.”
Before leaving this world, Br Paul tweeted this prophetic statement, “Lent begins today.May we return to the Lord with our whole heart, mind & soul. Let us proclaim & defend the Gospel of Life! Lord Have Mercy!”
And retweeted this, “If You Want to Stand Against Racism, Stand Against Planned Parenthood.”
When pro-life activist Lynn Mills posted this vintage news clipping of Br. Paul counseling a woman outside Planned Parenthood last year- he replied, “I am so grateful to God for all the little ones saved from death’s door.”
You later see Lynn revisit the page after he died, writing a simple, “Good-bye good friend”
This loving message was left on Br. Paul’s obit page, and sums up his life well, “Tears may fall here, but there is rejoicing in Heaven. Courage and kindness in the same package. He touched many lives that will remain un-noted until the day of Judgement.”
Tributes are also pouring in on social media to this loving advocate for life: