FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 12, 2012
Contact: Leslie Palma
Amarillo, TX – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today announced more details of the fourth element of the four-pronged attack that Priests for Life is launching this year against the abortion industry, as described in the press release a few days ago. http://bit.ly/wqSoLq
“Prayer is the foundation of all we do,” Fr. Frank explained. “This year, we are expanding our prayer campaign (www.PrayerCampaign.org) and asking every Church to provide its congregation with the tools they need to pray each day for an end to abortion. In particular, we have special prayers throughout the year corresponding to the Feasts and liturgical seasons that many Christians observe. The prayer cards are offered to Churches free of charge.”
“Most immediately, this Saturday begins a Novena (a nine-day period of prayer) in preparation for the sad commemoration of Roe vs. Wade, which has resulted in more death and destruction than anything else. Prayer cards can still be ordered and the prayer downloaded at www.PrayerCampaign.org,” Fr. Frank stated.
Another aspect of the Prayer Campaign is the Facebook cause “Pray to End Abortion,” now at over 80,000 members. This cause can be accessed at www.ProLifePrayers.com. Priests for Life will also invite people to become “Prayer Partners for Life” and to do such things as bring special pro-life prayer intentions to their pastors and to promote prayer resources that will be generated throughout the year. Pastors can obtain prayer resources corresponding to each Sunday of the year at www.priestsforlife.org/liturgy.
These activities will be coordinated in such a way as to prepare for the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade on January 22, 2013. “Between now and then, we will launch several initiatives that will grow through the course of the year and culminate in a special commemorative service on the 40th anniversary of Roe. Multiple pro-life ministries from many denominations will co-sponsor that service, which will take place in Washington, DC. Now is the time,” Fr. Frank pointed out, “to intensify our prayer efforts as never before, that a weakened abortion industry may go out of existence altogether. That’s our goal, and we will reach it.”
Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit Priests for Life.