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“In our present times there is an urgent need to promote a culture of life and also to undertake direct actions that help protect the life of the weakest, especially the unborn. For that reason the work done by ‘Priests for Life’ deserves the gratitude and support of the whole Church.”

- Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, President, Pontifical Council for the Laity, Vatican City State, June 7, 2011.

   
Dear Friends,

Priests for Life is on the front lines of the effort to end abortion, and to energize the Church at all levels in this task. Our financial support comes entirely from people like you!  We do not receive monetary support from diocesan or national Church structures.

I need your help today, and so do the unborn. Thank you in advance.

Fr. Frank Pavone, MEV

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

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September 2013

Priests for Life Launches
60-Day Campaign to Save America

Dear Friends,

As you know only too well, Election Day 2014 is a moment of historic decision-making for America.  The choices voters make this November 4 will have long-lasting impact for generations to come.

 If we, as a nation, do not reject the lie of abortion and drive pro-abortion fanatics from power this November 4, then America will perish.   

That’s why I’ve written you this urgent and critically important letter.

I know you care about this nation.  I know that you are 
dedicated to helping preserve America as a free and prosperous 
country.  I know you are doing this for the sake of your children 
and all future generations.

And because you are, there are some concrete actions you need 
to take today in order to accomplish your goals.  These include:

 I cannot overstate the urgent and vital need for this Campaign.  

And up until a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure Priests for Life would be able to launch and carry out this Campaign due to a severe shortage of available funds.

But thanks to the generosity of thousands of Priests for Life family members we are able to launch the “60-Day Campaign to Save America.”  

 We’re doing so because for six long years pro-abortion extremists in the Obama Administration and Congress have waged a relentless drive to destroy America’s pro-life movement and restrict our ability to defend our unborn brothers and sisters.  Since legalized abortion-on-demand is a key part of their agenda to “fundamentally transform” our nation, they are determined to keep abortion legal. 

If they succeed, they will turn America into a desolate, God-less wilderness.

Fortunately, we have the power to stop them.  And that power is ... 

 OUR VOTES on November 4!!!

 Knowing this, Priests for Life has put together a plan to MOBILIZE TEN MILLION faithful Catholics and get them to VOTE their pro-life principles this Election Day and in all future elections.  

For the next six weeks Priests for Life will work non-stop and activate all our efforts to educate candidates and voters alike that the most fundamental issue in any election at any level of government is the RIGHT TO LIFE, and whether or not it can be taken away through abortion.

 We will make public presentations.  

Preach sermons.  

 Equip Churches and other groups to mobilize voters.  

 Distribute voter guides.  

 Register voters.  

 Hold webcasts.  

 And much more.

This all-out education blitz is designed especially for well-meaning Catholics who attend Mass every Sunday and try to live out our Catholic faith in their everyday lives.  Sadly, research shows that a large percentage of these faithful Catholics are not even registered to vote.  

 For the future of our country, we need to get these good Catholics fully engaged in the political process!

 As this paragraph from Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics shows, these are the very people our bishops had in mind when they wrote that teaching document:

We encourage all citizens, particularly Catholics, to embrace their citizenship not merely as a duty and privilege, but as an opportunity meaningfully to participate in building the culture of life.   Every voice matters in the public forum.  Every vote counts.  Every act of responsible citizenship is an exercise of significant individual power.  We must exercise that power in ways that defend human life, especially those of God's children who are unborn, disabled or otherwise vulnerable.  We get the public officials we deserve.  Their virtue -- or lack thereof -- is a judgment not only on them, but on us.  Because of this, we urge our fellow citizens to see beyond party politics, to analyze campaign rhetoric critically, and to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self-interest.

Using those words as our marching orders, Priests for Life will focus the bulk of our time, energy and resources over the next sixty days to get faithful Catholics actively involved in the political process because they are the key to whether or not we win victory over abortion.

Our mission with these disengaged Catholics is four-fold:

1. To make them understand that pro-abortion politicians have an agenda that is diametrically opposed to their Catholic pro-life values and beliefs.

2. To demonstrate that there is an urgent and immediate need for them to get directly involved in the political process. 

3. To remind them of their moral obligation to vote in all elections.

 4. And to convince them to VOTE THEIR PRO-LIFE VALUES on November 4.

To accomplish those four objectives I need you to CLICK HERE and make as large a contribution to Priests for Life as you can so that we can:

  • Distribute millions of “Voting with a Clear Conscience” brochures.  As I told you in a prior letter, this easy-to-read brochure lays out the ten steps every Catholic needs to follow in order to stay in union with the Church’s clear teaching that the RIGHT TO LIFE is the fundamental human right.
     

  • Broadcast special “Defending Life” TV programs into an estimated 90 MILLION homes across the country on EWTN.  From now until Election Day we will explain to viewers that their votes this November will decide the future of America ... or if we even have a future!
     

  • Pray the NINE WEEK NOVENA that I mentioned earlier.  Priests for Life is urging people of all religious denominations to storm heaven with their prayers and ask God to fill voters with the graces needed to exercise their solemn responsibility to seek justice for all – including the unborn! – when they enter the voting booth.  The Novena began September 2 and continues till Election Day November 4.  I urge you join us as we pray for our nation because your prayers will help bring down a torrent of heavenly graces on our nation and on our fellow citizens.
     

  • Provide common sense legal guidance for every pastor and priest in the country so they know all that they can do and say about abortion during the election season.  A key part of this effort is my 3-part essay entitled: “Politics and the Pulpit.”  We are contacting churches and pastors all across the country with instructions on how to access this important document.  The essay provides:

1.      Legal precedent that assures pastors that the courts have consistently ruled in favor of churches when it comes to preaching on issues of grave importance to the nation, such as abortion.

2.      The fact that the IRS is NOT law and so they have nothing to fear from the IRS.

3.      A reminder that churches are automatically tax-exempt by law so pastors need not concern themselves with losing their tax-exempt status if they preach the Gospel of Life with vigor and conviction.

This document will assure pastors that the Supreme Court has their backs and they can ignore pro-abortion zealots who threaten them with legal action if they preach on abortion from the pulpit because the Supreme Court has their backs!  The Court did this in its 1964 New York Times Co. v. Sullivan decision when it ruled that participation in the debate on issues of public importance – which abortion certainly is – ought to be “uninhibited, robust, and wide-open!” 

  • Assist in and promote nationwide parish “Voter Registration” drives.  As I just told you, literally millions of loyal sons and daughters of the Church are not even registered to vote.  Priests for Life is going all out over these final sixty days before the 2014 mid-term elections to change that!  For example, Priests for Life helped promote National Christian Voter Registration Sunday on September 7th; and we will promote similar upcoming nationwide events.

  • Carry out vital “Get Out the Vote” campaigns throughout the nation.  We will work with other organizations to make sure faithful, pro-life Catholics get to the polls on November 4.

  • Send out our priests and Pastoral Associates to energize the People of Life so that they will work with local pro-life leaders and go out to convince Catholics TO VOTE THEIR PRO-LIFE PRINCIPLES on November 4.

 Make no mistake.  

 Those who seek to impose abortion on the nation are very good at intimidating people.  They know that we Catholics are called to be men and women of peace.  So they try to use that against us and tell us we shouldn’t speak out lest we “impose our values” on others.

Regrettably there are millions of good Catholics who fall far this ruse; quite probably the same ones who are not registered to vote.

Fortunately you aren’t one of them.  

 Instead, you are a true pro-life champion.  You are because you recognize that abortion is an abomination in the eyes of God.  It is the ultimate form of child abuse.  And, as I’ve told you repeatedly, since abortion corrupts our entire society...  

 America will perish if we allow abortion-on-demand to remain the law of the land!

Sadly today’s political leaders have bought into the abortion lie and sold their souls for votes.

What you and Priests for Life have to do is convince our fellow Catholics that America will not survive unless we elect men and women to office who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public.

 But we only have sixty days in which to do that!

 It is especially important that we succeed in doing this with candidates to the U.S. Senate.

Otherwise, when the new Congress opens in January of 2015, pro-abortion Senators will make certain that our federal courts – including the Supreme Court – are packed with judges who are pawns of the abortion industry and will use the courts to strip away our right to speak out against abortion, as well as our right to practice our religion free from government coercion.  

That’s what’s at stake right now.

And not just for you and me, but for your children, your grandchildren and all future generations.  

Which is why I’m counting on you to CLICK HERE and make as large a contribution to Priests for Life as you can.

There are no words to express how much I appreciate the gifts you’ve already sent our way.

As I told you at the beginning of my letter, a few weeks ago things were so tight financially that I wasn’t sure we’d be able to launch this vital “60-Day Campaign to Save America”.  But enough of your fellow Priests for Life ministry partners stepped up big time and provided us with the funds to move forward, which we’re doing.  

The trick now is to sustain the Campaign all the way to Election Day November 4.

 To do so Priests for Life will need to raise one million, five hundred thousand dollars.  That’s a lot of money, I know.  And I don’t expect you or any other one person to provide all of it.

All I need you to do is as much as you can.  

Of this much I can assure you:

The dollars you send today could mean the difference between a United States of America that recognizes the majesty of God, submits to His loving commands, cherishes His wonderful gift of life and prospers.  

Or a nation that rejects God, lives according to its own man-made standards of right and wrong, views human life as an inconsequential part of our “throw away” culture and perishes.  

That said:

CLICK HERE and make a contribution to Priests for Life that we will use to sustain our “60-Day Campaign to SAVE AMERICA.”

Thank you for doing this.  And thank you for being the champion of the unborn that you are.  

In heartfelt appreciation for all you do for me, for Priests for Life, for the pro-life movement, and especially for God’s precious unborn children, I remember you at every Mass I offer; as do all the priests of Priests for Life.  Thank you again and may God bless you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director
Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries 

P.S. I don’t mean to belabor this, but it is crucial that you respond to my appeal for help today!  Time truly is of the essence.  Election Day November 4 is just a few short weeks from today.  And if pro-abortion politicians are still in charge after the November 4 elections, then I fear for our nation.  Not only will they take away from us our First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and freedom of speech, but they will escalate their “War on the Unborn” and collapse our nation’s already shaky moral foundation.  

We must not let that happen on our watch!

So please make whatever sacrifice you must to support Priests for Life’s “60-Day Campaign to Save America.”  Thank you again and may God bless you.

 

 

NOTE: If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests for Life and send it to us at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314.  If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 888-735-3448. 



 
 
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